What browser is the best.
by katieann - 6/3/05 10:36 PM
Hi, i am new here.
just wanting to know what browser is the best besides IE.
i have heard that Maxthon is pretty good.
any suggestions will help.
by: katieann June 3, 2005 10:36 PM PDT
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Hi Katieann. It's quite the debate on which browser other than IE is 'the best'. There are several good browsers that I'm sure you would learn to love. Maxthon is an excellent IE based browser. Other IE shell browsers that I've tried and like really well are the Avant browser, and Slimbrowser. Other browsers that are excellent are the Firefox and Opera browsers.
For me, I gave each of these browsers about a month test drive. I like them all. It all depends on what you want your internet experience to be. Firefox and Opera overall are more secure at the moment. I use these browsers to do my online banking and purchases. So if your concerned with security, I can recommend those. I would say the Avant or Maxthon would be a great choice for an IE based browser. I prefer the Avant, not that it's any better than Maxthon, I just prefer the user friendliness of the Avant. Do some test drives. I'm sure you'll soon know what YOU like the best. Cheers, Mark
Avant Browser is the best , indeed. I agree.
Indeed , Avant Browser is very userfriendly. I have been using since a long while.
The "tabbed browsing" is really a good feature.
It also has many other cool features.
IMHO opinion Avant Browser rules !!!!!!
Maxthon Browser is also a good one !
Hi all ,
Well, I use Maxthon Browser most of the time now. I also have Avant Browser installed and also Opera.
Most of the time I'm using Maxthon Browser and I don't use Avant Browser that much , neither do I use Opera much.
You can download Maxthon Browser at http://www.maxthon.com
who told you guys, IE is the best browser. you know Firefox, Opera, Safari and other is always update each 3 or 4 weeks but Microsoft released IE in Oct 2006 is never update until IE8.
If you are Web Developer you will see IE problems... Mozilla Firefox is the best browser after that i think is Google Chrome and after that is Safari. But now i use Safari because its makes website beautiful and i Love Apple.
For what I do, Opera is wildly the best browser. I'd heard so much about Avant on CNET, so I downloaded it and started to use it. The poor thing is apparently run by just one guy, and it's as full of bugs as an Iraqi hotel mattress. The copy/paste won't even work---that's a major glitch. Heaven knows when the poor overworked webmaster will get around to fixing it. Better to use one of the browsers designed by a team of professionals, IMHO.
I have been using Avant for over a year now, on three different computers and the only problem I have had on any computer is slowdowns when I open more than a row of tabs. I think if you are having problems with Avant it is because you are using an olld version of something that interferes with it. I personally cant stand using opera.
i used IE, then tried Opera, Netscape and Firefox
Opera was FAST
but for some unknown reason, i stayed with Firefox
i keep IE for the m'soft updates and sites that refuse to recognise Firefox
FIREFOX is the best!!! BOTTOM LINE. Used Netscape for awhile; but it was getting about as bad as IE.
I'm with you guys...
I tried Opera and Firefox both, wanting to get away from IE problems. I have just bonded with Firefox, however, and like others have said, use IE just for certain downloads. Very happy, now.
same route to firefox
even the most usefull firefox
but opera is really to try
Katieann, the best is...
whatever works for you. I personally use and like Firefox... use an updated and current Internet Explorer only for Windows Updates and a few sites that will not accomodate the Firefox browser. Do not know about other browsers... never used them.
Best of luck!
I reckon firefox rules, but there is a lot of people will disagree with me .
But like Glenn said "whatever works for you"
I only use IE for the MS updates also and i havent had a virus or trojan.
hi, yes i have read everything. at the moment i am giving Mozilla-Firefox a go.
seems to working ok.the only problem is it takes a long time to load when i first go into it.othrewise everthing ok.heaps better than IE.
let me know please, because I am trying Opera and also downloaded Avant. Avant seems to be easier, but it also takes a long time to download when starting the computer.
I will be out of town, so not able to work on opera till I get back.
no question --- SAFARI
You may not like this response, but here goes.
first... buy a MAC. then use the browser that Apple has developed -- SAFARI. it is elegant, poweful, fast, wonderfully tied to other MAC apps. and has the added benefit of not attracting the virus maniacs.
i run virus protection, norton utilities, mac janitor and Disk utilites once a week... and i never (knock on wood have any problems.
good luck !!!
join the ever growing happy group of computer users -- MAC users.
Safari is okay if you must use a Mac.
I switched to Mac a few months ago. It was "fun" until the novelty wore off. I couldn't wait to go back. Sure, it was a stable platform, but it was simply not compatible with my day to day operating needs. There is no support for IE on Macs anymore so you are pretty much left with Safari (which, for the most part, is pretty decent). The problem with Safari/Mac is it doesn't render many sites they way they were designed to be seen. Even Firefox can't do it all in this area. Safari/Mac have taken the form over function approach and it is frustrating to have to use another product, even occassionally. I am so happy to be home. I'm glad I switched because it gave me an opportunity to realize how good I had it. Seriously!
So, like it or not, IE is the one to use if you want to see things the way they were meant to be seen. It has the broadest application of any other "substitute" browser. The security issue is the only thing that bothers me but I have never had a virus and am a fairly cautious surfer. I can't wait for the newest release of IE. All problems will be solved then:^)
Safari is the ONLY W3C Compliant Browser
You're kidding, right? IE still runs fine on Macs. I don't use it much. It's rare that there's a site that isn't rendered properly using Safari and if there is one, I try Firefox. IE is old, unsafe technology. It's part of the leaky Windoze world where security is dependent on ever-vigilant security. Nice if you need a hobby, but for people with things to do, Windows is a pain.
I've used a PC from the early 286 days, through XP today, using and uprgrading each version and and I advise clients and friends on networking and other computing problems. Starting in 1996 I bought a Mac clone to edit a magazine and have stuck with Macs to do my everyday work ever since. I rarely need to fire up the PC for work, although I keep one running for compatibility testing and to keep up-to-date on the latest OS issues.
MS support for the Mac actually did not end until December 31st, 2005 although MS stopped developing IE for the Mac in mid-2003. That doesn't mean that IE stopped working. It still works. But if you want compatibility with modern sites that conform to w3C standards, then Safari is the way to go.
Safari is the first and ONLY browser to pass the Acid2 Test , the test for compliance with W3C standards.
I am not a power user. I have used Opera and simply do not like it at all. I have used Firefox and like it but find it does not work in all instances. So it is back to IE. I never have a problem with it. I do use a firewall and several ads and spyware catcher software problems.
While Firefox is faster loading, etc. It just doesn't work for every thing. So IE it is for me.
My previous post should have said spyware software "programs", not problems. Mental lapse I guess.
IE: most vulnerable, supportes by the most webpages, allow Active X, has XP SP2 to block malicious activities.
Firefox: less vulnerable, quicker start-up, has bugs (such as problems viewing streaming videos), tabbed browsing, disallows Active X, download management.
Opera: less less vulnerable, quick start-up, tabbed browsing (although has more features, it has more bugs), supported by many webpages, download management.
Netscape: less less vulnerable, tabbed browsing, complex interface.
MSN: slow start-up, vulnearble, supports IE's full functionality, supported by most webpages, not-so-convenient download management.
Avant: vulnerable, support IE's core functionality, supported by most webpages, extended features from IE, tabbed browsing.
In sum, every browser has its features, but depending on user's surfing habits, user's preferred browser changes. I personally use Avant because it comes from IE's core functionality. Although it is vulnerable, exercising caution and disable Active X do the job to prevent disaster.
I've used Opera for quite a while and I love it. It's not the easiest to get use to but it's extremely flexible. Everything about it can be configured to the way you like it, but it takes some experimenting. It's now in version 8 and I've been using it since version 4 and finally got it the way I like it in version 6. I never liked the standard skin but the one I have now is great. I have it set as a minimal skin with only a basic tool bar and my personal bar on top so I have more space for web pages. I love the email client and the RSS reader but the download manager is the best. I also like the fact that it's not as popular as IE and Firefox, hardly enough users to justify a hacker's effort to crack it, so I hope everybody ignores my advice.
at the risk of sounding stupid, please what is Active X? In what form does it show on my computer? I have windows xp Home edition.
i myself know what Active X is, but i can't clearly define it. it is basically a function that allows programmed objects to run on a browser, such as Shockwave, Housecall, etc.
the full definition can be found here:http://www.csgnetwork.com/glossarya.html#Active_X
this function exists on IE and other IE-based browsers. since it allows programmed objects to run, it can also allow malicious programs to run without user's consent. however, XP SP2 puts a defense machanism for Active X.
Active-X is a Microsoft Invention-
What is Active-X
In its simplest terms,said InfoWorld,May 19,1997,Active-X is an architecture that lets a program(the Active-X control)interact with other programs over a network(such as the Internet).It's quite a different animal than Java,which is an entire new programming language plus a specification for a virtual machine.The Active-X architecture,according to InfoWorld,uses Microsoft's Component Object Model(COM)and Distributed(DCOM)standards.COM allows different applications to talk to each other locally.DCOM allows them to talk over a network.Active-X formerly known as Object Linking and Embedding,or OLE,is an unbrella of mechanisms designed to bring sound bytes,animation and interactivity to Web documents,similar to plug-in technology for Netscape Communications Corp's Navagator and Sun Microsystems Inc's Java applets.They all provide ways to send small programs to a browser,without the involvement of any other special software on the desktop.In short,Active-X is a software code from Microsoft which allows a developer to add/move things to an otherwise static Web page.Active-X is positioned by Microsoft as a competitve move aginst Java.
I've tried a whole bunch of browsers...and I think
Maxthon is the best. Definitely. The only one I haven't tried in the last couple years is Firefox, when I did back a few years ago it was not user friendly as far as I was concerned. And that impression has really stuck with me. Maxthon though, I would like to know what beats it, I've tried all the ones here I beleive. A few that came close were Crazy Browser and Access Browser. For some reason they seemed to get 'weak' after a while, a month or two down the road. Maxthon seems to stay solid.
K-Meleon works best for me
I was a user of IE when I had ver 5.1 but then 6 came out and stuff no longer worked. I looked for something better and found it. K-Meleon is smaller, faster, and the user can set it up just about any way he/she wants.
Check out http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
Best yet is that your input helps set the direction for future verisons. It has fewer security problems than IE.
I have NEVER been a fan of IE, long time user of anything non microsoft. Have used many, many other browsers in the past. The ones I have used and liked the most were Mozilla, Firefox, and Netscape.
Ther new Nescape Browser 8 is fantastic. It has the ability to display the webpage being viewed in either IE or Firefox, depending on how the page is best viewed. The rendering engine is automatic or you can choose to do it manually if you like. It has a small footprint and works great. Tabs, and a totally cutomizable Toolbar can't be beat. Try it, You'll like it!!