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paul wheaton
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I just installed the new mozilla.
I'm a linux newbie and I was shocked at how easy it was to install.
Plus, it seems to go about five times faster than konqueror!
 
Greg Harris
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thanks for the tip... i will have to check Mozilla out.
i installed Opera 6.0 last weekend and i absolutely LOVE IT! i paid the $20 to register it and get rid of the (very small) ad banner, but you can use it for free. oh, and i was able to get the student rate, so i think the official price is $34.
 
Tim Holloway
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I've been most impressed with Mozilla V1 - being the kind of person who makes a lot of "side trips", the tabbed display feature is very nice (got my middle mouse button set to open link on new tab).
There are only three major problems I've seen. First, it does muck up a few tags on some releases (I think newer releases, ironically).
Secondly, there's an AWFUL lot of websites that don't detect it right and offer to "upgrade" me to Netscape 4.5 -- or worse, IE 5.
Thirdly, it's sharing the Java plugin install code from Netscape, and all that's done for me is spend a lot of time downloading and then fail. I suspect it wants me to be running Netscape as root.
Fortunately, jdk's 1.3 and 1.4 have copies of their respective Java Plugins already embedded in the package. It's a simple process to connect them.
 
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