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I've been using it a lot lately its such a refreshing change from I.E and Microsoft crap. Does anybody use it and like it?

It seems to be a little bit quicker than I.E. I have a 512kbps connection, 2Ghz processor and 512MB RAM too. It just shows how badly I.E is written.
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(Original post by amazingtrade)
I've been using it a lot lately its such a refreshing change from I.E and Microsoft crap. Does anybody use it and like it?

It seems to be a little bit quicker than I.E. I have a 512kbps connection, 2Ghz processor and 512MB RAM too. It just shows how badly I.E is written.
Firebird is good, but I feel Opera still beats it easily. I am hooked on mouse gestures though, so I don't any browser will feel comfortable without them now!

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(Original post by amazingtrade)
I've been using it a lot lately its such a refreshing change from I.E and Microsoft crap. Does anybody use it and like it?

It seems to be a little bit quicker than I.E. I have a 512kbps connection, 2Ghz processor and 512MB RAM too. It just shows how badly I.E is written.
i have used firebird for about a month, and I have to say i love it. Its quicker than straight mozilla and IE, has popup stopper (yes!), and seems to show all web pages perfectly.

So thats one piece of open-source software I like...
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Firebird is nice, been using since it was called Phoenix, so a few months now. It looks great with different skins too.

It is also more secure since it is not integrated into the OS (as IE is) and comes complete with a built in pop-up stopper!
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I use firebird - although it seems to take about 5 secs longer then IE to open. Probably all the addins I've installed :P

I would use opera (I really like it), if it weren't for the fact that it doesn't display CSS/CSS2 based pages correctly for some reason.
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I would use opera (I really like it), if it weren't for the fact that it doesn't display CSS/CSS2 based pages correctly for some reason.
What b0rks it? Is it all CSS pages or one element of CSS behaviour? Because it seems perfectly fine here - you haven't switched it out of user mode or something silly have you?

Opera is supposed to be largely standards compliant.

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What b0rks it? Is it all CSS pages or one element of CSS behaviour? Because it seems perfectly fine here - you haven't switched it out of user mode or something silly have you?

Opera is supposed to be largely standards compliant.

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I can't remember off the top of my head, but I believe its a few elements of CSS behaviour that opera renders incorrectly, causing the page to display incorrectly and just look plain wrong

I haven't tried it in a while though, so they may have fixed the issues.
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IE is appauling if you try any alternative browser, Opera is great, mozilla seems slower booting up for me, but i'm in the stone age
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When I used to have a Pentium 100 laptop with 16MB RAM I had to use opera. I.E 4.0 took 10 minutes to load up on the damn thing!
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I just use mozilla - I assume its pretty similar to firebird. Some of the plugins like adblock and flash click to play are really useful.
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