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Discussion in 'other software & services' started by crockett, Jul 9, 2003.

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  1. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

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    Hi Uguel707

    Couldn't agree with you more about Opera, of which I'm a big fan also.

    I''ve recently been testing Kmeleon as an other alternative browser, and I must say that I've never seen any browser as quick and low-on-resources as that lizard, not even Phoenix. Even Opera seems suddenly so sslloooww in comparison !!!

    If you'd like to give it a try and report on your experience with this browser, I'd be glad to read from you (and any other Kmeleon user, for that matter).

    http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/

    The security parameters you can easily configure under the 'EDIT' menu, next selecting the 'PREFERENCES' option.

    Anyone interested in this Kmeleon topic can proceed to the following thread

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=11173;start=msg72503#msg72503

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  2. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

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    Re:Freeware versus commerical

    from Crockett

    Hi Crockett!

    Sounds interesting! Even Faster than opera? Well that's interesting...I'll check about that. Thank you!
    Here's a summary for those interested:

    Features:

    - Simple, efficient, fast browser.
    - Uses your existing IE Favorites, NS Bookmarks or Opera Hotlist
    - "Tabbed" browsing
    - Complete control of the look and behavior of menus, toolbars and "hotkeys"
    - Support for custom macro functionality
    - Privacy and security features
    - Fast loading time and (optional) symbiotic loader for even faster loading....

    Alright, I copied your link and 'll have a look at it...;) Don't know if they provide an email client...ANW, since it can work along with Opera I shouldn't be too picky eh?:D

    Thank You!
    Uguel
     
  3. illukka

    illukka Spyware Fighter

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    Re:Freeware versus commerical

    well
    i have kmeleon on my pc.. rarely use it though. doesn't seem like anything compared with opera when u talk about speed.., but it is small an light.. it is based on the gecko, like mozilla firebird. i'm on gprs internet connection and opera outperforms others vastly, it's like broadband compared to ie&others
    i'd say commercial av's outperform free ones in most critical aspects: detection, updates and most importantly support.. which free av updates daily? like kav, f-secure etc, which one has phone support? and at's, there is no good free at's anymore
    gav was the exception, but it is no more
     
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    solarpowered candle Registered Member

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    Re:Freeware versus commerical

    has anyone had any experiences with Lite98 as a browser.
     
  5. Bdiamond

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    I am also an Opera user but haven't run across the "symbiotic" loader. I would would really appreciate a reference to where I could locate it. Thanks
    Bdiamond
     
  6. root

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    If I could find a browser that was faster than Opera, AND, I could customize it like I can Opera, then I might switch.
    I downloaded Mozilla 1.4 and like it, but I can't customise the menu popups to add close tab or close window like I can in Opera. I have become really spoilled by Operas features.
    I will say Mozilla is a good backup for Opera where I want activex available, and I did notice that it will render some pages better that Opera.
    Any chance that any other browsers like KMellon allow you to customize menus, toolbars, etc?
     
  7. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

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    Re:Freeware versus commerical

    Hi Solarpowered Candle :)

    Not sure what you're referring to.

    My OS is a 98Lite version ( www.litepc.com ) of W98SE.
    But are you saying there's a browser named Lite98 ?!

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  8. solarpowered candle

    solarpowered candle Registered Member

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    Hey crocket, Na I am not sure what Im on about . Is this what you have http://www.litepc.com/ :)
     
  9. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

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    Hi Root :) How are you doing ?!

    Not sure what you mean by customizing menus and toolbars, so I couldn't tell.

    Also, I can't see any possibility to use active-x technology with the default options, but there must be some plug-in available I would guess. More info can probably be found at http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net

    I'd like you to try it, just for fun and for getting your precious advice since you could then compare it with Opera and Mozilla...

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  10. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

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    Yes... Very fast and much more stable/reliable than the 'primary' 98SE.

    Which OS are you on ?

    Crockett :cool:
     
  11. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

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    Hi... :)

    I'd really like to help you, but just can't figure out what you mean by 'symbiotic loader'... Maybe I'm just too tired after a hard night's job.

    Could you be more (less ?!) specific ?

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  12. SKA

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    Root : Yes KM is customisable - see here:
    http://gratisdei.com/KM-UI.htm
    http://gratisdei.com/KM.htm
    http://home.attbi.com/~lynchknot/phoenix.html
    http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/docs/preferences.php
    http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/pro/mozilla/kmeleon.htm
    http://www.bahamapress.org/andres/kmeleon/index.html

    Bdiamond:
    KMeleon comes with a loader that preloads to save few seconds when KM starts - this is a Moz thing, some people use loader in starup group, others don't(their PCs have new CPUs + 256MB+ RAM).

    I am totally disappointed in new Opera versions 6x & 7x- the best stable versions I use today are 3.62(JRE 1.4 ? No) and 5.12 (JRE 1.4 support- No). I think as both these versions not packed with UPX/similar schemes like 6x and 7x are, they interfere less with AVs like KAV etc.

    I use these old browsers with both Java and JScript disabled to surf - & I still find Kmeleon as fast/faster than these 2 old Opera versions.

    SKA
     
  13. root

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    http://gratisdei.com/KM.htm

    If this product is not going to be developed any more, I can't say I have much interest in it.

    There are getting to be new browsers introduced nearly every week now. Most rely on the IE or Gecko engines. Many of them offer special options and functions that may interest some, but I haven't seen very many that really appeal to me.
    Except for cookie problems in Opera7.20B1, all the Opera versions since version 6 have performed great for me. I am very happy with Opera 7.11.
    I'll probably just stick with it.
     
  14. solarpowered candle

    solarpowered candle Registered Member

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    Thanks crockett ,I shall give it a whirl i think as Im on an 98se here .
     
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