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walkertelecoms
24-09-2012, 11:02
This isn't a technical question so not for the TECH area, which website do you use for searching the internet generally. Can assume many are using Google.co.uk but I'm trying to establish a preference for the general populous.

Thanks.

PeteMorris
24-09-2012, 11:07
Surely a 'browser' would be IE, or Chrome, or whatever. But for searching, it's gotta be google every time. (I would have thought)

walkertelecoms
24-09-2012, 11:11
Oops :) will alter

Jeffrey Shaw
24-09-2012, 14:01
I changed to Google Chrome but because of its failure to provide adequate 'print' facility- and my IT guy's advice- I now mostly use Mozilla.Firefox (which, I think, are two names for the same thing). As to searching the Internet, as such, I prefer ask.com over google.

WallBuilder
24-09-2012, 14:10
Google has become annoying with it's default settings reverting and quite often the site wont even give me the option to go to advanced search which is annoying as well. I have yahoo as another search provider and have shortcuts to them both on my desktop

buddysbuddy
24-09-2012, 14:52
This isn't a technical question so not for the TECH area, which browser website do you use for searching the internet generally. Can assume many are using Google but I'm trying to establish a preference for the general populous.

Thanks.

I always thought that one used a browser to find a website-- or have I got that wrong?

Jeffrey Shaw
24-09-2012, 14:54
I never use the word 'browse' in this context; I prefer 'search'.

Cyclone
24-09-2012, 14:54
Is this a question about what search provider we use or about which browser we use?

Jeffrey Shaw
24-09-2012, 14:55
Is this a question about what search provider we use or about which browser we use?
To help novices (such as I), please explain the distinction!

Sid Umpley
24-09-2012, 14:59
the browser is the program you open to look at the net.
internet explorer
chrome
firefox
safari

etc

the search provider is the website you use to search. www.google.com www.yahoo.co.uk www.bing.com etc

a browser is a program on your computer/tablet/phone a search provider is a website.

Cyclone
24-09-2012, 15:05
To help novices (such as I), please explain the distinction!

A search provider is a website that provides search functionality, such as www.google.co.uk

A browser is the software that you use to access any website, including search websites, such as Internet Exploder or Firefox.

Mikes10
24-09-2012, 15:07
There are lots of search providers. The following link
is provide by Microsoft for internet explorer


http://www.iegallery.com/en-gb/addons?callback=true&featuretype=2

PeteMorris
24-09-2012, 15:10
A search provider is a website that provides search functionality, such as www.google.co.uk

A browser is the software that you use to access any website, including search websites, such as Internet Exploder or Firefox.

Exactly right. That's why I posed the question in post #2...he said he would 'change' it. Maybe he's asked a mod to change the title, but perhaps they havn't got around to it yet...Dunno

Jeffrey Shaw
24-09-2012, 16:42
Exactly right. That's why I posed the question in post #2...he said he would 'change' it. Maybe he's asked a mod to change the title, but perhaps they havn't got around to it yet...Dunno
But post #1 asks:

which browser website do you use for searching the internet generally.

alchresearch
24-09-2012, 18:10
A "browser website" would be a page detailing, advertising and offering the download for a web browser:

IE:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/internet-explorer/products/ie/home

Firefox:
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Opera:
http://www.opera.com/

WeX
25-09-2012, 12:47
I changed to Google Chrome but because of its failure to provide adequate 'print' facility- and my IT guy's advice- I now mostly use Mozilla.Firefox (which, I think, are two names for the same thing). As to searching the Internet, as such, I prefer ask.com over google.

Nope, Firefox is made and copyrighted by the mozilla foundation and chrome is made and copyrighted by Google Inc. Both are completely separate.

walkertelecoms
30-09-2012, 21:13
oh, I meant website for browsing, ie www.google.co.uk www.yahoo.co.uk

sorry for the miss understanding

DaFoot
30-09-2012, 22:10
search engine:
Duckduckgo is my default search engine, but I find Google tends to give me better results.

Browser:
Personally, I've settled on Chrome as my go to browser on my PCs. I have found it to be faster than other mainstream browsers I've tried, but I also love the ability to sync the setup (bookmarks, plugins etc) when using Chrome on other machines.

Of course that does mean Google has more info about me, but that's a cost I'm willing to pay. I tend to use Opera on my phone/tablet.

I also use IE9 on the laptop, but that is purely for testing of websites I write for people.

southcoast
30-09-2012, 22:47
Search engine is google but I find chrome to interfere with flash player,it conflicts with I E and its player.

auto98uk
01-10-2012, 00:44
Google still has the most indexed pages - though it is worth remembering that search engines actually only have a small part of the internet indexed, some estimates put it as low as less than 1% that are actually findable via a search engine.

Cyclone
01-10-2012, 07:13
oh, I meant website for browsing, ie www.google.co.uk (http://www.google.co.uk) www.yahoo.co.uk (http://www.yahoo.co.uk)

sorry for the miss understanding

You're still using the wrong words.

Those links are for searching.

For browsing you use a browser, and that's the piece of software like Firefox, Chrome or Internet exploder.