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Flash Peak's New Slim Browser


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 05:41 AM

After the disappointment of Safari, I was not too keen on trying another browser, but a certain ADDICT twisted my arm and I can say that I am totally impressed.

Will take a little getting used to, of course, but this browser is lightning fast and with 3 or 4 addons could be the best browser around.

I would strongly recommend that you have a test drive of this one: http://www.flashpeak.com/

Let us know what you think.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:42 AM

Slim Browser is based on the Internet Explorer engine, which means it's susceptible to all of the security problems, associated with Internet Explorer.

I think, I'll stick with Firefox. :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:02 PM

A very important point. Thanks for that tg1911. A pity as I particularly liked the idea of speaking emails rather than typing them, and there are several other nice features.

Ah well, back to the status quo.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:51 PM

Darn because it really did sound great, Rowal5555.

I've stopped using FireFox right now - at least temporarily. Not that I've had a problem but CNN and other reputable sources seem to feel it has 'security flaws', yet other reputable sources debate this. Just figured until all the minds can agree, I'd leave it alone for awhile - so back to my trusty old Netscape I go.

But if the new browser stops being as vulnerable as IE, I'll be ever so happy to give it a try - it sounds great!
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 03:03 PM

Not that I've had a problem but CNN and other reputable sources seem to feel it has 'security flaws', yet other reputable sources debate this.

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Any browser will eventually have some sort of 'security flaws' as malware writers look for new ways to exploit browsers. It's the response and quick deployment to patch and fix those flaws by the vendor that is key. IE has never responded as quickly as Mozilla has. So the risk using Firefox is extremely low. Additionally the engine in Netscape is nearly identical to Firefox. So you are using a virtual twin.

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