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Should I use Safari or Firefox?


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I have my new iMac about a week and a half now and am still finding my way round.

I always use Firefox however I am curious about Safari. Is it any bettter and can it do anything that Firefox can't? Is there any reason why I should switch?

On a side note does anyone have any advice on how to best use Spaces and Workflow?
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I'm planning to use Firefox. From what I've been reading, the download managers available for Firefox integration into iGetter and whatnot are a lot better.

That's just one of the reasons that I'll be using Firefox.

I've always used it on PC.

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What's iGetter like?
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It's your basic download manager. Batch downloads is what I mainly use it for.

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I use both safari and firefox. Each has its own pros and cons. Some web pages look better and work better on different browsers.
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Firefox has a batch download manager built in though. I like the Mac OS because it's streamlined. I don't really want to be using two different browsers though.
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Try it. See which one you prefer.
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i used firefox pretty much exclusively on my home pc (after switching from opera), when i got my macbook, i tried firefox for a day and then never reopened it. never needed to, safari has been just fine on it's own.

when i installed a new HD and reloaded OS X, i never even felt the need to reload firefox.

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Try them both. I'm using Firefox 3 RC1. I like it much better than Firefox 2 or Safari. I highly recommend getting the Adblock Plus add-on for Firefox. I rarely see ads any more!

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If all our applications at work worked in Safari, then I would happily just use that. Alas, due to some poor writing, one of our Ruby apps does not work in Safari, so I am left with Firefox for testing purposes. And once Firefox is open, well, I just keep using it for everything. I have to admit though, it does have some cool extensions and themes
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Try them both. I'm using Firefox 3 RC1. I like it much better than Firefox 2 or Safari. I highly recommend getting the Adblock Plus add-on for Firefox. I rarely see ads any more!
Had to try it, love it, thank you!
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I prefer firefox over safari, i love all the different add-ons with firefox
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I switched about 2 months ago and now use BOTH applications as I feel they both have strengths and weaknesses. Together it is a 'no lose' situation and in reality it's only adding an extra icon to the dock.

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I use firefox 3 pretty much exclusively.

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I'm going to really confuse the author of this thread....

Although Safari is my default browser, I prefer Camino over Firefox.

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