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the fastest browser
what is the fasted browser?
flying monkey

 3:34 am on Oct 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

my IE is slow and crashes a lot. i am wondering what is more stable and gives me faster browsing. thanks for ue opinions.



 1:06 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

Dillo is the fastest.

EOT ;)

flying monkey

 7:09 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

what is dillo? never heard of it. well the ive been using firebird it its pretty fast. i dont like opera cause of the add at the top. also i dont like teh tabed browsing.


 7:51 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)


It it a Linux browser -- 300KB.


 8:14 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

In my mind Opera's biggest strength is its customizability. Unfortunately, that can be considered its greatest weakness when you introduce it to the general public. There is the small matter of having to pay to get rid of the banner, but once you fall in love with it, that's a small sacrifice ;)

I've found tweaking the number of connections it makes at the same time can make it even faster. Makes a huge difference over broadband.

Another note on "apparent speed". Map the middle button (mouse wheel) to open links in a new page. I never got into gestures, but this makes a huge difference.

>> Opera has too many little quirks across too many sites << Rarely Opera's fault, though all browsers have bugs. That other browser on the other hand.... *mutter*


 8:23 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

My vote goes to Opera, even if I keep using Firebird...


 8:40 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

I love Netscape 4.08! ;)


 8:49 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

For tabbed browsing i prefer the IE-extension/clone "Crazy Browser"

Not bad, but it hasn't updated anything in the past year and a half. Of all the tabbed browsers I've tried, my favorite is MyIE2. It gives you everything you get with Crazy Browser or with the older, free versions of Netcaptor, but with several added features. And there are always new plugins being created for it.

One of my favorite features (also found in Avant Browser, a pretty good alternative) is the ability to reopen a recently closed tab.


 8:50 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

For development, NN and Mozilla browsers can load the DevEdge Multibar, a very, very handy tool:

Hey, the post didn't ask if it was for browsing or development


 9:38 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

Boy, I'll probably get flamed big time for this but, I like IE 6. It's not the fastest, smallest, or most full featured browser but it has it's pluses.

Lately I've been designing a browser based internal application for loan originations (I work at a large mortgage company). Since we have probably 1500 pcs all running Windows, IE is resident on all of them. Since I don't have to worry about cross browser compatibility, I can use all of the cool stuff that IE provides that enhance the design and aids in productivity for the user.

It's fun to work in an environment, where you have few restrictions. :)


 9:46 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

telnet is the fastest browser. If you're not good at typing HTTP headers, you can always wrap a TCP socket in a scripting language like Ruby.

Which browser is the fastest depends upon what tasks you throw at it. Mozilla renders faster, but given the correct mix of javascript, IE will easily beat it.


 11:34 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

>> I love Netscape 4.08! <<
Resisting urge to throttle something... ;)


 3:18 am on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

krieves there is not alot wrong with IE6, I still use it everyday, but it is getting a little dated. Once you use a modern alternative like Firebird you start wondering, gee why didn't MS do that with their endless resources? I spot my silly coding mistakes in Mozilla/Firebird in seconds where in IE I would be pulling my hair out. On the other hand, HTA (html applications) using IE for intranets is downright nifty.

But the biggest problem now with IE, is that there will never be a next version for win98/me/2k to upgrade to. Which means IE 6.0b-sp1 will be the last version on many folks' desktops. We'll code for it the same way we still coded for Netscape 4 six years later (someone shoot me if we are still coding for NS4 next year). That is unless MS changes their mind, which *has* happened in the past.

Anyone who hasn't taken a peek at Firebird, I highly recommend you try 0.7 [webmasterworld.com]. The fact that is availble on most any platform, and does many of IE's "tricks" (as well as Opera's) makes it one interesting animal.


 9:23 am on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'll try the MyIE2 - and once i migrate from win98 to something better, i'll be running dillo in stead i think. That thing looks cool :)

>> the ability to reopen a recently closed tab.

Long time since you've used the Crazy? It's got a list of all closed tabs in the session - point and click ;)


 9:34 am on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

It's got a list of all closed tabs in the session

Opera 7.20 has that too.


 9:40 am on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

>I love Netscape 4.08!

Dang, I need to ditch this 3.06Ghz Pentium XP machine and go back to my monochromatic 8086 machine running DOS 1.2 with an 300/75 baud Internet connection.

No wait.....my Apple IIe is still working....let's power that puppy up and kick some a**.

I actually have no idea what the fastest brower is, they are all much faster than me when run on recent hardware so I don't lose much sleep over it.

flying monkey

 9:18 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

well when i use opera 7.2 all the pages dont look right. the pages get loaded looking messed up. i dont know why.


 2:04 am on Oct 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

ALL the pages? Or more like a couple?



 3:16 am on Oct 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well if you are gonna try Opera, make sure you get the newest 7.21 final [opera.com] there were quite a few fixes [opera.com]

But still, *every* page shouldn't look wrong. I find I have to make one or two changes in my coding just for opera (even in version 7.x) but its never quite that drastic (especially if you use the good doctype).

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