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The best web browser on windows operating systems

Your favorite web browser   26 members have voted

  1. 1. What is your favorite web browser that works on Windows?

    • Mozilla Firefox
      13
    • Google Chrome
      10
    • Vivaldi
      2
    • Opera Browser
      0
    • Internet Explorer
      1

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I like Firefox & Vivaldi on Windows acutally my favorite is Vivaldi and what are yours?

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I prefer Vivaldi as well, but primarily use Linux snapshot which is fairly buggy. Have not tried it on windows, I assume it is more stable.

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Never tried Vivaldi.

 

Explorer is dead, replaced by Edge which still doesn't support a lot of stuff, including some of the stylistic css that our forum themes utilize such as the color blur on the maintitles of Titan for example.

 

Chrome is slow af, takes several minutes to boot up after clicking the icon, then randomly freezes, and hogs memory. This is even with a fresh install and no plugins.

 

I honestly didn't think many people still used Opera.

 

I use FireFox. Even with a lot of plugins, it boots up quickly, supports everything, and doesn't use much memory (in comparison to say Chrome) even with a dozen tabs open. I've had no reason to look for another browser as a result.

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2 hours ago, Koby said:

Chrome is slow af, takes several minutes to boot up after clicking the icon, then randomly freezes, and hogs memory. This is even with a fresh install and no plugins.

Should be noted that this is on Koby's, and Koby's system alone... 

 

Probably not, but as I myself have used Chrome and Firefox, I can't say that I have experienced those issues. RAM usage is through the roof though, I will admit that.

 

@Koby last update blog I read about Edge (From MS) said that it's the only browser to now support 4K Netflix. Granted you need your 7th gen Intel processor as well... 

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16 minutes ago, Moodkiller said:

Should be noted that this is on Koby's, and Koby's system alone... 

 

Probably not, but as I myself have used Chrome and Firefox, I can't say that I have experienced those issues. RAM usage is through the roof though, I will admit that.

 

@Koby last update blog I read about Edge (From MS) said that it's the only browser to now support 4K Netflix. Granted you need your 7th gen Intel processor as well... 

Except it's that way on 4 different desktops, and 3 different laptops ranging from WinXP, Win Vista, Win7, and Win10. And they all act the same. So clearly it's not just a "one system" ordeal. It'd be weird if it's only me yet somehow affecting every single machine I've got the same way. On every one of them Chrome takes ages to boot up (with no plugins and via fresh install) and uses more ram with a single tab than FireFox does with a dozen tabs (and several plugins). While FireFox boots up the instant the icon is clicked. It's been a universal experience I've had for years. Even on my cellphone, the mobile version of Chrome is really slow to open up.

 

But another reason I prefer Firefox over Chrome aside from the faster boot times and less ram usage, is the text rendering. Chrome renders text weird to me and it literally hurts my eyes and induces migraines after short periods of reading text through Chrome rendering it pretty much inoperable to me for any long period of time. Changing text settings didn't seem to help it much if any (JohnFlower tried to help me before). It's more bold and yet not as sharp, kind of looks blurred with some semi-glow or something. Hard to explain but I've shown examples before and even Chrome-enthusiasts like JohnFlower seemed to agree there was a difference in them especially in my screenshots I shared before (would have to retake them or hunt them down).

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I use FireFox as my main browser, Chrome for all my torrenting and other super legal stuff, opera for a music community website called plug.dj.

 

I can't really say which is the best, but I've made FireFox my home long ago (switched from internet explorer all the way back from my noob days on the pc), and haven't had any major issues so...

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23 hours ago, Koby said:

Except it's that way on 4 different desktops, and 3 different laptops ranging from WinXP, Win Vista, Win7, and Win10. And they all act the same. So clearly it's not just a "one system" ordeal. It'd be weird if it's only me yet somehow affecting every single machine I've got the same way. On every one of them Chrome takes ages to boot up (with no plugins and via fresh install) and uses more ram with a single tab than FireFox does with a dozen tabs (and several plugins). While FireFox boots up the instant the icon is clicked. It's been a universal experience I've had for years. Even on my cellphone, the mobile version of Chrome is really slow to open up.

That's just bizarre that it happens on every machine. Spec wise I'm assuming we are talking SSD's as boot options if Firefox opens virtually straight away. Unfortunately with these things, too many variables. That said, I have seen what you experience. I.e. on other computers (not mine, and windows 7 and 10 mainly) I have seen Chrome just hang or do nothing when clicked. 

 

As for the font, yeah I remember that conversation. This is what it looks like on mine currently, I am running a smaller font and page zoom set to 100%

http://puu.sh/w4mzQ/18cd4e0504.png

18cd4e0504.png

 

@Koby here you go: have some fun!

Passmark AppTimer: http://www.passmark.com/products/apptimer.htm

 

Setup: Clean versions of both Firefox and Chrome 64-bit editions installed and updated. I know Chrome is in the x86 folder, but it is 64-bit.

 

Chrome results:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe - 5 executions

Time in seconds

0.1064
0.0996
0.1018
0.0972
0.0964

 

Configuration:

d43b310fed.png

 


 

Firefox results:

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe - 5 executions

Time in seconds

0.7327
0.5939
0.6257
0.7239
0.6240

 

Configuration:

8fd6d4603a.png

 

Conclusion: I seem to experience the issues that you have with Chrome, but with Firefox, haha >_<

 

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Chrome user here, recently I installed firefox and found it to be quite nice.

But still stuck with Chrome ... easier interface than firefox and am just used to it.

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Chrome FTW!

I have this turned on in chrome:

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So, it can eat up all the memory it wants and loads faster. It loads waaaay faster than firefox for me anyway.

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Browsers these days I just can't trust anything anymore cuz memory and loading's a bitch.

 

Chrome - THE #1 browser in terms of shitting RAM off, although loading tabs are faster than any browser I use

Fire--uh, Cyberfox/Waterfox - The main browser I use, but is it just me or why the fuck does it take MINUTES to start loading up when you use it?

Edge - Tried it for the first time. A Onedrive tab already took up over 1,000,000K of RAM. Dropped it

 

Never used Opera or Vivaldi, and well fuck IE.

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On 6/4/2017 at 3:14 PM, Tsu.Ku.Yo.Mi said:

Never used Opera or Vivaldi, and well fuck IE.

 

You should give it a try. I´ve been using Opera till 12.18 and then I switched to Vivaldi. The all in one mentality of old opera and vivaldi make it imo one of the best browsers. 

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Firefox is pretty goood for me. I've never heard of VIvaldi until now so can't comment on that.

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Chrome even though it sucks up a lot of RAM

I've tried Vivaldi once, and I think it's a nice browser. But I'll still stick with Chrome for now.

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Firefox boi!!!

 

Let the FIRE!!!! consume your soul with the power of the FOX!!!!!

 

FIREFOXXX!!!!! (says enough!)

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