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Offline Tony

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Web Browser THE BEST ?
« on: September 18, 2003, 15:24 »
Ah ah, now I have got your attention,

I keep hearing Simon going on [ in the best possible taste, might I add  ;)] about Mozilla, and Adept mentions Opera web browsers.

So I thought, how about a thread for those who use other browsers other than IE:6 or earlier versions, to put the case for their favourite.

Because I'm just thinking, maybe having another brower on your PC as well as IE:6, aint a bad idea. I mean if for instance your having a prob with IE:6, or at least you put it down to IE:6, you can use the other browser. And if you like it, make it your default browser.

Come on lads, get posting  ::)
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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2003, 15:55 »


Come on lads, get posting  ::)



Is this a male only thread then Tony  ::)

In case it isnt I will just add that I use IE6 and as it seems to do all that I want without the extra clutter I have seen on the other browsers then I will stick with it for now :P

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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2003, 16:04 »
Sandra Sandra,

But you are one of the Lads, your all one of the lads, Mich, Lona, Shaz, Serenity......well to be honest ....she's a bit of a tart really .........but I like her  ;D ;) :P

PS:I appreciate your comments re IE:6 v others, by the way.
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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2003, 16:05 »
Yes, there are a lot of browsers out there, the cream of the crop seem to have multiple page browsing and built in popup blockers etc etc...

I personally prefer to have the minimal amount of rubbish on my machine, and since IE is integrated,  I stick with that. There isn't anything I haven't been able to do ... yet, and until it happens, I'm not bothering about it.

I'd be interested in seeing the 'votes' tho'.

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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2003, 16:41 »
Well, I would recommend Mozilla 1.4 for the following reasons:

1. It's free, with no ads (unlike Opera).

2. It is faster than IE (in my opinion), and suffers less crashes.  Also, it doesn't suffer from MS Updates!

3. It has a built in Pop Up Stopper, Cookie Manager, Download Manager, Mail Client, HTML Editor, Form Filler, and may other features, which you have to use third party programs for in IE.

4. You can use Tabbed Browsing, and (with the relevant plug-in), Mouse Gestures, if you wish to.

5. You can have fun trying out the hundreds of add-ons / extensions / plug-ins available, if you like tinkering.

6. If you c**k it up, you can easily re-install it without losing any of your settings.

7. There is no index.dat file to worry about, if you value your surfing privacy.  Wiping of cache / cookies can be done easily.

8. The layout is much simpler, and less cluttered than IE, although you have the choice of using an extremely competant sidebar, if that's your thing.

9. You can use Google as your default search engine.

10.  Mozilla is much more configurable than IE.  You can choose from a selection of different skins, and icon packs, to make the browser as personal as you like.  All the features, such as Tabbed Browsing, Sidebar, Site Navigation Bar, plus other toolbars and featuers are easily turn on and offable.  If you like tinkering, this is the browser for you, but it can also be as simple as you like.

That concludes my case for Mozilla 1.4.  Go on, try it... I dare you!   ;D ;D

There's even a forum for Mozilla users, if you can't find your answers here, of course!  ;)  

Also in development is the Firebird browser and Thunderbird mail clients, which are basically stripped down, stand alone versions of Mozilla.

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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2003, 18:52 »

Well, I would recommend Mozilla 1.4 for the following reasons:

1. It's free, with no ads (unlike Opera).


Ads?   What ads?  I never see any ads.  :baad:

My preferred browser is Opera, but recently I downloaded Mozilla.  Although Mozilla is very unlikely to take over from Opera as my favourite browser, I can recommend both of them.  It's just a shame that Internet Explorer cannot be uninstalled/removed without risking problems with the operating system, because I would have got rid of it long ago.

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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2003, 18:54 »
Dave, can you tell me what you don't like about Mozilla, and if anything would encourage you to use it as your default?  Sorry, no money!!   ;D ;D
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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2003, 19:01 »
There isn't anything that I don't like about Mozilla, Simon.  It's just that I've been using Opera since version 3 and am so comfortable with it I can't see any point in changing. :)

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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2003, 19:13 »
Fair enough.    :D
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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2003, 19:35 »
I'm using IE but after the sales pitch from simon next time I get problems I might change  :-\

Are you on commission Simon ???  8)

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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2003, 19:51 »
It would just be nice to have someone else to talk to about it, Michelle!   :'( ;) ;D ;D
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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2003, 20:03 »
I would install and try both browsers, if you can spare the download time. You could also purchase the latest PC-Pro magazine which has both browsers on its cover-disk.

A browser is a very personal thing. I have really tried to like Mozilla because technically (and financially), it is superior browser. But try as I might, I just don't get on with it. Opera suits me perfectly.

So my advice is try them both. You'll like one or the other because they are both way better than IE6 :)

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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2003, 20:08 »
Well I tried to download it earlier, but it would not have it. Anyway it is downloading it this time, 13 mins to go. But I'm off to watch the telly

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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2003, 20:42 »
<<< get latest PC-Pro magazine >>>

I might just do that then, as I don't want to download anything else right now as ...........
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I'll whisper it.

everything is working right now  ;)  :)
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Re:Web Browser THE BEST ?
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2003, 21:00 »
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You could also purchase the latest PC-Pro magazine which has both browsers on its cover-disk.



Well guess what landed on my desk this morning... ;D

I may give them a try....And yes Simon has swayed me to favour the Mozilla option first.. 8)


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