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 Post subject: good alternative web browsers??
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:35 am 
Northwood
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right now im using firefox and i gotta say that i really like it alot better than IE6. now i stumbled upon this article in extremetech right now:

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1 ... 509,00.asp

i wanted to know if any of you out there have use these other browsers besides firefox like avant, maxthon, and i know other people here use opera.

i know that firefox is good already, well for me actually. but i never tried opera or the other two browsers ive listed. they seem pretty good though. anyone using avant or maxthon??


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 Post subject: Re: good alternative web browsers??
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:22 pm 
Coppermine
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There are four major browser engines of which most other browsers are based:

Mozilla(Gecko): Firefox, Netscape, Epiphany, Galeon, etc
Internet Explorer(Trident): Avant, Maxthon/MyIE2, MSN Explorer, Crazybrowser, etc
KHTML: Konqueror, Safari, etc
Opera(Presto)

If you have used those four you have pretty much tried every browser out there (unless you want to count Lynx).


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:37 pm 
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My three are:

CrazyBrowser (IE shell with tabbed browsing, pop-up blocker)
IE
FireFox


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:08 pm 
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I used Avant, and it drove me crazy. Too complicated of an interface, IMO.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:55 pm 
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I use Firefox.

I have IE but I never use it and Opera too but I don't like the ads.

Do Avant and other IE based browsers suffer from the same vulnerabilities that plague IE?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:51 am 
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TurtleX wrote:
Do Avant and other IE based browsers suffer from the same vulnerabilities that plague IE?


I'd have to say yes. If you run one of the browser hacks, you need to have windows updates.

I use crazy browser & firefox as my main browsers. I've tried avant, not sure why I didn't like it, but CB was better.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:43 pm 
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I use firefox (woot!) But I also have internet explorer for those rare sites that are not so firefox friendly.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:59 pm 
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firefox = the next netscape, and it kicks ass


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 Post subject: Re: good alternative web browsers??
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:51 pm 
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Skeksis wrote:
There are four major browser engines of which most other browsers are based:

Mozilla(Gecko): Firefox, Netscape, Epiphany, Galeon, etc
Internet Explorer(Trident): Avant, Maxthon/MyIE2, MSN Explorer, Crazybrowser, etc
KHTML: Konqueror, Safari, etc
Opera(Presto)

If you have used those four you have pretty much tried every browser out there (unless you want to count Lynx).


Actually, IE is based on the NCSA Mosaic browser engine, and is licensed from Spyglass.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:53 pm 
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I didn't know what the big deal was when I first installed Firefox, but after using it for the last 6-8 months, I'll never go back to IE. The only time I ever use IE anymore is to check Windows Update. Ctrl-T is the shit!
Plus, once you get your Adblock set up for the sites you visit most, (hello, Delphi :wink: ) the removal of all the pain-in-the-ass ads makes for much more pleasant browsing
Plus, I never get my brower hijacked or get hit with pop-ups
Oh yeah, I couldn't live without my Google toolbar either, Ctrl-T + Google toolbar = much better living :!:


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 Post subject: Re: good alternative web browsers??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:58 am 
Coppermine
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big_montana wrote:
Skeksis wrote:
There are four major browser engines of which most other browsers are based:

Mozilla(Gecko): Firefox, Netscape, Epiphany, Galeon, etc
Internet Explorer(Trident): Avant, Maxthon/MyIE2, MSN Explorer, Crazybrowser, etc
KHTML: Konqueror, Safari, etc
Opera(Presto)

If you have used those four you have pretty much tried every browser out there (unless you want to count Lynx).


Actually, IE is based on the NCSA Mosaic browser engine, and is licensed from Spyglass.


Mosaic was the first modern non-commercial browser (originally for X Windows) and is the inspiration for all modern browsers (Mozilla = Mosaic + Godzilla = Mosaic Killer) and IE 1.0 was directly based on it. But the rendering engine was replaced by Trident with the release of IE4.


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