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Old 11-06-2008, 07:14 PM   #31
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Hi,

Which internet/web browser do you use and favour ?
I favor no one. Prime candidates are Opera and Firefox, but they both have serious problems:

Firefox has a good ad blocker, flash plugin, and more sites are compatible with it. But usability of firefox is awful, and working in "keyboard-only" mode is not possible, because keyboard mode (F8, I believe) implemented in very lame way and currently displayed page often loses focus (so it simply won't respond to keyboard action until clicked by mouse). It has tons of minor bugs with shortcuts (Press Alt+D to move focus to address bar. Now try return focus to the page without mouse), and some really noobish gui bugs (open any dialog, then drag bottom-right corner of the dialog to the left and up. See what happens).
I do use firefox because of AdBlock plus, better compatibility and flash sometimes, but with all its gui/keyboard bugs I'm surprised it has many fans. In short - it has nice page rendering engine + adblock plus, but everything that is not page rendering engine is poorly done.

Opera is the best browser for "keyboard-only" mode I've seen so far. Page navigation using keyboard is well-thought about. Unfortunately, there is no opera alternative for adblock plus and flash plugin doesn't seem to support opera in newer versions. It also takes more time to start and has a bad habit of hiding status bar at random times.
 
Old 11-06-2008, 08:22 PM   #32
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I use Firefox most of the time, Links when working CLI.
 
Old 11-07-2008, 10:27 PM   #33
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idiot.. the biggest mistake most people make with windows is installing it in the first place
also.. while we are being picky



Please continue using your closed non-standards compliant proprietary crap eh.. In fact, why don't you leave us FOSS users alone and take your half baked M$ fanboyism somewhere it will be appreciated.. Disney have a few lovely sites.

I will not have M$ software on my machines.. I don't even like using it on other peoples hardware. Puppy is far better than anything M$ have ever made.

Browsers?.. I quite like kazehakase, it could do with a little more polish, but it's a nice sleek and fast browser.
Oddly one thing which I do find is missing is a css enabled browser which needs less than 16Mb's of ram. All seem to be too modern which is a pain when you need a nice little browser for an old 32Mb laptop. Dillo isn't a serious option, you can't post on many sites wit it.

Sorry Bruce. I fight my corner with these "run to windows at the first little problem" vmware idiots on a daily basis. Think they know it all, when in reality they are still tied to Bill's apron strings.
Wife must have cut you off or something?
Get a grip and face reality.
 
Old 11-08-2008, 05:59 AM   #34
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why install another browser in Windows?. The biggest mistake most people
Because IE is famous for its security holes (getting virus through internet explorer is common thing). And because it has awful, uncomfortable GUI. In fact I don't know any single reason to use IE (other than testing purposes for web developers), and I use Opera + Firefox on windows when I need it.

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make with Windows is install too much useless/needless crap that slows down the system.
Yep, and that crap includes internet explorer.


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idiot.. the biggest mistake most people make
Calling another user an idiot isn't a good argument.

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In fact, why don't you leave us FOSS users alone and take your half baked M$ fanboyism somewhere it will be appreciated.. Disney have a few lovely sites.

I will not have M$ software on my machines.. I don't even like using it on other peoples hardware. Puppy is far better than anything M$ have ever made.
Pal, grow up already. Whether you like it or not, there ARE situation when using windows or windows software is unavoidable, and dual-boot is only option. Sticking only to opensource software (due to the religious beliefs)also has little sense, because it is more important to use tool that really help you, not the one that has better ideology. Again, whether you like it or not, using only opensource tools or only closed-source tools is not always possible.

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Sorry Bruce. I fight my corner with these "run to windows at the first little problem" vmware idiots on a daily basis. Think they know it all, when in reality they are still tied to Bill's apron strings.
You simply haven't run into situation when required (for your job, for example) software simply don't work in Linux+Wine combo. Yes, that happens.

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