November 3rd, 2001 12:11 AM
What do you think would be the best browser for a 56k connection? Or, what's your personal favorite?
November 3rd, 2001 12:18 AM
If I didn't have Internet Explorer, I would definitely choose Opera.
November 3rd, 2001 12:51 AM
If you are on 56k, the nice thing about Opera is that you can turn images off easily (unlike IE where they hid that stuff) significantly speeding up the loading time of things at you just want to read and don't care about the pretty pictures.
\"If you torture the data enough, it will confess.\" --Ronald Coase
November 3rd, 2001 02:49 AM
Geez, in IE, 3 clicks, 1 scroll, click and you're done... Not that hard either
November 3rd, 2001 03:04 AM
Whats with all those clicks?
I just downloaded Opera and I like it...except for that damn ad at the top. But its hardly different from IE. Oh well.
November 3rd, 2001 03:20 AM
I suppose it really depends on what you want a broswer for. I am biased, because I am into web design, but here are my opinions.
IE- Version 5 was relatively fast, didn't include unneccesary features, but horrible at code compliance. Version 6 looks to really improve that, so it could be great.
Netscape- 6 is just really, really bad. I don't love any versions, because of all the extra crap nobody uses, but 6 is worse. However, code compliance in all the later browsers is strict, almost too much. I do prefer the image capabilties over IE.
icab- Only for Mac users, my browser of choice. Fast, compact, and relatively compliant.
Mozilla- The Gecko engine is really, really nice for complance. If you ever use CSS, Mozilla is beatiful. However, most browsers aren't as nice, so it can be misleading.
Opera- Fast, compliant, but I haven't used it much, so I can't make many comments.
November 3rd, 2001 06:50 AM
Opera is a very good piece of software, IMO. I switched to it after I got tired of slow loading in IE 5 and the occasional crash. I would wholeheartedly recommend Opera as being better than IE except for one tiny thing...
It seems that Opera doesn't display some pages quite the same. The fault is probably IE's, for using not-standard ways of working, but it seems to me like Opera 5.12 does NOT care about the topmargin and leftmargin properties of the <BODY> tag, which makes my site look bad. Furthermore, it doesn't do Hotmail very well. That's why I keep IE installed, even if I use opera most of the time.
Bottom line: Try out Opera. The banner ads aren't too bad, either, they don't get in your way, unlike some free services.
[HvC]Terr: L33T Technical Proficiency
November 3rd, 2001 10:29 AM
Most of us in the UK are still stuck with 56k dialups at home.
I tend to use IE 5.5 most of the time (as a browser for home use there is not really anything wrong with it), although I also have Netscape 6.1 & Opera 5.12 on my PC which I use from time to time. Don't use Outlook/Outlook express for my mail though
November 3rd, 2001 01:23 PM
I like Opera, just because it's different from the common internet browsers. I also am for some reason attracted to there GUI interface. Plus it's FREEEEE!
November 3rd, 2001 10:29 PM