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#1 lescaut


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Posted 06 January 2005 - 07:40 AM

New member, saying hello.

Some interesting stuff at this site. Hope I can contribute at some

Am a strong advocate of Opera and Firefox web browsers, to the
point where I eradicate IE from my PC using available freeware
tools. Recommend this to anyone, not only because they are superior
browsers but because it creates wonderful speedup of system generally!

Anyone agree?

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#2 cowsgonemadd3


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Posted 06 January 2005 - 08:29 PM

I agree about the firefox but you must keep IE!!

Otherwise if you need active X you wont have it...

I even wrote a Tutorial on Firefox at my site in the signature.

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 06:14 AM

Hello back at ya, lescaut. To me, Opera sounds like a drama set to music and Firefox the latest in fire fighting equipment. But given time, I'm sure those definitons will change. Given time ...


Edited by touse, 08 January 2005 - 12:51 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 07:59 PM

hi, lescaut the answer to your question is:

Yes... to a degree.
I like IE for windows updates.
Some isolated incidences of websites that "work" better using it.
The online virus scans, for instance.

That said,
the day will come when I won't even use Windows,
more than likely.
In preparation for that particular adventure I've been getting accustomed to
partitioning my HD(s) to accomodate Linux.

I've replaced Microsoft Office 2000 Professional with Open Office.org suite.
I've found it to be great, although I haven't even experimented
with half of what is there.
The 130MB complete suite beats the 298MB nearly-complete suite,
at least in size,
but I miss the Access program that MS Office has a good
handle on & the OOo suite hasn't included yet.
I think it is slated for rollout this year.

One one a few reasons I hold off on completely replacing winXp pro.

I feel better learning as I go about winXP, both to help
the 95% of users who use it, and just to know it better myself.

I do know I ran a dual-boot situation for quite a while.
WinXP doesn't allow any other OS to operate on it's primary partition.
So win98 was on another HD that I could select to boot from at BIOS.
That was interesting for a while, as I became adjusted to the new system.

Then SP2 came along with significant changes to the OS,
so that kept me interested for a while longer.

See how I am?

Long-winded about answering your question...YES :thumbsup:
I use FF 90% of the time now.

Edited by phawgg, 10 January 2005 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 08:12 PM

How's it goin', eh?

I'm not going to get drawn into that debate. There's three things I don't talk about:




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#6 phawgg


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Posted 10 January 2005 - 08:22 PM


There's three things I don't talk about: (3)Microsoft.

Sometimes I think they don't even talk about windows... at least in a way you'd expect a company well-versed in English to. :flowers:

Edited by phawgg, 10 January 2005 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 11:23 PM

Welcome aboard lescaut. New myself here. Only been here one day, but I know I'm going to like it.

See you around.

Barb :thumbsup:

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