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Yahoo's Internet Browser

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#1 HockeyFighter


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Posted 29 October 2006 - 07:36 AM

How does Yahoo's Internet Browser compare to Internet Explorer or Mozilla ?
I've had Yahoo SBC DSL, and had loaded Yahoo's browser from Day One.

With IE 7 coming along, I'm wondering if I should stick with Yahoo's Internet Browser.

Am looking for advice from the experts on this forum.


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#2 tg1911


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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:50 AM

It's really a matter of personal choice.
Not everybody likes the same browser for the same reasons.

You can have as many browser running, as your resources can handle.
Most of the time I'll have Firefox, and Opera, running at the same time, only using IE when I have to.
I prefer Firefox, but that's a personal choice.

There's a list of several free browsers in our Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps list, that you can try.
Best thing to do, is pick a couple of them, try them for a couple of weeks, and see which you prefer.

Here's a few Fiefox resources you can check out:

1. Firefox Web Browser - Pipelining
2. About:config entries
3. How To Modify Hidden Preferences Using about:config
4. Tweakfactor - Firefox Tweak Guide
5. TweakGuides - Firefox Tweak Guide
6. Firefox Tuning
7. Enhancing Firefox with Browser Extensions
8. Plugins

Edited by tg1911, 29 October 2006 - 09:54 AM.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 10:53 AM

As I remember from my SBC/Yahoo days, the browser is just IE with some make-up on (bells and proprietary whistles). You should be able to install IE7 and have it work.
IE7 is certainly an improvement from IE6, and somewhat safer; it is an attempt on the part of MS to bring it up to standard (that Mozilla and Opera already defined).
I happen to use Firefox, and have no need to download IE7.
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 06:03 PM

I read over on Broadband Reports forum that the ATT Yahoo DSL browser is still not compatible with IE7.


ATT is rushing around now trying to get it compatible by Nov. 1 when MS is pushing IE7 out to the public via regular security updates. I talked to ATT tech support over two months ago asking if they were working toward this goal, and their reply was "IE7 was still a beta product and they would not modify their browser to be compatible until IE7 was out of beta status". :thumbsup: Well, it's out of beta and they're NOT ready! Why am I not surprised?

I dumped their browser for Firefox 2.0, installed just today. :flowers: Surfing faster than I ever have! Don't plan to reinstall ATT browser. Moreover, ATT's browser comes prepackaged with redclientapps, which all pc help forums I frequent have users "fix" & get rid of in HijackThis troubleshooting, claiming it is spyware. Don't want it on my machine anymore.

Edited by buttoni, 29 October 2006 - 06:20 PM.

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