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edfed



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A PC can't be used seriously with Win9x.

a pc cannot be used seriously with win vi$ta.
can you run seriously a .com code on vi$ta or XP?
can you run direct drive writers on vi$ta or XP?
Post 11 Feb 2008, 01:43
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tom tobias



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http://www.ranish.com/
this is the method to permit multiple operating systems on same hard drive--works beautifully.
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edfed wrote:
a pc cannot be used seriously with win vi$ta.

Sure it can, even if Vista isn't my favorite choice.

edfed wrote:
can you run seriously a .com code on vi$ta or XP?

As long as it's not 64-bit editions, and the .com file is well-behaved.

edfed wrote:
can you run direct drive writers on vi$ta or XP?

If you write a device driver as you're supposed to, yes.

But this is becoming grossly off-topic Smile

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Seamonkey
Post 11 Feb 2008, 12:15
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tom tobias



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http://www.incendiary.ws/node/177
"Firefox is a great idea. A horrible implementation."
http://jyte.com/cl/opera-9.5-and-opera-10-will-be-better-than-seamonkey-and-firefox
"Opera 9.5 and Opera 10 will be better than SeaMonkey and Firefox"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_browsers
Opera, but not Internet Explorer, nor Seamonkey supports BitTorrent, I am accordingly thinking of switching to Opera....
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drhowarddrfine



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tom,
What is the point of that post other than flame bait? Two unknown web sites knocking Firefox and Seamonkey are supposed to prove something? Are you aware that the majority of top web developers use Firefox and Opera to design the world's web sites? Are you aware that ArsTechnica and Wired are all talking about Firefox hitting all time usage highs?

Opera is an excellent browser. So is Firefox. Opera is light and fast. Firefox has more add-ons and is more customizable. All browsers are 10 years ahead of any version of IE. You won't find people who know what they're talking about knocking either one.
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Opera doesn't do torrents all that well, though, it's much better to use an application designed for that, separately...
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It's time to start a project of a light-weight webbrowser in FASM!

Who is with me? Very Happy
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yeah!
i know, there is not many link between a tree, but it is needed for the used interface, a gui is needed, with priority, window generation, menus, keyboard, mouse, text edition ....
the fasm browser project is to be able to launch only the fasm board, with all implicit needs...
then the contest begins, and the goal is to add functions to the project, make it clean, evolutive, adding supports, etc...

is you want, you can start by coding the things you're the more interrested in.
for the moment, there are many things to do, and few things done.
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I believe Firefox 3 (currently in alpha stage) will be much more stable and have fewer memory leaks than previously. But yes, it is getting a bit bloated (and will drop Win9x support, sorry, edfed, I know that sucks).

P.S. The only browser that sucks is the one that won't render your own homepage. (In other words: Keep It Simple, Silly!)

Oh, and don't forget Arachne, Lynx, Dillo, elinks, w3m, .... Wink
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rugxulo wrote:
(and will drop Win9x support, sorry, edfed, I know that sucks).

About time they stop caring about that old piece of junk Smile

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rugxulo wrote:
I believe Firefox 3 (currently in alpha stage) will be much more stable and have fewer memory leaks than previously.
The rumor of memory leaks in Firefox is greatly exaggerated. Any memory leaks in the browser itself are leaks you are not likely to occur with anything you do and it's been that way for quite a while making the FF "memory leak" now a myth. Other memory leaks are from the 3rd party add-ons.
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I've been trying more Firefox now. And it's really fast. I think it was the fasterfox/adblock plus/no script combo.
Really nice! Adblock plus is a nice extension.
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Firefox loads a lot slower than IE though :/ - I'm looking forward to seeing whether FF3 changes that, they say they've cut out 100k of individual memory allocs, and are using a more efficient memory allocator now... we'll see.

Here's a list of nice firefox extensions for you, Ozzy Smile
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It loads slower because it's not built in to the OS like IE is. But what difference does it make if it takes a second or two longer? Once loaded it runs as well as any other. No one loads it several times in a row.

FF3 runs significantly faster overall.
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drhowarddrfine wrote:
It loads slower because it's not built in to the OS like IE is.
Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit and bullshit - we've been at this before Smile. If it loaded slower for the reason you mention, second-time launches would be fast (because all files are cached). But, surprise surprise, second-time launches of FF are still slower than first-time launches of IE6.

But, as rugxulo's link shows, at least the firefox devs acknowledge this problem and are doing something to fix it.

drhowarddrfine wrote:
But what difference does it make if it takes a second or two longer? Once loaded it runs as well as any other. No one loads it several times in a row.
I tend to shut down my browser when I'm not using it. My workflow is often like this: I get a couple of forum reply notifies, *launch firefox* to read the posts, often follow links to other places etc., then close down firefox and do whatever stuff (coding, playing games, crunching numbers). Might fire up a browser to check some stuff, and shut it down again.

I might be anal, but browser launch speed does matter to me, even if I do spend most of the time in the browser (where things are fast enough with FF2, even if it doesn't have the fastest rendering speed).

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demiourgos



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f0dder wrote:
Fasterfox 2.0.0
Performance and network tweaks for Firefox.
Laughing Laughing Laughing

f0dder wrote:
Adblock Plus 0.7.5.3
Ads were yesterday!
Ads were yesterday for Opera ages ago. Wink

f0dder wrote:
FlashGot 0.7.9
Enables single and massive (all and selection) downloads using the most popular external download managers.

Mouseless Browsing 0.4.3
Mouseless Browsing

Plain Text to Link 1.5.20061126
Handle highlighted text with a right click!

Tab Control 0.3.3
Take control of your tabs!

Firebug 1.05
Web Development Evolved
And who do you think innovated all that functionality for browser to have, eh? Smile
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so what comes up from the long list of the answers?
any winning browser?
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