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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 11, 2013 10:59 AM CST
With the new upgrade, it comes to my attention that perhaps Internet Explorer is not the best browser on the planet. I've always used it and never had any problems with it. But, perhaps it is time for me to leave the stone age and join the rest of society. I'm willing to try.

On my computer, I found Chrome (associated with Google) and Safari (an Apple product?). I do not have Firefox, but don't like Yahoo as a search engine which causes me to lean away from FF.

Since it is already loaded, I'll try Chrome to see if I notice any change, good or bad.

But, what are good points and bad from your perspectives of the different programs available. Thanks for the input.
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Horntoad
Oct 11, 2013 11:09 AM CST
I have IE, Chrome, FF, Safari, Opera, and Pale Moon all loaded on my computer, and I like Chrome best. Not sure about specific differences but it just seemed to be a lot easier to get use to.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 11, 2013 11:10 AM CST
I like FireFox, but I've never tried Chrome. Don't know what the Yahoo search engine has to do with FF, tho. I have the option of using any search engine I like in FF.
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 11, 2013 11:21 AM CST
Woofie, my prejudice against FF is totally unfounded. I don't care for Yahoo, and since FF is somehow associated with Yahoo, I 'think' I wouldn't like it either. I also don't have it on my computer so it would take additional effort on my part to download and try it out. I'm essentially lazy...

I'm trying out Chrome and it seems OK. Everything takes some tweaking and getting used to and I'm slowly figuring it out without giving it a lot of thought (there's that lazy thing again).

I use Bing for my default search engine simply because I like the changing daily photos.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Oct 11, 2013 11:24 AM CST
I haven't tried Chrome, because I'm happy with FF, and like Woofie, I can choose whichever search engine I want.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 11, 2013 11:32 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Firefox is my preferred browser but Chrome is also an excellent browser.

Firefox is not associated with Yahoo. In fact the default search engine in Firefox is Google.

You would be very happy with either of them. I suspect, though, that Chrome will be the way of the future.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 11, 2013 11:37 AM CST
Thanks for the clarification - not sure where I got the association to Yahoo, misinformation apparently. I'm giving Chrome a try, not sure what to look for, I've never really given much thought to what my browser even does. The only thing I've noticed so far is the Bing home page doesn't take up my whole screen like it does on IE. Not a deal breaker, but some of the photos are really incredible and look nice using the whole screen.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 11, 2013 11:42 AM CST
I am simple- minded. I don't like fu fu and extra fluff. Fire Fox has worked for me for many years. It works on it's own without me having to think about what it is doing. It asks before it updates, and then I let it. I keep it updated and everything is right there where I need it at my fingertips. Actually, I don't think about my browser at all. It just lets me do what I do effortlessly. And it's all FREE.
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 11, 2013 11:47 AM CST
Shady, good selling points to me. Perhaps I'll get off my duff and download FF to compare to Chrome. More likely I'll go outside and work on fall cleanup while it's not raining. Ha ha.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 11, 2013 11:50 AM CST

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You probably won't notice a big difference between the two.

But Google makes Chrome so you'll find a lot of Google features. If you use Google a lot then Chrome is probably the one you want.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 11, 2013 11:54 AM CST
I don't use Google for anything that I know of.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Oct 11, 2013 11:58 AM CST
Google is great when searching for anything and everything. Thumbs up
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 11, 2013 12:13 PM CST
I use Chrome and like it. I use google a lot for a number of reasons I often use it to try an ID a plant and for all kinds of subjects . My Sister recently moved to Wisconsin and we both got tons of info there about Wis......
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 11, 2013 12:22 PM CST
My only complaint about google is that they seem just a bit nosy. Is it just a coincidence that right after I went looking for information on a discontinued Mikasa pattern, all of a sudden I'm seeing ads here for Mikasa? Does anyone else have ads for Mikasa china showing up here? As far as I know, I don't have any malware lurking on my computer, and I do regular scans.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 11, 2013 12:24 PM CST
Using FireFox I still have quick access to Google, my search engine of choice. In fact, I have a selection of 5-6 search engines. I use Google the most. I use GoogleMail (GMail) and happy with FireFox. Saw no need to change to Chrome. I don't fix what's not broken.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Oct 11, 2013 4:08 PM CST

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I agree with Shady, use FF since Dave recommended it years ago, hated IE so I was happy to update and I Google everything, everyday, everywhere! It's an verb for me! Thumbs up I should try Bing, just never think of it as a search engine, just a map source.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 11, 2013 4:30 PM CST

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I tried Bing out for a while, but the search engine was so heavily weighted toward Facebook. I don't belong to Facebook and I didn't want to go through pages and pages before I got to the non-Facebook entries, so I went back to Google for my searches.

As for browsers, I'm a confirmed Firefox advocate. I had to use IE for my job, and getting away from it was one of the best things about retirement.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 11, 2013 4:35 PM CST
@woofie, I have noticed ads for certain things after I discussed them in emails. Big brother is watching and using me to target advertising but I refuse to click on any ad - period.

I use IE and Google and am happy. I could not live without Google Images.
I tried Chrome and didn't like certain things, but later realized I could opt out of the bits that were not to my liking. I am still learning.

There is no one who is willing to teach me, so I just muddle along one day at a time. I appreciate being able to learn from the experiences of all of you, thanks.
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Name: Peter Dieckmann
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banker07
Oct 11, 2013 4:37 PM CST
while building our homepage I've tried all browsers and nearly all search-machines;

my decision: FF + Google

it works best for me and all websites I'm surfing on and the search-results are fabulous; Smiling
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
Oct 11, 2013 5:19 PM CST
I agree with Peter. There was one time, a few years ago, that something I was searching for DIDN'T come up on Google, and the only way I found it was on Yahoo. Once. One time.
I really like FireFox; it's easy to learn to use, has some useful add-ons, and pretty much takes care of itself.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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