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  1.    02 Apr 2016 #11
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    Aren't the largest number of IE users, corporate users? I would has it a guess that when the Enterprise users migrate to W10 starting in 2017, Edge will become the number one browser. Then it is not so much a matter of preference. Numbers do not lie, right?
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  2.    02 Apr 2016 #12
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    I would expect that many home users today have several browsers installed and use them for all kinds of different reasons.
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  3.    02 Apr 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopard View Post
    I would expect that many home users today have several browsers installed and use them for all kinds of different reasons.
    I have three browsers on my main desktop. Two that came with Windows 10 (Edge & IE) and Pale Moon. I just did a factory reinstall and I'm still deciding if I'm going to reinstall Fire Fox. I tried Chrome and Vivaldi and didn't really care for them so I uninstalled them. Pale Moon is my daily browser. I use Edge as my main browser when I'm using the Windows 10 Insider build.
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  4.    02 Apr 2016 #14
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    Chrome is my preferred browser for everyday use. I also have Firefox setup in several different ways under SBIE for specific purposes. Both browsers have a vast selection of extensions and I have a few that I rely on. There are still websites that only work on IE, but they are becoming few and far between.
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  5.    02 Apr 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopard View Post
    Aren't the largest number of IE users, corporate users? I would has it a guess that when the Enterprise users migrate to W10 starting in 2017, Edge will become the number one browser. Then it is not so much a matter of preference. Numbers do not lie, right?
    I've always heard:

    Figures don't lie, but liars figure.
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  6.    02 Apr 2016 #16
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    Originally Posted by Ztruker

    One of the first things I do when I get a computer to repair is uninstall anything Google, especially Chrome. I have a strong dislike for all things Google, even though I use Google as my search engine because I can't find anything else as good, and yes, I've tried many different one.

    I install or update Firefox then make it the default browser.

    I use Seamonkey myself but it's a lot like Firefox and Firefox is my 2nd choice. IE 11 is also acceptable. Edge not at all.

    This is just another of the preferential choices we make, like anti-virus or image editing software.
    If someone hijacked my legitimate browser and deliberately uninstalled or at least did not re install what browsers I had on fresh HDD's or behind a clean install without asking I would figure they don't have the judgment to run a retail business or B2B or retain my business..............,
    unless it was pre arranged or understood to leave a new Windows install with only the MS browsers.

    The less known browsers are all lacking something that's probably why they are not widely used .


    The experienced users will configure and choose all that anyway so I leave that all to them unless they want me to configure the browsers to thier preference and or what they use .

    Aside from that I like to ask the less experienced folks what browsers they use and which is the default. (some of them don't know what a default browser is and some of them think a web browser is Windows ) and would be better off with a mobile ,tardpad or Chromebook anyway☻

    For less experienced folks I always reccomend Chrome as a default and mention it can be a memory hog but each browser tab is a separate process so if one tab crashes the other open tabs usually do not and that can be a significant productivity benefit and that it's plenty fast and decently secure .

    I mention Firefox is my by splitting hairs next choice and it's fine as a default or alternative browser and I would have it either way on a PC and it's on mine also .

    I mention Edge still has some instabilities freezing and random crashes but will play and load some videos well the other browsers wont load or play well and that it's the one for 1080p Netflix on a PC and that IE is on the way out and I wouldn't be to concerned about it and it never was any good anyway.

    Again I briefly try to explain the features and benefits of the major browsers to the less experienced users and that they can choose any default browser or change it any time.

    Keep in mind I only do this for family and friends and small business owner family and friend things now and then it's not my day job and never was but my first build was a maybe 486 DX66 when they were new followed by serial upgrades and new builds,overclocking and game builds so I been around these things a good while and inside them and still roll my own upgrades and I used a lot of real computers at work for decades .

    Again the experienced & expert level users are going to make thier own choices even outside the four browsers I mentioned here for any number of legitimate reasons and I don't want to make an argument about all that
    Last edited by blutos cousin; 02 Apr 2016 at 17:28.
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  7.    02 Apr 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    One of the first things I do when I get a computer to repair is uninstall anything Google, especially Chrome. I have a strong dislike for all things Google, even though I use Google as my search engine because I can't find anything else as good, and yes, I've tried many different one.

    I install or update Firefox then make it the default browser.

    I use Seamonkey myself but it's a lot like Firefox and Firefox is my 2nd choice. IE 11 is also acceptable. Edge not at all.

    This is just another of the preferential choices we make, like anti-virus or image editing software.
    What if that's not causing any issues?? Shouldn't your "customers" have a choice of what browser the use and not you??
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  8.    02 Apr 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopard View Post
    I would expect that many home users today have several browsers installed and use them for all kinds of different reasons.
    I would think that the majority of users wouldn't know how to install a third party browser or care to. IE is there and why should the bother??
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  9.    02 Apr 2016 #19
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    I have used Chrome since its inception. I love it. I even have Cortana set to search with Google using Chrometana. I never did care for FF all that much even though I have used it. It just isn't all that intuitive, especially when it comes to downloads. I have also had problems in the past with it crashing, and it is difficult to get some things installed on it. I will definitely give Edge a try when it can handle extensions as it is a very very fast browser.
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  10.    02 Apr 2016 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by flybynite View Post
    I have used Chrome since its inception. I love it. I even have Cortana set to search with Google using Chrometana. I never did care for FF all that much even though I have used it. It just isn't all that intuitive, especially when it comes to downloads. I have also had problems in the past with it crashing, and it is difficult to get some things installed on it. I will definitely give Edge a try when it can handle extensions as it is a very very fast browser.
    As someone who has used Firefox since they stopped releasing Netscape I have to ask out of curiosity. What was hard to install in Firefox and what isn't intuitive with downloading in Firefox? I have had Firefox crash on occasion. I have also had crashes with IE and Edge.
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