Best Browser for XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Chrysalis, May 14, 2002.

  1. Chrysalis

    Chrysalis Guest

    I have tried 4 browsers so far, I used to love IE5.5 in Win2k but can no longer use in XP.

    IE6

    Very Slow useing back and forward buttons
    Uses up a lot of memory

    Opera 6

    Forums software like vB and wbb shows up wrong
    Mouse Scroll on intellimouse seems to be locked to scroll 1 page at time(which i dont like)
    Doesnt support socks proxies
    Crashes now and again
    Limited cookie options
    Needs external Java installed

    Mozilla/Netscape

    Some webpages show wrong
    Java support flaky


    Overall opera has been very fast and his nice features eg. download manager and showing speed of page thats loading, I also like the built in popup protection, but the occasional crash and it loading pages not how they supposed to be seen is a big let down.

    IE6 Has good cookie options and is compatible with all sites that I use, its problem is that it is very very slow, compared to Opera and even IE5.5 which has put me right of using it.

    I would like to know if anyone else has any other browsers to reccomend to me?
     
  2. Fhuising

    Fhuising Guest

    Maybe Try Netscape, one of Microsofts biggest Competitors.....

    Fhuising
     
  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    MSIE is the best because the world runs on Microsoft products. Websites display better in IE because of this. As for using up a lot of memory, which newer programs don't? As for a slow back/forward button, I don't get it? Mine works fine.
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Oh, and I must comment. AOL Time Warner is no threat any longer to the browser square off.
     
  5. oerficus

    oerficus OSNN Addict

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    I also stopped using IE6 because of the slow forward and backward moving :( Glad to know I am not the only one having this problem.
    Fortunately Opera doesn't crash very often on my PC. It works like charm and I even don't mind that some pages don't show as they are supposed to look like. Why not using IE6 on these couple of pages...

    Cheers, oerficus

    PS: Somebody could start a poll on which browsers are used within members of this group here.
     
  6. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    I use both IE 6 and Opera I prefer IE 6 but for one flaw as according to M$ habits it is a feature not a flaw and that is the Active X but which can let some website run an active x controller that can format your hard drive. Opera is noce but I am never gonna pay $40 bucks for a browser. And Netscape is no longer any competition... Thanks AOL :D
    IMO

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  7. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    I like IE 6.0 but some guys from here recommended me Opera :)
     
  8. Chrysalis

    Chrysalis Guest

    I actually prefer opera but its few flaws let me down, I am trying to get hold of the bet aversion if anyone can provide a link thanks.

    As for IE6 been slow if I click the back button it will normally take around 1-2 secs to load a page that should be cached on my hd, IE5.5 was a lot quicker than this and opera6 is instant.
     
  9. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Opera is very fast, but yes some things don't load the way they should. I prefer Mozilla myself, open source and free and doesn't hog Memory like IE. And is not AOL Time Warner dictated. It might give IE a run for the money once they get more backing. Juries' still out though.
     
  10. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    yeah, that's what I'm saying =)
     
  11. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    yeah well i installed "crazy browser" for the hell of it and now i love it
    all open pages in one window is great and it only uses 27k ram it also seems to be quicker (and i kould know 56k dial up <hangs head in shame>)

    i doubt i will go back to IE for a while................:D
     
  12. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    IEXPLORE.EXE by user matt is using 19,896K of memory.
     
  13. l0g0ut

    l0g0ut OSNN Addict

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    i believe you can solve the slow back and forward in IE6 by setting IE to check for newer pages only after you restart browser. if you need to check for newer version then just refresh.

    but still... i can't live without opera's mouse gesture.... good enough for general purpose browsing and using forum board.. (what do you mean you have to pay $40... there's ad-sponsored version for free)
     
  14. l0g0ut

    l0g0ut OSNN Addict

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    new disease..... crazy browser is just an interface for IE..... it's not a browser by itself.....
     
  15. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    no need to break my heart

    btw i was looking at wrong thing - 19k
     
  16. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    try looking for a browser called MY IE, it's a stripped down version of IE that is small and works great :)
     
  17. cbloss

    cbloss OSNN Junior Addict

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    Opera 6.02 is the bomb. Gotta love the mouse gestures!

    Also it is about 200% faster in loading webpages in IE.
     
  18. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    for some reason, ie will reload pretty often when you use the back and forward buttons...a good option, and try ie again for this, is instead of the buttons, use the keyboard back and forward, the browser uses the cache almost exclusively when you do it with the keyboard

    back=the keyboard back button, or alt+left arrow

    forward = alt+right arrow

    btw....maybe someone can work out a fix, and force ie to use the cache when using the back and forward browser buttons
     
  19. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    I'm Perfectly happy with IE 6.0 and will continue to use it

    JJB
     
  20. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    What exactly are "MOUSE GESTURES?"