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Cull57
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 4:30 pm    Post subject: IR, Firefox, Opera? What's the consensus here? Reply with quote

Howdy all,

Recently, through the help of S/W Warriors, I was able to "clean" my contaminated PC. When done, I solicited advice on a good pop-up stopper. It was suggested that I consider an alternate browser, which I'm ok with.

My question is, "Can I download, say Firefox, and still keep IE on my PC"? Can multiple browsers work concurrently?

Also, what is the general consensus as to a good and reasonable alternative to IE? I do plan on trying something new if there is no conflict with IE, which I need to keep for updates.

Many thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can have as many browsers as you want on your computer and you can have them all open at once, too. I regularly have IE and Firefox open at the same time, and I have had IE, regular Mozilla, Firefox, and Opera open all at the same time.

I would say try Mozilla 1.7, since it is a full browser and won't require you to do too much to get it like you want. Firefox is still in beta, so it will require more work on your part to function like IE with all the bells and whistles.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like firefox and i have mozzila and ie6
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My question is, "Can I download, say Firefox, and still keep IE on my PC"? Can multiple browsers work concurrently?


Yes, and yes.
I have 5 different browsers onboard, but Opera is my default.
When the kids are here, I minimise Opera, and open IE for them. (protection loaded, of course).

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no conflict with IE, which I need to keep for updates.

You can't uninstall IE anyways, it's so tightly woven into Windows that it's pretty much impossible to remove.

Download one or two alternatives into a new folder. Then when you run them, don't allow them to become the default browser until you are happy with one of them.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have 3 browsers now..IE, FireFox, and SBC yahoo browser
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Netcaptor is my browser of choice, it stops all popups, I use IE for those times when I actually want a popup window to show up.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Firefox, but not because it's "intrinsically" better - rather because you can get a feature that allows you to turn OFF "send referrer", "cookies", "images", "Javascript", "Java", "plugins" from the toolbar - it's really easy to turn on the ones you want, one at a time, AFTER you decide you trust the website.

While IE can pretty much do these things, as far as I know there's no way to make it easy. Don't know about Opera.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cull57,
You can have as many as you want. I run an old windows 98 unit and have IE6, Mozilla, and Firefox installed. I can and have run them simultaneously. While Firefox is getting more publicity, Mozilla is just as good. I've used it as my default browser for some time now and couldn't be happier with it. They just keep making it better all the time.
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