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Discussion in 'Software' started by Zener Diode, 13 Sep 2009.

  1. Zener Diode

    Zener Diode User Title

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    Can I run both Internet Explorer and Opera Browser on my computer? I was going to get Firefox, but I heard that if you run Firefox and Internet Explorer, a vulnerability in internet explorer can be used to exploit Firefox. So is it safe to install Internet explorer and Opera? Thanks.
     
  2. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Hi there,

    It's perfectly safe to use Opera and Internet Explorer, and in fact I'd highly reccomend using Opera, as it's (in my opinion) the best browser out there :)
     
  3. Zener Diode

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    A friend of mine told me that, and after reading up on it, I think you might be right. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Ive been using opera for years now and imo it is the best browser available! the only issue i have is that it doesnt work very well with HSBC online banking or the selling part of ebay. Other than that i use it for all my browsing.
     
  5. Zener Diode

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    It sounds good, I just downloaded it and am looking at the licence agreement. It says "you may not use the software on non PC products or devices or imbedded in any other product including but not limited to.......gaming machines." What do they mean by that, gaming PC's??
     
  6. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    It's just a thing to prevent people hacking it into working for the Nintendo Wii, 'cos Opera like to charge for Opera for Wii, last time I checked. Don't worry, you're fine for a PC you play games on :)
     
  7. Zener Diode

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    Sounds like I'm good to go. Thanks again.
     
  8. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    I run Chrome, IE, FF and Opera - all on the same machine.
    Exploits exist for all browsers. If you have good, clean browsing habits, you should eb fairly safe (of course, Anti virus software is a must, as well as some sort of firewall. Both should be updated regularly)
     
  9. Zener Diode

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    Thanks for the reply.
     
  10. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    Chrome, all the way =] I have internet explorer and Firefox but I really dont like IE and Firefox has gotten pretty slow of late.
     
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    thehippoz New Member

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    I like opera except on java apps, if you write a right click in that app- the stupid opera menu pops up over it.. I dunno if they've fixed that nowdays but that was really annoying
     
  12. Scorpsel

    Scorpsel Imaginary Time

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    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    +1!

    You will want them everywhere when you start using them. And using Firefox or IE will be a PITA when they don't support mouse gestures.
     
  14. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Install Firefox.

    Install AdBlockPlus addon.

    Whitelist bit-tech.net (because we like to support this website).

    Never open Internet Explorer again for any reason (that'll stop it being exploited).

    Never see another ad on any website. Anywhere. Ever again.

    Smile at the internet for the first time in ten years.

    It made me a new man!
     
  15. Zener Diode

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    Thanks very much for the advice.

    I don't mind ads but I guess it would reduce loading times. Thank you, I'll try it out soon.

    Thanks to everyone else who took the time to reply ;)
     
  16. JustIce

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    I always use Firefox (I find it the best because the extension I use with it can't be found on other browsers), but now I'm trying Chrome that I have to admit is pretty fast (renders very quickly the pages).

    IE 8 is installed on my pc but is never used.

    Anyway...you can install as many browsers as you want. It doesn't make a difference. :)
     
  17. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    I just tried Opera again, and as before, I just can't get on with it.

    Or rather, I've got so used to firefox, that Opera just doesn't work how I'm used to.

    Plus, it doesn't look like you can get something like ABP on Opera, which is the best thing on Firefox. And Opera actually feels slower then FF, maybe thats because FF has already got all my pages cahced, hence loads them faster.

    So I've now gone back to FF, I like it, and it does what I want it to.
     
  18. xprodancer

    xprodancer life is like a box of chocolates

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    has to be chrome for me! its so fast to load up and load the pages! no problems with trying to buy things or java scripts or anythign! its perfect! so much faster than any other browser i have used! and i have used the ones stated here! think i might wait to see what the google OS is like too!!! :clap:
     
  19. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I hooked on FF, I've tried chrome but I didn't really like it but I didn't really try it for that long so maybe this weekend I'll try out some new browsers
     
  20. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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    +1

    :thumb:
     

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