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Last week we wanted to know which major gaming platforms you use Which Major Gaming Platforms Do You Use? [MakeUseOf Poll] Which Major Gaming Platforms Do You Use? [MakeUseOf Poll] It's time to find out what sort of gamers we have around here: Do you use the latest consoles? Do you have old consoles kicking about? Do you play games on your computer? Are you... Read More . The poll results acknowledged the full spectrum of games from extremely new to the utterly retro. It seems most of you use new gaming devices, your PCs and your mobile phones for gaming.

We collected 1153 votes, divided as follows: 27% use PCs for gaming; 15% use mobile phones; 11% use XBox 360; 11% use Nintendo Wii; 10% use Playstation 3; 9% use handheld gaming devices; 8% use slightly older systems; 6% use much older systems; 3% use retro gaming systems.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

This week’s poll question is: Which New Web Browser Could Sway You From Firefox/Chrome?

Inspired by a post on new browsers 7 Best "New" Web Browsers With A Chance Against Chrome & Firefox 7 Best "New" Web Browsers With A Chance Against Chrome & Firefox Many people swear by either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, but there are a myriad of other web browsers that are definitely worth a look. Truly, neither Chrome nor Firefox are perfect. A lot of... Read More by Jessica, this week we’re asking for your opinion on which of the new, upcoming browsers might finally sway you (or has already swayed you) from Firefox and Chrome. Read the article 7 Best "New" Web Browsers With A Chance Against Chrome & Firefox 7 Best "New" Web Browsers With A Chance Against Chrome & Firefox Many people swear by either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, but there are a myriad of other web browsers that are definitely worth a look. Truly, neither Chrome nor Firefox are perfect. A lot of... Read More for more information on each of the listed browsers.

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If your favourite up-and-coming browser wasn’t mentioned in the poll, let us know what it is and why it’s great in the comments!

  1. Gspot2007
    July 11, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Without any doubt, IE9 is the best and secure.

  2. Jack Cola
    June 4, 2011 at 6:35 am

    I think I may soon be ditching Firefox and going to Chrome. Firefox is just to laggy and buggy for me now.

  3. Anonymous
    June 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Safari actually swayed me for a while. When I moved to Mac, I tried out Safari before downloading Firefox, but ultimately, the lack of addon support was too much. I downloaded Firefox, it got slower and slower, probably due to too much extensions.

    I then moved back to Safari and I loved it. Don't know how my views changed, but I just found I wasn't really using the extensions that much and the ones I was using weren't enhancing my browsing experience enough for the speed loss I was experiencing. Safari launched in one bounce ALL the time. So I moved to Safari. I was happy for a long time.

    I then installed Glims just to add one of the features: favicons for the tabs. Safari was okay at first with this, then it got really slow when opening a LOT of tabs for some reason. I can only assume it's because of the extensions support, which led me to download some addons for Safari, most notably ClickToPlugin(if it wasn't for this, I'd still be using Firefox full time).

    Anyway, because of that, I now use Firefox, but I'd much prefer to use Safari, if only it had StumbleUpon and could perform well with a lot of tabs, which it did before. I also installed Inquisitor, BTW. Great plugin for Safari.

    Chrome is the best on Windows, followed by Firefox. On Mac, it's a tie for me, between Safari and Firefox. Chrome is not that good on Mac, since it doesn't follow the Mac design patterns. Firefox doesn't as well, but it's better than Chrome in that regard and gives enough value that that part is irrelevant. The (TRUE) tabs on top idea and seperate processes for tabs is the only reason I have Chrome and the only original ideas. Tabs on top is the only bit of Chrome that feels Mac-like, because you can smoothly move them around and separate tabs from their windows and drag and drop tabs onto other windows. I only use it when I have saved sessions on both FF and Safari and I want to check something out quick without interrupting those sessions.

    Opera, I have but don't use, I only have it because I have a soft spot for Opera. They're the most innovative browser makers.

    Anyway, I use a mix of Safari and Firefox, though I'd like to just use Safari exclusively.

  4. Stan
    May 31, 2011 at 3:33 am

    I could like to vote Opera, but found some sites are unfriendly to Opera.

  5. Max Audet
    May 30, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    There should be a "None" options since at the moment, I'm happy with Chrome and don't have any plan to change it yet.

    • Angela Alcorn
      May 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      I've now added an option for "None". Change your answer if you like. :)

  6. Edward Polack
    May 30, 2011 at 1:59 pm


  7. Saptashwa
    May 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Where's the "Chrome Canary/Firefox Nightly or Beta" option? Or Opera Next (aka Alpha 11.50)?

  8. Dan
    May 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Epiphany-browser is good enough for me. :)

  9. puddy
    May 30, 2011 at 10:57 am


  10. scoober
    May 30, 2011 at 9:29 am

    uzbl. a lightweight linux webkit browser that is easily scriptable and adheres to the unix philosophy.

  11. Anonymous
    May 30, 2011 at 7:57 am

    yessir, there definitely should be an option "I'm sticking with Fire/Chrome". Best two. Period.

  12. Cell Travis
    May 30, 2011 at 5:03 am

    SRWare Iron feels a lot better than Chrome, at least on my system. Other than Firefox and Opera 11, this is the 'new' (or not so new) browser I'm adding to my arsenal of browsers. I use 4 at the moment -- Firefox, Opera, Epic and SRWare Iron.

  13. Bigdippers
    May 30, 2011 at 4:40 am


  14. Ed Pointsman
    May 30, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Vimprobable tempted me away from all of this bloat some time ago...

  15. Anonymous
    May 30, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Wyzo is malware. Check the WOT rating for their website.

  16. Trident
    May 30, 2011 at 2:15 am

    There should be an option "Sticking with Firefox/Chrome"

    • Angela Alcorn
      May 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm

      Due to popular demand, I've added an option for "None". Change your answer if you like. :)

  17. Tina
    May 30, 2011 at 2:06 am


    • Susendeep Dutta
      May 30, 2011 at 5:03 am

      None for me too.As I like firefox and it's reliable,faster and a standard browser.

  18. sirloganthestud
    May 30, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Chromium. It's 99% identical to Chrome.

  19. Anonymous
    May 30, 2011 at 1:41 am

    despite the failure in the past, IE is really improving now.. we have to encourage "average" user to use the latest IE IF they are reluctant to use other browsers, so that it can help web developer like me to focus more important things and not browser's compatibility..

    • Anders Penya
      May 30, 2011 at 2:09 am

      Isn't Microsoft involved with coming up with the Web browser standards? And if they are, why are they the first to not use those standards? If they are involved with creating the standards, if they would only follow those standards to which they agree to, then web developers like you wouldn't need to focus on compatibility at all.

      • Anonymous
        May 30, 2011 at 2:33 am

        Yes they are, but they fall asleep after ie6..

        Quote from wikipedia:

        In 1996, Internet Explorer introduced the iframe element to HTML, which also enabled asynchronous loading.[4] In 1998, Microsoft utilized its iframe technology to dynamically update the news stories and stock quotes on the default page for Internet Explorer ( and in April 2000 filed a patent on the basic Ajax technology, which was granted in June 2006.[5]In 1999, Microsoft created the XMLHTTP ActiveX control in Internet Explorer 5, which was later adopted by Mozilla, Safari, Opera and other browsers as the XMLHttpRequest JavaScript object.[4][6] Microsoft has adopted the native XMLHttpRequest model as of Internet Explorer 7, though the ActiveX version is still supported.

        As you can see, it's Microsoft that created useful features such as iframe and AJAX in their early days.. In fact, IE6 is a success in their era at that time.. And then they fall asleep for about 5 years.. At that time that, there is no competitions.. IE6 launched on 2001.. Firefox on 2004.. As you may know that firefox popularize tabbed broswing and later adopted by IE7 on 2006.. As of 2001 until 2006, there were many changes in the web and Microsoft has a major catching up to do.. Yes.. it may be their fault to let others dominate, but they are catching up now.. Until now, they are focusing on HTML5 which will be the new web standard..

      • Scutterman
        May 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

        The W3C has been in charge of coming up with the standards, and anyone can weigh in with that. In the past Microsoft have pretty much ignored these standards and done whatever they want, but recently (starting with IE7) they have been making more of an effort to follow them. I believe that IE 9 is the only one that follows them close enough so that developers don't have to worry about changing their code in any major way to be compatible.

        Two things should be noted, however.
        1) There are still a vast number of users still using outdated browsers, some on IE6
        2) Microsoft isn't the only browser that differs from the standards. While it is improving, traditionally some browsers interpret the standards in slightly different ways. This can cause valid code to display differently across even standards-compliant browsers.

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