View Poll Results: Choice of browser?

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  • IE10

    22 37.93%
  • Firefox

    18 31.03%
  • Chrome

    14 24.14%
  • Opera

    4 6.90%
  • Others

    0 0%
10-22-2012 10:01 PM
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  1. Heron_Kusanagi's Avatar
    As above.

    Personally I am more of a Firefox guy. With the add-ons I really appreciate the browser and I just don't like how Chrome functions.
    aubreyq and ramrac like this.
    10-16-2012 05:55 AM
  2. Coreldan's Avatar
    I've used Firefox for a very long time mostly exclusively on PC.

    I tend to prefer the default browser of a phone unless for example the Firefox would be much better in some way. But barring any major shortcomings, I'll probably just use IE. I've heard that on smartphones its one of the better browsers (already in WP7)
    metalchick719 and ramrac like this.
    10-16-2012 06:01 AM
  3. SnailUK's Avatar
    Browsers do my head in these days.

    Back in the day, i just installed IE, and that was all the browser i ever needed.

    Nowadays i have to run multiple browsers because of various issues, and its a pain.

    I'll stick with IE, as i'd hope Microsoft get anonymous feedback info, and they can use that to continually improve the browser.
    Villain likes this.
    10-16-2012 06:29 AM
  4. thejoyofsobe's Avatar
    Chrome, just a personal preference what with my browsing history, bookmarks and extensions already syncing between work and home, why not my phone also?

    i'm interested in trying out Nokia's browser which routes traffic through compression servers.
    1jaxstate1 likes this.
    10-16-2012 07:24 AM
  5. palandri's Avatar
    Browsers do my head in these days.

    Back in the day, i just installed IE, and that was all the browser i ever needed.

    Nowadays i have to run multiple browsers because of various issues, and its a pain.

    I'll stick with IE, as i'd hope Microsoft get anonymous feedback info, and they can use that to continually improve the browser.
    What he said.
    10-16-2012 07:27 AM
  6. SnailUK's Avatar
    i'm interested in trying out Nokia's browser which routes traffic through compression servers.
    WP8 IE10 is supposed to do something similar.

    Link
    10-16-2012 07:44 AM
  7. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Chrome is the best desktop and mobile browser.
    cckgz4 likes this.
    10-16-2012 08:20 AM
  8. socialcarpet's Avatar
    I'm hoping IE10 mobile is better than IE9 mobile, but I would love a real choice non IE-based browsers. On my computers I use IE, Safari, Firefox and Chrome. I'd be OK with IE10 + any non IE based browser, Firefox, Opera or Chrome would be fine.
    10-16-2012 09:05 AM
  9. metalchick719's Avatar
    Firefox. That's my main browser on my Windows laptop. Otherwise, IE10 would be fine.
    ramrac likes this.
    10-16-2012 09:14 AM
  10. sinime's Avatar
    IDK why everyone hates on IE? Back in the day, I used IE over the alternatives because it seemed to be more compatible with the sites I visited. Because of these compatibility issues, I never could stand using Firefox for more than a day or 2 at a time.

    With all these security issues that people complain about on IE, I haven't had a full blown virus, just the occasional malware from venturing to sites I know I shouldn't or accidentally clicked on without paying enough attention ;) ... Anyhow, nowadays I use IE for about 90% of my surfing. If for some reason I feel a site or link is questionable, I'll pull it up on my phone first or use FireFox.
    eric12341 likes this.
    10-16-2012 10:09 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I chose Firefox, but I would have preferred if the poll allowed multiple choice, since I also like Opera.

    My desktop browsers of preference are: Firefox, Opera and Chrome (in that order). IE is installed, but I might use it once every couple months.

    I prefer cross-platform browsers, rather than browsers that are only for certain OSes, since I run Linux more than I run Windows.
    10-16-2012 10:18 AM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    IDK why everyone hates on IE? Back in the day, I used IE over the alternatives because it seemed to be more compatible with the sites I visited. Because of these compatibility issues, I never could stand using Firefox for more than a day or 2 at a time.

    With all these security issues that people complain about on IE, I haven't had a full blown virus, just the occasional malware from venturing to sites I know I shouldn't or accidentally clicked on without paying enough attention ;) ... Anyhow, nowadays I use IE for about 90% of my surfing. If for some reason I feel a site or link is questionable, I'll pull it up on my phone first or use FireFox.
    The reason I dislike IE is that it is historically been the browser with the worst compliance to W3C standards. internet explorer - Coding for IE vs Coding for W3C Standards - Stack Overflow
    10-16-2012 10:29 AM
  13. thejoyofsobe's Avatar
    WP8 IE10 is supposed to do something similar.

    Link
    Nice. I'll have to see how it plays out but that probably will kill the Nokia browser for me and I'll likely use IE10 in a data crunch or when there's limited bandwidth available.
    10-16-2012 12:02 PM
  14. Heron_Kusanagi's Avatar
    I guess the question I want to ask is which browser you will use as your primary browser, so I didn't go multi-choice.

    But it's a hope that the other browser makers can bring their own browsers to WP8. I rather there be choice.
    10-16-2012 12:10 PM
  15. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    FireFox as a primary browser if available. If not, I will continue to shift towards IE across the board.
    10-16-2012 12:39 PM
  16. wolf1891's Avatar
    Opera
    10-16-2012 01:29 PM
  17. havox22's Avatar
    the one that doesnt sucks & lets me block ads
    10-17-2012 01:17 AM
  18. cedarlog's Avatar
    on smartphone IE10 i might use firefox or opera as a secondary browser
    i won't touch anything related to google same in my Pc nothing related to google :D
    on PC using firefox as a main browser
    10-17-2012 01:23 AM
  19. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Have you ever used IE10? :/
    10-17-2012 07:24 AM
  20. AaHaa's Avatar
    I'm hearing a lot of good stuff about Internet Explorer 10. I've been using Firefox for years now, but with all the IE-bashing that's going on on the internet these days I decided to try out IE 9 to see what te fuzz was all about, but it worked perfectly. It's just that I'm so used to certain Firefox add-ons, so I won't switch over immediatly, but Internet Explorer certainly got my attention!
    10-17-2012 07:39 AM
  21. socialcarpet's Avatar
    The reason I dislike IE is that it is historically been the browser with the worst compliance to W3C standards. internet explorer - Coding for IE vs Coding for W3C Standards - Stack Overflow
    This.

    It's not really a security issue, IE 9 and later are as secure as anything else. The problem is that Microsoft has traditionally stuck to it's own standards for web instead of complying with everyone else. Everyone else is making mobile sites for WebKit browsers and other sites designed for the standards everyone else BESIDES Microsoft uses.

    In English, that means webpages won't always appear/work right on IE when they work fine on anything else, and it's Microsoft's fault.

    This is much less of an issue than it used to be though as far as I can tell. I do have problems with IE9 on my phone though from time to time. I'm optimistic that we will see some significant improvements in IE10, but I would still like the option for 3rd party browsers so we can be truly independent.

    If Microsoft is not going to make IE10 and Bing best-in-class, then at least let us choose our own default browser and default search please.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-17-2012 03:38 PM
  22. jmshub's Avatar
    I use Firefox whenever possible on the desktop. But on my phone, I like IE, and would probably continue to use it, unless one of the others provides a superior experience.
    10-17-2012 04:34 PM
  23. AngryNil's Avatar
    Whichever has a UI that isn't braindead. Having to wade through menus to get to tabs is ridiculous.
    socialcarpet and ramrac like this.
    10-18-2012 03:52 PM
  24. eric12341's Avatar
    IE10, that's a no-brainer right there
    10-18-2012 08:27 PM
  25. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Have you user IE10 mobile.
    IE10, that's a no-brainer right there
    10-18-2012 11:45 PM
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