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    Default Why Internet Explorer will survive and Firefox won't

    More importantly, I am certain that Windows 8 will be in beta by that time, and I’m convinced that we’ll see an alternative shell for Windows 8, written in HTML5 and intended for use on tablets. It will use Internet Explorer’s rendering engine, which has already proven to be wicked fast, without needing any of its old-school user interface.

    So where does that leave Firefox? It doesn’t have an app ecosystem or a loyal core of developers. Extensions? Those were worth bragging about in 2005, but in 2012 the story is apps. Businesses and consumers will want to use the same browser that powers their installed apps. In the PC space, that means Google or Microsoft. It doesn’t leave room for a third player.

    So long, Firefox. It was nice to know you.
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/why-i...efox-wont/3064

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    I used to use Firefox and avoided IE like the plague. I've since tried IE9, FF4, and Opera 11 and I must say Opera has them all beat. The others just cannot do the stuff Opera has. FF is lagging behind and they even had to resort to copying Opera's interface. IE9 is a big improvement for them but it just cannot measure up either. Opera is so much better, I really hoped FF4 would take the crown but it's really no contest.

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    I have to agree Opera has the best interface.

    I am currently using Opera 11.10 beta codenamed "Barracuda". Even the Beta is stable. (for me anyway)

    I am not keen on IE9. It is far better than previous browsers.

    I currently use Chrome as my default browser but I keep going back to Opera .....

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    hmmm I haven't used Opera in some time sounds like it might be worth a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    hmmm I haven't used Opera in some time sounds like it might be worth a look.
    Even the front page opens faster in opera than any other browser.

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    I find IE9 loads it pretty quick but FF4 is still pretty slow.

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    Firefox 4 Downloads Top IE9, Approach 7M




    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2382459,00.asp

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    I don't care how many people have downloaded it, it's still slow, try Opera Vinny you just might like it.

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    opera sucks, doesnt work worth a crap with roboform so thats a deal breaker for this old fart.

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    Opera has a password manager built in to it just like roboform, I downloaded it last night so far I like it better than FF4......that was hard to say LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    Opera has a password manager built in to it just like roboform, I downloaded it last night so far I like it better than FF4......that was hard to say LOL
    after talking me into going with FF you now jump ship why I ought to come over their and kick YFA!

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    LOL I just checked it out its pretty nice Vinny check it out.

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    Opera is pretty nice! Try it, vinny. Vinny sounds like an Italian name. You should love Opera, you guys practically invented it.

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    Just call him Vinchezno " da Guido" Scalpini

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    Quote Originally Posted by KIPPER View Post
    opera sucks, doesnt work worth a crap with roboform so thats a deal breaker for this old fart.
    I don't use RoboForm .. but have you tried this version?

    http://www.roboform.com/platforms/browsers/opera

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT. View Post
    I don't use RoboForm .. but have you tried this version?

    http://www.roboform.com/platforms/browsers/opera

    Yes sir, thats the one I tried for a couple days. Roboform works somewhat with it but not really very well.

    I thought you were a big Maxthon fanboy.

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