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    So, I personally own a 2011 iMac with a quad core i5 and 4GB of ram, OS X Mountain Lion, blah blah blah. ( I use Windows as my mobile os however)
    I went to a friend's house, and while I personally use Firefox or Chrome when I use Windows PC's because I have the "IE sucks on desktop" in my head, I tried IE10.
    And I was pissed off. Why? Because IE10 was faster, lighter, and used much less memory on a laptop that was years older than my Mac running Safari or Chrome. IE10 is the best browser out there. It's design is clean, modern, it's lightweight, and it's super fast. I think my next mac will be a PC just for IE10. It's amazing.
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    Have you considered just getting Windows 8 (or 8.1 when it's released) and installing it on you Mac using Bootcamp?
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    I love IE10 too. People still have the mindset of IE8 or lower when they think of IE though, bloated and slow. That makes me sad :(
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    I use Firefox. It works perfectly and has all the plugins I need. Wouldn't even think of trying out IE just for kicks.

    I think that is the main problem of IE right now, everybody has already switched to an alternative and is happy.
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    I use IE10 rarely, but I prefer Firefox. My reasons for preferring Firefox are: availability of extensions/plugins, cross-platform (I run Linux too, and I like using the same browser in Linux and in Windows).
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    I enjoy using ie10 :) I have stuck with IE since ie6 and I have watched it grow and sure peeps still give me a hard time about using IE but I say well its not the same as it was before. and if I had to chose and alternative it would be Firefox just because I prefer the looks over chrome :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Knotek View Post
    Have you considered just getting Windows 8 (or 8.1 when it's released) and installing it on you Mac using Bootcamp?
    Defintely. But I don't know if bootcamp supports Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sahib lopez View Post
    I enjoy using ie10 :) I have stuck with IE since ie6 and I have watched it grow and sure peeps still give me a hard time about using IE but I say well its not the same as it was before. and if I had to chose and alternative it would be Firefox just because I prefer the looks over chrome :P
    I prefer Firefox too, in part because of privacy and I trust Mozilla more than Google.
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    I think my browser rankings are.
    1. IE10
    2. FF
    3. Safari
    4. The browser - that - must - not - be named
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    Quote Originally Posted by nube_android View Post
    I think my browser rankings are.
    1. IE10
    2. FF
    3. Safari
    4. The browser - that - must - not - be named
    My rankings for Windows are:
    1. FF
    2. Opera 15
    3. IE10
    4. Opera 12.16


    My rankings for Linux are:
    1. FF
    2. Opera 12.16


    I do not use Chrome at all (or even Chromium).

    Obviously, no Safari for me, since it isn't available for Windows 8 or Linux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nube_android View Post
    Defintely. But I don't know if bootcamp supports Windows 8.
    Here you go. Boot Camp: Frequently asked questions about installing Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by nube_android View Post
    I prefer Firefox too, in part because of privacy and I trust Mozilla more than Google.
    I completely agree. Wanted to try out Chrome once, and the first thing after starting was Chrome asking me for my Google Account. The first thing I did after this was uninstalling the thing.

    But still, Google has its fingers in Firefox financially: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox#Google
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Knotek View Post
    My rankings for Windows are:
    1. FF
    2. Opera 15
    3. IE10
    4. Opera 12.16


    My rankings for Linux are:
    1. FF
    2. Opera 12.16


    I do not use Chrome at all (or even Chromium).

    Obviously, no Safari for me, since it isn't available for Windows 8 or Linux.
    Yep. Opera is ok. Which versions of Linux are your favorite?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chregu View Post
    I completely agree. Wanted to try out Chrome once, and the first thing after starting was Chrome asking me for my Google Account. The first thing I did after this was uninstalling the thing.

    But still, Google has its fingers in Firefox financially: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox#Google
    They do, but only for "open" ( Google is an open source fraud, nothing they do is open one bit.. Firefox OS is more open than Android)
    Also, they do for search marketshare, so google is the default browser in Firefox. Personally, this doesn't bother me that much. I like Mozilla. I'd actually prefer Firefox OS be the one in Android's current market position over Google's Android Trojan horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nube_android View Post
    Yep. Opera is ok. Which versions of Linux are your favorite?
    I'm currently running Mint 15 Mate desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nube_android View Post
    They do, but only for "open" ( Google is an open source fraud, nothing they do is open one bit.. Firefox OS is more open than Android)
    Also, they do for search marketshare, so google is the default browser in Firefox. Personally, this doesn't bother me that much. I like Mozilla. I'd actually prefer Firefox OS be the one in Android's current market position over Google's Android Trojan horse.
    It's easy enough to change the default search engine in Firefox. I use Bing as my default search engine in Firefox (and in Opera too).
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    I mainly use Firefox on my Windows PC's, but on my Mac i use Safari.

    I would like to see IE10 on the mac, I've used Chrome and Chromium, but for Windows i prefer Firefox.
    Proud owner of a Nokia Lumia 1520 in Black! :)

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    Personal opinion, but on my PC (Windows 8), FF felt kind of slow on the bloated side compared to IE10. Either FF with or without Adblock Plus (no other plugins), compared to IE10 with a handful of add-ons it just feels... slow. I do still use FF for those sites that don't render properly in IE10, but I still greatly prefer IE. Again, only my opinion.
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    I use IE 10 but on my W7 it seems to lock up at times. FF works smooth as well as Chrome. I just migrated from Chrome a few weeks ago and love FF again. I wish my IE would act right.
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