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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Browsers/Email program..

OK, this is really off topic here.. ..but I thought I'd change up the pace alittle bit, and see what kind of browsers you all use for the net and what kind of email programs you use. :idea:

For those of you that arent involved in computers on a daily basis like some of the rest of us, or are just stuck in the same old Internet Explorer mode..there are alot of options out there.


Everybody knows about internet explorer... ..and thats about all I have to say about that crash-happy program..

Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird.. www.mozilla.org is a browser that is much more light-weight and not near as crash happy. You can customize it with only the extension (options) that you want. The basic browser will do you just fine, and of course its free, but you can add all sorts of options for flash/word/bookmark options, and tons more. They've also got a external email program available called Thunderbird..works similar to OE, but again, is more user friendly and wont hang up as much. It also has the built in tab feature, with instead of opening up links in different windows or having to have multiple IE windows open all the time..everything is opened in 1 window, with Tabs available to view the different pages.

Mozilla does tend to cause some sites to not load up properly, unless you have the correct extensions installed, but thats easy once you get the hang of it.

Crazy Browser.. www.crazybrowser.com This is the one I use on a daily basis..It looks nearly identical to IE, and functions in a similar manner, and also has the popup stopper and tab feature. Works well if your used to IE, but want more options with less problems.

Netscape..Everybody knows about netscape...not as popular as IE, but if you're used it, it can be a nice alternative from the norm.

There are other options out there to make your internet more enjoyable, and provide a nice change.

I was reading on another bike forum, in their general discussion area, where this was brought up by someone complaining of problems with IE..so I thought I'd share this here and see what you all use.

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 12:37 PM
 
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I use IE 6.0.2800.1106( LOL) here at work and at home. So far(Knock on wood) have had no problems with it. Now I have heard of the other programs and tried them, I'm just happy with my IE.
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I use IE 6.0.2800.1106( LOL) here at work and at home. So far(Knock on wood) have had no problems with it.
Now DJ..you know just as well as I do..how many calls do you get a day where someone is complaining of IE settings, or they're browser is crashing, or getting illegal operation errors..and the list goes on and on... :shock:

You should check out crazy browser..its nearly the same IE, just alittle better..
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Now DJ..you know just as well as I do..how many calls do you get a day where someone is complaining of IE settings, or they're browser is crashing, or getting illegal operation errors..and the list goes on and on... :shock:

You should check out crazy browser..its nearly the same IE, just alittle better..

Hey now..they get the errors. Not me. I know how to fix my sh*t if it goes down. They call me remember. :smilelol:
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For my daily browser I use advant www.advant.com ...I think

It rocks. It has all kinds of cool stuff. It doesn't have the secrurity holes in it that IE. It also has a built in pop up blocker and it comes with Robo Form. This cool thing that will remeber all you log ins to all your websites....




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For my daily browser I use advant www.advant.com ...I think

It rocks. It has all kinds of cool stuff. It doesn't have the secrurity holes in it that IE. It also has a built in pop up blocker and it comes with Robo Form. This cool thing that will remeber all you log ins to all your websites....
cant find the download, from that link..
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cant find the download, from that link..

I found it. LOL Its under Software Downloads. I think. hehehe

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I found it. LOL Its inder Software Downloads. I think. hehehe
OK, first off, what is an "inder" ?? :smilelol: also, i still dont see it there, I see lots of others, but not that browser
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OK, first off, what is an "inder" ?? :smilelol: also, i still dont see it there, I see lots of others, but not that browser

Now that I have that fixed. Do you want me to send you the link to it?? I can do that you know.
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cant find the download, from that link..
Too lakte to be posting then, I guess.... Corrected Link:
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I use IE because our corporate environment demands IE as a standard. That doesn't mean I can't load something else, and in fact I've been thinking about downloading something else.
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I use IE because our corporate environment demands IE as a standard. That doesn't mean I can't load something else, and in fact I've been thinking about downloading something else.
If they demand IE..but you are able to load another, crazybrowser might be the ticket for ya..especially if you're using multiple sessions of IE alot...that way you can use the tab feature to make your work day go alittle easier. It's real similar to IE in looks and functionality, and even has the same options..just also has some enhanced ones as well.
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Too lakte to be posting then, I guess.... Corrected Link:
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I got it now..Thanks CHris ! I'll give it a try
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I got it now..Thanks CHris ! I'll give it a try
Let me know. I use it all the time. The only thing I don't like is that it alphabatizes your favorites. I prefere my own type of organization...but other than that it rocks..




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Okay, I just installed Avant Browser and so far I like it. I kept looking for tabs at the top and noticed they're at the bottom.
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Okay, I just installed Avant Browser and so far I like it. I kept looking for tabs at the top and noticed they're at the bottom.
:helpme: I did the same thing, I had 5 tabs opened at the bottom before I looked down.. :smilelol:
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aahh..moved that tab bar up to the top..thats better..I like this browser..thanks Chris!
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Internet Explorer for me.
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X-IE or just plan IE. If you keep your SP's up to-date, you'll be fine. How do I know? I just do
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aahh..moved that tab bar up to the top..thats better..I like this browser..thanks Chris!
No problem. The tabs is one of the best things about it. 1 window with many tabs...much better than many windows....




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