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Old 03-31-2002, 10:20 AM   #1
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Angry Something better than Netscape


I have had enough of Netscape!!

Can anyone reccommend a better browser? I have looked at several different ones and not sure which on to install. What does everyone out there like.

Thanks
 
Old 03-31-2002, 10:34 AM   #2
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this has been asked a million times in these forums. might want to search first. we don't need another, which browser do you recommend with 100 responses to tell you which browser to use. they all have ups, downs... lefts and rights.. try a few and see which one suits you best

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Old 03-31-2002, 10:38 AM   #3
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There is Galeon, Mozilla, Konquerer, Opera........................
Me...............I like the latest build of mozilla, but it and netscape are like cousins from Arkansas (closer related than would appear on the surface)
Galeon is based on the mozilla engine, but has several features that set it apart.
Bottom line try them all and then pick one to keep.
 
Old 03-31-2002, 10:46 AM   #4
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Smile

I have been using Mozilla and Netscape for some years now.
Mozilla was the better one of these until I tried Opera, the new one is 6** something.

These days, I'm only using Opera.

The speed is great.
Almost all pages looks correct.
The support for Java seem to be better to. :-)
...........

//FredrikN
 
Old 04-01-2002, 04:56 PM   #5
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i like konquereor, it's fast for me, and i haven't run into any problems with it yet, and i also hate netscape.
 
Old 04-01-2002, 05:26 PM   #6
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Originally posted by deezay
i like konquereor, it's fast for me, and i haven't run into any problems with it yet, and i also hate netscape.
Netscape was made by the devil himself to poison the internet standards

lol

I use Konqueror Its the closest to IE that I have found and other then the Problems I have ran in to with Java and flash its a great browser

I know I will get flamed for this but I wish M$ would get off there butt and make IE for linux because IE is by far the best brouser there is

 
Old 04-01-2002, 05:38 PM   #7
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unless i'm wrong... netscape actually conforms to many more official standards than IE does, it's just the weight of users that means IE is more supported, leaving NS being less supported.

Galeon rox tho. IE is not the best imvho... WHY do you think it is?? A lot of people have this opinion... but i can't understand why. and M$ won't make IE for linux (unless ordered by the courts to do so) as it makes linux more appealing to people and all that crap.
 
Old 04-01-2002, 05:53 PM   #8
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
unless i'm wrong... netscape actually conforms to many more official standards than IE does, it's just the weight of users that means IE is more supported, leaving NS being less supported.

Galeon rox tho. IE is not the best imvho... WHY do you think it is?? A lot of people have this opinion... but i can't understand why. and M$ won't make IE for linux (unless ordered by the courts to do so) as it makes linux more appealing to people and all that crap.
Yeah but it would still be cool to use IE

I heard you can imulate IE 4 in Linux but 5 and 6 don't work as of yet
 
Old 04-02-2002, 08:10 PM   #9
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I know I will get flamed for this but I wish M$ would get off there butt and make IE for linux because IE is by far the best brouser there is
Are you kidding us!?!? Man, read the security advices all over the web, IE is the most bloated web browser out there, if I write a script that can do harm to your system when loaded into IE it would be so easy, I just need to append to it .html or .htm file extension, that's all. IE looks at 3 letter extension to determine the file type (if it says .html IE interprets it as an html page). And for it to be fixed MS should re-write the whole thing from buttom up, which obviously it won't do in the nearest future.
All browsers for linux as was mentioned have theirs good days along with bad ones. I found konqueror is pretty fast, opera has stopped working on me (was the fastest), and I primarely use galeon.

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Old 04-02-2002, 08:15 PM   #10
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I used to be a big fan of IE but just got tired of everything MS. Then I finally gave Netscape a chance and liked it. But now I've discovered Opera and I love it! It's so fast and it's so light and lean instead of being bloated like IE and Netscape. Unless I run into problems it'll be Opera for me!
 
Old 04-02-2002, 08:40 PM   #11
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I know this may be off topic but I seem to can't post a new thread. I get a parse error:

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Parse error: parse error in /home/httpd/linuxquestions/questions/newthread.php on line 323
 
Old 04-02-2002, 10:44 PM   #12
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I get that error too whenever I try to make a new post here.. weird, you guys need to fix it.

-glockage
 
Old 04-02-2002, 10:46 PM   #13
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Since I cant make a new post, I will just say what I need to know here. Does Wine (the windows emulater) come on the MDK 8.1 cd?
 
Old 04-03-2002, 06:27 AM   #14
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IE is the best browser... Ha-ha

I have been using IE for years and I thought it was the best.
I thought it was fast. I thought it had the most features (with its 80 Megs of install files).
However, with IE I could not even correctly print a htm document with a long table, but I thought it was totally impossible for any browsers.
Then I found Opera and that its installation file was only 6-12 Megs of size. Yet it contained everything (e-mail, etc.)
Somehow it was cca. two times as fast as IE.
And somehow it did not make a page break within table rows when printing them.
Later I began to design web pages and came to realize that IE ignores important html and css codes that Opera renders.
Since then I myself ignore IE and am happy with Opera.
The only drawback of Opera is that poorly written web pages are always rendered incorrectly, while IE tries to find out how to render them so that they look as expected.
 
Old 04-03-2002, 08:28 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the input guys. I will look at a couple of them and see which one best suits my needs. I have Opera running on my 3Com Audrey's and it runs great.

Again thanks for the input, although I may need some help with getting them installed.
 
  


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