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Firefox
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Opera
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:35 PM   #106
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Hey shadowsnipes,
I am a functionality freak, so adding silly unnecessities is out question for me. Opera provides all the functionality ability "out of the box", and I didn't really spot some widget I am so dumbfounded about that I absolutely need to install it (I mean, "thing" that licks your browser screen may be funny (http://widgets.opera.com/widget/4464/) but why would i waste my processing power on that). FF on the other hand leaves a lot of that same functionality to plugins AFAIK. That said, if you want to know more about widgets(plugins) of Opera: http://widgets.opera.com .

And although I was not so serious, I am convinced that FF rose mostly on the fact that many people were convicted by M$ to use IE and finally they found a good alternative plus all that fama about opensource spirit. And this is a great thing because without FF opensource and GNU would not be where they are now - bringing Babylon down (so to speak ;-) ).

That said:

What they say about creating widgets:
"
What do you need to create and deploy an Opera Widget?

In order to be able to create an Opera Widget, you will need the same as you need for regular Web development:
A basic understanding of web technologies.
A text editor or web IDE that allows creation of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS files.
A tool for creating .zip archives.
Somewhere to publish the widget. The Opera Widgets web site offers the perfect place to host your widgets, and is visited by tens of thousands of people every day looking for widgets to run." (http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/c...-opera-widget/)

OK, I'll am not that innocent - i am using geyes in bizzare form on my gnome panel, hardly anything more useless :-)))). But it looks cool.

Last edited by awl; 03-10-2008 at 05:39 PM.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 02:54 PM   #107
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I Love Firefox, It allows me to develop 3rd party addons that helps me in my day to day work! ^__^
 
Old 03-28-2008, 04:59 PM   #108
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I tend to disagree. While I am a long time Firefox fan, and use it daily, I have recently found that in my setups, Opera runs just as fast without all of the tweaks. Give it a try, you might be just as surprised as I was.

Now, if you want all of the add-ons, then nothing compares to Firefox.
I recently installed Opera and I liked it up until the point where I realized that there isnt a flash plugin for it. =0(
 
Old 03-28-2008, 09:53 PM   #109
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I don't understand. I am running Opera on my Linux boxes as well as my Windoze machines, and I have flash and Java plugins. Just like in Firefox, as soon as you go to a site that requires Flash, you should get a notice that the site requires flash and provides a link to install the Flash Plugin.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 10:07 AM   #110
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I recently installed Opera and I liked it up until the point where I realized that there isnt a flash plugin for it. =0(
There is one, most definitely. Another problem is that Opera is kinda buggy with the Flash plugin (and with plugins in general), and fixing this is one of Opera's goals for the 9.5 release. They are putting a lot of work on fixing the cross-platform plugins problems during the current beta releases.
 
Old 03-30-2008, 11:30 AM   #111
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What??? No IE 6?!! It's the best browser evar!
 
Old 03-31-2008, 08:13 PM   #112
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What??? No IE 6?!! It's the best browser evar!
http://whyiesucks.blogspot.com/
 
Old 03-31-2008, 08:15 PM   #113
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What??? No IE 6?!! It's the best browser evar!
3rods, are you kidding or are you not aware that this is a Linux applications poll?
 
Old 04-01-2008, 03:57 PM   #114
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I like Opera. Perhaps I just got accustomed with it and if FF was first, I'd get used to it. Anyways, FF seems like heavy for me, while Opera is slightweight (at least on machines I happen to work).
As for Flash plugin. I never got it to work on EVERY site neither on Opera nor FF. Please note, the sites were tested under Windows too and the flash animations work there just flawless (in both O and FF). Go figure.
 
Old 04-01-2008, 05:09 PM   #115
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I agree, Opera seems very streamlined, and very fast. I do not use all of the plugins available to FF, so Opera is definitely my choice.

The way I got Flash to work on my newly installed Debian Laptop is that I downloaded the installer from Adobe's site, and installed it with Debian's package manager by right clicking on the file and selecting install. The installation asked if I wanted it to install in Opera, and I said yes. Afterwards, flash worked in Opera.
 
Old 04-02-2008, 12:35 PM   #116
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3rods, are you kidding or are you not aware that this is a Linux applications poll?
Citing possibly the worst browser in history as well as a winblow$ product in a linux forum - yes, that was sarcasm.

Also note the fanboi spelling of ever as "evar".

Next time I'll be sure not to be so subtle about it and end it with a "/sarcasm" tag...

Last edited by 3rods; 04-02-2008 at 12:39 PM.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 05:31 PM   #117
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Firefox seem to be the most versatile browser I have used.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 07:45 PM   #118
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Citing possibly the worst browser in history as well as a winblow$ product in a linux forum - yes, that was sarcasm.
I was hoping...

Cheers
 
Old 04-06-2008, 07:53 AM   #119
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I think when it comes down to developing websites, Firefox truly shines. Add-ons such as Firebug and Webdeveloper are a must have.

Opera is underrated, but the UI is ugly and doesn't fit anywhere. It suffers from the Gimp syndrome: Functional, effective, fast and ugly as we all believe the devil is.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 04:52 AM   #120
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Opera is underrated, but the UI is ugly and doesn't fit anywhere.
hmmmm... if Opera will change it's UI I'll reconsider my attitude to their software.
It's all a matter of habbit
 
  


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