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Whats really the best browser


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angels-high

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Hi

I am using IE and always have done.

I hear huge conversations about Firefox, Mozilla, Opera ........

Which one is the best. I guess Iam concerned about going to one I know nothing about, in fear that it might not work.

Any reccomendations ??

Edited by angels-high, 26 April 2005 - 04:17 AM.

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:tazz: It's really a question of what you are used to and what you like.

I am increasingly of the opinion that Firefox may offer some added security, but as it becomes more popular it's been targeted by hackers/spyware etc..

Firefox has tabbed windows, so you can view multiple sites easily. It doesn't rely on underlying (vulnerable) Microsoft technologies like Active X controls, but that makes it impossible to use on some sites ;)

Opera claims to be the fastest browser on the planet - has tabbed windows and inbuilt email client. ;)

Netscape offers many good features.

Internet explorer is only as big as it is, because of Microsoft's dominance of the operating system market and because they've integrated it into the operating system.

They didn't need to do this, but they want total dominance - so I avoid Internet Explorer out of general principle, unless I need to use it.

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Avoid IE and try and use Opera as it is vdery fast andeasy to use and you can access your web mail through it and AOL mail.
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Opera : if u don't want to get extensions.
ff: if u r ok with getting extensions.

both offer great features.obviously their r browser only features.
like voice and speech in opera.
so get opera. use all its features. then try ff and c if can get the xtensions
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I'm torn. I switch between Opera and Firefox. Hence my avatar. :tazz:


Right now I'm using Opera 8.00.

Edited by jake6535, 16 May 2005 - 05:31 PM.

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I'm torn. I switch between Opera and Firefox. Hence my avatar. :tazz:
Right now I'm using Opera 8.00.

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Doesn't opera cost money?
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Nope! but it displays a bar with google sponsered links aka a adbar(this does not make it adware btw).
u hav to pay to remove it. However it allows some days adfree as well.
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Am finding opera very good.

Edited by angels-high, 18 May 2005 - 05:44 AM.

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  Nope! but it displays a bar with google sponsered links aka a adbar(this does not make it adware btw).
u hav to pay to remove it. However it allows some days adfree as well.


I really don't ever notice the ads. Oh wait, I forgot, I blocked Opera from accessing thier ad site so it just shows a blank bar... :tazz: But, the first days of Opera it's adless anyways.
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I really don't ever notice the ads. Oh wait, I forgot, I blocked Opera from accessing thier  ad site so it just shows a blank bar... :tazz: But, the first days of Opera it's adless anyways.

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how'd ya block the ads?
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OPERA IS FREEEE

well almost

from:
http://www.opera.com.../en/2005/02/01/

Opera's free license for schools now includes students and staff for their privately-owned computers!!

Now is this really good or what.

Edited by chessonly, 18 May 2005 - 12:47 PM.

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haloo every one
has any one tryed ,,,, Awant Browser , i am using long time with out any problem and has build in plug for spyware blooking its seem like a part of internet explorer .
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firefox or opera.
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how'd ya block the ads?

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With Sygate firewall. :tazz:

I set it up so opera.exe couldn't acess their ad site (forget what it is no), so it just shows a blank bar. ;)




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Opera and Firefox: A side-by-side review
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