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    Big Dog Dad
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    Newbie question on best internet browser
    I am switching to Apple soon! I spend 8-9 hours a day as a sys. admin. for an Oracle-XP front end system and I don't want to come home and deal with Gates produced garbage any more. I'm not sure if I'm going to a laptop or a G4 or G5 system but I will have a lot of questions for this forum. My first is what is the recommended internet browser for Apple? Again, IE is out of the question. Maybe it's a personal vendetta against Gates, and I realize I'm not going to affect him in any way except for my own personal gratification.

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    Newbie question on best internet browser
    GLJones's Avatar
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    Safari comes with the Mac and is the best, better than IE or NS.

    Jerry

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    Newbie question on best internet browser

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    Safari is my personal preference
    -Built in Pop-up Blocker
    -Integrated with OS X/Rendevous/Address Book
    -Tabbed Browsing
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

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    Newbie question on best internet browser
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    Safari is my personal preference
    -Built in Pop-up Blocker
    -Integrated with OS X/Rendevous/Address Book
    -Tabbed Browsing
    This says it all, and your view on M$, well is right, they have brought that light on themselves IMO

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    No IE. IE is discontinued anyway. IE renderes some sites like crap too.
    Definetly Safari. (I like the intergration)

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    wickedbusa
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    Try Camino, it's speed puts Safari to shame.

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    sirlan
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    I like Safari but it has Java issues. I use Firefox as a backup when Safari acts up with Java.

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    Newbie question on best internet browser
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    My favorite browser is Mozilla, especially with the added preferences bar.

    With the preferences bar, instead of going into the program's preferences the user with one cllck can turn a website's colors on and off (Ars Technica drives me crazy), cookies, images, the disk cache, it's history, referral pages and a bunch of others, including Flash, although I use AppleScripts to turn Shockwave/Flash on and off. The bar also allows the user to spoof browser identites, including the Great Satan's running on Mac or Windblows.

    But the main reason I use Mozilla is because of it's ad-blocking ability. As well as popups, it will block forever any ad you want it to (Firefox, which is another branch of Mozilla, does this, too, but I also use Mozilla's email program because running both means running only the one app), and Mozilla's spam filters and ability to redirect mail work well -- and Mozilla has more preferences controls.

    I visit the same 20 to 25 websites two or three times a day, and each is ad-free, as is any new site I decree should be, which is all of them.

    Occasionaly I have to boot into OS 9, and because Mozilla's preferences files in Systems 9 and 10 are identical, it's simple to keep my bookmarks (about 400) and email files current with each other by using aliases and file-dragging AppleScripts.

    I've tried 'em all, but in my opinion, Mozilla is the best at uncomplicating life.

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    Strider's Avatar
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    I agree with Brown.

    I use Safari, but have found Mozilla to be much more comprehensive and powerful than Safari.

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    Newbie question on best internet browser
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    I think you will find that everyone has their favorite. Just try a few to find which one you like. I think to depends upon what type of sites you surf too, if you have any browser problems.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Joeytpg
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    what's wrong with Internet Explorer as a Mac Browser? it works great with PC's

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    Newbie question on best internet browser

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    Ie has quite an abundance of....hmm..lets say "issues"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeytpg
    what's wrong with Internet Explorer as a Mac Browser? it works great with PC's
    So do viruses - but we're using Mac's.
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    wickedbusa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeytpg
    what's wrong with Internet Explorer as a Mac Browser? it works great with PC's
    It's a M$ program, that's what's wrong :p

  15. #15
    TylerMoney
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    Safari, Mozilla, firebird

    all good...I use safari

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