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Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

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  12096 votes / 39%
  13496 votes / 43%
Internet Explorer
  843 votes / 2%
  1608 votes / 5%
  972 votes / 3%
Other (List in comments)
  458 votes / 1%
I don't browse from a desktop
199 votes / 0%
  1144 votes / 3%
30816 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
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Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

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  • Firechrome (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 08, 2013 @12:34AM (#45630753)

    I use Firefox and Chrome, because both are broken in different ways.

    Almost makes me fond of the AOL days, it's so frustrating.

  • Pale Moon (Score:5, Insightful)

    by runeghost (2509522) on Sunday December 08, 2013 @12:46AM (#45630797)
    Pale Moon reminds me of how Firefox used to work, and these days I find it far superior. Also, honorable mentions to Lynx, which I do have installed and sometimes use out of sheer nostalgia, and to look at the web from a different angle. Web pages have become so... cluttered.
  • by sleepypsycho (1335401) on Sunday December 08, 2013 @02:01AM (#45631019)

    For enrolling in health benefits (not Obamacare as it happens), managing my bank statement, etc, I use Internet Explorer. Not because I trust Microsoft, but because I know the provider is going to focus on making their application work correctly with IE. I don't want some subtle discrepancy in browser behavior to route my transaction to underspace. I don't care if it is Microsoft who is not following the standard, they are the de facto standard for most of these services.

  • oh Opera, why..? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 08, 2013 @07:43AM (#45631837)

    Been using Opera since v5 days in early 2001 and still remember the big banner it had back then as the company moved to a free but adware supported version.

    I've lovingly used Opera due to its mouse gestures, tabs (many tab placement options, the more recent grouping features), session manager, and good customization for key bindings, resisting the complete switch to other more well 'web-supported' browsers when it's rendering wasn't good on some sites I was frequently browsing, always using it as the main browser.

    This year however they decided to switch to the Chrome rendering engine.. and have since (seemingly) forgotten about us Linux users, with no (new) Linux version available since v12 in July before the transition, while the Windows/Mac versions are now up to v18 (and v19 developer preview). There have been rumors of a Linux version but no concrete proof there will ever be one, and soon I will jump ship to another browser which is showing good care for Linux users.

    Goodbye Opera.. I'll be very sorry to see you go.

  • Re:Firechrome (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 08, 2013 @10:32AM (#45632489)

    Almost makes me fond of the AOL days, it's so frustrating.

    You know what really annoyed me about AOL and every other firm that does business like them: you could sign up instantaneously with one of their CDs and a credit card but to cancel their service required it be done in writing and took 2 months - and they billed you for those two months.

    Of course, it made Steve Case a billionaire when he suck...convinced Time Warner to buy it.

    I had a B-School professor who owned a website - doesn't matter what because many websites do business this way:

    1. Offer a 2 week free trial. You just need to cancel before the two weeks are up.
    2. Many forget to cancel. and when they finally notice on their CC statement that they forgot, they email to cancel - at least a month has gone by.
    3. The account gets canceled at the end of that month.
    Two months of revenue for no service offered. PROFIT!

    You "need" my credit card to for my free trial? I'll pass! I do not care what your reasons or excuses are for demanding my CC. You don't get it and I have been living quite well without your service thank-you-very much.

    A consumer has got to be on business' asses.

  • Other options (Score:4, Insightful)

    by coder111 (912060) <> on Monday December 09, 2013 @06:51AM (#45638003)
    How about Iceweasel (Debian build of Firefox, 64 bit).

    Or other option- Chromium (Chrome with most of the Evil removed).

    Should they count as separate browsers?


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