Alternate Browsers

Steel_Avatar

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Alternate Browsers

First off, please, please, please, PLEASE do not scream FIREFOX RULEZZZZ!

I know it's good. I use it normally. But I'm trying out Opera 8.0 (non-ad version), and I'm wondering what people think of it as a browser.
 

220683

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Opera is fine, personally I don't like its UI. Also the number of incompatible websites are higher than IE and Firefox, so depends on the sites you frequent you might not be able to browse few of them with Opera.
 
Brookes Talk is nice if you need one that will talk to you.

Rapid Browser XP is worth a shot.

27 Tools-in-1 Wichio Browser I didn't find it suited for daily use but fun none the less.

32bit Web Browser has an interesting take on bookmarks.

If you are just wanting to compare features of the other browsers and not really looking to change your browser check out Omniweb for OS X. I am writing a paper on alternatives to IE right now for English so I have tried out a bunch of browsers, so far Omniweb is in first and then Firefox.
 

plasmo

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IE good, Firefox bad
editing HTML (gogo Notepad)
ftp
yahoo games (chess, poker, etc)
proprietary email server works better with IE
new windows in Firefox load blank rather than with the same page
mouse-wheel scrolling goes farther down the page in IE (easier to read long articles)
Firefox pages more likely to not load because of time out
Firefox occasionally stops and has to be 'nudged along' by going to another site in a different window

Firefox good, IE bad
prevents way more pop-ups than IE
no spyware, etc that I got with IE

Firefox good
extensions (ForecastFox, StumbleUpon, ieview)
themes (skins)
latest headlines
search engines

Firefox bad
takes longer to load because of extensions and such
number of hours wasted using StumbleUpon

Total number of other broswers I've tried since Netscape 1.0 back in 1990 or whenever
0

Personal usage
Firefox 99%, IE 1%

If Omniweb can't be used on Windows XP
Omniweb = nice paint job on a broken down Ford Pinto
 

Savage

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I have FireFox completely customized to my preferences. It does everything I need it to. IE is certainly not better for anything that I do, unless it's accessing pages that FireFox can't, which hasn't happened in a long time.
 

Steel_Avatar

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Not to be ungrateful, but the whole damned point of my saying "Don't tell me how good Firefox is" was because I already ****ing know. I'm asking about Opera.
 

Myrakh-2

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Steel_Avatar said:
I know it's good. I use it normally. But I'm trying out Opera 8.0 (non-ad version), and I'm wondering what people think of it as a browser.
I never tried Opera.

I use Mozilla. There's also Internet Explorer (which I use if Mozilla f* up) and Firefox, so I don't really see why I should PAY for a browser.

A friend of mine is using Opera, but he's feeding his own "ads" to the ad-version...

Personally, I don't really see what a browser could do to make it worth paying for --- I use Mozilla because of the Tabs, but I could still use multiple windows if Mozilla would cost money.
 

Newman

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I've tried Opera and FF, personally I prefer FF. It just works better for me, personal preference.
 

Beowulf

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I use to be a huge Netscape user from about 10 years ago then for about 2 years I used IE but about 10(? don't remember exactly) months ago I started using Firefox and have not looked back.
 

Geeno

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No, Steel they have a point.

With firefox I havent seen a pop up or any annoying crap since I got it.





:clap:
 

5Ws

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...the point of this thread is to give suggestion other than firefox...and 90% is still firefox...yeah, there is a point, but non-relevant to this thread nonetheless.
 
plasmo said:
IE good, Firefox bad
editing HTML (gogo Notepad)Gogo built in HTML editor with tag hilighting
ftp Web ftps work in FF too
yahoo games (chess, poker, etc) you win there, but sites are chaning to accommodate FF
proprietary email server works better with IE Not sure what you mean here
new windows in Firefox load blank rather than with the same pagechange your settings
mouse-wheel scrolling goes farther down the page in IE (easier to read long articles) Again look at the settings
Firefox pages more likely to not load because of time out First person I have ever heard say that
Firefox occasionally stops and has to be 'nudged along' by going to another site in a different window Again only person I have ever heard say that

Firefox good, IE bad
prevents way more pop-ups than IE
no spyware, etc that I got with IE Less, sure. All of it, no.

Firefox good
extensions (ForecastFox, StumbleUpon, ieview)
themes (skins)
latest headlines
search engines

Firefox bad
takes longer to load because of extensions and such Same with toolbars in IE.
number of hours wasted using StumbleUpon User stupidity :D


If Omniweb can't be used on Windows XP
Omniweb = nice paint job on a broken down Ford Pinto
Translation: I've never used it so it must suck!
If you only want Opera info, here's my take. It is Firefox with mouse gestures and voice commands. That's it. The render engine is nearly identical in terms of final product and overall pages load just about the same speed. Opera's claim to fame of "Fastest browser on Earth" is kinda misleading. Yes you start seeing content faster, but you use more CPU cycles to get it done. It does the exact same thing Firefox hack of about:config does, you see stuff faster but you see all of it later.
 

AeroJonesy

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I've got a friend who swears by Opera. He loves the mouse gestures, and that's why he won't switch to Firefox.
 
5Ws said:
Care to explain "mouse gesture" anyone?
You move your mouse in a certain pattern and it will close a tab or open a new window. Personally I find them to be slow and inefficient, I prefer keyboard shortcuts. Some people just love using that damned mouse though.
 

ozz109

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Last time i used Opera i didn't get on with it wether it was the UI or not i don't know, I also tried Maxathon and others but neither felt as comfortable as Firefox, I would suggest to try out several of the alternatives and see which you get on with best. Some to try out K-Meleon Maxathon Avant.
 

plasmo

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Um, Firefox has mouse gestures. In fact, there are multiple extensions for them in case you don't like how one works, and I know at least Mouse Gestures is customizable (you can change current gestures, create your own gestures, etc).

https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/showlist.php?application=firefox&category=Navigation

All-in-One Gestures 0.12.4
easyGestures 3.0
Mouse Gestures 1.0

And a quote from the user comments: "Very good work! I currently using FF and Opera and almost only reason for to stay with Opera was their embedded mouse geastures. Now, with this extension, I realy think to uninstall Opera away."
[I'd make fun of his grammar, but if he's foreign, then I'd feel bad about it. Kinda like when I made fun of this moron working at McDonald's until I learned she had been abused as a child and moved around multiple foster homes. I don't need that on my karma, thank you.]

Steel_Avatar said:
Not to be ungrateful, but the whole damned point of my saying "Don't tell me how good Firefox is" was because I already ****ing know. I'm asking about Opera.
There are no advantages unless you like talking to your computer or unless you think it's cool to use something just because it's not mainstream (in which case you should probably readjust your values rather than switch broswers)?
 

Nword

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My favorite part of Firefox is the bookmarks toolbar... Using the small custom icons that many sites have, you can get 33 or 34 different websites on that toolbar... :)

http://www.geocities.com/gertlex/FIREBOOK.jpg

I've used IE, AOL (only on other ppls' comps, it's worse than IE), Netscape 4 - 7, Mozilla, Firefox, and Safari (for Macs only)... Firefox is also better on Windows than on Macs, IMO, because Mac version doesn't utilize the website icons...

Did I mention I have a Firefox hat? :cool:
http://www.mozillastore.com/products/clothing/hat
 
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