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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?
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away
However, I would personally recommend that you use Mozilla Firebird instead of Opera. Visit the url bellow to find out why! ^_^
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).
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!