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Old 10-28-02, 07:25 AM   #1
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I want to give Mozilla another chance as I haven't used it since they discovered the privacy bug. I think it's been fixed now, but I also see they're working on another browser called Phoenix. I want to know what the difference is between the two and which you all think would be better.
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Old 10-28-02, 07:34 AM   #2
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Phoenix is also based on Mozilla code but the programmers are stripping it from a lot of Mozilla bloatware, making it faster and more efficient and a smaller download (about 7~8MB). It's still at very primitive stages (no e-mail client and such -> planed as a standalone app later on), so stay tuned for a more matured version. Right now, I prefer Mozilla 1.1, but I must say it looks quite promising, given that Opera is falling beyond on schedule. Just waiting for the first Opera 7.x release.
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Old 10-28-02, 02:35 PM   #3
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I tried Phoenix, but I saw a bunch of stuff missing/not functional that was present and workin in Mozilla. If Phoenix was smaller (3-4 mb) I'd look past it, but considering that Phoenix is 7 mb and Mozilla is 10, it's not that big of a difference. I'll be sticking with Mozilla from now on.

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Old 10-28-02, 04:13 PM   #4
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Phoenix is weird.

I do, however, like it a LOT.

It's cleaner than Mozilla, first of all. It's faster, has a lot of the features from the 1.2 beta, and is faster.

Now, Flash and Shockwave don't seem to work with it yet, but that may be because it's based on Mozilla 1.2 code and I haven't tried that hard to get it to work.

Give Phoenix a few months, and it will be a GREAT browser, but right now, it's almost the same as Moz.
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Old 10-28-02, 04:16 PM   #5
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I think I found a bug in Moz 1.2. If I have a tab open, then open a second one, then right-click on the first to close it, the page on the second tab will disappear and not even hitting refresh will bring it back. I have to close down and reopen the program to get it back.

Highly annoying and enough for me to drop that version and wait for the next build(s). I'm using Avant Browser at the moment and it's pretty darn good, at least on my laptop. Will have to see how it works on my desktop.
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Old 10-29-02, 04:21 AM   #6
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hmm I'm still using Mozilla 1.01... I guess I need to update.


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Old 10-29-02, 06:47 AM   #7
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If your present version is working for you, don't update because odds are you'll run into the same bug I described above.
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Just use 1.1, it's pretty friggin' stable.
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I use 1.3 and I don't know why people are slithing. I love Phoenix.
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Moz 1.2 is buggy. Use 1.1 instead.
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So whats a great browser or alternative to MS IE..Im looking to change...

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I'm currently on a computer with 64 megs of ram on a dial up connection using Opera. The reasons I'm using it is because IE was not finishing some downloads. Opera not only completed them, but also allowed for resume if the computer crashed or I wanted to reboot. I'm also able to conveniently turn off the graphics downloading on webpages to speed things up while using a p2p program. Question is, for this situation... is mozilla, or pheonix any better for my current situation?
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