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Old 06-17-2007, 04:38 PM   #11
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Lol the best add-on for IE is the Google tool bar. Nothing else is really useful from what I have ever seen. Where is the media player plug-in for IE???
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:41 PM   #12
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hmm i guess ill have to give FF a download then

can i just add something im pretty sure u can windows update through firefox well u can through AOL (AoHell) just do a search in google for windows update click it and continue as usual (set a favourite for convinience)it works on aol.

the reason i know this is coz my friends computer kind of cocked up so he had to do a repair windows via the xp disk but the thing is he had SP2 on his machine B4 it went wrong then he repaired it with a SP1 disk which was kind of disasterous he had all of SP2 features firewall IE7 but couldnt use n e of them coz the system files wasnt there so we decided to try a windows update through AOL as IE wouldnt load up 4 some reason.

n e way it didnt install SP2 coz it came up wiv an error i suspect the SP2 installation is seeing the SP2 features installed and thinking why he want to install again lol.

so i have decided im going to repair xp using a SP2 disk and cross my thingers.

lol looks like i kinda hijacked my own thread lol sorry guys
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:44 PM   #13
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I have never tried to get updates by googleing them. It might work, but idk.

Worse come to worse, you have it download updates automatically and either you choose when to install, or have it install automatically.
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:44 PM   #14
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i prefer FF but i have problems loading extensions so atm im using IE.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:05 PM   #15
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My personal favorite is Maxthon, but Maxthon 2 is still in RC stage so I'm just using Firefox for now.

Firefox is pretty good. Lots of plugins, addons and themes, but it's not really that lightweight browser it once was back in 1.0. Now there's actually quite a bit of code bloat. Still works well for what it is, despite the fact that Internet Explorer still trumps it with Flash and Java heavy sites. Read this:

http://www.wired.com/software/coolap.../firefox_bloat

Internet Explorer 7 is a bit different than 6 so it might take getting used to the different UI, but it's definately a step up from before. The only disadvantage is that updates are from the Windows Update, so it takes time to keep up to date. Other than that, it's probably one of the best performing browsers around. Sites load very fast and no matter what fanboys say about it, it's still a very good and capable internet browser.

Opera is good. Unfortunately, it's strength is also it's weakness. It has a lot of features which in turn complicates the interface. When I first tried it, I was overwhelmed with all these features and the unorthodox layout of everything. Eventually I gave up on it because it just made browsing the internet more of a hassle, rather than enjoyment.

Safari...well...it just, for the lack of a better word....sucks. Even when using my sister's Powerbook Titanium G4 notebook I use Firefox or Camino. I see no performance difference despite Apple's claims otherwise. The user community isn't as abundant as Firefox's or other open source browsers. Safari for Windows is just a plain mess and in a nutshell is a very, very poor port of a browser. A lot of the things originally designed for the Mac OS X interface are still retained even though Windows does it differently. One of the more forgettable Apple offerings. No thank you.

I never tried Seamonkey, so I can't really comment on that. Camino is basically Firefox but specifically designed for the OS X. It uses the same Gecko engine as Firefox and pretty much all the features from Firefox are the same.

Maxthon is definately a browser everyone should try at least once. It's very lightweight and simple. It uses the same engine as Internet Explorer but combines the features of Firefox without all the code bloat. So as a result, your browsing experience will be fast and at the same time, easy to use with plentiful features. Yay!

Of course, none of what I've said really means anything unless you've tried it. The most important thing is that you give all the browsers a whirl and see which one suits you. Everyone will have different preferences so don't just count on word of mouth.
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I used Maxthon during the IE6 times. I tried it after the release of IE7 but it lost it's luster, so I dumped it.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:29 PM   #17
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Yeah, the first Maxthon looked kinda boring cause of the IE6 interface. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Maxthon 2 though.
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Yeah, the first Maxthon looked kinda boring cause of the IE6 interface. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Maxthon 2 though.
wow someone who as actually heard of this , i remember using it once when i had ie6 , i havent used it in a while tho i might check it out tho
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