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Posted: 4/19/2016 2:55:23 PM EDT
Windows PC running Win7 Pro 64-bit. I've been using Firefox for quite a while. Just wondering if there is anything better these days.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 2:57:00 PM EDT
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Firefox is still GTG.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 2:58:24 PM EDT
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Waterfox (64-bit firefox fork). All add-ons work like they do in FF. FF also has a 64-bit build somewheres

I still use Chrome/Chrome Canary for the majority of my browsing. For whatever reason a lot of websites don't play nice with Chrome on Windows, but work fine on Chrome for OSX. Those sites get opened with WF on the Windows machine.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 2:59:47 PM EDT
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I use Chrome on PC, Safari on OSX.

ETA: Chrome seems to run better than IE, especially the old versions that corporate IT always makes us run.

At home, I have a Mac, and with Safari, my pages show up across all my devices.

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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:01:43 PM EDT
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Chrome
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:01:51 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:02:09 PM EDT
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Chrome. Edge on the rare occasion something doesn't play nice with Chrome.

Because I'm lazy.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:03:13 PM EDT
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Google chrome, cause you are not a gay retard.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:04:43 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:06:42 PM EDT
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Whichever one you like, because it doesn't matter half as much as people pretend it does. Install them all, use them for a while, and decide for yourself which one you like. It seriously doesn't matter.

I alternate between Firefox, Chrome, IE, Edge and Safari, depending on what I'm doing. I use Chrome the most.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:09:42 PM EDT
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I've got the same and have been happy with Chrome for over a year.

Chris
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:09:49 PM EDT
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Do you care about extensions?
If yes, find the browser(s) that supports the extensions you want.
If not, then use whatever.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:12:22 PM EDT
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There you go.

The primary reason I fire up Firefox on occasion, is because there are a couple extensions I occasionally want/need that aren't available in Chrome (which is what I use most of the time).

It could easily go the other way.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:12:57 PM EDT
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You can't have more than one installed on a computer at the same time.  Those nice guys from Microsoft call me all the time and offer helpful advice on this kind of thing.  I can PM you their number if you want.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:13:26 PM EDT
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+1 for chrome
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:14:03 PM EDT
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Chrome because I live in the 21 century.  

Simplest, cleanest, fastest.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:14:57 PM EDT
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Firefox Portable Edition

It walks and talks like regular Firefox.
Doesn't install to your computer.  It's just a file.
Can be ran from a flash drive or transferred to another computer via flash drive.
If your browser becomes corrupted, delete it and use a spare from your back-up files.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:16:00 PM EDT
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Where on earth did you find a new computer running Windows 7 ? ? ?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:20:35 PM EDT
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Still rocking FF here.  Can't stand the way autocomplete/history works in Chrome.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:23:39 PM EDT
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Workstation?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:25:38 PM EDT
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I've been running Win 7 with Firefox ever since it came out. I've tried other browsers, but always gone back to Firefox.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:25:51 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:30:21 PM EDT
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Tor browser bundle. B/c if privacy is of any value to you this is about as good as you can get without having a hobby in IT.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:46:02 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:47:17 PM EDT
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Check out Vivaldi.. kind of a 'product improved' Chrome.. can still use Chrome extensions with it.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 3:48:14 PM EDT
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IE
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 6:39:17 PM EDT
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I am forced to use Chrome at work. I hate it. At home I use Edge. It doesn't jam up all the time like Chrome and has a better button arrangement.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 6:40:40 PM EDT
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I'm kind of a fan of Opera.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 7:00:00 PM EDT
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Chrome.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 7:02:15 PM EDT
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I use firefox as my main browser. If you have a ton of bookmarks you can export and import for seamless operation too.

I will be running Windows 7 until it is no longer supported.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 7:09:22 PM EDT
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Tor is a good way to improve your privacy. However, Tor has been broken by the FBI and NSA so it's not what it used to be as far as privacy. I switch between Firefox and Chrome depending on what I'm doing.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 7:10:51 PM EDT
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Tor is a good way to improve your privacy. However, Tor has been broken by the FBI and NSA so it's not what it used to be as far as privacy. I switch between Firefox and Chrome depending on what I'm doing.
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Tor browser bundle. B/c if privacy is of any value to you this is about as good as you can get without having a hobby in IT.


Tor is a good way to improve your privacy. However, Tor has been broken by the FBI and NSA so it's not what it used to be as far as privacy. I switch between Firefox and Chrome depending on what I'm doing.


I wasn't aware it had been compromised. I don't see how but I'm far from an expert... Can you point me to info on it being broken?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:45:55 PM EDT
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I wasn't aware it had been compromised. I don't see how but I'm far from an expert... Can you point me to info on it being broken?
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Tor browser bundle. B/c if privacy is of any value to you this is about as good as you can get without having a hobby in IT.


Tor is a good way to improve your privacy. However, Tor has been broken by the FBI and NSA so it's not what it used to be as far as privacy. I switch between Firefox and Chrome depending on what I'm doing.


I wasn't aware it had been compromised. I don't see how but I'm far from an expert... Can you point me to info on it being broken?

Who owns the exit nodes?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:54:30 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:59:09 PM EDT
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Chrome. On desktop, laptop, and phone.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:04:28 PM EDT
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Worst of the field, IMHO...and that's saying something because Explorer used to suck so hard that I thought it would never be in any great danger of losing the bottom.
 
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:04:55 PM EDT
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Chrome.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:30:14 AM EDT
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I wasn't aware it had been compromised. I don't see how but I'm far from an expert... Can you point me to info on it being broken?
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Tor browser bundle. B/c if privacy is of any value to you this is about as good as you can get without having a hobby in IT.


Tor is a good way to improve your privacy. However, Tor has been broken by the FBI and NSA so it's not what it used to be as far as privacy. I switch between Firefox and Chrome depending on what I'm doing.


I wasn't aware it had been compromised. I don't see how but I'm far from an expert... Can you point me to info on it being broken?


There is a lot of information about the vulnerabilities of Tor these days. A few years ago the FBI payed Carnegie Mellon University to help crack Tor and apparently they were successful. The FBI used the information to bust a huge child porn ring on the dark web. I wouldn't put my trust in Tor. Honestly I don't think it's possible to completely ensure ones privacy online anymore. The specialized tools and resources the NSA and FBI have are insane. If someone wants to find you they will eventually.

Tor has been compromised
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:57:11 AM EDT
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I installed the OS myself. I like 7 the best.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:02:12 PM EDT
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I mostly use Chrome and occasionally Edge.





If Edge was more friendly with extensions I'd probably mostly use Edge and occasionally use Chrome...


 
Many years ago Firefox was my goto browser but when it got too bulky I dropped it for Chrome and haven't used it since.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:03:59 PM EDT
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Whichever one you like, because it doesn't matter half as much as people pretend it does. Install them all, use them for a while, and decide for yourself which one you like. It seriously doesn't matter.



I alternate between Firefox, Chrome, IE, Edge and Safari, depending on what I'm doing. I use Chrome the most.
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Yup.

 



Just be sure to update them when updates are available.




I use different ones on different computers for different purposes.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:15:26 PM EDT
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build it yourself
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:17:40 PM EDT
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I default to FF on Windows and Chrome on Android.  I don't use IE except on a few things that require it, and haven't touched Opera in maybe a decade.  Haven't played with the third-party Mozilla builds like Waterfox.

Firefox has better keyboard navigation than chrome, and the address/"wonder bar" makes it really easy to recall pages you've been to -- if I start typing "ar" in the Firefox address bar the first choice for me is http://www.ar15.com/forums/subscriptions.html; in chrome it used to default to "search the web for ar", but it looks like chrome's behavior is getting closer to Firefox's in this regard.

Chrome always seems to take longer to start up, though that may just because I do not use it frequently.  On some older/slower computers Chrome seems to perform better than FF; it appears to have very aggressive memory management and is quick to flush idle tabs out of memory.

Both are memory hogs.  Chrome spawns more processes so seems to have a better chance dealing with a bad/crashed page without killing the whole browser.  Crashes in Firefox seem to be caused most often by plugins, so maybe FF shouldn't share all the blame (still frustrating though).

... just my 2¢, worth less every day.
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Worst of the field, IMHO...and that's saying something because Explorer used to suck so hard that I thought it would never be in any great danger of losing the bottom.  
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Worst of the field, IMHO...and that's saying something because Explorer used to suck so hard that I thought it would never be in any great danger of losing the bottom.  


With memory use.  

Too lazy to check...  Does Chrome have a plug in like NoScript?  Because NoScript is awesome at preventing all kinds of shady shit happening to your computer.
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There is a lot of information about the vulnerabilities of Tor these days. A few years ago the FBI payed Carnegie Mellon University to help crack Tor and apparently they were successful. The FBI used the information to bust a huge child porn ring on the dark web. I wouldn't put my trust in Tor. Honestly I don't think it's possible to completely ensure ones privacy online anymore. The specialized tools and resources the NSA and FBI have are insane. If someone wants to find you they will eventually.

Tor has been compromised
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Tor browser bundle. B/c if privacy is of any value to you this is about as good as you can get without having a hobby in IT.


Tor is a good way to improve your privacy. However, Tor has been broken by the FBI and NSA so it's not what it used to be as far as privacy. I switch between Firefox and Chrome depending on what I'm doing.


I wasn't aware it had been compromised. I don't see how but I'm far from an expert... Can you point me to info on it being broken?


There is a lot of information about the vulnerabilities of Tor these days. A few years ago the FBI payed Carnegie Mellon University to help crack Tor and apparently they were successful. The FBI used the information to bust a huge child porn ring on the dark web. I wouldn't put my trust in Tor. Honestly I don't think it's possible to completely ensure ones privacy online anymore. The specialized tools and resources the NSA and FBI have are insane. If someone wants to find you they will eventually.

Tor has been compromised



I read that back when it came out and still put Tor as the most private/secure. It's not foolproof but if you're browsing the web like 90+% do, then it's a good fit. The weakness was discovered when users downloaded large files via Tor. Switch your connection identity every once in a while and don't route large files via Tor and you can maintain a very high level of anonymity.  Someone downloading torrents via Tor is gonna be identified pretty easily.


As for the exit nodes, anyone can run one. The more people that use Tor, the more robust and secure it becomes
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This with Adbock Plus and Ublock add ons.



 
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 1:09:18 PM EDT
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  I installed the OS myself. I like 7 the best.
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  I installed the OS myself. I like 7 the best.



I can identify . . . I'm still running 7 on my four office machines (Ultimate 64) but when my laptop bit the dirt I couldn't find a new laptop anywhere running 7.

Had to settle for 8 running under a "classic" shell.

Been meaning to look into 10 but haven't heard many good things about it.

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