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Va Beach VH Fan
11-27-2009, 09:32 PM
From what I've read, it's hands down better, so I downloaded it tonight for shits and giggles...

What do you guys think ??

Seshmeister
11-27-2009, 09:40 PM
I've been using it for a few years because I'm all cool and hip and so forth.

Ironically your timing is shit as over the last few months it's been a bit shit and getting a lot of bad press.

The advert blocker stuff is good.

I would give it a go for a while but if you find it crashing I would look at the Chrome thing.

FORD
11-27-2009, 11:21 PM
Overall, Firefox is still the best browser. The last few releases have had a "memory hog" issue, but that's easy enough to fix. Recommend the AdBlock Plus and No Script plug ins. I didn't get a lot of the nasty shit that some got here from the little cyber-jihadist shit for brains because of the no script. And it also make it easy to shut off the google analytics tracking crap and a bunch of other similar shit that sends your info to God knows where.

Chrome is fast, but there's no plug ins yet, and I doubt Google is in any hurry to allow plug ins to their browser which will disable their own company's tracking bugs.

jhale667
11-27-2009, 11:24 PM
Overall, Firefox is still the best browser. The last few releases have had a "memory hog" issue, but that's easy enough to fix. Recommend the AdBlock Plus and No Script plug ins. I didn't get a lot of the nasty shit that some got here from the little cyber-jihadist shit for brains because of the no script. And it also make it easy to shut off the google analytics tracking crap and a bunch of other similar shit that sends your info to God knows where.

+1 Agreed. I didn't have any issues from the jihadist-douche either thanks to no script. Been using it for a few years now, and I almost hate using IE now.

kwame k
11-27-2009, 11:24 PM
Use both FireFox and Chrome. I do like Chrome better for speed but it's still unstable on some websites.

chefcraig
11-28-2009, 01:20 AM
Use both FireFox and Chrome. I do like Chrome better for speed but it's still unstable on some websites.

The thing about Chrome is that it is speedier because less people use it. It does read some sites in an odd way, however. And whenever you report a bug, for one reason or another the so-called help center always says "We are investigating this, and are working on an update" which never seems to arrive. When you complain about it, more often than not the response is petulant to the point of blaming the user for bringing up the issue. Sort of like returning an undercooked hamburger to the cashier and being told "What do you expect, it's fast food." :umm:

kwame k
11-28-2009, 01:22 AM
Very true Craig.....although Chrome is open source, I'll have to look and see if anyone has any patches that are safe.

Nickdfresh
11-28-2009, 10:23 AM
Overall, Firefox is still the best browser. The last few releases have had a "memory hog" issue, but that's easy enough to fix. Recommend the AdBlock Plus and No Script plug ins. I didn't get a lot of the nasty shit that some got here from the little cyber-jihadist shit for brains because of the no script. And it also make it easy to shut off the google analytics tracking crap and a bunch of other similar shit that sends your info to God knows where.

Chrome is fast, but there's no plug ins yet, and I doubt Google is in any hurry to allow plug ins to their browser which will disable their own company's tracking bugs.

I just nuked my computer and reformatted everything and forgot to plug those into the new browser...I've used Firefox and like it a lot more than IE8, although I think IE9 might be due out soon...

Anonymous
11-28-2009, 11:47 AM
From what I've read, it's hands down better, so I downloaded it tonight for shits and giggles...

What do you guys think ??

Well, ANY browser is better than Internet Exploder.

Exploder is so bad that it's ridiculous.

But I'm personally biased towards Opera. It's by far the safest, fastest and uh... stable-est browser available.

No kidding. More than once, Windows XP froze completely, but Opera kept going until I decided to hit the reset button.

The ONLY problem with Opera, and this has gradually diminished over the years, is the first couple of hours. You take some time to get adjusted to it, but after you do, it's smooth sailing for eternity.

Plus, I recommend such a browser to certain Army members quite strongly, 'cause since version 10 from a couple of months ago, Opera has an in-built spell-checker, so... :)

Cheers! :bottle:

chefcraig
11-28-2009, 12:04 PM
Whatever ya do, stay away from Safari. It really doesn't offer anything new, and in fact it appears to simply offer appearance differences made more for the sake of expedience rather than improved functionality.

Firefox offers built in spell-check as well, but even with updating it's content via dictionary add-ons, it still has somewhat limited parameters.

FORD
11-28-2009, 12:18 PM
I tried Safari when it was first released for the PC, because the Mac users were always raving about how great it was. Couldn't see what was so "great" about it myself. I probably uninstalled it within an hour.

Opera is probably what I'd use if Firefox didn't exist, but Firefox just seems to work better for me.

Anonymous
11-28-2009, 12:24 PM
Oh yeah, Chef & Ford are ABSOLUTELY right.

STAY AWAY from Safari.

I too tried it when it first came out, it was HORRIBLE.

I couldn't believe a browser worse than Internet Exploder could exist... but there it was, installed on my computer, like a really bad virus.

I think I blocked it outta my mind, it was that bad...

Cheers! :bottle:

chefcraig
11-28-2009, 12:26 PM
By the way FORD, thanks again for mentioning No Script. Whenever I attempt to ad videos to a thread full of them, my computer becomes over-taxed to the point of almost freezing. With No Script, I can keep the other videos in the thread from loading and slowing things down. Much appreciated! http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-jumping-smileys-463.gif (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/Free-Rolleye-Smileys/)

Anonymous
11-28-2009, 12:27 PM
Alternatively, you can go either really old skool:

Mosaic 3.0 for Windows (http://browsers.evolt.org/?mosaic-ncsa/windows/3.0/32bit)

Or you can go totally hardcore:

Lynx Browser for Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP (http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kennethkwok/lynx/)

Cheers! :bottle:

FORD
11-28-2009, 12:30 PM
Probably the worst thing about Safari was that it insisted on installing all the other AppleCrap along with it. QuickTime, I Tunes and all that shit.

Well, I'm probably the one guy left on Planet Earth who doesn't own an I Pod, so I don't need a resource hog media player, and the QuickTime files will play back on most other media players with the right codec. So that was strike one against it before I even got to the Safari browser itself.

Anonymous
11-28-2009, 12:44 PM
Here is RothArmy as viewed by both Opera & Lynx.

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/1729/h4rdk0r3.jpg

Cheers! :bottle:

Bob_R
11-28-2009, 12:47 PM
Well, I'm probably the one guy left on Planet Earth who doesn't own an I Pod,

No, there's two of us. :)

Anyway, FireFox is head over heels better than IE. Welcome to the other side Va Beach VH Fan. I've been using FF for about 4 years now they're about or already have celebrated their 5th anniversary.

I have a MAC so I don't even have to have IE installed on my machine. :tongue0011:

Igosplut
11-28-2009, 01:00 PM
No, there's two of us. :)

Make that three...


Anyway, FireFox is head over heels better than IE. Welcome to the other side Va Beach VH Fan. I've been using FF for about 4 years now they're about or already have celebrated their 5th anniversary.

I have a MAC so I don't even have to have IE installed on my machine. :tongue0011:


I agree with most on here about FF. I've been using it for a few years (after Ford recommended it in a thread) on all my machines and it seems much less shit attaches itself to FF as compared to IE. They also have a cookie approval option that is nice once you get it tuned in (and you'd be surprised to see how many of the little fuckers that want in)....

standin
11-28-2009, 03:09 PM
Make that three...
....

Actually four of us.

I have no problem with IE. Though lately, as in the past couple weeks, AVG has been beating up some sites with their ad-ware.
AVG caught fail blog with malicious code. AVG just shuts the window down when that happens.

FORD
11-28-2009, 03:40 PM
No, there's two of us. :)

Anyway, FireFox is head over heels better than IE. Welcome to the other side Va Beach VH Fan. I've been using FF for about 4 years now they're about or already have celebrated their 5th anniversary.

I have a MAC so I don't even have to have IE installed on my machine. :tongue0011:

Yeah, but Safari on a Mac is the equivalent of IE on a Windows box. It's the in house proprietary crap. Which is why you use Firefox, right? ;)

GO-SPURS-GO
11-28-2009, 03:42 PM
Actually four of us.

I have no problem with IE.

Uh, actually 5 of us. :biggrin:

I use IE too, but I'll take a look at firefox since everyone here speaks highly of it. My computer crashes,stalls,freezes, and all the other things that piss me off. I don't know if it's my IE, or my 8 year old computer? I also get tons of registry errors. :pullinghair:

FORD
11-28-2009, 03:48 PM
Uh, actually 5 of us. :biggrin:

I use IE too, but I'll take a look at firefox since everyone here speaks highly of it. My computer crashes,stalls,freezes, and all the other things that piss me off. I don't know if it's my IE, or my 8 year old computer? I also get tons of registry errors. :pullinghair:

First thing you should run is CCleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/) (formerly called Crap Cleaner, and that still describes what it does) That will clean out all the old shit in your IE cache as well as the dead stuff in your registry.

Then install FireFox. And maybe buy some RAM if you can't afford a new PC at the moment (though the prices right now are probably as good as they're gonna get, with the holiday commercialism orgy upon us)

GO-SPURS-GO
11-28-2009, 04:08 PM
First thing you should run is CCleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/) (formerly called Crap Cleaner, and that still describes what it does) That will clean out all the old shit in your IE cache as well as the dead stuff in your registry.

Then install FireFox. And maybe buy some RAM if you can't afford a new PC at the moment (though the prices right now are probably as good as they're gonna get, with the holiday commercialism orgy upon us)

Thanks for the link, FORD. :cool: I'll definitely check it out.
It's probably waaay better than the iolo "System Machanic" software I bought for $9.99, that didn't do crap. :0

I took your advice last year on drinking things with real sugar, instead of that HFCS (poison ;)) that's in most things today. Taco Haven, a little hole in the wall Mexican restaurant down the street knows to get me a Mexican Coke when we go eat there on Sundays. Thanks to you! ;)

FORD
11-28-2009, 04:33 PM
That's one good way to know if a Mexican restaurant is any good or not.... if you can't get REAL Coke there, chances are, the place ain't that good. Because Mexicans won't drink the corn poison Coke, which means they probably aren't eating there.

Of course in Texas, there's probably no shortage of good Mexican food. Or Mexi-Coke.

(so see, all the immigration from south of the border really did have a good result after all.... Real Coke. Now if only the idiots in Atlanta would take notice. They already make the real stuff for Passover anyway. Not like it ever shows up in this one-synagogue town.)

Nickdfresh
11-29-2009, 10:40 AM
That's one good way to know if a Mexican restaurant is any good or not.... if you can't get REAL Coke there, chances are, the place ain't that good. Because Mexicans won't drink the corn poison Coke, which means they probably aren't eating there.

Of course in Texas, there's probably no shortage of good Mexican food. Or Mexi-Coke.

(so see, all the immigration from south of the border really did have a good result after all.... Real Coke. Now if only the idiots in Atlanta would take notice. They already make the real stuff for Passover anyway. Not like it ever shows up in this one-synagogue town.)

I just noticed that a locally based, but regional, supermarket chain (Wegmans) is carrying the authentic Mexican Coke as well as Fanta in the Hispanic food section. It's even in glass bottles...

Little Texan
11-29-2009, 03:06 PM
Not to brag, but we also have the REAL Dr Pepper in Texas, too...Dublin Dr Pepper made with cane sugar, and it is available in glass bottles as well as 12 oz cans.

twonabomber
11-29-2009, 03:17 PM
Uh, actually 5 of us. :biggrin:


six of us...

Hardrock69
11-30-2009, 02:23 AM
I been using Firefox since it came out. As it is not a Microshaft product, the script-kiddies have not spent as much time writing exploits for it as for IE. MUCH better than IE.

GAR
11-30-2009, 02:31 AM
Of course in Texas, there's probably no shortage of good Mexican food. Or Mexi-Coke.

Racist.

redblkwht
11-30-2009, 02:32 AM
From what I've read, it's hands down better, so I downloaded it tonight for shits and giggles...

What do you guys think ??

Have it for 2+ years, way better va & I wont use IE again..
trust me you wont regret it.

rbw

GAR
11-30-2009, 02:33 AM
Nice thing about Firefox is it has popup blockers, and crash placeholders: if the laptop cord unplugs from the cigarette lighter here in the RV, I can reboot then click Safari again and it will ask "start a new session / continue with last session" and all my browser windows will return.

GO-SPURS-GO
11-30-2009, 02:41 AM
That's one good way to know if a Mexican restaurant is any good or not.

Another way is to take a peek in the kitchen, if you see a little old lady "hand" making tortillas, then you know it's good. ;)