Poll

As subject

Internet Explorer
27 (8%)
Firefox/Mozilla (or Netscape for laggards)
156 (46%)
Safari
43 (12.7%)
Something else
26 (7.7%)
Google Chrome
87 (25.7%)

Total Members Voted: 311

Author Topic: What browser do you most use to access the forum?  (Read 89617 times)

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #50 on: December 09, 2010, 02:28:08 am »
chrome

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2010, 10:35:21 pm »
Firefox, started using it when I converted to Ubuntu a couple of years ago and I'm happy with it. I don't have access to a computer at work and I don't use the internet on the phone , so its Firefox on this machine only.

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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2010, 11:48:42 am »
Opera, so I voted something else.

But recently my contact with the online world has been from the library, which has only IE.
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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #53 on: December 16, 2010, 01:07:39 pm »
Just trying firefox 4 beta for android, and very nice it is too.

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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2011, 06:43:33 pm »
Opera, at the moment, but thinking of switching back to Firefox or giving Chrome a blast.

plus - haven't tried it yet, but whatever the built-in browser in Android is called.

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2011, 08:13:59 pm »
I read all 4 pages - am I the only person using Seamonkey? 

(it is the same engine as Firefox but includes the Thunderbird mail client, i.e. the old Netscape suite, so I don't have to worry about upgrading several bits of software)

Celebrate diversity!

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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2011, 08:51:50 pm »
Chromium on Ubuntu.
I used to use Opera a lot, but it always seemed to have problems with flash-based sites...
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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2011, 09:04:07 pm »
I used to use Opera a lot, but it always seemed to have problems with flash-based sites...

Ditto, except I don't know if it was just flash-based sites. It worked well for a few months then recently it became incredibly slow and crash-prone on this and other sites. So I've gone back to Google Chrome.
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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2011, 07:06:07 pm »
Chrome on Crunchbang on this machine.  It seems a bit shit.

inc

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2011, 05:01:22 pm »
Chrome on Crunchbang on this machine.  It seems a bit shit.

Is that Chrome or Chromium.

Clandy

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2011, 05:08:08 pm »
Safari on iMac, windoze laptop, and iPhone, and whatever Amazon's 'experimental' browser is called in the Kindle.

border-rider

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2011, 07:46:21 pm »
Chrome on Crunchbang on this machine.  It seems a bit shit.

Is that Chrome or Chromium.

Chrome. This is Statler, the Debian-based one

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2011, 07:38:23 am »
Iceweasel.   :thumbsup:

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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #63 on: June 22, 2011, 11:41:01 am »
Chromium stable (on Crunchbang) at home, Chrome (on Vista) at work, Dolphin HD (on GingerVillain (Android)) in bed or on the move  ;D :-[

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #64 on: July 24, 2011, 07:43:52 pm »
Are the stats generated by inspecting the User-agent ? THAT can be changed so don't pay too much heed to the numbers. FWIW I'm using Firefox exclusively to access this forum on a computer and some mobile think on my Symbian

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2011, 08:49:02 pm »
No, this is a poll so I could report I was using Firefari on Debian Windows, Snow Leopard edition if it were an option.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #66 on: July 24, 2011, 10:52:47 pm »
No, this is a poll so I could report I was using Firefari on Debian Windows, Snow Leopard edition if it were an option.
OK I must have misread the OP.

"I wondered if the forum stats are actually correct; they show almost no IE use at all."

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #67 on: July 25, 2011, 05:50:46 am »
I.E. was many years ago wasn't it?

Even this old geezer has moved on :P
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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #68 on: July 25, 2011, 10:07:46 am »
OK I must have misread the OP.

"I wondered if the forum stats are actually correct; they show almost no IE use at all."

I think Roger has access to some secret stats, but was checking them by doing a poll.


I use IE on my laptop running Windows XP because I like its option to use Clear Type when Clear Type is otherwise turned off.  Apparently some version of Firefox can be made to do this too, but I don't have the right version and plugin for that yet.  I use Firefox with my desktop PC running Windows 7.

IE is still one of the most popular browsers in the real world.  It only appears less popular on the forum because we've got a large geek population here.
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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #69 on: July 25, 2011, 06:20:10 pm »
I don't think it is most popular in the real World but rather an old habit. My  ex-Company which has many branches in Asia originally required everyone to make Microshaft and Internet Explorer their standard. Hence passing files between Offices created no problems.

But now they are tending to prefer Linux and open source in general. Must ask my friend if they use a different browser these days.

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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2011, 07:23:52 pm »
I don't think it is most popular in the real World but rather an old habit. My  ex-Company which has many branches in Asia originally required everyone to make Microshaft and Internet Explorer their standard. Hence passing files between Offices created no problems.

But now they are tending to prefer Linux and open source in general. Must ask my friend if they use a different browser these days.



IE is the most poplar with the users of the application I support at work. They are real world users.

Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #71 on: August 06, 2011, 09:53:55 pm »
Never ceases to amaze me how I miss these heavily trafficked threads. Firefox.
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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #72 on: August 30, 2011, 04:00:49 pm »
safari on the mac and ipod, opera on my nokia…
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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2011, 11:13:22 pm »
I read all 4 pages - am I the only person using Seamonkey? 

(it is the same engine as Firefox but includes the Thunderbird mail client, i.e. the old Netscape suite, so I don't have to worry about upgrading several bits of software)

Celebrate diversity!

I've used it on Linux VMs. :o)

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Re: What browser do you most use to access the forum?
« Reply #74 on: October 06, 2011, 12:11:11 pm »
Are the stats generated by inspecting the User-agent ? THAT can be changed so don't pay too much heed to the numbers.

But in practice the vast majority of people don't, so it still has quite a lot of value unless you're analysing a very restricted / skewed user base. [ok maybe that does apply here....  ;)]