I've always thought about why some people say, for example:

I like this web browser better than the other one.

When they probably should say:

I like this web browser more than the other one.

I don't see how people can like one thing better than another, but maybe better really means more? I don't know.

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The two are interchangeable, at least as regards liking things.

better adv
2. a. To a greater extent or degree: better suited to the job; likes it better without sauce.

more adv
1. a. To or in a greater extent or degree: loved him even more.

Short answer: You can like things more and you can like them better. The choice is yours.

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