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Use a Better Browser

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This is aimed at everyone who's still using IE*. It's late, I'll explain some other time. But, you can read Josh Segall's explanation in the meantime. Click here: click here for better browsing

I highly recommend everyone try Mozilla or Firebird at the very least. "But you don't have to take MY word for it." — LeVar Burton

* — which, I notice, mostly applies to strangers reading my journal because my friends are The Proverbial Choir™. =D


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fianna
Jul. 20th, 2003 01:53 am (UTC)
I use Konqueror on my linux box and I really like it. Mozilla is ok but seems like a bloated piece of slow crap to me hehe but that is just opinion. I wholeheartedly agree with increasing competition to advance internet browsing technology. Adam says that the new Internet explorer will be cool from what he has used at work but they are right, it will be a while before it comes out.
bride
Jul. 20th, 2003 10:02 am (UTC)
Re:
Mozilla is ok but seems like a bloated piece of slow crap to me hehe but that is just opinion.

I know I didn't like Mozilla as much on my Linux box either. It's great on my PC though. I don't install their mail, news, chat, etc. clients, just the browser.
fianna
Jul. 20th, 2003 03:16 pm (UTC)
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ahhh ok awesome
trigeekgirl
Jul. 20th, 2003 11:20 am (UTC)
I'm using Mozilla! Jon switched over to it awhile ago, and convinced me to do so recently. I used to use Opera, but it had features that annoyed me.

katie_ah
Jul. 20th, 2003 01:41 pm (UTC)
Yup, yup. Use Safari or Camino on my Macs and Mozilla on my mom's Windows machine. Unfortunately, I have to use IE at work.
dcm_wong
Jul. 20th, 2003 10:46 pm (UTC)
yea, just as the other person say, Mozilla is slow... much slower than IE on my win2k machine (w/ a 350MHz processor)
on linux I use Galleon.
sertrel
Jul. 21st, 2003 09:00 am (UTC)
"Butterfly in the sky..."
Programming Rainbow!

I'm just imagining LeVar Burton saying, "Today, we're going to take a look at browser software..." with celebrity readers reading the code, and little kids talking about their favorite software.

Although, now that I think about it, the "butterfly in the sky" would probably reek of MSN... XD
bride
Jul. 21st, 2003 11:01 am (UTC)
Re: "Butterfly in the sky..."
"butterfly in the sky" would probably reek of MSN... XD

Hahaha! It's okay because the next line is "I can go twice as high", so it's totally appropriate =)
ugly_boy
Jul. 21st, 2003 04:35 pm (UTC)
Eeeh, I'm using MSN which I think is basically IE and I can't say I'm thrilled about it. It's *OK* but not great, and in some areas is worse than AOhelL. My mom recently revealed that we saved $80 on our new TV by signing our lives away for another miserable year with crappy Internet up for MSN. Hopefully we'll get high speed internet soon.

What's the difference between cable and DSL?
bride
Jul. 21st, 2003 05:59 pm (UTC)
using MSN

Is that dial-up? Dialing up just gets you the connection, you can then use any application that works with that connection, like any browser application, any LJ client, an FTP client, AIM instant messenger, etc.

You just launch Mozilla/Firebird instead of IE.

What's the difference between cable and DSL?

Cable internet access goes through a digital cable line and DSL uses the phone line infrastructure you already have (plus some modifications). Both will require special modems and/or routers. Both give you similar connection speeds. DSL gives you a consistent connection speed whereas Cable speed depends on how many other users are logged in, in your branch/trunk/section or whatever it's called.

Neither is better than the other. Both have their problems.
ugly_boy
Jul. 21st, 2003 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info.

I had Mozilla (per your recommendation) for awhile and it was OK. But my computer's pretty mucked up as it is and everything I download makes it go slower and slower. I'm afraid that downloading a new server would only slow things down, and not be worth it. If I had a better computer I'd use Opera.
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