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1 posted on 06/20/2008 7:57:47 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce

fyi


2 posted on 06/20/2008 7:58:16 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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Users who browse by cell phone and like to keep all their personal settings synchronized are sure to look favorably at Opera, which has made a name for itself breaking into that market.
3 posted on 06/20/2008 8:00:20 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Many of the newest features in Opera 9.5, like the ability to see if a password works before saving it, are also part of Firefox

this was in Opera prior to 9.5...
4 posted on 06/20/2008 8:11:05 AM PDT by stylin19a
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From CNET:

Four FAQs on Firefox 3

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Posted by Seth Rosenblatt 9 comments

Barely two days old, Firefox 3 has already been downloaded more than 12.3 million times at the time of writing. If you haven't downloaded it yet, you can grab it here for Windows, Mac, Linux, and a Portable Windows version.

The price of early adoption, even on a heavily-tested browser like Firefox 3, is early questions. Here are four you're likely to come across, and please add your own in the comments below. I'll do my best to answer them.

Question one: How do you kill the "awesome bar"?

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Question four: How do I get that incredibly cool plug-in from Firefox 2 to work in Firefox 3 if it hasn't been updated?

Answer: With another plug-in, of course.

MR Tech Local Install has adopted a more descriptive name with a version upgrade for Firefox 3 compatibility. Now called MR Tech Toolkit, it's still the power user's all-purpose add-on. It comes with a Toolbar button for restarting Firefox, and can do just about anything--from modifying config behavior, to changing bookmark- and extension-saving locations, to disabling the throbber.

One of the best things it did in Firefox 2 was disable extension compatibility checking, and it continues to do that quite nicely. Be warned that not all your old extensions will work even with the compatibility feature turned off, but it went off without a hitch for TinyURL Creator--which hasn't seen an update since 2007.

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bit more at the CNET Site.

5 posted on 06/20/2008 8:25:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I have 4 browsers on my system right now; switching back and forth for whatever reason:

1. Firefox 3.0
2. Opera 9.2
3. K-Meleon
4. Exporer

Love the Opera; the K-Meleon takes a little getting used to but is pretty slick, too. Don’t know about the Firefox, yet. Haven’t used the new version enough.

The main reason I went to Opera and K-Meleon was the feeling that my Firefox was slowing down more and more, even after doing some clean ups.

I like the new ones. Opera and K-Meleon are QUICK!


8 posted on 06/20/2008 9:17:47 AM PDT by Chasaway (Tonto to the Lone Ranger: "What do you mean WE, white man?")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

how likely are either of them to be invaded by spyware, trojans and viruses like IE. Sorry if this is a doofus question.


9 posted on 06/20/2008 9:33:57 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
FF3 won't run acceptably on my older laptops -- constantly pages and runs up CPU inexplicably -- but FF2 and Opera 9.5 are fine. The problems with 3 were worst in beta 4 and RC1 -- improved somewhat in 3 final but not enough to use the product on those older laptops.

The simple memory footprint that articles such as this reference is overly simplistic and is not catching something strange going on in virtual memory by the new rendering engine. I have reported a bug.

BTW, FF3 works great on my desktop and I have no complaints at all.

10 posted on 06/20/2008 9:34:11 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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17 posted on 06/20/2008 11:33:00 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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18 posted on 06/20/2008 11:38:40 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Browsers are pretty ho-hum these days. Firefox wins because of its add-ons, particularly Adblock Plus. If a browser doesn’t support real ad-blocking (not just pop-ups) it’s a non-starter.


19 posted on 06/20/2008 11:40:42 AM PDT by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nice post, excellent resources, thanks.


20 posted on 06/20/2008 12:00:32 PM PDT by papasmurf (Unless I post a link to a resource, what I post is opinion, regardless of how I spin it.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Does anyone know a good replacement for the Xinha Here! Firefox extension? It hasn't been updated for FF3, and it really sucks to have to go back to doing hand-coded HTML for posting to FreeRepublic!
24 posted on 06/20/2008 3:18:06 PM PDT by zeugma (Mark Steyn For Global Dictator!)
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I was a loyal and exclusive Opera user from about v2.0 through 7.23, then about 7.5, they hosed the UI, so I stayed with 7.23, which forced me off Opera for a larger and larger percentage of websites as 7.23 became more and more out of date. I cast about for alternatives, and at about that same time, Firefox was starting to achieve viability, so since then I’ve used both, but have not been able to commit fully to Firefox either because it lacks the built-in email client Opera has.

Opera is pretty customizable too, but I never found a theme to let later versions emulate 7.23 or I would have upgraded. So does anyone know of either a way to make later versions of Opera emulate the look of 7.23 or know of an addon that integrates an email client (local, not webmail) into Firefox, preferably with the split pane view like Opera has?


26 posted on 06/20/2008 4:03:35 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Typical white person)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I just found out that Opera will run greasemonkey scripts since version 8.0. Very cool.


27 posted on 06/20/2008 6:08:36 PM PDT by amchugh (large and largely disgruntled)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I find Opera to be faster than Firefox. Of course both are much much faster than IE.

I saw Opera 9.5 has had 4 million downloads which isn’t bad.


33 posted on 06/21/2008 2:51:57 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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