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Firefox or Opera

Stuart Ash
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In the humble and unhumble opinion of the ranchers, which is a better browser, Opera or Firefox???


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Akhilesh Trivedi
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I use firefox on 128 MB RAM. It is slow to start but once started it is ok. Still to check opera...


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Stephen Boston
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I use FireFox. I haven't tried Opera.


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Paul Bourdeaux
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Firefox. I tried Opera a few years back, when it was still buggy. Once Firefox came out, I never went back. I test my web applications on Firefox and IE.


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I recently jumped to FireFox from the full Mozilla Suite. It actually took a little getting used to, as a number of UI features seemed to be in the "wrong" place after using Mozilla for so long. Now I love it.

Tried Opera about 2 years ago and it seemed too "weird". Everything was in the "wrong" place. Something you use as much as a Web browser needs to step into the background and not bother you, and Opera didn't seem to me to be doing that. Of course, that's just a first impression...


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Mahesh Rana
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I always prefer Firefox for the web browsing.

But for an average Indian like me, who can speak and read 3 diff. languages, IE is the only choice left to read my native newspapers.
Because last time I checked, Firefox/Opera don't support dynamic fonts.

Here are some:

Maharashtra Times

eSakal (eMorning)

Gujrath Samachar


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Akhilesh Trivedi
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I also checked once "deer park" and found almost no difference between "firefox" and "deer park"...
Jesse Torres
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Firefox by far is the best. Opera is too weird. Unfortunately, there are still sites, when using Windows, that require authentication via IE.
Anupam Sinha
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I prefer Opera over Firefox. I have been using Opera for quite some time. Had a pretty nice experience. I would suggest you give it a try now. Now Opera is also amongst the free browsers.
[ November 08, 2005: Message edited by: Anupam Sinha ]
Paul Clapham
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I just clicked on the Maharashtra Times link, in Firefox 1.0.7, and as far as I can see it renders the page correctly. I can't read any of it, but I do see both Latin and Devanagari fonts appearing. There's none of those rectangular "can't-render-this-character" boxes.
Gregg Bolinger
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Another similar albeit short lived discussion.


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Kishore Dandu
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Used firefox for a while.
Started using IE again last week. I felt IE is better if you want to view pdfs etc.

May be i need to change some settings on firefox. Don't know.


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Sonny Gill
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Firefox.
Tried Opera a few times in the past, didn't like it. The reasons being slightly unfamiliar UI, and the ads shown on the free download version.

If it is for your own use, I suggest you go ahead and start with the Firefox 1.5 RC1. One of the good things in it is more streamlined updating of Firefox, as well as the extensions.


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Stuart Ash
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Despite the majority of the opinions going pro-Firefox here, somehow Opera seems better to me, what with the ads being taken off now.

One feature I especially miss in Firefox: Retention of browsed windows after restart of the browser/OS. I can think of many other nice features in Opera that I haven;t found in Firefox.

Suggest guys try the latest versions of both and recalibrate.
[ November 09, 2005: Message edited by: Stuart Ash ]
Scott Selikoff
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I don't see anyone endorsing Mosaic?? Come on, there was a browser! I still have the image of the little S with the earth in the center drilled into my brain.


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Maximilian Xavier Stocker
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Ahhh what a bunch of wusses.

What about lynx? And let's not forget gopher the Betamax to http VHS. :roll:
Grant Gainey
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Lynx?!? Sheer luxury! In my day, we used , and read the HTML with our naked eyes, and we liked it, by all the gods!

Kids these days...

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Paul Clapham
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Suggest guys try the latest versions of both and recalibrate.
I stopped using Opera when they took away tabs. But maybe I will give it another try.
Daniel Prene
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Don't forget about the masive number of firefox plugins.
Stuart Ash
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Originally posted by Grant Gainey:
Lynx?!? Sheer luxury! In my day, we used , and read the HTML with our naked eyes, and we liked it, by all the gods!

Kids these days...

G


In my days, I used to go to the bookstore and browse. And they had a good collection of books to browse through. Didn't need no HTML nothing.

Kids these days...





Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Stuart Ash:
, and read the HTML with our naked eyes, and we liked it, by all the gods!

Kids these days...

G


In my days, I used to go to the bookstore and browse. And they had a good collection of books to browse through. Didn't need no HTML nothing.

Kids these days...





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Stuart Ash
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:

Many years ago when books were expensive people used to go to the library , read books and take down notes....


No, I was talking about
browsing

Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Stuart Ash:


No, I was talking about
browsing



You can also browse books in library.
[ November 10, 2005: Message edited by: Pradip Bhat ]
Grant Gainey
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Ah, how well I remember the Olde Days, when we'd gather around the tribal storyteller, hunched over the fire at the cave-mouth, and and be terrified and enthralled by turns as he shared the tribal knowledge with us. How we all laughed!

All this new-fangled "writing" thing is Weakening the Brains and Sinews of our Youth. Make 'em learn "Beowulf" by heart, letter-perfect - it's the only thing that builds Real Character!

(/shakes cane wildly)

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[ November 10, 2005: Message edited by: Grant Gainey ]
Stuart Ash
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I remember to my horror those days when some weird folks brought in this thing, they call it writing, they represent words in funny symbols, ugh, how loathsome, what will happen to to our great tradition of reciting all Beowulf by heart. This "writing" is a bad device, it will cripple our creativity.





 
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