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Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by MarkPDX, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. MarkPDX

    MarkPDX F1 World Champ
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    Apr 21, 2003
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    The new Fchat software seems to be rather slow using Internet Explorer. Netscape seems to load quite a bit faster but when you try to start a new topic or reply to a message it looks like this:

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    I also tried Off by One which bills itself as the worlds smallest (1.1mb) and fastest web browser. http://offbyone.com/

    It gives a "stripped down" look and the is very fast.

    Problems:

    It doesn't seem to remember log ins very well

    None of the formatting buttons work, rather than inserting bits of code they send me back to ferrarichat.com.

    What other browsers have people tried?
     
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  2. Ronald Steinhoff

    Sep 17, 2002
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    Mark, I agree - the new software is soooo slow with IE.

    Try Opera. It's great. I don't have the URL but it's something like Operasoftware or Opera.com. Search for it - you won't be dissapointed.
     
  3. Ben Morrison

    Ben Morrison Karting

    Jun 14, 2003
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    I have been using Mozilla since a few releases before 1.0

    http://www.mozilla.org

    It's cross-platform (works under Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and a few more), it's fast, it has useful features (tabbed browsing, like in Opera), and it's stable.
     
  4. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I agree with Ronald Steinhoff 100³% that Opera is the way to go for browsing. Period.

    http://www.opera.com/

    It crushes the competition in far more ways than speed. Without peer in many ways - for example - next time you log on to 'net, it will also have saved multiple windows for starting where you left off, if you so desire.
    Some more ++: On Quick Preferences, you can choose how you want pop-ups handled:
    Accept, Refuse, Open in Background, Open requested only.
    It will also mimic browsers:
    Identify as Opera, Mozilla 5.0, Mozilla 4.78, Mozilla 3.0, IE 6.0
     
  5. 98wahoo

    98wahoo Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I'm not having any problems using avantbrowser...even though it's an add-on to IE.
     
  6. vraa

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    Oct 31, 2003
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    IE6 is blazing for me.
     
  7. Slackjaw

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    Jul 25, 2003
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    Bill Woodward
    My requirements in a browser are that it's fast, stable, cross-platform, and uses tabs.

    First choice: Opera - www.opera.com
    Second choice: Mozilla - www.mozilla.org

    Both of these make you wonder why you ever put up with IE.

    --Woody
     

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