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justus
11-16-2003, 11:48 PM
Comparing the site manager login & speed of processing the functions, nothing compares it with Firebird, IE is real slow, while Opera have a little annoyances here & there. This is only for PC based system.

Any off you all have the same experiences ?

FZ
11-17-2003, 10:13 AM
Firebird rocks, PERIOD! :D

Wow... I just did some informal "testing" and Mozilla Firebird (Gecko/20031113 Firebird/0.7+ (Gcc 3.3.1 i686 optimized - MozJF)) logged me in and got me to the second page of E-mail/FTP Management 19 seconds faster than IE6. IE6 even had some broken images. Firebird seems to render the pages much, much faster - almost as if it were actually downloading faster than IE! Guess it might be pipelining in Firebird that really improves performance...

wildjokerdesign
11-17-2003, 04:05 PM
OK where can the rest of use get this incredable browser? :)

All right I will go do a search sure it well show up.

FZ
11-17-2003, 04:33 PM
If you want the latest versions (may be unstable, but have the most bug fixes/latest features): http://www.squarefree.com/burningedge/

If you want the latest milestone (most stable, least number of bugs overall): http://www.mozilla.org/products/firebird/

My recommendation (assuming you are using Windows): http://pryan.org/firebird/mozjf/MozillaFirebird%20-%20i686-gcc331%20-%2014-nov-2003.exe (more info: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=34891)

Lemme know what you think ;)

justus
11-17-2003, 06:24 PM
it's one of the fastest browser on earth especiall with the rendering of images, but opera is still best for me with it's effortless mouse gestures.
http://www.opera.com/features/mouse/

try it you'll never want an IE, Opera is wat u call surfing man...
Opera.com
but dont use it for the site manager, it's very buggy.

wildjokerdesign
11-17-2003, 06:42 PM
Have to say I went and downloaded one of the FireBird versions and boom installed very fast and I like many of the features I see so far. Well have to use it more!

torrin
11-17-2003, 08:04 PM
but opera is still best for me with it's effortless mouse gestures.
http://www.opera.com/features/mouse/

Surely, you'll have to do better than that to come up with a reason for not using Firebird. :D

http://optimoz.mozdev.org/gestures/installation.html

Anyway, I'm using Galeon (http://galeon.sourceforge.net), which is another Mozilla child, but this one is for the Gnome desktop environment (http://www.gnome.org). I haven't had a chance to play with the new site manager yet.

justus
11-17-2003, 08:52 PM
But mozilla is a bit heavy on the loading -- by then i'll have 4 different browsers :)
if i'm on a dual boot better still use galeon, netscape or konqueror ?
7 in all :)

Armadillo
12-24-2003, 10:10 PM
I'm just trying out Firebird, and so far I like it better than Mozilla.
I seems to load text faster than IE6, but images load slower than IE6. I loaded the same page in both browsers and IE was a few seconds faster overall.
I dont have pipelining enabled yet, so maybe that will improve the load speed some more.

However, I like the tabs and extensions (such as the one that opens "_blank" targeted links in a new tab instead of a new window), skins, and other customizations.
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