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    posted a message on Firefox vs. Internet Explorer
    Quote from "Rowne" »
    Firefox isn't bloated, not if you know how to strip it. Firefox has its guts laid open pretty bare in fact. You can strip it down to the base essentials pretty easily if you're willing to get your hands dirty with Javascript and RDF stuffs.


    Maybe bloated wouldn't be the best word to use. I see Firefox - at least the UI - as horribly slow. Since Firefox's interface is in Javascript and XUL (are there more?), it doesn't run the fastest on slower computers. I know K-Meleon solves that, but the problem is it's windows only. There's a few other Gecko based browsers out there I guess. I just never really liked those (Epiphany is tied to Gnome, Galeon's interface is just a bit.. odd).

    I've found Opera to be the best for me, even though it's not OSS. It's tweakable enough for what I do with it. Opera may not share the same mindset as Firefox, but I guess that's the sacrifice you make for saving yourself 30 seconds as Firefox loads. I'm serious about this. When I'm running some Windows app through wine, it will take take half a minute for Firefox to cold start!

    Maybe I would be happiest with telnet and imagemagick for converting the images to xpm. I could just guess what the site would look like. :lol:

    Edit: forgot how to spell Galeon. Oops.
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    posted a message on Firefox vs. Internet Explorer
    Nonsense! With a binary of just 350KB, dillo is clearly the best browser!



    *notices Opera is in the screenshot*

    *ducks*

    Seriously though, Firefox is awfully bloated... :( Maybe I'm just angry because my laptop is way too slow to run it (responsively... 96MB of random access goodness).
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    posted a message on Firefox vs. Internet Explorer
    Quote from "Turan" »
    1. When I click on a link that opens up a new window, such as links in forum posts, I want Firefox to open a new tab automatically. I can use ctrl+click but that's a nuisance.


    If you download the Firefox 1.5 Beta, it has an option for this.

    Edit: Didn't see you found an extension... Well in Firefox 1.5 you won't need it. :)
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