I finally "upgraded" to Firefox 4. Huge mistake. My old 3 version runs rings around this garbage. Funny thing is, they insist I download the newest and most wonderful version so I can comment on version 4!! No thanks. No more Firefox. If this is what the future holds I want no part of it. I am not fond of tabbed browsing, too much crap on the screen. Going to try World browser through Wine and see what happens.
If you run a Windows system Mommajeane, you might look at The World browser. It is quite light compared to any of the major ones out there. Unfortunately, in my view, they too have given over to the tabbed browsing mess. Looked at Firefox 6 on a friends unit the other day-not impressed with that either. If it is the DSL itself that is messing up, perhaps you can go online with a tech from phone company and try to sort it out?
Been messing about with Midori browser. Like all of them anymore I have spent some time clearing out the bloat and silliness. It has gained a lot of speed since a few days ago. Time will tell. Dillo browser is lightning fast, but gets hung up too often. I hope one day they get the kinks worked out of it.
Okay...puff, puff....soapbox is out. IF you have an older computer that is getting boggy due to its age I have to say that SlackoPuppy Linux is worth taking a VERY serious look at. The whole operating system is under 130MB and can be downloaded and burned to a CD in under 20 minutes-took 16 on a friend's DSL box. Easy to grasp, mush more sensible than Lucid Puppy in my mind, and chock full of USEFUL features. Comes loaded with Seamonkey2.5 as the browser/email client which is quite snappy even on dial up. Other browsers are there if you prefer, but this system is extremely impressive out of the box. Dial up or high speed compatible, geared toward long term support, enough toys to keep most folks satisfied. It can be run as a live system with no installation if desired. Okay, putting the soapbox away now.
Yes, nice system. I get tired of the major browsers-Firefox is a good example-changing their stuff every ten minutes. Slacko offers Firefox Aurora browser, but I will NOT be looking at that. Seamonkey, while also a Mozilla spawn, seems more conservative and stable in their releases, and I have learned to wait when anything new comes along to see how badly it performs. The next best thing usually isn't. And too, the major operating systems are so full of themselves and laden with garbage as to make them useless for most people. To each his own...
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