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Old 03-24-2004, 01:54 AM   #1
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Netscape vs Opera vs Mozilla


About to switch to Linux, what browser suite is the best one ?

Netscape
Opera
Mozilla

???

I need a browser with flash plugin support and ability to receive html e-mail.

And since I'am posting this, what is a good HTML editor for Linux ? Currently I'am using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004.

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Old 03-24-2004, 02:16 AM   #2
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I use opera, wich has a banner in the free version, but it's a very good browser wich supports flash after installing the linux flash player (currently version 6, not yet 7). plugin is downloadable at macromedia.com
 
Old 03-24-2004, 07:09 AM   #3
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You can use Opera and/or Firefox. Both has worked fine for me. There are a lot of HTML editors for linux, but I'll recommend Bluefish
 
Old 03-24-2004, 07:27 AM   #4
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I find that firefox renders pages a little better than opera, that new opera beta sucks. The new mozilla beta (full version, not firefox) is good if you need integrated email. If you need a wysiwyg editor then try quanta 3.2.1, nvu or mozilla composer, there's nothing quite like dreamweaver though... but once you get away from depending on the wysiwyg environment you can actually make better code faster doing it by hand.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 08:08 AM   #5
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I use Opera for the very simple reason that it can be set to open any bookmark in a new tabbed window, without needing to create the window first, right-click or anything fancy. I do a lot of my work through web interfaces and often need to have several different pages open, and Opera just makes it quicker and easier to do that. They're all free so why not suck it and see?

For HTML editing I use Quanta which comes with KDE, as it has a built-in PHP function reference (I can never remember the right argument sequence for all those string functions *lol*).
 
Old 03-25-2004, 12:02 AM   #6
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Question ;)

The lack of Dreamweaver does not concern me much really ( I hand "coded" - if you can call it that pages/php long before i touched it ) but the Llack of Flash is a serious problem.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 12:23 AM   #7
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I like Firefox a little better than Opera.

For an html editor you might check out NVU
http://www.nvu.com/
 
Old 03-25-2004, 02:06 AM   #8
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to me, they're all the same. i feel like this is as bad as arguing over weather to use Kedit or Gedit.

All these browsers open the same pages. And have: address bars, back buttons, forward buttons, and some kind of bookmark. Its not like one's text base internet while one's graphical.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 02:11 AM   #9
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They have different levels of font/ html/ css support though, different rendering speeds and styles, different options and levels of extensibility. A browser, text editor and a terminal are my most used tools by far... it's almost like a vim vs emacs debate.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 02:19 AM   #10
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;)

Well out of the 3 available

Netscape
Opera
Mozilla
Firefox ( Well I don;t really consider this one as this is just the browser without e-mail etc.. - as I understand it )

What one is ther easiest to upgrade ?
What one has the best plugin support ?

Opera is not free -
Firefox is not a complete package -

Netscape has great interface ( I think ) and is a full featured product +
Mozilla is open souce +

So I would think it's either Netscape or Mozilla.

Personally I hope that Netscape goes to hell so I choose Mozilla. There, it's done.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 03:48 PM   #11
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Netscape is Mozilla with a few tweaks.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 04:30 PM   #12
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try them all its basically personal preferance i like opera and firefox is pretty good its just like asking wich is better kde or gnome really pretty much up to what you like.
 
  


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