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Internet Explorer 2 3.03%
Firefox 20 30.30%
Safari 1 1.52%
Google Chrome 43 65.15%
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Old February 15th, 2013 (7:31 PM).
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I use Google Chrome, with Google as my search engine.

Yeah, I seem to have a Google thing going on with me. Never fails for me, and it's easier for me to post images and links on PC with.
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Old February 15th, 2013 (11:44 PM).
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Up until a few months ago, I was going with the Google/Chrome combo, too. Around November, though, I found that Firefox seemed to run a lot faster for me than Chrome did, even after I uninstalled it and re-downloaded it. Still use Google as my regular search engine, but on the odd occasion I'll use Bing, since MSN is my homepage.
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Old February 16th, 2013 (12:46 AM).
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I'm currently using Google Chrome as my web browser. It's got a slick design and Firefox was messing up on me so I ended up switching to Chrome and I haven't looked back since.

For search engine I use Google. I haven't had any luck using other search engines; they're just awful.
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Old February 16th, 2013 (6:58 PM).
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I am switching use with IE9 and Firefox. I am mainly a Google researcher
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Old February 17th, 2013 (12:39 AM).
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This might sound a little weird but Chrome's slow as hell on my PC. So I use Firefox. Haven't had many problems with it so far and it works pretty decently as far as speed is concerned. So yeah. As for search engine, I use what most usually go with - Google.
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Old February 17th, 2013 (8:59 AM).
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I'm an Opera guy... Yay limited choices!

I usually use Google for my general queries, but other search engines for more specialized tasks.
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Old February 17th, 2013 (11:16 AM).
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Google Chrome and Google. I love Google. So much.
I dislike Yahoo and Safari and everything else not google so I don't use them.
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Old February 18th, 2013 (6:33 AM).
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I use chrome and google. First thing i did when my Granda got his new laptop was to dowload chrome and delete IE, I just said it was faster :L
I don't like Bing or Yahoo as search engines. Firefox never worked on my laptop for me so I stuck to Chrome after I switched from IE.
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Old February 26th, 2013 (11:16 PM).
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I used Chrome for the longist time but then it kept blue screening my pc so i had to switch to fire fox.

i would prefer chrome just for the lower cpu usage

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Old February 27th, 2013 (12:35 AM).
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I use...

Internet Explorer 10 on my laptop. Funny how I keep going back to it even when I use something else for a while. It's like... I know it very well, and I know my way around almost everything with it. It's been the same since version 9. I already know its quirks (and there ain't much), and I do appreciate that the browser will run well, even on systems with very weak CPUs (due to its reliance on the GPU), under almost every circumstance.

As for the search engine, I'm very used to using Bing, after a long time of using Google. I think I'm OK with that.
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Old February 27th, 2013 (7:44 AM).
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I use Google Chrome for my preferred browser and Google as my only search engine. Both have been very reliable to me. I do use Mozilla Firefox occasionally though, but I find it much slower compared to Chrome.
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Old February 27th, 2013 (7:43 PM).
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I have and regularly use all three (plz don't ask why) and my all-time search has always been Google.

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Old February 27th, 2013 (8:26 PM).
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No Opera on the list?

Anyway, My main browser in the past was Avant but I've since switched to Opera.

Main search engine is Google.
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Old February 28th, 2013 (9:39 AM).
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I dropped Internet Explorer back in 2008 and switched over to FireFox. I tried Chrome for about a week or two, and found myself missing FireFox after. It's a shame, because I really do love the sleek look on Chrome, but I much prefer using FireFox.

Google over any other search engine though. Microsoft should stop trying to make Bing happen. It's not going to happen.
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Old February 28th, 2013 (9:54 AM).
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I use Chrome & Google! Partly because I'm very happy with both with very few complaints (other than Chrome's tendency to crash at awkward times...) but I mostly only use them because I have no idea what the alternatives are haha. They work well for me though so I'm happy!
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Old February 28th, 2013 (2:35 PM).
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Firefox and Google here. Ever since switching to it from IE stopped my old, old desktop (one that died back in 2003 or so) from blue-screening every day, I haven't been able to switch to any other browser. Not even Chrome, it just doesn't feel right. :( FF all the way here, I'm just too used to it by this point.

As for using Google, uhh. I guess it's just force of habit really (and it's still one of the best search engines I know of so far, so that's a plus).
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Old February 28th, 2013 (6:25 PM).
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I just cut the crap and use google, it's the best out there and it's nice and simple.

I also use firefox as I like the addons available for it, and it's very user-friendly. Although Google Chrome is faster, I didn't see a significant difference. Firefox is also nice for PC because it recognizes BB codes.
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Old February 28th, 2013 (7:10 PM).
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Currently using Pale Moon, which is a browser based off of Firefox. Really haven't used anything else since stumbling upon it.
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Old March 1st, 2013 (4:51 AM).
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I use Chromium, the OpenSource project from which Chrome is built, since I don't need any of the additional additions from Chrome I don't really see any need for me to use it. Also use Firefox occasionally.
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Old March 1st, 2013 (7:24 AM).
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I always use Chrome. It's very good speed wise and I think it's a lot better than Mozzila. For search engine, I use Google cause that's the best search engine
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Old March 1st, 2013 (7:50 AM).
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Safari or Chrome, I dont like Firefix, its just ugly on mac And google is the only search engine worth using to be honest. Still clean and fast to use. Just worried that theyre getting too much power :/
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Old March 4th, 2013 (3:41 PM).
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Firefox and Google. I've tried Chrome and Safari and Opera and none of them quite match up to my love for Firefox. It's not the fastest, admittedly, but it has the best interface for the stuff I do online. There's been no competition to Google ever since I started using it. Bing... ha! Oh, Bing.
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Old March 16th, 2013 (6:06 AM).
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On my desktop, which is running Mountain lion, I use Safari 6. The odd time i boot into windows i use Firefox, and on my netbook (which is forever stuck on Snow Leopard) I use a self-compiled chromium. I don't like Chrome because i feel it tracks you. D:
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Old March 16th, 2013 (12:20 PM).
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google chrome and google i used to use Firefox but it just is so slow anymore...
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Old March 16th, 2013 (8:17 PM).
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I always use Google Chrome and i can't complain at all :D

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