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Opera and multimedia files
opera plugins?

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Msg#: 136 posted 8:39 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Ok, first off, I would like to say that I haven't done any research yet and I'm just bored at work so in all my lazyness-glory I decided to post this question instead of searching...

I'm trying to move away from IE for my browsing habits since they're not updating it really until longhorn. I'm wondering, what's up with opera and movie files and such? Let's say theres a wmv file embedded in the page, it wont show, then you can click on it but it sends you to the windows media page where you can download it... but its already installed so i wont do it again. I haven't tried sites with quicktimes and such, but I figured it might do the same thing... so do I really have to reinstall that windows media player?

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Msg#: 136 posted 8:50 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Generally speaking, for browsers such as Opera and Konqueror, you need to download Netscape plugins.

However, I would personally recommend that you use Mozilla Firebird instead of Opera. Visit the url bellow to find out why! ^_^


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Msg#: 136 posted 9:39 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

ok yea I don't like opera that much anyway... but what makes mozilla firebird better than straight up mozilla?


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Msg#: 136 posted 10:04 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

If nothing else, it's smaller and faster :)


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Msg#: 136 posted 2:16 pm on Jul 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

Here goes, differences between Mozilla Seamonkey and Mozilla Firebird... (Seamonkey is the normal Mozilla Suite)

Includes Navigator, Mail & News, Composer and IRC
Big, bloated and fairly slow
Default graphics are ugly
Toolbars not very customisable
Not intended to be particularly user friendly

Stand alone browser
Small and fast
Default graphics are really nice
Toolbars are VERY customisable
Intended to be user friendly

Advantages of using Seamonkey over Firebird:
Is at version 1.4, whereas Firebird is only at 0.6
Your browser, mail and IRC and are all together

Advantages of using Firebird over Seamonkey:
Allows you to the mail client of your choice. Although it's intended that you use Mozilla Thunderbird with Mozilla Firebird, it's also equally possible to use Outlook Express, Eudora, Pegasus Mail or whatever. Of course, you can do this with Seamonkey, but it will slow down your computer.
In the near future, Seamonkey will be dropped, and Firebird and Tunderbird will become the main pieces of software being developed by the Mozilla Foundation, and will be called Mozilla Browser and Mozilla Mail. There is, however, current campaining on the MozillaZine forums to get the name changed to something more user friendly (which I am participating in).


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Msg#: 136 posted 8:23 pm on Jul 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'll try and give firebird a shot, although I don't find seamonkey that slow... maybe just the startup. I don't have a pop3 mail account right now so I haven't tried mozilla mail... and I haven't tried mozilla irc either... which I might now that mIRC 6.03 is shareware for 30 days or sumthing?

I must say tho that I'm not going back to IE that's for sure... the browsing experience is way nicer on mozilla (seamonkey or firebird).. and I love the way the modern theme renders the menus (File, edit, view..) or the right-click menus...

rock on mozilla!

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