Poll: Well, over 2 years later... What browser do you use now?
I think that's kind of unfortunate. That attitude and image or perceived image will prevent people from trying otherwise great browsers.
It actually suprises me when I call myself a geek and get "oh, don't say that about yourself, you're not a geek" in response ;-)
Honestly, if fear of being called a geek is keeping someone from using Firefox, that's their problem. While I like it a lot better than IE, and would encourage others to use it for a number of reasons, if someone like IE better, or doesn't want to try a different browser, more power to them.
See, to me it's a compliment, but it being a geek thing would also scare plenty of people away from Mozilla browsers. It's that attitude I resent, not the one held by most fruheads.
Bender · 15 years, 9 months ago
hey, it's not our fault that people don't want clean, efficient browsers.
Well, not so much anymore.... but I reposted the poll as it was originally worded back when only geeks DID use mozilla based browsers.
And, if I remember right, the last version of this poll lead me to switch over.
While I know plenty of people who haven't used it, I don't think I've ever talked to anyone who doesn't like Firefox. I can't say the same about the other browsers.
I do still have a soft spot for Lynx though ;-)
I know one person who didn't like it, but she doesn't really like change in general. She still hasn't come up with a single good reason for not liking it. *Shrug.
See, I know I tend to get set in my [internet] ways, but that was one of the things I liked about Firefox. All of the day-to-day stuff was the same, and there were so many other neat things that I could do with it.
See, that's what I said to this girl, but it didn't seem to change her mind. Weirdo.
i love me some firefox, and i'm trying to convert my roommates and boyfriend over to it... but it's slow going.
i may have convinced one roommate (R) though. R has a friend who lent R his laptop for a presentation, but warned him to start it up ahead of time, because the computer had a virus that pulled up a copy of every and any porn pic he had ever downloaded, or looked at. even ones he had deleted--at startup.
we figure the virus was taking advantage of the super secret ie folders that store copies of images, and webaddresses and all that.
so i think he's mostly convinced to switch.
Paul D. Beasi · 15 years, 9 months ago
Safari 2.0 most of the time, and Firefox or Camino on sites where Safari isn't supported even when I spoof the user agent, which usually works.
Kris 'engaged' Bedient · 15 years, 9 months ago
I just DL Mozilla Firefox. It imported all my info which was cool. And the little icon next to the URL is nifty too. I'll have to see if I keep liking it or if I go back
*joolee* · 15 years, 9 months ago
yep, i definitely voted IE last time and now I'ma firefox grrl. I love it.
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 15 years, 9 months ago
ah...I just downloaded and installed it at work without IT approval, but it should be fine, seeing IT is just one person and they have bigger problems to deal with than me downloading legal software and installing it onto my computer.
Dan · 15 years, 9 months ago
come on people! IE is great!
1. you type into the address bar, and a dropdown thing comes up, so you can click on whatever site is in you favorites according to what you typed. this is great and useful. Time saving.
2. see one.
3. IE is so full of security holes that even someone who's wary about scam websites can fall victim to them.
4. see three.
5. mozilla and firefox do that based on what you've entered before. if you want to actually use your bookmarks, why would you type in the address anyway?
Dan · 15 years, 9 months ago
I type into the address bar 'f' and it shows me fruheads and fruvous and others
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