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Firefox - decent features, far more customisable and free and quicker and not so full of holes than MS. There is a great support forum available and there are free addons although they are now asking for "donations" but I don't mind as it is still way better.
 

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I use Safari, but I am on a mac.
 

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firefox/mozilla coz it rocks and is the best and safest, rarelly crashes and no more microsoft hang ups used to be "netscape"

say no more:p

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I use Firefox with these add-ons:

add block plus - no more advertising
xmarks - you can access your favourite websites on any computer and have a save backup when your pc crashes
Febe - backs up your firefox data if you re-install windows, import all your settings, passwords, favourites at once
Dictionary - in almost any language - if you type it gets checked for spelling errors (using it right now for my bad English ;))

I also like that you can use a masterpassword to unlock everything (mail, xrv.org.uk, ebay etc.) so you only have to remember one.
It's fast
lots of theme's available if you're into that (I use Noia Extreme)

Hope that helps, if you have any questions regarding the above I'll try to help

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Without a doubt it has to be firefox.
Its clean, risk free, has only ever crashed on me once in two years and is very user friendly.
Using an additional program such as CCleaner - Home to hoover up any trash collected by browsing after you have closed firefox helps to maintain your pc and browser cache.
Couple those with http://comodo.com/ for your anti virus and bob's your uncle and nellies your aunt.
HTH
J.
 

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Firefox & Chrome on the PC
Firefox on the Mac (But waiting for the release of Chrome)
Firefox on Ubuntu

And NEVER ever Internet Explorer, anywhere, not ever!


I like Firefox for it's supposed improved security, the wealth of plugins (too many to list here) plus I started web browsing on Netscape many years ago which sort of developed into Firefox so it's like an old favorite comfy jumper.... :D

Chrome, I just love the simplicity of this browser, plus if a particular web page crashes it doesn't bring the whole browser down as each Tab is it's own process.

Didn't like Safari on the PC, seemed quite buggy.
 

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Opera





What? ;-)


Opera for general use, firefox for buggy sites that can't handle browsers the idiot webmonkey didn't think of. Oh, and a virtual machine with XP and IE7 for when firefox doesn't cut it.
 

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I thought I was unusual in using Firefox. Turns out I'm a sheep.

I installed Google Chrome but then found out the clause that says everything uploaded to the net via Google Chrome can be used by Google as they claim shared copyright. No thanks.
 

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I thought I was unusual in using Firefox. Turns out I'm a sheep.

I installed Google Chrome but then found out the clause that says everything uploaded to the net via Google Chrome can be used by Google as they claim shared copyright. No thanks.
Google did change their End User Agreement after a lot of users complained about the:
Google said:
"by submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services."
Google backtracks on Chrome license terms | Beyond Binary - CNET News

It does look a thumbs up for Firefox, I wonder if it's because we (Firefox users) are more vocal about our choice of browser?? Or Firefox is used more by web savvy users of which we (XRV users) a presumption because we are users of a on-line forum.

According to this wiki page :rolleyes: Firefox now accounts for over 25% of browser usage.

 

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According to this wiki page :rolleyes: Firefox now accounts for over 25% of browser usage.
I wonder what proportion it is, of users able to choose? There are huge numbers of people stuck with IE, and IE6 in particular, who have a desktop locked down by corporate b***s**t. I suspect Firefox has a higher market share than IE of users who choose for themself...

Opera is probably the best browser, but Firefox has loads of toys.

For fans of AdBlock, you should also install FlashBlock. The web is a much nicer place without flash :D (It still lets you load Flash when you want it, so you can watch YouTube etc.)
 

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I use Safari on my Mac and because I found it suits my needs, I use it on my PC's as well, although I do not think it is as good on PC's.
 
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