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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by javyn, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    So has everyone made the transition from IE over to Firefox yet? Anyone getting fed up with Firefox right now, besides myself?

    Seems like with each newer version of FF, it gets slower and crashier. I am trying to determine whether to keep using FF or use Maxthon as my default. Maxthon has some great plusses, like "super drag & drop" that Firefox lacks.

    Still, I am used to FF now, and I know it sounds nitpicky, but being able to right click on an image and copy that image's location to the clipboard or view the image in a new tab is a necessary feature for me now, and I think is a dealbreaker for other browsers that lack it. Score one for Firefox there. (Maxthon's context menu SUCKS)

    I still must give mad props to Maxthon though. For being made by 1 Chinese guy in his basement, the browser is VERY impressive.

    Also, what are your favorite extensions/plugins? Any opinions on what the best RSS Feed plugin for FF is?
     
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    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Netscape can run like IE or Firefox.

    Jon.
     
  3. SGladwell

    SGladwell Well-Known Member

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    You've got to be kidding? Where's Safari in your poll?

    This is, after all, a forum about style.
     
  4. Brian SD

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    I hate IE, and Safari just operates too weirdly for me. It may be faster at loading content, but it's not as smooth. +1 for Firefox for me. Camino is cool as well but lacks some features I like about FF.
     
  5. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    I use Firefox on my Windows machine and Camino on my Mac. My computer at work runs IE, but that doesn't count because if they let me download Firefox the IE would be toast.
     
  6. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    What the hell is Safari?


    edit: nevermind, you Mac people don't count....because I don't have one, and this is my poll, bwahahaha
    (If you have to vote for something though, pick lynx.)
     
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    IE works fine for me.. keep it updated, and it is fine. Firefox has been letting popups through lately, but I still use it for tabbed browsing and leeching photos off of sites, etc., since it works better for some things like that. I like the keyboard shortcutability of it.

    I usually have at least 4 up to 12+ browser windows at all times, because I am kind of ADD and flip back and forth constantly. My left Alt button is all shiny. Wanna go ride bikes?
     
  8. javyn

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    Try out Maxthon, j. It is a 5 megabyte shell that sits on top of IE that gives you all of the Firefox features...popup blocking, adblock, mouse gestures, tabbed browsing, etc.
     
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    Still using IE
     
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    javyn Well-Known Member

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    OMG you are browsing in the Dark Age
     
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    I've been using IE 7 since the beta came out and it works fine. Has the tabbed browsing feature that FF does. I use both about equally. I give FF a nod though because of all the skins one can apply. IE 7 will probably have that feature once it's generally available.
     
  13. javyn

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    Do you find the skins to slow the browser down any? It seemed to me they kinda bog me down. I also am hesitant to add too many extensions, keeping it down to the necessities. It seems extensions cause the memory leaks, or that is the excuse they give on the support forums as to why Firefox is using 200 megs of ram after being closed for 20 minutes.
     
  14. Tokyo Slim

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    Firefox. My dad has this propensity for F'ing up my computer. He clicks on all the popups to see where they go and etc. Dummy. My life has gotten much, much easier since I firewalled IE from accessing the internet and deleted the shortcut from my desktop.
     
  15. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    With parents, a good antivirus is absolutely necessary. I like Nod32
     
  16. Tokyo Slim

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    I use Kaspersky. The finest russky anti-virus software available. I don't trust Norton or MacAfee. I know who runs those companies and what they will do for money. They propogate viruses and malware to drive demand for their own products. They've been doing it since the 80's when they sold their code to the Chinese government, who at the time had the largest computer virus programming plant and electronic espionage department in the world.
     
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    KAV was a damn fine antivirus, and what I used for Win98. I think it was called AVP back then. Once Win2000 came out, KAV made my OS crap itself and boot down. Since then I've been using Nod, which I really like. It has excellent heuristics and, totalling 9 megs, I know it's not going to bog me down. The only drawback is that it costs a bit more than the other ones out there. Back when I used to care enough to check, Kaspersky and Nod32 were the only antiviruses out there to consistently win the VB100 award.

    Ditto on Norton and McAffee though. Whether they propogate viruses, I don't know...but the fact that their antivirus/firewalls take up SO much ram should be a turnoff to anyone right there. That type of application should not take up a whole cd, something is wrong.

    Still, nothing beats Norton Systemworks for nightmarish waste of resources. Installing that on your machine is like downgrading your computer 2 generations or so.
     
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    I run FF on both my PC and my Mac
     
  20. whoopee

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    Firefox and Opera, for Mac and Windows. I Like saved sessions.
     

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