Lord's Profile

Member since November 8, 2004

Favorite Files

  1. Advanced Diary
  2. Mozilla Firefox for Windows
  3. nLite
  4. Opera for Windows
  5. Pidgin for Windows
  6. Trillian

Recent Posts

  1. Review - Opera for Windows

    7.60 Build 7263 Preview 2 (Nov 8, 2004)

    Well i will give it a 5/5.

    I have used Opera since 7.0 and i must say this browser is extremely good. I was on dial-up for almost 2 years, and it loaded webpages very very quick (compared to IE or other browsers).

    I have tryed the new Firefox RC2 and i must say they are improving, however many websites still dont work. The connection refused thing is really annoying.

    Here my comparision:

    Opera:

    Good side:
    - Fast webpages rendering
    - Almost ALL webpages work
    - Very nice and clean look
    - Tabs
    - Back button brings cached page instantly
    - Bookmark managmenet
    - Password manager
    - Good in-built mail client (no matach for Thunderbird tho)
    - Allot of options
    - Skins
    - Address book

    Bad:
    - Cookie handling (needs improvement, when i disable all cookies, and then go to the cookie manager and edit a cookie, and set the domain to allow it, after i close the window it goes back to as it was again
    - Cache (i would really love to see a system like Firefox has. Having several thousands of files in your cache is not very good and slows the pc down)

    All in all its a great browser, and there is really no point of telling if Firefox or Opera is better. It just depends on what you like, in reality you cannot see a very big diference betwen rendering in either of them.

    Also if you have a fast connection this might help you ALLOT (note that certain webpages might not work, however all webpages have worked for me so far):

    Tools --> Preferences --> Network

    Set:

    Max connections to a server: 16
    Max total connections: 32

    It should improve loading of webpages allot if you have a fast connection. I would not recommend doing this with dial-up.

    You can also try higher values.

  2. Review - Trillian

    3.0 Alpha 1 (Nov 8, 2004)

    This is a program i have been waiting for a very long time. I installed it and it works like a charm!

    No errors of any sorts, no disconnecting, all contacts are there, MSN file transfers finally work!

    This is just sooo GREAT! When the Final version comes out i will sure buy it.

    5/5!

  3. Comment - Report: Firefox Takes IE Browser Share

    3.0 Alpha 1 (Nov 23, 2004 - 5:18 AM)

    While i do welcome the "succes" Firefox had untill now i keep returning to Opera at the end. Firefox just has way to many "strange" behaviours that need to be fixed.

  4. Comment - Ballmer: Linux May Violate 228 Patents

    3.0 Alpha 1 (Nov 20, 2004 - 8:12 AM)

    Even if Linux would be broking a billion patents MS just cant do a thing about it :P