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Posted: 3/3/2006 10:23:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 10:26:49 PM EDT by 4xys2xxs]
I've always connected to the internet through my AOL. I've been getting frustrated with it lately, and wanted to try to use something else.

I started using "Firefox" on my son's recommendation yesterday, and I'm kind of liking it! Its much faster. The only downside is that I can't see my friends online. Well...that and the missing favorite places.

What do you guys use to connect to the internet?

Thanks to Elcamino, for confirming that what I was talking about, was indeed called a "browser"
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:24:08 PM EDT
Epiphany Browser
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:24:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:33:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 10:36:37 PM EDT by PromptCritical]
I look at the raw code, kindof like "The Matrix".





Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:33:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:
I look at the raw code, kindof like "The Matrix".

www.tucows.com/pimg/themes/savers/matrixcodess.gif



Stop looking at me taking a shower...


perv....

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:34:29 PM EDT
The ONLY, and I mean only, reason I use Firefox is because IE is more of a security problem. I switched at Firefox 1.0. I never had any problems with IE, but then again I tend to not authorize malicious code to run on my computers in the hopes of seeing Angelina Jolie naked.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:35:06 PM EDT
Another satisfied Firefox user.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:46:28 PM EDT
Firefox.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:46:50 PM EDT
Konqueror when I am in Linux, Opera when I am in windows, and Safari on my laptop
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:50:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:51:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ElCamino:
The ONLY, and I mean only, reason I use Firefox is because IE is more of a security problem. I switched at Firefox 1.0. I never had any problems with IE, but then again I tend to not authorize malicious code to run on my computers in the hopes of seeing Angelina Jolie naked.




Um...

Yeah, RIGHT!

So...is Firefox the best?
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:51:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 10:52:42 PM EDT by Stealth]

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
I feel so inadequate.

Does this "Matrix thing" come with favorite places, and a "buddylist?"



Yes! Just download "Morpheus 2.1" with the Trinity patch and you'll be fine.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:55:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
I feel so inadequate.

Does this "Matrix thing" come with favorite places, and a "buddylist?"



Yes! Just download "Morpheus 2.1" with the Trinity patch and you'll be fine.



Thanks my Stalker.

I'm going in right now to look....
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:00:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By Stealth:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
I feel so inadequate.

Does this "Matrix thing" come with favorite places, and a "buddylist?"



Yes! Just download "Morpheus 2.1" with the Trinity patch and you'll be fine.



Thanks my Stalker.

I'm going in right now to look....



I'm going to feel bad if you're really out there looking for Morpheus 2.1.

Stalk... stalk... stalk... <----Practicing.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:02:51 PM EDT
I used Firefox until two days ago when FieroLoki introduced me to Maxthon.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:04:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
I used Firefox until two days ago when FieroLoki introduced me to Maxthon.



Hells Yes!!!!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:04:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By ElCamino:
The ONLY, and I mean only, reason I use Firefox is because IE is more of a security problem. I switched at Firefox 1.0. I never had any problems with IE, but then again I tend to not authorize malicious code to run on my computers in the hopes of seeing Angelina Jolie naked.




Um...

Yeah, RIGHT!

So...is Firefox the best?



Come on, if I want to see Angelina Jolie naked I'll just call her up and have her drop by. Tell her to leave the Cambodian kid with Brad for the night.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:05:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By Stealth:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
I feel so inadequate.

Does this "Matrix thing" come with favorite places, and a "buddylist?"



Yes! Just download "Morpheus 2.1" with the Trinity patch and you'll be fine.



Thanks my Stalker.

I'm going in right now to look....



I'm going to feel bad if you're really out there looking for Morpheus 2.1.

Stalk... stalk... stalk... <----Practicing.



Um...I didn't really google Morpheous 2.1....

Really!

www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=Morpheus+2.1&spell=1

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:20:15 PM EDT
AIM, I think you can use your aol screenname and it should have your buddies. I could be 152% wrong tho
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:51:25 AM EDT
i alternate from firefox and opera in windoz. I use konqurore in linux

unforunatly because you are using AOL. to use your favorite i believe you have to continue using the aol browser. which is basically IE

you can switch to another browswer but i don't think you can export your favorites. i could be wrong also. you couldn't pay me to use AOL's crappy internet service AND software
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:52:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 7:41:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
I've always connected to the internet through my AOL.

I started using "Firefox" on my son's recommendation yesterday, and I'm kind of liking it!

The only downside is that I can't see my... favorite places.



As long as you didn't remove AOL from your 'puter, you should still be able to bring up your AOL favorites. The links won't work, but you can still C&P them to your new address bar, and save each one that way.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:35:28 PM EDT
In windows, in order of preference:

Mozilla
Firefox (I prefer certain facets of the Mozilla UI better than their implementation in Firefox)
Opera
Lynx (Yes, really installed and functional on all my machines)
IE

In Linux, in no particular order:

Mozilla
Firefox
Galeon
Dillo
Lynx
Konqueror
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:36:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FITTER:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
I've always connected to the internet through my AOL.

I started using "Firefox" on my son's recommendation yesterday, and I'm kind of liking it!

The only downside is that I can't see my... favorite places.



As long as you didn't remove AOL from your 'puter, you should still be able to bring up your AOL favorites. The links won't work, but you can still C&P them to your new address bar, and save each one that way.



Surely the AOL browser has a method to export your bookmarks/favorites. The resulting file can then be imported into Firefox, or simply browsed as an HTML page.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:37:24 PM EDT
Firefox
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:54:49 PM EDT
Opera now after I found that Firefox was using some serious RAM.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:56:07 PM EDT
Safari
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:07:46 PM EDT
Safari
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:19:46 PM EDT
I've been using IE ever since I discovered that microsoft TRIES to make other browers(mainly netscape navigator)crash when using windows
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:20:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:
I've been using IE ever since I discovered that microsoft TRIES to make other browers(mainly netscape navigator)crash when using windows



I would try to make netscape navigator crash in my operating system also.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:21:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
Another satisfied Firefox user.



+1
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:22:45 PM EDT
Firefox. I dont leave my browser windows open all day so its fine for me.

Opera is a clusterfudge of an eyesore. There is no way for me to get it to where I am comfortable looking at it and using it.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:25:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
Firefox. I dont leave my browser windows open all day so its fine for me.

Opera is a clusterfudge of an eyesore. There is no way for me to get it to where I am comfortable looking at it and using it.



Is there a problem with leavng the browser open all the time? I try to log out at least once a week..
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:30:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
Firefox. I dont leave my browser windows open all day so its fine for me.

Opera is a clusterfudge of an eyesore. There is no way for me to get it to where I am comfortable looking at it and using it.



Is there a problem with leavng the browser open all the time? I try to log out at least once a week..


In Firefox there is you haev a bunch of them open and left running for a long time. Once a week you log out? Looking at smoe of the complaints frm others who do that, I would try something else.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:33:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By 22bad:
I've been using IE ever since I discovered that microsoft TRIES to make other browers(mainly netscape navigator)crash when using windows



I would try to make netscape navigator crash in my operating system also.



Started surfing with Navigator Netscape 2.02(came with my first ISP)liked it better than IE
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:37:19 PM EDT
Firefox.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:48:25 PM EDT
Firefox generally, most all the time.

IE only for trusted sites that I know don't work right in Firefox.

Mozilla is installed also, but rarely used (for testing web page work for compatability).
Opera=proprietary, it would be perfect if it was open-source.

?

.....A big reason not to use IE is security issues that alternate browsers don't suffer.
IE-based browsers would seem to have all the security problems that IE does; if you can get tabbed browsing without IE, why bother with IE at all?
~
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:50:16 PM EDT
Safari.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 3:55:36 PM EDT
Firefox right now, but I'm gonna definately look into Maxthon.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 4:15:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Maxthon





+1 Works great and has loads of nifty plugins, like firefox does.

Been using it for probably 2-3 years now, I think... No complaints yet.

Why don't you just reinstall AOL's messenger (only) ? Then you can see all your friends again.


I'd suggest completely uninstalling any AOL software left on the computer, but since the scumbags like to replace system files with their own 'customized' versions you run the risk of having things just stop working, if you don't know what to do.... So probably better off leaving well enough alone for now.

Putting the messenger back though, is a no hassle situation....... OR you can use Trillian, which connects to ALL the major instant messengers (AOL, MSN YAHOO, ICQ, etc) and the basic version is free, to boot

I use it, and it works great...... AND no extra adware crap gets added in, like the others.


AOL is da debbil anything you can do to get away from that garbage is always a good idea.

John
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 5:46:06 PM EDT
Firefox.

I also use Messenger, as JB69 just said, and he's definately right about what happens when you uninstall AOL. I would suggest taking everything you value off your PC (save it to disk), and then do a complete Reformat. That way you have no files that are corrupted by AOL.

IE is hideously slow, freezes up constantly, and has lots of sudden shutdowns.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 5:49:45 PM EDT
Use Firefox and use the AOL instant messenger program, with it open you will still be able to see your friends online.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 5:51:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:

Originally Posted By FITTER:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
I've always connected to the internet through my AOL.

I started using "Firefox" on my son's recommendation yesterday, and I'm kind of liking it!

The only downside is that I can't see my... favorite places.



As long as you didn't remove AOL from your 'puter, you should still be able to bring up your AOL favorites. The links won't work, but you can still C&P them to your new address bar, and save each one that way.



Surely the AOL browser has a method to export your bookmarks/favorites. The resulting file can then be imported into Firefox, or simply browsed as an HTML page.



You would think so... but that would be too convenient.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 10:07:45 PM EDT
Using the Firefox browser, you should be able to click File, then Import, then follow the prompts to what you're after.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 2:12:11 AM EDT
You guys!!

Can you walk me through the favorite places transfer thing?

OK...I'm NOT...but assume I'm blonde....
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:16:31 AM EDT
Maxthon then recently switched to Opera thinking of swithing back (primarly because of I know how to use maxton better)
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:33:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
Surely the AOL browser has a method to export your bookmarks/favorites. The resulting file can then be imported into Firefox, or simply browsed as an HTML page.



Maybe, but don't call me Shirley.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 2:28:49 PM EDT
Firefox
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 2:30:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ElCamino:
The ONLY, and I mean only, reason I use Firefox is because IE is more of a security problem. I switched at Firefox 1.0. I never had any problems with IE, but then again I tend to not authorize malicious code to run on my computers in the hopes of seeing Angelina Jolie naked.



Me neither...but then again, my self esteem couldn't handle it.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 2:31:17 PM EDT
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