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Which Browser do you like?

Uploaded: Oct 6, 2008
Do you like to browse the web on your mobile phone, your laptop or on a desktop computer? Which browser do you prefer?

I'd like any new ways in which you browse the web, especially with browsers that come from Mountain View companies like Skyfire, Google or Mozilla (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/).

Also I'm interested in hearing from any Mountain View companies that are developing apps based on browsers.

For more info see last Friday's (Oct 3rd 2008) Hey Tech! column on browsers (http://www.mv-voice.com/story.php?story_id=4503).

Comments

Posted by james, a resident of Old Mountain View,
on Oct 9, 2008 at 11:12 am

I haven't used the Chrome browser by Google .. is it good? Can anybody tell me if I should bother?
Thanks.


Posted by dang, a resident of Old Mountain View,
on Oct 9, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Desktop/laptop: Firefox! For many reasons.
Chrome is a mess and was released too early. It is very "beta", indeed. When I say "mess", I am referring to the bugs, particularly relating to Flash. It's ironic that browsing YouTube with Chrome is such a miserable experience, given that Google owns YouTube!
Mobile: Opera Mobile and SkyFire. I think Skyfire has a lot of promise; I look forward to the next release.


Posted by rob, a resident of Old Mountain View,
on Oct 13, 2008 at 9:05 pm

Shame on Google for releasing another browser onto the community. Every web company's QA costs just jumped a notch. Google has a history of rewalking the same path that has been walked by so many in the past, but this is just plain irresponsible, even for an advertising company.


Posted by Angela Hey, Mountain View Voice Blogger,
on Dec 2, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Angela Hey is a registered user.

Anyone tried the Flock browser? It's fun if you are a big social networker as it lets you get information from sites like Facebook really efficiently. I wouldn't use it as a main browser, but as a way to see multiple social networks it is worth trying.


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