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Fire Fox 3 vs Safari?


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what do you guys think its firefox better than safari, faster, or is it worth downloading and using instead of safari?

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I never liked Firefox. Safari is much faster and over all better to use.

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i was reading in the mac life magazine and they seem to have given it a good rating, i just wanted to see more opinions on it

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I have both on my macbook and I am leaning towards Safari. I think as it is designed for mac, and Firefox version for mac is just that, an add-on Firefox froze on a game I play and Safari just got on with it.
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I agree ,Safari is native . Mozilla is an add on . Safari performs better
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I have both on my macbook and I am leaning towards Safari. I think as it is designed for mac, and Firefox version for mac is just that, an add-on Firefox froze on a game I play and Safari just got on with it.
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For those of you have never tried Firefox 3, you might want to take another look if your experience is limited to older versions.

Personally, I think Safari is pretty sparse in terms of features and add-ons. I have made a concerted effort to use it as my sole browser, but in the end, FF3 wins for me in terms of speed and features, hands down.

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I've always used Firefox but recently switched over to Safari full time.
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For those of you have never tried Firefox 3, you might want to take another look if your experience is limited to older versions.

Personally, I think Safari is pretty sparse in terms of features and add-ons. I have made a concerted effort to use it as my sole browser, but in the end, FF3 wins for me in terms of speed and features, hands down.
Yeah I like you call FireFox3 FF3 which also happens to be my favorite Final Fantasy series ^-^."

Safari is pretty fast probably faster than FireFox but I like the security and my plug-ins.

Plus it doesn't hog as much ram as safari. ^-^
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I like Firefox, but I say you should try both and just see what you like best.
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I think Safari, but I have firefox for the random page that won't display correctly in Safari.

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I think Safari, but I have firefox for the random page that won't display correctly in Safari.
That's seem pretty true...designers kind of skimp out on checking how their layouts look in different web browsers and I know I get lazy and don't check Safari a lot.
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I like both , I switch back and forth but I use safari a bit more because it seems more integrated and smoother.
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I have both on my Macbook and my husband uses Safari and I use Firefox.

I have had a few problems with speed on Firefox but I keep it for the DownloadthemAll tool. Firefox also seems to play YouTube faster than Safari.

I like both though, but Firefox has loads more add ons.
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Firefox 3 is faster than Safari 3 and has a dramatically smaller memory footprint. On top of that all, the Extensions and wider acceptance of Firefox as a major web platform (and subsequent enabling of Firefox's use with services like the full version of Windows Live Mail) make it preferable. While Safari 3 was better than Firefox 2 in my opinion, Firefox 3 is just a giant leap above it. And with MultiClutch, MacBook Pro users can enjoy Safari trackpad gestures in Firefox.
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Discerptor - having thought about my use of Firefox since I got 3 a few days ago, yes, you're right. It is much more stable and quicker than Safari.

I still keep both on my macbook but have only been using Firefox for ages. It's what I use at work on a PC as well so I'm very used to it.
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