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Old 03-02-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I'm looking for a browser with all of the following capabilities:

NOT prone to spyware (like IE is)
Loads VERY quickly
Not resource intensive
Doesn't save history/cookies/etc upon closing (just a waste of resources)
Can load images easily
Can do things like facebook, etc


Firefox does almost all of this, but I've found that even it is slow on my computer. I know my computer is REALLY old but I think some of firefox's new features make it a bit slower on old old computers -- i'm just looking for a barebones browser here that will still be able to open popular sites without needing to install a plugin every 2 seconds

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Old 03-02-2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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Well you have 3 choices....IE, Firefox or Opera...the speed the pages load at won't vary much, if at all between the 3, speed is depended on your internet connection...as for resources, I would say IE uses the least of the lot, but can't guarantee that

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Old 03-02-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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Well i'm definitely not going with IE... i just cant afford the spyware risk - im using firefox right now and its just surprisingly bulky... ill try opera now i guess
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:11 PM   #4
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Opera is better for slower PCs because it uses less memory.
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:15 PM   #5
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IE has it's bugs, so does Firefox and Opera...Unless you are constantly on porn/free download/torrents all the time and don't do regular spyware scans THEN I would worry about it, but for the end user all should be fine options in the safety department, although Firefox has been proven the safest..

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Old 03-02-2007, 05:23 PM   #6
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Im an Opera kinda guy used Firefox and didnt like it much, IE is ok i only use it for Hotmail as it doesnt like Opera lol.
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:26 PM   #7
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Matty- thats the thing, all im ever on is torrent sites, and sometimes i gotta go through questionable sites to get the right file... perhaps i can use IE for regular browsing and firefox for safe browsing
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:28 PM   #8
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Sorry about my post before if i came across a bit touchy, was a bit frustrated with something else lol....As long as you have good Anti-Virus software and a good firewall the browser is the lesser of importance.

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Old 03-02-2007, 05:30 PM   #9
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I've got this installed with Firefox, and I think it gives Firefox a little speedboost over IE:
http://fasterfox.mozdev.org/
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i use ie 6 alot. mainly because its the only browser that i can use at school. my pc is perfectly fine. as long as you have a decent firewall and antivirus and do spyware checks and stuff regularly you should be fine
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