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    As Above what is it that you don't like about Firefox?
    I've been using it for years and it just keeps on getting better, new version 29.0.1 is quite different and more similar to chrome than previous ones, so far it's been very quick and nice to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Isn't it based on NeXTSTEP?

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NeXTSTEP
    The core OS is based very heavily on NeXTSTEP which is itself based on a Mach Kernel and BSD Unix (AFAIK). The UI on the other hand is largely based on previous versions of MacOS. Also I'm pretty certain OS X doesn't use an X display server (although I think one is available/included for POSIX compatibility).

    Mac OS X Server 1.0 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Chrome

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    The UI on the other hand is largely based on previous versions of Mac OS.
    A Mac OS 9 and NeXTSTEP hybrid.

    NeXTSTEP's user interface is considered to be refined and consistent. It introduced the idea of the Dock (carried through OpenStep and into OS X) and the Shelf. NeXTSTEP also created or was among the very first to include a large number of other GUI concepts now common in other operating systems: 3D "chiseled" widgets, large full-color icons, system-wide drag and drop of a wide range of objects beyond file icons, system-wide piped services, real-time scrolling and window dragging, properties dialog boxes called "inspectors", window modification notices (such as the saved status of a file), and more. (Source)
    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Also I'm pretty certain OS X doesn't use an X display server
    The link I posted didn't say that it did?

    The legacy of NeXT lives on in OS X « Ars Technica

    Computers with a graphical user interface in the '90s, including Mac OS, used a grid of pixels to draw everything on the screen. Every window, button, text block, etc., would all be drawn one pixel at a time in a one-to-one mapping.

    NeXTSTEP instead used Display PostScript, a variation of Adobe's page-description language for laser printers, to draw on-screen windows and text. This meant that text and vector-based elements would always be drawn at the sharpest resolution possible, independent of whatever graphics card or monitor was attached. Actually drawing fonts and other elements was abstracted away from the graphics hardware until the final rendering on-screen.

    OS X and iOS use a different technology, called Quartz, but it's based on similar concepts. Quartz has the PDF page description language at its core instead of PostScript. In addition to generating sharp windows and text, the system also gives OS X users the native ability to view and create PDF files.


    Also Chrome!

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    I use IE 11 with EG and it works just fine... am I missing something?

    (I have Firefox and Chrome installed as well, for testing, although I've just standardised around IE because all my tabs and favourites are now on all my devices including my phones...)

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    Using Chrome here, use it everywhere as I have it synced to my Google account so I have my bookmarks etc on any machine, Never had any issues with Chrome. Not a single one.

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    Cheers for all your recommendations guys, I have actually started using Safari on a Mac as I find it's the quickest and most reliable browser (for me anyway) don't ask why Chrome and IE are slow sometimes I just have some strange issues, IE will struggle playing any video from 4od or Demand 5 and will stutter. Chrome works fine but with this site and other forums for some reason it will go on a never ending loop of trying to load a page up it's only when I cancel the 'Refresh' does the whole site pop up which I don't have a clue why! The only other browser that truly works for me is IE Touch browser on Windows 8 no problems with that as of yet but that's unpractical to use I prefer using the desktop!

    Firefox I don't mind so much but I don't class it as lightweight (I don't class Chrome as lightweight either) they're big applications imo.
    I have stumbled across another web browser, very simple, very fast and very small it's called QT Web and that seems to work very well so I may start using that! Much faster than Chrome imo. if any of you want to check it out QtWeb - Portable Web Browser

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Firefox I don't mind so much but I don't class it as lightweight (I don't class Chrome as lightweight either) they're big applications imo.
    Most webpages aren't particularly lightweight either these days.

    Browser add-ons like ABP can significantly increase the amount of RAM used too...

    https://blog.mozilla.org/nnethercote/2014/05/14/adblock-pluss-effect-on-firefoxs-memory-usage

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    Why not just get Safari for windows? I have that installed along with Firefox, Chrome and Opera. Ie11 is installed but only gets used for logging into the parcelforce website as that's picky, otherwise I wouldn't go near it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    Why not just get Safari for windows? I have that installed along with Firefox, Chrome and Opera. Ie11 is installed but only gets used for logging into the parcelforce website as that's picky, otherwise I wouldn't go near it
    Safari is available for Windows?? I never knew this I thought they stopped doing it for Windows.... Oops does it work as well as it does on Mac though?

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    seamonkey project ??

    URL : The SeaMonkey® Project

    Screen Shots : SeaMonkey Screenshots

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Safari is available for Windows?? I never knew this I thought they stopped doing it for Windows.... Oops does it work as well as it does on Mac though?
    They stopped Safari for windows last time I checked , still on OS X though

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    http://appldnld.apple.com/Safari5/04...afariSetup.exe

    It's not the current version, but it's still decent

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    Why not just get Safari for windows?
    Apple stopped updating the Windows version ages ago.

    I certainly wouldn't want to run an out-of-date browser!
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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    does it work as well as it does on Mac though?
    No. It's horrible (just like QuickTime).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    No. It's horrible (just like QuickTime).
    Just like any apple software running under a windows OS ie iTunes / Quicktime etc ....

    I know they do bonjour for windows but not sure how good or bad that is under windows ??



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