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    Default Firefox alternative

    I've pretty much had it with Firefox. Ever since they introduced plugin-container.exe, it makes my computer unacceptably slow. What should I be using instead?

    I won't use IE for a multitude of reasons, and I believe in privacy, so Chrome is out of the question. I run XP, and I don't need a lot of bells and whistles from my browser. Security is priority #1, with some sort of tabs and bookmark management, but I really don't use add-ons apart from the essentials (Flash, etc). My reason for switching from Firefox is speed, so I'd like something quick, with as few compatibility issues as possible.

    I'm particularly interested in Iron, Maxthon, Midori, and Orca, if anyone knows much about those, but I'm open to other suggestions as well. I understand Safari is available for XP, as well. Thoughts on that?

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

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    I've been using Opera, it works pretty well on my netbook which tended to get bogged down with Firefox.

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    I've tried Midori on linux. It seemed very good. Switched back to Ffox because of a couple cool addons.

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    Use Chrome.

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    Opera or Chrome, I'd go with Opera first.
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    Google Chrome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    Google Chrome
    But the OP said, "I believe in privacy, so Chrome is out of the question."

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    I'd recommend Opera as well. It has a few annoying functional bugs in the Mac version, but from what I've heard it's far more stable in XP. As far as security is concerned, it's top notch, ime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coconut View Post
    But the OP said, "I believe in privacy, so Chrome is out of the question."
    The OP is a 6, and thus, paranoid.

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    I use Opera, it's the fastest thing out there, for me, anyway. Everything else I've tried was as slow as IExploder.
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