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I use Firefox for development, and Chrome for general browsing.

I use IE for neither, but IE10 is fine for most people.

MS has really got it to a point where you really don't need a new browser, IE will work great for mostly everything.

I just use Chrome/Firefox out of preference at this point.
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Personally I would like to see it with a configurable User agent string. Uzbl on linux (arch specifically) allows you to do this, and can be a great tool to get certain websites to work when they are coded specifically to work with specific browsers. Even Opera mobile allows you to change between "Mobile" and "Desktop" mode by doing this, albiet it reports itself as Opera both times but the concept is the same. I believe there were some versions of Opera in the past (maybe even now) on the desktop that allowed you to choose who it identified itself as, so this is nothing new.
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121 View Post

I use Firefox for development, and Chrome for general browsing.

I use IE for neither, but IE10 is fine for most people.

MS has really got it to a point where you really don't need a new browser, IE will work great for mostly everything.

I just use Chrome/Firefox out of preference at this point.

I'm using IE occasionally and would say support by websites is really poor now.

Saving passwords is 50/50 where as firefox is 100% or at least not had any issues, editing posts on some sites don't work with IE, the back button is not working on some sites. Last time I looked flickr drag and drop isn't supported on IE, only works on other browsers for me.

Saving passwords is a big deal though, just seems each site has its own way and IE fails to keep up with these code changes.

Back in the old net days, IE worked for everything, I remember firefox and opera worked on about 80-90% of sites because it was new back then etc, now and then you had to fire up IE.

additionally, I cannot log into rockpapershotgun with IE, I can log into OCN, guru3d fine on IE.

btw I use Firefox many years but have in the past on my gaming rig relied on quick browsing of news on IE, but its increasingly hard just to do that now.

I have to wonder what others experience, what the figures of usage. Seems to me these trendy sites I stumble upon are chrome dependent and make a point of telling how they don't support IE, get chrome instead here.
Edited by routek - 3/25/13 at 9:41pm
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Originally Posted by MoGTy View Post

IE 10 is very decent, I think it's better than Safari even. MS deserved a second chance here. If it requires them to do this ok. Although I wonder, does that mean, we'll be seeing Firefox marketshare going up ? tongue.gif

safari? safari is terrible and slow. even though it has better retina support for websites, i still refuse to use it
Edited by perfectblade - 3/25/13 at 9:44pm
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IE 10 is actually faster for me in certain situations..I only use Firefox due to add-ons.
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LOL it's sad how many people out there hail firefox as the end all, be all browser of the world.. too bad they don't know a damn thing about computers though.
What does using computers have to do with having an opinion on how good or bad FF is as a browser? FF is fast; projects like asm.js are allowing experimental javascript code to come within 2x the performance of native C code. FF is secure; it offers low-level integration of plugins such as no-script which remove most attack vectors completely. FF uses little RAM; the memshrink project (almost to week 100) has been squashing bugs at an astounding rate and in the process has given FF an extremely low memory usage compared to other browsers. FF has a decent layout engine; Gecko is not as standard adherent as Opera's Presto, but it renders more closely to standard than webkit in many cases (the webkit developers seem much more interested in adding new features that in fixing loads of long-standing bugs in current features) while offering more features than IE10 (maybe IE11 will fix this). What about any of this makes using FF a bad decision rather than a different decision?

MS using the FF ID might be a good play (let me dream for a while). With Opera switching to webkit, it now has Apple, Opera, Google, Blackberry, and a few other companies behind it. This has resulted in lots of developers adding features with the -webkit- tag to sites, but not adding the official CSS tag nor adding the -o-, -moz-, or -ms- tags. This is one of the biggest reasons why Opera decided to switch to webkit. MS and FF both agree on a lot of standards that webkit developers differ on. Unifying their user agent returns and their capabilities would be a great (and needed) parry to the giant that is webkit.

The only thing that everyone now needs to agree upon is a complete replacement for javascript.
Edited by hajile - 3/25/13 at 10:46pm
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I love my waterfox ^_^
    
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Netscape forever! jk

IE10 is actually a pretty decent browser, especially when considering past experiences with IE7-9
I choose firefox still mostly out of habit, but do webpage testing in IE10


/* [if IE 11]
@pretend.to.be ('firefox')
[endif] */
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To be honest, I don't want Internet Explorer to pretend it's Firefox. The only reason why I use Internet Explorer is when I have to go to sites that don't work properly using Chrome or Firefox. If IE now "pretends it's Firefox", then I have no reason to use it at all.
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Open source vs closed.. Yeah... I think I'll stick with Firefox even it's slower.
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