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    Reccomend me a decent browser!

    Hey Guys

    This may sound really silly and a bit noob-ish but I'm forever finding an issue with at least one browser! I really like Internet Explorer 11 but for some reason it won't work with EduGeek and various other websites at all (it may have something to do with me using the 64bit version) though I prefer 64bit IE as it's a lot snappier at loading web pages, 32bit. Meh not so much. I also use Chrome but that gets tedious and will have some weird issues sometimes when refreshing a page, plus I actually think IE 64bit is faster than Chrome.

    All I want is a lightweight browser that is quick and works properly with no fuss. It obviously has to be free and has to incorporate flash, java and silver light. I do very much like to use Safari on the Mac but I want something as good as on Windows... I should also point out I don't like Firefox and I don't like Oprah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    I don't like Oprah!
    You don't wanna upset her...


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    -.-, Haha. On a serious note a Gif that big can't be good for the size of my temporary internet files.

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    I use Avant a lot, as it's tri core (IE, FF and Chrome), it can be anything you tell it to be at the click of a button and does lots of other things besides and is regularly updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    I really like Internet Explorer
    GET OUT! 11

    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    but for some reason it won't work with EduGeek and various other websites at all
    That's because it's IE.

    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    I also use Chrome but that gets tedious and will have some weird issues sometimes when refreshing a page
    What's tedious about it? I don't have any issues myself...

    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    All I want is a lightweight browser that is quick and works properly with no fuss. It obviously has to be free and has to incorporate flash, java and silver light. I do very much like to use Safari on the Mac but I want something as good as on Windows... I should also point out I don't like Firefox and I don't like Oprah!
    How about Midori? Midori · A lightweight, fast, and free web browser

    Can't get much more lightweight than that unless you go for an all text browser like Lynx: Lynx Information

    Not sure about Silverlight on Midori, Flash and Java should be fine though. Lynx is text only so it goes without saying there are no content plugins for that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    I use Avant a lot, as it's tri core (IE, FF and Chrome), it can be anything you tell it to be at the click of a button and does lots of other things besides and is regularly updated.
    It's taking like half an hour for Chrome to load avantbrowser.com!! Haha But cheers mate I will look into that!
    @LosOjos, after looking into Midori I found this http://elementaryos.org/ I'm amazed they got away with this it's extremely close to the look and feel of a Macintosh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    It's taking like half an hour for Chrome to load avantbrowser.com!! Haha But cheers mate I will look into that!
    If Chrome is really that slow for you, I reckon you have a dodgy extension installed. Try disabling them all and seeing if it's quicker, then re-enable them one-by-one until you find the one that makes it crawl again.

    I must admit, Chrome isn't the fastest mainstream browser any more IMO, I think Firefox wins that one, but overall I find Chrome the most pleasant to use.

    Anything is better than IE.

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    All my schools use chrome and its very fast and has zero issues for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    @LosOjos, after looking into Midori I found this Home | elementary OS I'm amazed they got away with this it's extremely close to the look and feel of a Macintosh!
    The dock is the same style as Mac OS but the other elements are very much *nix staples (don't forget, Mac OS' are *nix based, though somewhat removed from Linux at this point). A lot of Linux distros ended up going the Windows route because it was familiar, but now a fair few are going their own way or back to their roots

    EDIT: watched more of the video and there are more than a few similarities to OSX to be fair; Apple mustn't have managed to patent window layouts yet!
    Last edited by LosOjos; 15th May 2014 at 03:44 PM.

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    Personally I'm using Maxthon as a good alternative to IE and Google Chrome both the latter have been a pain in one way or the other. In particular Chrome has been right odd of late; completely refusing to open some sites. Across the school though IE is the default and of late IE11 has been rolling out on updates - that said there have been a few incidents of the proxy not getting picked up by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    EDIT: watched more of the video and there are more than a few similarities to OSX to be fair; Apple mustn't have managed to patent window layouts yet!
    I'd also point out that OS X's UI (AFAIK) isn't '*nix based'. And going back to *nix UI roots is a very scary place indeed...

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    IE 11 works alright for me here but I am using the desktop version. The reason for incompatibility is some of the EG javascript is targeted for only webkit browsers... perpetuating the same discrimination the OSS lot were all against when it was not in their favour.

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    CHROME FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    I'd also point out that OS X's UI (AFAIK) isn't '*nix based'.
    Isn't it based on NeXTSTEP?

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NeXTSTEP

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    Completely remove chrome and re install it freshly ?

    Whats wrong with firefox ?



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