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    Default Windows 98 and Firefox (Which version to use)

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    I use windows 98 and my memory is only 256, and I am think of trying Firefox, but I'm not sure which version to try; I am leaning towards verson 1.5.01. I want to try a Firefox version that works well with windows 98, very stable, not too many bugs and that won't use all my memory, thanks for the help.

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    Firefox is a memory hog. Stick to IE 5/6.

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    or opera...

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    The latest Firefox version works fine with win98 and 192 megs of memory so I don't see any reason it wouldn't work on your machine.
    Sa souvraya niende misain ye.

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    Jyuu: Yeah I've heard of the memory usage problems with Firefox, I guess I'll continue using the old IE 6 for now.

    shautieh: I have heard about Opera, but really haven't looked up any info on it, Is it as good as Firefox (well people say it's awesome) minus the memory problem thing?

    Janne: I have seen many people complaining in the Firefox forum about the latest version, taking most of their memory after having the program opened for a while.

    But I guess I'll try Firefox just to see what I am missing, I'll try verson 1.0.8, looked around some forums and this version seems to use less resources than the 1.5.x. Thanks for all the replies.
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    The latest version of Firefox seemed to be less stable for me. I can't run too many tabs at once while I play games, and I have 1GB of memory!

    Firefox is more secure and a bit faster than IE though, so it's kind of a trade off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rahxephon
    shautieh: I have heard about Opera, but really haven't looked up any info on it, Is it as good as Firefox (well people say it's awesome) minus the memory problem thing?
    in fact i use firefox generally (because i'm used to and have a lot of extensions i couldn't live without), but opera is not bad at all (and i'm sure there are extensions/plugins that can do the same too...)
    so i think you should give opera a try


    ps1 : i said "generally" for firefox because if i go to images website i switch to opera... (firefox eating 1go of memory while i had 512mo of ram on my laptop and a slow HD is not a good thing AT ALL)
    firefox REALLY has a problem with images, and if you add extensions to it the problem can only worsen


    ps2 : @gensoku : if you want a more secure and faster explorer than IE, the best choice is opera, not firefox... especially for the security

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    Quote Originally Posted by shautieh
    in fact i use firefox generally (because i'm used to and have a lot of extensions i couldn't live without), but opera is not bad at all (and i'm sure there are extensions/plugins that can do the same too...)
    so i think you should give opera a try


    ps1 : i said "generally" for firefox because if i go to images website i switch to opera... (firefox eating 1go of memory while i had 512mo of ram on my laptop and a slow HD is not a good thing AT ALL)
    firefox REALLY has a problem with images, and if you add extensions to it the problem can only worsen


    ps2 : @gensoku : if you want a more secure and faster explorer than IE, the best choice is opera, not firefox... especially for the security
    I tried Firefox yesterday, and gotta say, I was not impressed, first thing I disliked was that when I imported my favorites/bookmarks from IE, Firefox threw them wherever it pleased, I thought they would be in the same order I had them in IE. Overall it was Ok, but not as great as though.

    Questions about Opera (hope you can help ) which version would you recommend, (most stable, less buggy, best overall) and do I have to download plugg ins or extensions for it; because yesterday while trying out Firefox it kept asking for various extensions to view some sites correctly, and I tried downloading one but got nothing, only a new windows poped up but nothing else. Thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by rahxephon
    I tried Firefox yesterday, and gotta say, I was not impressed, first thing I disliked was that when I imported my favorites/bookmarks from IE, Firefox threw them wherever it pleased, I thought they would be in the same order I had them in IE.
    You can dl an extension that'll have Fav's appear as a separate menu tab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuoM
    You can dl an extension that'll have Fav's appear as a separate menu tab.
    That's one thing I kind of didn't like about Firefox, needing an extension for every little thing, it drove me nuts yesterday with my bookmarks, overall the sites did look better then with IE, that is if you don't need an extension to view that site, I liked the security, the pop up blocker included, but for me that still uses windows 98 and only 256mb of memory and overall a simple man who doesn't like to play around with many extension or pluggins, I feel it wouldn't be the right browser for me. So I'll try Opera later.

 

 
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