Alternative Browsers

Discussion in 'polls' started by the Tester, Feb 13, 2003.

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  1. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

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    And when exiting Opera, I select (takes me two clicks) the panel shown below to keep, edit or erase the surf elements... Of course, I can also edit while surfing, without exiting at all.

    I can appreciate this might seem rather surprising to anyone not used to the simple/fast/intelligent Opera characteristics...

    See, three small posts and you're almost as good at it as any veteran Opera user. :D For anyone interested, a few screenshots about the Opera cookie management features you can find in http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=14890

    To make a long story short, that's not exactly what one might call difficult to configure - and at the same time I do reiterate what I said earlier - Mozilla a very good choice also.

    BTW, Mozilla 1.6 alpha available for testing at www.mozilla.org.

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     

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    Tester: to remove IE from XP you need the payware XP lite. They don't have a standalone tool for XP IE removal.

    There may be something else out there by someone else for this purpose but I am not aware of it.
     
  3. JayK

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    I'm not a big fan of Firebird for that reason.
     
  4. AAP

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    Hello,To all

    Hmmm just one thing i like to ask you
    all would i need to Uninstall IE to try this

    Opera/Mozilla Firebird 0.7 or is there
    a way that i can download one of them
    & run it over IE not sure that is the right
    word to use well someone let me know

    oh someone asked about Uninstalling IE
    not sure this is the info you where looking
    for but have a look for your self

    How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 6

    Thank you
     
  5. crockett

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    Hello AAP :)

    Don't go try and uninstall Internet Explorer if you're not sure what you're doing or if you don't have specific reasons to get rid of it.

    No need to change anything on your system to download and try Opera and/or Firebird.

    These three different browsers don't interact with each other.

    Three browsers on one system is no problem at all. Three firewalls would be (firewalls tend to exclude one another and fight for supremacy on a system - browsers do not).

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  6. AAP

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    Hello,Crockett

    Thanks for taking the time to reply i just
    downloaded that Mozilla Firebird 0.7 i will
    run that first to see if i like it or not hehe

    again thank you

    Good luck

    Hi,Paul :D
     
  7. libbo1

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    Yup, keep IE. U need it sumtimes! and . . . u gotta have it for Win updates ( unless u go to the alternative sites and pik em urself!!)
     
  8. crockett

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    Hello again... ;)

    Don't forget to configure FB using Tools/Options and then to run it against pcflank's Quick Test to see if fit.

    http://www.pcflank.com/test.htm

    Hi Libbo :)

    How's the weather in Florida ?! Magnificent full moon over here... Still so impressive !

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  9. AAP

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    Hey,Crockett

    Wow where was i when they put this out
    i love this Mozilla FB did as you said all is good
    but for this here

    Attention! Your browser is not private. Privacy is 50%
    While visiting web sites your browser sends information about previous sites you have visited.

    Recommendation:
    Install a personal firewall program. If you already have a firewall, adjust it to block this information.

    not sure how one would fix this problem
    any idea at all well have a good one

    Hi,Paul
     
  10. crockett

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    Hi ;)

    Referrers problem, I would guess.

    There's a specific procedure to disable referrers in FireBird. Hope JayK is gonna jump back in soon and describe it to you... FireBird is JayK's specialty.

    Meanwhile, why not try your hands on Opera ?! Free download at http://www.opera.com/download/

    See you soon...

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     

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  11. JayK

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    Not quite, I'm *not* a big fan of Firebird.
     
  12. JayK

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    For the record here's the answer

    Type about:config . Look for (use filter) network.http.sendRefererHeader and right click on it, select modify and change it to 0.

    Note this generates a blank referrers, a (very) few sites will bar you from entering due to that.
     
  13. AAP

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    Hello,JayK

    Thanks for taking the time to help may i
    ask why you say I'm *not* a big fan of Firebird.
    is there something you know anything bad

    about this or do you think there is something
    better i could use in it's place if so please tell

    you have a great day

    Good luck
     
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    I tried avant for about a week and it isn't to bad. It has a few security settings and the ability to check mail from the desktop. You can specify which mail program is default . But it is only a skin for internet explorer. I liked it better than IE but I would recomend firebird, opera or mozilla.
     
  16. JayK

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    The only thing you need to know (security wise) is that it is a IE shell. That speaks volumes.
     
  17. DougRees

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    I use Firebird (formerly Phoenix) 0.7 as my primary browser, and before that used Mozilla. There are a few pages that require IE, but it hasn't been much of a problem.

    People really should give alternative browsers (primarily Gecko or Opera-based) a chance, since there's an awful lot of useful stuff they can do that IE can't. I find that I can surf the web about twice as fast with Firebird as I can with IE--and I don't have dozens of popups staring me in the face.

    Another browser I like is 1X--made by a group called Science Travellers International in Australia. It's about the smallest browser I know of (fits on a single floppy), and really does a pretty good job. No java, but everything else is there.
     
  18. crockett

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    Hi DougRees :)

    I just read the few last posts you made on this BBForum and found them rather interesting, not to mention this nice little touch of humor I really appreciate.

    I hope we'll see more of you around here.

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  19. JayK

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    Hmm the answer to the poll question "What browser is most site-compatable" seems to be obvious.

    Internet Explorer!

    BTW what's mozilla 3?
     
  20. JayK

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    Nothing bad, security wise anyway. Just useability and interface issues.
     
  21. Prince_Serendip

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    :D Do you mean compatible as in the number of websites available to it, or ease and speed of use at said websites?

    After using Opera 7.11 for several weeks, I love it. It is compatible with MS IE sites and is as fast as using a broadband connection. I'm on DSL. ;)

    Also, Hello to Jay K! ~waving~ :)
     
  22. JayK

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    Hello Prince_Serendip,

    <waves back like an idiot>.
     
  23. crockett

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    Hi Prince'... :)

    You mean Opera 7.22, right ?! If still on 7.11, might a really good idea to upgrade to 7.22 Final, if only for security reasons...

    BTW, hope you're doing fine ! :D Which software are you most passionate about right now, whatever the field may be ? Trying your hands on any new piece of security software ?! Just curious :) [Must be the cat in me ;)]

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  24. MickeyTheMan

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    Not so. I use MyIe and have no problem getting windows updates
     
  25. JayK

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    The second quote doesn't really contradict the first.
     
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