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Old 22nd September 2005, 12:09   #16
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anyone can go to task manager and see the amount of memory usedand page faults by IE and firefox. the later uses less memory. further many websites do say specifically that the site is optimised for IE as it dominates the market( albeit by dubious means for whcih it is facing law suits)
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I am on firefox since quite some time. I have some problem or the other with it. Since I can use only browsers like Mozilla or Firefox on my desktop system (am I the only one with Solaris 10 desktop here?), I have to live with it.
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(am I the only one with Solaris 10 desktop here?), I have to live with it.
A Geek A Geek! *LOL* Why Solaris? You in office. At home I would have expected Linux.


My first impressions of Opera are good. Fast. Very fast. But time will tell.
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trying out the new opera now. some irritating things, but it is faster. lets see...will use it for a week and decide.

P.s. it already crashed once so far.
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A Geek A Geek! *LOL* Why Solaris? You in office. At home I would have expected Linux.


My first impressions of Opera are good. Fast. Very fast. But time will tell.
At office, Sol desktop on sparc machines is what everyone has.

In my laptop, I have Win XP, SUSE 9.3 and ofcourse Solaris 10.
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No crashes here. Using XP. I like the skins I am getting too. Seems cool. Try theskin called Neo. It's good.
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Man..Mozilla do not support ActiveX files...

Better to use IE..
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At office, Sol desktop on sparc machines is what everyone has.

In my laptop, I have Win XP, SUSE 9.3 and ofcourse Solaris 10.
Cool. Have never worked on Solaris. :( Like Linux. However most of the apps I use run best only on Windows. So I am stuck with it. After I upgrade my comp will go in for Linux. Solaris 10 on the Laptop. Hmmm ....
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Man..Mozilla do not support ActiveX files...

Better to use IE..
ActiveX files are/can be dangerous. Do not use IE. *LOL*
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Dangerous in wat sense?
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Dangerous in wat sense?
Since they can access your system, rogue code can compromise your security. MS churns out patches by the hundreds to counteract these. Infact there is a setting on IE that allows you to disable ActiveX.

Since the bulk of browsers are IE - thank the preponderance of Windows for that - most of the malicious code floating around is developed to exploit chinks in Windows armour. And ActiveX is an easy way to do that.
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If itz so dangerous...y many of the websites use the AcitveX controls.

Eg.. I guess eBay does support it..
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Quote:
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P.s. it already crashed once so far.
on opera site there are Opera forums
try browsing them as it might have solution to your problem

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Man..Mozilla do not support ActiveX files...

Better to use IE..
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ActiveX files are/can be dangerous. Do not use IE. *LOL*

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Dangerous in wat sense?
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Since they can access your system, rogue code can compromise your security. MS churns out patches by the hundreds to counteract these. Infact there is a setting on IE that allows you to disable ActiveX.

Since the bulk of browsers are IE - thank the preponderance of Windows for that - most of the malicious code floating around is developed to exploit chinks in Windows armour. And ActiveX is an easy way to do that.
that is not exactly true.
ActiveX gives webmaster ability to perform low level local operations
almost all online virus scanning websites use it.
Windows Update use it

but ActiveX technology has been used for evil purposes too
however it requires some sort of user interaction to get infected (user accecpting to install activeX)

about churning out patches by the hundreds
have you seen the link i posted earlier?
let me post it again

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?p=103

& while reading it REMEMBER

Mozilla Firefox market share between 7% to 9%
Internet Explorer market share around 90%
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Mozilla Firefox market share between 7% to 9%
Internet Explorer market share around 90%[/b]
That is why you see a lot of malicious code on IE in the first place. Which is why it is okay that the aam junta uses IE, while intelligent people like us can use Firefox and Opera. And I think you should read the comments that follow that article as well.

Pushkar (I think that is your name), the reason why ActiveX is used is because it makes a lot of things easy.
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That is why you see a lot of malicious code on IE in the first place. Which is why it is okay that the aam junta uses IE, while intelligent people like us can use Firefox and Opera. And I think you should read the comments that follow that article as well.
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I have seen the comments
but you have to remember these comments are coming from Open source fans. Do you expect them to critisize firefox all of sudden?
(I have been active on the website for long time)
besides most of the comments are RANTS nothing else

as for intelligent people using Firefox & Opera is rather false
there have been lot of vulnaribilities in Firefox which require user interaction too

bottom line no matter how much secure your web browser is if the user is dumb he/she will be never secure
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