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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2005, 07:07:32 PM »
Ha, I'm now tryin out AOL Explorer 1.1 (Beta)! So... far its good but... has some un needed icon on the side bar. Other than that the browser is great and stand out for a great IE Based Browser.

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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2005, 08:43:23 PM »
I would check and see if using AOHell Explorer, you browsing/cache/etc. are being checked by Web Shield, I suspect they are not as previously AOHell's browser didn't use the standard http protocol so it isn't scanned by Web Shield.
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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2005, 10:47:05 PM »
Firefox and ie some times but no often.. firefox is cool and it updates often not like ie

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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2005, 11:21:28 PM »
Ricky you use IE more than you are even aware of... you wouldn't be able to update your OS if you don't have your IE up and running. Firefox is great, but you have to know that some sites and some Javascript codes still don't work properly on Firefox. Everything has it's good sides and it's bad sides, so people have to find few things and combine them... because... as we all know there is nothing perfect in this World, so we have to improvise sometimes...
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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2005, 11:33:05 PM »
Hi Ricky,

It is with browsers like with other things: It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the dog.

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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2005, 12:15:18 AM »
I use Mozilla 1.7.8
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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2005, 03:06:03 AM »
PeggyB you need to update to lthe latest version of mozilla which I believe is 1.7.10
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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2005, 03:26:42 AM »
Firefox and ie some times but no often.. firefox is cool and it updates often not like ie
FF updates often because it's still being developed.
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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2005, 08:40:13 AM »
Hi bob3160,

It better be, and that goes for all browsers, and software as such. Everything is being constantly developed, and you and me too I hope, for else we have abandoned ware, software or programs that the developer left. there would not be an IE 7.0 beta as IE new versions was not being developed, that is constantly re-developed. A program that ïs "as is" per definition is a "dangerous"program, and you will use "at your own risk". I type this on a fully patched, fully updated XP professional with SP2 in a fully patched IE browser, still Bob, I am doing this "on my own risk", and at home I have FF with NoScript and ad-block, and self-made filters, anti-spoof check, plug-in link scanner, but there also I use this browser "at my own risk". Read these Eula's boy.

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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2005, 01:54:43 PM »
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By being developed I simply referr to getting the kinks out. We all know that there are still
compatability issues in FF. One of the main reasons why I don't use it on a regular basis.
All software updates for security reasons. The more popular software requires more frequent updates
because it's constantly under attack.
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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2005, 02:12:02 AM »
Wow, Fire Fox seems to be very popular!  I use is occasionally, but I still haven't made the switch from MSN.  I do like FF, I guess I am just a creature of habit!

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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2005, 02:52:25 PM »
Firefox is less vulnerable to adware and spyware, No integration into your OS (so if your browser is compromised, your OS isn't), No activeX, No BHOs (browser helper objects, that really should be categorised adware helper object), No Contest.
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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2005, 11:37:18 PM »
I like the Opera browser. I use Firefox too and IE for updates only, but I really like Opera. JMHO.

Is Firefox more secure than Opera? Is that why you all prefer it?


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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2005, 12:02:19 AM »
Hi Kakapo

I have seen the black Swan again to-day. And the grouse made a lot of noise, while we were out on our bikes to-day. Well Opera is a very good browser and a safe one as such, see what you find about this browser here: http://www.fravia.com/. I like Firefox because in the background you can feel the two challenging parties: Big MS and GOGL. The return of the Netscape sphinx, first as firebird, then as firefox. I personally like the tweakability, the xpi filters you can write yourself, a gorgeous add-on like Adblock and NoScript, the lovely in-browser Dr.Web link scanner to pre-scan links for malware and script. ConQuery where I run all sorts of search-engines, like Scroogle and SpywareGuide. If there is a little problem it is because IE still is at the basis of your Os, but that is the same when you have Opera. If you feel good with Opera stay with Opera, if you are fully patched and updated stay with IE or an analog browsertype. One advice for all browsers: allow Java only when you absolutely need it and it is safe to run. Use flash in stead of Active X, and run AVX script wall as part of your MS Scripting Host to prevent VSB etc not to do anything out of the ordinary. Browser security should be a first line of defense, and often it is the main vector of virus and mal- or scumware.

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Re: What Browser you use?
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2005, 12:18:21 AM »
I like the Opera browser. I use Firefox too and IE for updates only, but I really like Opera. JMHO.

Is Firefox more secure than Opera? Is that why you all prefer it?
I never got to grips with Opera, only ever used it for cross browser tests on web site design. Have you got the pro or Ad supported version, I never saw anyting wth paying for and didn't like the idea of Ads in the browser.

As far as security goes, they are both close but much better than IE.
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