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Old 06-11-2007, 05:16 PM
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Thumbs up Apple SAFARI Browser for Windows

Apple is offerring it's excellent Safari browser in a Windows version, for Free, something Steve Jobs usually avoids. It is now in Public Beta. You can download a copy following the link below. It will give you a small idea of the ease and performance superiority that MAC users enjoy.

The Windows version isn't quite as fast as Safari running on a MAC but I have been using it today, it is faster than FireFox and compared to MS Internet Explorer, well, that's deserves to be


http://www.apple.com/safari/
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:22 PM
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the beta doesn't seem to handle proxies
(greyed out on advanced settings)
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:32 PM
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I used Firefox for OSX. It's very fast & very secure. I chose Firefox because of the options & addons.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:04 PM
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Proxies, where?

I use FireFox too, way better than IE. Just be careful with all the addons, they can slow you down.

Whoa Nellie - Just looked at Task Manager - Processes
Safari is sucking up 299,716 K of Memory vs Firefox @ 39,948 K

It is a rocket on my Dell
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:28 PM
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I often log in from a work machine and have to access via a VPN, hence to get "out" need to use a proxy... perhaps I should only access at night on my own time, but browsing here (a) keeps me sane (ok my wife would argue the point) and (b) helps use up idle cycles when I'm waiting for folks to join yet another conference call (which takes up waaay too much time) and/or (c) when I just need a mental break from dealing with crazy folks in my company
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:30 PM
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btw right now I'm using seamonkey... not sure of the differences between mozilla, firefox and seamonkey. I know at least two of them are built on different code bases, but I can't remember which two *LOL*

edit: ok, seems mozilla and seamonkey share the same base. firefox I believe is on a different code base. you notice it in setup (tools->options vs. Edit->preferences for example) and there are more substantive differences as well...
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:19 PM
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Just ran across Sea Monkey last week as well as Maxthon. The only browsers that are important, that is, have sufficient market share, are IE, FF, Netscape, AOL, Safari and Opera.

I have to test the web pages against all of them although Opera's market share looks like its falling off the radar screen.

With AOL when I absolutely have to check a web page against it I install it and as soon as I'm done I uninstall the damn thing. If you don't pay attention during the install the stupid thing trys to instal all kinds of software. IMHO it's one damn big malware!
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:14 AM
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I was just thinking about AOL as malware the other day *LOL*. Got a version on an old computer that my son installed, and I haven't figured out how to remove "all" of it yet...though to be fair I only spent a few minutes trying... but the dang thing is totally embedded into windows in all sorts of mischievious ways!!

I tried Opera a while back and found it wasn't very good with it's caching algorithms (exposed with the aforementioned proxy problem) and dropped it.

I don't program much at all and hence don't keep up with the compatibility issues much, but rather just from a user perspective.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:45 AM
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btw just figured out the "proxy issue" with Safari... it uses IE's setting automatically...
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AoHell is a major resource hog when installed on a pc.
I had 2 hp's here last week. 1 was a 1.5 p4 with 512 ram with AOL and was slower then the 1.3 celeron w 256 mem with no aol.

To this day I still can't figure out why people would choose to use aol over a normal internet connection. It's kind of like I want to go outside but when using AOL I can only do that by going through my neighbors house first and going by his rules.
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AoHell is a major resource hog when installed on a pc.
I had 2 hp's here last week. 1 was a 1.5 p4 with 512 ram with AOL and was slower then the 1.3 celeron w 256 mem with no aol.

To this day I still can't figure out why people would choose to use aol over a normal internet connection. It's kind of like I want to go outside but when using AOL I can only do that by going through my neighbors house first and going by his rules.
AOL is the absolute worst. I'd NEVER use AOL ever again. My parents have it and my dad doesn't want to get rid of it. He says he's too used to it and doesn't want to change. It eats up so many resources it isn't funny and totally bogs down your computer.

Don't get me started on all the add on stuff either that comes bundled with it!
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:26 AM
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in the days of dialup, I used AOL when I had 5 totally 100% non tech folks to deal with in my home... all of whom wanted to "IM" and check "email". At that time, I didn't have enough hours in the day to deal with all of their issues even just getting ON to the "internet". AOL filled that void with the simplest way to "IM and check email".

however, today is not the case... chris, if you dad still wants a bloated, easy interface, get him on MSN. They have a fat client proc that kind of gives an AOL "look and feel" without all the add on malware. And when you switch there is a 'bot' that will read your AOL email contacts and send a "switching to MSN" msg to everyone. I went to MSN when I picked up Verizon DSL (now on FIOS). Of course, now that the grand pubah Mr. D endorses the MAC (and he's in great company... my mid20s rocker-chic middle daughter switched to MAC last year ) it's on my list if and when I need a new pc for home (for work by MANDATE we have to use IBM thinkpads... my current pc being a T60)
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:34 AM
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btw on my laptop, safari is lightning fast, but uses 109Meg vs about 40Meg for seamonkey.
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Thanks for the info RobS... I tried to switch him but he's too set in his ways and doesn't want to learn anything else. He says why switch when he can already do what he needs to. He says this even though he complains how slow his computer runs!!
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Safari was indeed fast, but it kept bombing out, wouldn't install cleanly and once i got it to work always attempted to launch applications at windows startup. (Itunes and Quicktime.) it also kept sutting down and sending error reports.
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