Five Favorite Web Browsers

Gnomie Luke Blowes writes:

5. Microsoft Internet Explorer. The most stable and developed supported Internet browser, Internet Explorer introduces many great features and upgrades for Microsoft Internet Explorer users, borrowing several great features from its competitors over at Firefox and Opera.

4. Mozilla Firefox. Firefox has become quite famous over the last couple of years and it keeps picking up traction. This is mostly due to its better security features and Open Source nature that allows it to rapidly grow.

3. Apple Safari. The Safari browser is best known for its blazing performance on the Mac, but now it is also available for use on any platform. Safari loads pages up to two times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox.

2. Opera. The Opera 9 Web browser is the most rugged and best cross-platform browser out there.

1. My favorite is Flock. Flock is by far the best social Web browser of its kind, because it’s not just a powerful Web browser but it’s also a great publishing and social tool for any user.

While my favorite is Flock, there is no best Web browser; in the end it comes down to which one suits you best.

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  • http://ericherberholz.googlepages.com erich13

    I agree, browsers are an individual’s choice. And I choose Flock also as my browser-of-choice, and use it primarily. I also use Firefox and Safari as my backup choices, and I *only* use IE when I absolutely have to, when I am required at work, because it is the only one that my company supports. And even then, I use the IE Tab extension to do so, whenever possible. I used to use Opera but have not used it in quite a while. Someone I respect as knowledgeable in security recently told me that Opera is full of security vulnerabilities.

    Anyway, thanks for posting about Browsers. Hopefully others will weigh in.

  • raN

    I’ll have to say Maxthon is by far my favourite. I’ve used IE, Firefox, and Safari, and Maxthon has it all, without a hit in speed or useability. Granted Maxthon 2.x is still a work in progress, but Maxthon 1.x is an excellent polished piece of work and I heartily recommend it to anyone looking to get more out of their browsing….

  • http://www.altimatos.com Gary Greene

    Small nitpick: Safari is only available for Windows and Mac OS X. There are other platforms, like Linux and the various BSD UNIXes that it has not been ported to.

  • solaraddict

    “The most stable and developed supported Internet browser, Internet Explorer”
    I suppose you are using an Internet Explorer different from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, given that MSIE is neither (unless you are living in 1999). “Introduces great features” – true, after other browsers have had them for years (unless you mean “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature”).

  • ran

    why did you remove my comments about Maxthon? Are you going to remove this one too?

  • ran

    ok, sorry, my refreshing wasn’t working right or something because the comment just disappeard and then a little while later it reappeared.

    My apologies!

  • Lar

    Can you use Firefox with Vista home?
    Thanks
    Lar