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Title: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Dimetrius on August 07, 2011, 12:36:32 PM
I did some checking around and it turns out that it's a hoax designed to warn people about the dangers of using "legacy" IE software.
http://www.favbrowser.com/web-browsers-iq-study-is-a-hoax/
 ;D
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Sekani on August 07, 2011, 03:21:35 PM
Microsoft is trying to get everyone to upgrade from IE6 already, (http://www.ie6countdown.com/) and web developers everywhere will rejoice. The later IE browsers actually aren't that bad. Chrome is my browser of choice right now, but I'd take IE9 over Firefox anytime.
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Xavierson on August 07, 2011, 07:59:28 PM
I like Firefox, what is wrong with it? It gives me Adblock, i.e. I never have to see any ad in any form ever.  ;D
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Sekani on August 07, 2011, 08:31:43 PM
Chrome also has adblock. IE has some weird built-in thing (forget what it's called) that blocks some ads but leaves too many of the annoying ones behind.

Firefox is just too damned slow, and it's prone to crashing under Flash-heavy webpages.
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Tak on August 07, 2011, 08:52:12 PM
I switched over to Chrome from Firefox because of speed and stability (not that I had a ton of problems with Firefox, but with Chrome I have less), but I miss Firefox's Noscript. Chrome's isn't quite as good as Firefox's, but gets the job done most of the time.
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Onin on August 08, 2011, 08:35:28 AM
Does Chrome or IE have a reliable NoScript replacement?
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Ken on August 08, 2011, 09:08:12 AM
I use Chrome Canary. I really enjoy the sync capabilities through my google accounts.
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Tak on August 08, 2011, 10:32:01 AM
Does Chrome or IE have a reliable NoScript replacement?

Chrome has NotScript, which is incredibly similar. The only major difference I've noticed is that it doesn't stop the pre-video ads on youtube from playing like Noscript does.
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Sekani on August 08, 2011, 09:09:29 PM
I don't know the technical details, but I do know that all three browsers have some kind of built-in script blocking. I won't say it's as effective as NoScript, but it's far less annoying.
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Ebion on August 08, 2011, 09:40:32 PM
Does Chrome or IE have a reliable NoScript replacement?

Chrome has NotScript, which is incredibly similar. The only major difference I've noticed is that it doesn't stop the pre-video ads on youtube from playing like Noscript does.

If there is one major philosophy I have on the internet, it's that so long as I'm free to choose whether or not I have to deal with ads, I'll choose not to. I use Adblock+Easylist+Geeks List+Whiteout and Noscript on Firefox. I've never had an ad since doing this, and I don't intend to start.

As for these weird "Stability" issue complaints with Firefox. I have to say that even with multiple tabs open, multi-tasking and all, I've never suffered a single crash on my own computer. Granted, my father has, but he's running an ancient machine and constant keeps 10+ tabs open so he 'never loses anything', not to mention the ridiculous number of memory-sucking and conflicting add-ons and plugin's he has.
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Onin on August 09, 2011, 07:43:50 AM
I have very occasional slowdowns/freezes but nothing overly annoying.
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Sekani on August 09, 2011, 10:18:14 PM
Shortly after I wrote my last comment in this thread, my Chrome browser now has some weird issue where it locks up immediately on right-click (you know, when I try to do silly things like save images or quickly paste a link into Google+ for sharing). Posting now with IE9.
Title: Re: IQ vs. internet browser
Post by: Vaulisel on August 11, 2011, 06:30:52 AM
Only problem I ever have with Firefox is once in a while it springs a memory leak if I've kept the same dozen tabs open for a few days or so without restarting the browser.

I decided to use Chrome on my netbook because it used less pixel real estate on the small screen (compared the the version of Firefox available at the time). It has shown no signs of being faster or more memory efficient than Firefox was, contrary to the claims I heard about it.