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    Internet Explorer
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    12.96%
    Firefox
    226
    69.75%
    Other
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    Google chrome doesnt break, its version 1, and like android expect alot of errors, think about it, IE is on version 7 and still sucks.

    I use Opera, try it, its awsome, very quick, secure, lite, and has a speed dial, good stuff.
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    (Original post by Trimeresurus)
    You can't generally use it to access Hotmail/Yahoo/Googlemail accounts without installing the necessary add-on before hand.

    I could track down the add-on for you and send you a download link if you like?
    You would be my new God
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    (Original post by Mrgd291190)
    You would be my new God
    You can expect a PM in a little while!
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    (Original post by numb3rb0y)
    Depends. IE is actually more secure on Vista simply because of the UAC sandbox it runs in, which is the equivalent of a chroot jail.
    i have no idea what any of that means.
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    I thought I'd check back to see if the poll has changed much, IE is really taking a beating..
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    (Original post by Cocaine Socialist)
    i have no idea what any of that means.
    Basically in Vista whenever you use Internet Explorer it's actually running in a sort of pocket-OS where it can't touch anything in the real OS. The effect of that is that anything bad that happens, like viruses, can only damage IE, but the rest of the machine is safe.

    Firefox just runs like a normal program, so if there's a virus or insecurity it can access stuff outside Firefox.
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    Firefox or Safari.
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    Firefox. I'd consider trying Google Chrome, but I can't give up on my extensions.
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    safari for windows
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    Firefox, ftw.
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    (Original post by numb3rb0y)
    Basically in Vista whenever you use Internet Explorer it's actually running in a sort of pocket-OS where it can't touch anything in the real OS. The effect of that is that anything bad that happens, like viruses, can only damage IE, but the rest of the machine is safe.

    Firefox just runs like a normal program, so if there's a virus or insecurity it can access stuff outside Firefox.
    My brother got a vundo virus from IE, and it did effect his whole PC, what you described would surely be like running it in a virtual machine, but then the virtual machine has to be installed somewhere. There are some very clever people out there so it wouldnt make a difference, and vista UAC sucks, it only does something when you install a piece of software or a move a file, its annoying.
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    (Original post by Ryan_J_W)
    My brother got a vundo virus from IE, and it did effect his whole PC, what you described would surely be like running it in a virtual machine, but then the virtual machine has to be installed somewhere. There are some very clever people out there so it wouldnt make a difference, and vista UAC sucks, it only does something when you install a piece of software or a move a file, its annoying.
    Well obviously there are cracks in anything, but it's still a lot more secure than Firefox or any other browser for that matter. It's not a virtual machine as such, but the problem with trying to describe exactly what it does is that the only analogy is the UNIX chroot jail, which obviously isn't much help most of the time. Basically, it's a sort of miniature virtual machine, in which IE runs on its own. The IE process is blocked from accessing the real disk, instead seeing a virtual one that only exists while IE is running, and cannot communicate with any other programs without going through specific gateways that are heavily secured and require some level of user interaction. As far as UAC in general goes, yeah, they did a pretty poor job with its interface, but the underlying security technology is pretty good.
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    Opera, or when stuff doesn't work on Opera IE 7.

    I like the mouse gestures on Opera.
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    (Original post by kimoso)
    Internet explorer just because I'm used to it. I don't know anything about firefox; what's so good about it?
    The add-ons of course
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    Firefox has a certain sexyness about it.
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    firefox. doesn't this happen every other week (this thread)
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    Im scared and dont like to look of chrome...

    But if someone was willing to sell me the benefits then i would probably change my mind.
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    (Original post by numb3rb0y)
    Well obviously there are cracks in anything, but it's still a lot more secure than Firefox or any other browser for that matter. It's not a virtual machine as such, but the problem with trying to describe exactly what it does is that the only analogy is the UNIX chroot jail, which obviously isn't much help most of the time. Basically, it's a sort of miniature virtual machine, in which IE runs on its own. The IE process is blocked from accessing the real disk, instead seeing a virtual one that only exists while IE is running, and cannot communicate with any other programs without going through specific gateways that are heavily secured and require some level of user interaction. As far as UAC in general goes, yeah, they did a pretty poor job with its interface, but the underlying security technology is pretty good.
    Learn something new everyday, I use Opera all the time, except for router business, only allows IE.
    And on Linux I use FF, because it messes up the quality with opera and IE7, which is terrible under WINE, for me at least.

    I think thats a good plan of action from MS, although its obviously a bit more complicated that what I understand . But good none the less.
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    Safari on OSX and then when running boot camp in windows using Firefox or Safari again. Google chrome is pretty good as well, as fast as FF without the memory leaks in Windows.
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    (Original post by Roobagnall)
    Im scared and dont like to look of chrome...

    But if someone was willing to sell me the benefits then i would probably change my mind.
    Code:
    http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/windows/Google-Chrome-Inside-Out-Review-92938.shtml
    Enjoy!

    Although I would stay away from google chrome. For now at least. :yep:
 
 
 
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