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* Posts by Donna

10 posts • joined 13 Sep 2007

Firefox went ton up in bugs in 2008

Donna
Happy

@Anonymous Coward

Spell check is in Opera 10 alpha and it actually works. I'm going to assume it will be available in Opera 10 final.

PS: I've had Opera 10 alpha running for the last month or so and I've yet to encounter a bug. That makes me happy.

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Donna
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@Not convinced

Firefox doesn't come with Adblock and NoScript, they're add-ons.

Opera has better script, ad blocking and site rendering control than FF out of the box. F12 for quick preferences or right click for block content of individual pages.

The reason I won't use FF has nothing to do with whether it's "secure." I won't use it because it has very little configurability unless you want to edit an .ini file and to make it do what you want, you have to download third party ad-ons.

No wonder it crashes so much.

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Mozilla hits back at Firefox 3 quality slur

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Extensions

I've been using...and buying...Opera since 1999. I am ok with paying for a superior product.

I've never understood the FF hoopla. It does not allow one to customise the look, (less a button or two...which are offered as extensions) adding removing toolbars, etc.

I don't know a single person running FF who is not using a metric ton of extensions.

I open Opera, I run it. It does everything OOTB that FF can only do with 15 extensions added on.

I don't get why people like FF so much. Opera, unfortunately, is a browser that one might have to put a little time into learning. It does have an IE skin though which should make it easier for the people who complain that they have no time to learn. Apparently they have the time to search the Mozilla site for hundreds of extensions though.

Opera hogs memory too. Not gigs, but enough that sometimes you have to reboot because it doesn't want to give the memory back. The memory problem is a problem with ALL browsers but I didn't know it was that bad in FF. I actually thought Opera was a worse memory hog. Go figure.

And I'm unclear as to the statement, "Opera needs an ad blocker." It has ad blockers. You can prevent pop-ups and you can block content on a page by page basis or tweak out your hosts file to suit you needs. I really hate that people, even people who are already using Opera, always fixate on ad blocker. RTFM already!

I use both FF and IE to test the html and css I write and to get to important sites like bank and credit card sites who, for whatever misguided reason, choose to believe that activeX is safe and needed. Otherwise, if I come across a site that refuses to build to standards, and not for IE, I just move on. Their crappy site is not important enough for me to open another browser.

I did try Opera 9.5 beta. Hated it, removed it, reinstalled it. They've screwed with the email formats,, jpw the wand works and some other things that piss me off. I'm unhappy with it at this point. I hope they do not drop the ball with this version.

So yeah, I love Opera, I don't understand why anyone would even want to use FF but I'm glad they're using FF over IE.

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Donna
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They're not just ads anymore

I've been using...and buying...Opera since 1999. I am ok with paying for a superior product.

I've never understood the FF hoopla. It does not allow one to customise the look, (less a button or two...which are offered as extensions) adding removing toolbars, etc.

I Don't know a single person running FF who is not using a metric ton of extensions.

I open Opera, I run it. It does everything OOTB that FF can only do with 15 extensions added on.

I don't get why people like FF so much. Opera, unfortunately, is a browser that one might have to put a little time into learning. It does have an IE skin though which should make it easier for the people who complain that they have no time to learn. Apparently they have the time to search the Mozilla site for hundreds of extensions though.

Opera hogs memory too. Not gigs, but enough that sometimes you have to reboot because it doesn't want to give the memory back. The memory problem is a problem with ALL browsers but I didn't know it was that bad in FF. I actually though Opera was a worse memory hog. Go figure.

And I'm unclear as to the "Opera needs an ad blocker." It has ad blockers. You can prevent pop-ups and you can block content on a page by page basis or tweak out your hosts file to suit you needs. I really hate that people, even people who are already using Opera, always fixate on ad blocker. RTFM already!

I use both FF and IE to test the html and css I write and to get to important sites like bank and credit card sites who, for whatever misguided reason, choose to belive that activeX is safe and needed. Otherwise, if I come across a site that refuses to build to standards, and not for IE, I just move on. Their crappy site is not important enough for me to open another browser.

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Snooping on users Facebook 'staff perk' - claim

Donna
Pirate

Oh for crying out loud!

Staff can look at profiles and this is a big deal? OH NO! Someone knows you have a crush on Jane's boyfriend Billy! OMG! The world is ending!

Your ISP can see every connection you make if they want to look. Every nt company has a back door built in...start with any copy of Windows since Win98.

People are stupid. They still expect absolute privacy on the internet. Worring about Face Book staff snooping is akin to leaving your diary in the library and then being pissed because someone read it.

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Verizon lifts pro-abortion text message ban

Donna

er...

These text messages will be sent to whom? Is Verizon supplying advertisers with customer phone numbers? I don't get it.

@David: get with the times, it's thx now. You save a whole 3 letters now.

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IBM helps Chicago keep an eye on its citizens

Donna

@Ben

I can't wait until you're arrested because you bear an uncanny resemblance to the man caught molesting a little boy. Maybe then you can ask the bleeding heart liberals to defend your sorry ass.

As to my previous post, That title is from a post I wrote ages ago and Opera's wand feature seems to have kept it. Ugh.

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Donna

They're not just ads anymore

I have to assume this is live feed only because keeping tape recordings would be prohibitive, so the point would be what?

Those of you "if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't care" people need a smack with a cluex4. We're on our way to a society best portrayed in the Vonnegut book "Harrison Bergeron." http://instruct.westvalley.edu/lafave/hb.html Get your head out of your asses. You're part of the problem.

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Malware spectre haunts Adobe Reader

Donna

They're not just ads anymore

"crying how insecure their operating system is?"

Maybe if people were nicer to their operating systems and complimented them once in awhile, they'd be less insecure. Unless they're crying about how UNsecure their OS is. In that case then you're right, windows is an unsecure pos.

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Firefox-Google marriage on shaky ground?

Donna

They're not just ads anymore

A few years back, .fortunecity.com infected any number of users with a malicious ad that provided them with a lovely trojan. I believe I recently read that myspace users have suffered the same.

I don't use Firefox, I use Opera and I utilise the adblocking that Opera provides. I feel that if I can't trust large user sites from serving up malicious ads through sheer stupidity, then I have every right to block any and all ads I see fit to block.

By the by, I love my Tivo. I don't wish to be invited to "Have a happy period" six times per half hour.

I also drive right past billboards, don't buy magazines anymore and you couldn't pay me cash money to eat at a Burger King.

Advertisers may want you to remember their name and I do. I remember they annoy me and that is why I feel free to block whatever I wish to block.

That Carlton seems to think he is entitled to annoy me. I think he is sadly mistaken. I've never heard of him or his site before, but he's annoyed me now. I wouldn't visit his site even out of curiosity. I don't need to see it. I've already determined he's an idiot.

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