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Postby beenthere » Fri, 21 May 2010 10:25 am

PP - Opera is good but I never got into it from the olden days before they were free and ad supported. Opera mobile is however a great browser for phones.

As for Google - I have sold my soul and gone to the cloud. They know everything about me anyway or juts a subpoena away. Rather than have my disks crash on me - I use Google storage on the cloud.

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Postby aster » Fri, 21 May 2010 10:40 am

I won't even use gmail, personally I think it sucks to have your email filtered by a machine and then have certain ads displayed depending on... the content of your message. :)

This whole cloud thing, is that like Mobile Me?

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Postby beenthere » Fri, 21 May 2010 10:47 am

aster wrote:I won't even use gmail, personally I think it sucks to have your email filtered by a machine and then have certain ads displayed depending on... the content of your message. :)

This whole cloud thing, is that like Mobile Me?


I had gmail for years and only last year migrated to it - this way I have assess no matter where I am (if I want to access). Prior to this, for my personal email, I have my own domain name and used a mailserver and downloaded to my laptop.

The cloud = yes, kinda like MobleMe. It's the entire suite of Google APPs - mail, calendaring, Google docs, pictures, video et al. Ubiquitously accessible as long as you have net access - and I don't have to worry about backups.

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Postby QRM » Fri, 21 May 2010 11:04 am

I have alway been on FF after reading this post loaded up Chrome.. Its so much faster !! cant believe how of much of my life has been wasted loading pages on FF.

It transfered all my bookmarks password etc from FF and so far working well, BUT heres the weird one is it just me? the fonts looks a bit blurred in chrome? looking at the pages look as if the screen has a thin layer of KY jelly spread over it. I just opened up FF next to chrome and razor sharp, crystal clear any ideas? My guess in order to speed up the load time they downgrade the image?


Looks like I am not the only one who has this problem tried the "clear type" setting which was ON, when off its even worse. After a hour I am back on FF blurred chrome was giving me and lots of other users a headache.

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Postby aster » Fri, 21 May 2010 11:51 am

Beenthere, if I find the need for "clouding" I'd definitely go with Apple's solution. Especially as I trust them more, plus I use a Mac so this is a no-brainer in my case. Nice of them to add a @me.com email address too.

QRM, text is not an image so they are not downgrading "image quality" or anything like that. There must be a setting somewhere about anti-aliasing (or maybe it's the clear-type one you mentioned). If they aren't letting you turn it off then that's quite a surprise... or maybe not as they don't have much experience with browsers... ;)

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Postby QRM » Fri, 21 May 2010 12:30 pm

Image

Just did a screen grab of identical web pages one in FF and one chrome, there is enough of a difference to be annoying. I suppose those who have not notice the blurred chrome, cant see the difference in my image? I can turn Clear Type setting to off and that really makes Chrome almost unreadable.

Apparently only effects monitors if they are set to very high Res.
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Postby the_playful_prince » Fri, 21 May 2010 2:49 pm

Recommend using Firefox.. I was an IE user but after using Firefox for sometime cannot let it go...

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Postby aster » Fri, 21 May 2010 8:29 pm

QRM, that's definitely a fuzzy picture there. I don't know what the heck Google is thinking by making the screen look like that... :?

I support Firefox because it's independent. Google and it's products have exactly the same drawback as IE and Microsoft's stuff - they're all part of a giant corporation. I don't like either of them, so no Google or Microsoft products for me... :)

For searching you can also do it through https://ssl.scroogle.org/ if you prefer that the world's biggest collector of private info doesn't gather yet more data about you.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 9:06 am

In tangentially related news,

The Mozilla Foundation adopts a pair of "firefox" (red panda) cubs. Partake of the cuteness here: http://firefoxlive.mozilla.org/

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Postby Muslima70 » Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:31 pm

firefox for me ..well at back in the days when my computer at home was still working..
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Postby curiousgeorge » Mon, 27 Dec 2010 9:46 am

I am a big fan and user of Opera. It's very slick and fast, they are very innovative (tabs, gestures, speed dial all years before anyone else). If you sign up for Opera Link, your bookmarks on all your different computers and your phone are synchronised too.

I've had to go and fix waaaaaay to many computers running Firefox for me to go down that road.

I tried Chrome for a while, but you have to add so many extensions to get the functionality of Opera...by the time you finish you are bald and running a very patched browser.

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Postby viper2512 » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 10:08 am

Use Noscript addon with FF. It turns off all JavaScript by default. The safest way to browse the web since 90% of browser hacks are through JS. You can selectively turn ON JS for the sites you trust and also temporarily turn on JS for other sites to enable functionality. It's the best way to increase web security without any other add ons. I only wish Chrome had an equivalent plug-in

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 5:06 pm

Could you explain that in idiot-proof terms please?

Javascript is something to do with displaying graphics on websites, is it? How and what are the hacks that you are describing?

Thx

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Postby viper2512 » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 5:16 pm

JR8 wrote:Could you explain that in idiot-proof terms please?

Javascript is something to do with displaying graphics on websites, is it? How and what are the hacks that you are describing?

Thx


Sorry :) I'll explain.
NoScript is an add-on to Firefox browser that disables javascript by default. Yes, Javascript is required for most sites to work, but it's also used by the bad guys to hack your session, steal cookies, impersonate you etc. The Noscript add on blocks ALL javascript by default - even the good ones (which you can selectively turn on on a one-time basis or permanently). For examply I've granted permanent access to all google, facebook, flickr javascripts since those are sites I trust. This might be a bit of an inconvenience, but for the security conscious, this is a boon (something I believe must be made mandatory for all browsers). You can enable javascript selectively when you reach a site and block all those annoying banner ads, third-party scripts that collect your personal info etc. Just enable the scripts from the site you are browsing on. Use it for a few weeks and you'll get the hang of it. When you browse to an unknown site, you can be assured you're browsing safely and turn on JS if you feel it's safe to do so.

Caveat: This wouldn't be for everybody; some find it annoying and don't care about security. If ur that person it's not for you; but it'll make for a safer, faster browsing experience.

There's lots more it can do than what I've described here. More info here: http://noscript.net/


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