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Posted on 2007.10.15 at 14:24


ehowton at 2007-10-16 01:55 (UTC) (Link)
It doesn't replace Firefox. But it is a handy "second browser" when you require one.
photogoot at 2007-10-16 01:57 (UTC) (Link)
Please to explain? What types of situations? Maybe I need it and I don't yet know why...
ehowton at 2007-10-16 02:03 (UTC) (Link)
For example, I run two different logins on the same forum - rather than logout & back on as each character, I simply run a second browser. Other times, when I am authoring web pages, I like to view the output in a variety of browsers. Pictures, different types of files, etc - all show up differently in different browsers. Also, I don't running Macromedia Flash on Firefox. So if I come across a site which requires flash, I fire up a second browser, do my business, and close it. BAM!

Any of that sound like you?
photogoot at 2007-10-16 02:23 (UTC) (Link)
Things that appeal to me about Safari

- Speed - I look at lots & lots of images
- RSS feeds - I want to utilize this feature
- Auto forms - Holiday online shopping is comming
- Its Apple, I need to get used to Apple interface
so I will be comfy when I purchase & move into my iMac

ehowton at 2007-10-16 02:25 (UTC) (Link)
Don't misunderstand me - I run Firefox on my Mac, and you can too! It's the second browser we're talking about.
photogoot at 2007-10-16 02:26 (UTC) (Link)
Understood. I do likes my Firefox!
ehowton at 2007-10-16 02:28 (UTC) (Link)
Inline spell-checking is the most awesome invention since...I dunno, the Internet! That's one thing neither Safari nor Opera have, but greatly need.
photogoot at 2007-10-16 02:32 (UTC) (Link)
Once it has been experienced, it is a mystery why all others do not do it as a standard...
ehowton at 2007-10-16 02:34 (UTC) (Link)
Critics said the same thing about the scroll wheel on a mouse. "Sure its a nice feature, but who'll ever really use it?"

Now, its hard to use a mouse without one.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-10-17 00:52 (UTC) (Link)
That's not true. Opera has an inline in spellchecker, but it depends on Aspell. The reasonsing here is that they don't want to have to port a spell checker, so they use one that's already available.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-10-17 02:13 (UTC) (Link)
Speed- Opera has the most efficient caching system on the planet. In fact, that was its claim to fame.

Furthermore, if you're downloading a file, while you're piddling around finding a place to put it, the transfer is occurring in the background.

RSS feeds- Opera has had a built in newsreader since at least version five. That was seven years ago. RSS was added upon standard implementation.

Auto forms- Wand can fill out forms for you as well. The added bonus is that as a password manager, you can save a list of passwords for a specific site that sit encrypted on your hard drive and choose which un/pw combo you want to use by pressing Ctrl + Enter.

Just thought I'd mention it.
photogoot at 2007-10-17 07:03 (UTC) (Link)
We both knew you could not quit me...
ehowton at 2007-10-17 13:59 (UTC) (Link)
It just dawned on me what browser you would really like. I shit you not. It's 10x faster than Opera, and I use it daily. elinks.

Go chew on that.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-10-17 14:06 (UTC) (Link)
I actually kinda like that browser from what I see.
ehowton at 2007-10-17 14:13 (UTC) (Link)
'Tis truly an amazing thing. AND...its cross-platform like nothing you've ever seen before. Its predecessor, Lynks is the only known browser to be platform independent. e.g., It will run on anything.
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