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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:52

Neowin Mac users: What is your primary web browser on OS X?

 

For me it's Safari, Main reason being the native UI. Also, it's (imho) just as fast as Chrome etc. 




#2 Brian M.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:57

Safari. I prefer to use native apps whenever possible - plus I quite like the simplicity of it.

 

I've also been giving the 6.1 preview a try - which has a much improved "top sites" page.



#3 REM2000

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:02

Chrome, everything is chrome, every device, every machine. 

 

Like the plugins, the speed and the syncing between devices, perhaps if apple carried on developing safari on windows i might still use it, but i doubt it.



#4 anthdci

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:13

chrome, everything is synced between my multiple devices which gives a uniform experience.



#5 Brian M.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:19

chrome, everything is synced between my multiple devices which gives a uniform experience.

 

You know Safari + iCloud does that right? :)



#6 panacea

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:25

firefox,   mainly because i use firefox on pc... and i am used to it.



#7 Sl33pyD

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:25

I have been using Chrome way long before I had a Mac, so when I switched to the other side some years ago, I kept using Chrome. 



#8 Darrian

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:59

I dunno if I count as a "Mac user" because I currently run OS X in a VM, but when I use it I use Firefox.



#9 ZakO

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:04

You know Safari + iCloud does that right? :)

Assuming you only use Apple products. Chrome is available and can sync between almost every platform (extensions / history / settings / autofill / tabs - not just bookmarks like iCloud for X).

#10 anthdci

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:14

Assuming you only use Apple products. Chrome is available and can sync between almost every platform (extensions / history / settings / autofill / tabs - not just bookmarks like iCloud for X).

Exactly . I have a mac mini and a dell windows machine as my work PCs, and iPad and iPhone as my mobile devices and a windows laptop at home.



#11 The_Decryptor

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:18

Firefox Nightly. Safari is meh, Chrome is ok but I'm not a fan of how Google (and previously Apple) handled standards compliance, and Opera used to be good but is now just a "Chrome shell"

#12 Travelar

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:42

Chrome does it for me. I have FireFox installed too, for sites that need java or just don't function correctly, such as my timecard site. It just doesn't work in chrome, and I like getting paid. 



#13 +Chicane-UK

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:45

Up until a few days ago I was using Chrome on my Hackintosh but seem to be running into a problem with it freezing the whole system. I switched to Firefox the other day, and I'm getting on with that fine - and no freezing.

 

When I buy a proper Mac soon (when the MBP's are refreshed) I may well go back to Chrome :) 



#14 Max Norris

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:45

I don't use the Hackintosh often, but when I do it's running Firefox. Not a fan of Safari, and seriously dislike Chrome. Favorite browser, keeping it consistent across the systems.

#15 Biohead

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:54

Safari.

I did use Chrome, but when the latest MacBook models came out with the HD4000, Chrome had an issue with hardware acceleration and it would randomly kernel panic repeatedly. Took them more than a few days to fix it so I went back to Safari.



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