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Windows 7: which browser

22 Mar 2010   #21
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What can I say new that most everyone else has not touched on yet?

As far as preferences go, I used to be die-hard Firefox--until I read of an issue with the makers of extensions (Mozilla ponders policy change after Firefox extension battle). Also, in my own observances, Firefox used far more memory than IE8.

So I run IE8 exclusively no and have no problems.

So as the lyrics of one song go: "You can get with this or you can get with that... the choice is yours."


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22 Mar 2010   #22
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Thanks for the link Kari, Lunascape is very impressive so far.
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22 Mar 2010   #23
Kari

 

I recommend you to make a small test, takes a minute or so: diable add-ons in Firefox and Chrome. Open them and Lunascape, open the same 4 or 5 tabs in every browser. Check Task Manager > Processes and be amazed!
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22 Mar 2010   #24
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
What can I say new that most everyone else has not touched on yet?

As far as preferences go, I used to be die-hard Firefox--until I read of an issue with the makers of extensions (Mozilla ponders policy change after Firefox extension battle). Also, in my own observances, Firefox used far more memory than IE8.

So I run IE8 exclusively no and have no problems.

So as the lyrics of one song go: "You can get with this or you can get with that... the choice is yours."
That does not discourage me. It shows that the market does work. Egos triggered a war and the market (consumers) dictated the conclusion of the war. I use both of those addons and they both work well.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I recommend you to make a small test, takes a minute or so: diable add-ons in Firefox and Chrome. Open them and Lunascape, open the same 4 or 5 tabs in every browser. Check Task Manager > Processes and be amazed!
Kari, the addons are the reasons I use Firefox. I did try Lunascape and I like it. It will be my number two browser that I will use for trusted sites.
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22 Mar 2010   #25
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
That does not discourage me. It shows that the market does work. Egos triggered a war and the market (consumers) dictated the conclusion of the war. I use both of those addons and they both work well.
Well, the whole thread boils down to choice... Red pill or Blue? When I used Firefox exclusively, those add-ons where the first to get installed and I never had any problem with them either. When I read of that and that all it would take is for someone's ego to get in the way and make my browser less secure, then, well...

Toyota was world regarded as a company that paid attention to safety, security, reliability in the automobiles they produced. But... So, there's still going to be people who drive Toyotas because they see what's going on now as something they (the auto owner and Toyota as a company) will get over soon. Me? I jumped ship (not with the car, but with my browser).

And it comes full circle--it's about choice.

I did check the link Kari provided and I do think I will give Lunascape a shot.
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22 Mar 2010   #26
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Kari, the addons are the reasons I use Firefox. I did try Lunascape and I like it. It will be my number two browser that I will use for trusted sites.
Carl, although I have to say I do not try to sell Lunascape, I want to tell this:

You can change the engine in Lunascape on the fly. You can choose between Trident (IE), Gecko (FF) and WebKit (Chrome).

If you choose Gecko, all your FF add-ons are available and working.

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Asking to disable FF add-ons and test was only to show how little resources a barebone Lunascape uses compared to a barebone Firefox.

Kari


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22 Mar 2010   #27
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just curious, Kari: When you install Lunascape on your system, do you remove IE8 from your system as well or do you let it remain? Just curious.
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22 Mar 2010   #28
Kari

 

You don't have to remove anything. Lunascape just 'borrows' the engine from IE, FF, Safari or Chrome but does affect the functionality of these browsers in any way.

Kari
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22 Mar 2010   #29
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Is Lunascape supposed to be the new Firefox? I've never even heard of it until today. What's the advantages over IE8? Just curious.
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22 Mar 2010   #30
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
You don't have to remove anything. Lunascape just 'borrows' the engine from IE, FF, Safari or Chrome but does affect the functionality of these browsers in any way.

Kari
Not exactly what I was getting at. I mean, do you go through the trouble of Control Panel > Uninstall a program > Turn Windows features on or off > un-check Internet Exploerer 8--to actually remove IE8 from your system? Just asking as it seems redundant to have two browsers that do the same thing.
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