Mozilla: Firebird

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Valone, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. Valone

    Valone Guest

    I have been a long time IE fanboy, as I thought it was a fast, stable, simple browser.

    Then I found Mozilla, I find it heavy and awfully slow so I went back to IE but then I decided to try the latest thing from the Mozilla Foundation which was Firebird...

    Let me tell you! This is a seriously kickass browser, it fully supports CSS, it's completly customizable (open source too), it's faster then IE, it includes an excellent popup blocker and bemamoth of features that IE could never dream of (including the extremely handy tabs) and it's skinnable!

    Best of all, it's free: so guys, go check out Mozilla: Firebird and tell me what you think. I'd highly recommand getting the 0.6.1 build over the nightlys as they tend to be unstable.
     
  2. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Yes Firebird rox - it still has it's downfalls, but they are minute and it will turn out to be a great browser .. I use it and IE
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I use it as my primary browser, I also have MSIE, Opera and Mozilla.
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I've got FireBird for Browsing and Opera as my "alt" browser, IE no longer lives here :p
     
  5. Valone

    Valone Guest

    I need to try Opera still :confused:
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It's not bad, but it's not free either :\ I have the advert-based version installed as I only use it from time to time to check layouts etc the ads don't bother me. It's only a small download (about 3mb) give it a try :)
     
  7. Zedric

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    Valone: Which Mozilla did you try? I thought it was slow too until I tried 1.4. It's much faster. Haven't tried Firebird yet though. IE is only used in emergencies on my computer now. :)

    I tried Opera as well, but I didn't like it. The GUI took too much of my precious screen space. :(
     
  8. NetRyder

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    On Windows:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030809 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1+

    On Slackware:
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030810 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1+

    ...and of course, there's the button in my sig. ;)
     
  9. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    The possibilities are that the version of Mozilla you were usin was 1 or 1.2
    Versions 1.3 and 1.4 are much faster. Firebird is the streamlined "Ludicris Speed" quick Mozilla of the future.

    It's the way that the Mozilla Foundation is going. Puts IE to shame.

    Plus Mozilla has been praised, so they must be doin something rite...

    [​IMG]


    Mine too. :D
     
  10. Geffy

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    I dont have a Firebird banner in my sig, but its on my sites links page ;)
     
  11. sboulema

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    im using firebird and thunderbird for sometime now and its my default browser and i love it :)

    (btw whats has happened to the avatar dimensions???, been away for 3 weeks...)
     
  12. Geffy

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    avatar dimensions are now 100x150
     
  13. sboulema

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    cool :) and whats the warning level displayed at every post? something today with warnings for bad post that the user who wrote the post made or something like that ?? are there any other things ive missed :( if so im gonna make a own thread so that people can tell me cause now im hacking this thread and i dont want that....
     
  14. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Mods can issue warnings to users and stuff like that for various things
     
  15. Zedric

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    I wonder when they're going to change the font for it so it acctually fits into the page design... It sort of stands out now.
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    aesthetics can be altered once the actual system itself is working ;)
     
  17. NetRyder

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    Besides, the warning system has been removed since the forum update. :)
     
  18. Valone

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    1.2/1.3 - both too slow on my AXP 2000+

    I decided to dump thunderbird today, it's just too slow
     
  19. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    No speed problems with Thunderbird here, plus you're not gonna get that bayesian filtering anywhere else atm :D
     
  20. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Funny how you're runnin an AMD Athlon XP 2000+ rig and I'm runnin an AMD Thunderbird 900Mhz OC'd to 1 Ghz and it flies on mine. Usin Mozilla 1.4 and Firebird 0.6.1.

    How are you set up??? :confused: