Browsing again, this time with Phoenix 0.5

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Browsing again, this time with Phoenix 0.5

Post by His Royal Majesty King V » Wed Mar 19, 2003 5:47 pm

Well, I shoulda kept my mouth shut about how Opera was doing the first few days.<br><br>Ran into more problems, then stability issues. Got some other things to work right though.<br><br>But the stability problems were bothering me. So I figured a few people mentioned and recommended Phoenix. Thus I downloaded version 0.5<br><br>Seems pretty good so far, though I've only used it very briefly. Only weirdness I've run into so far is:<br><br>1) In this text window I'm typing in right now, the cursor blinks blindingly fast.<br><br>2) I have no idea how/why plugins and such are working. Doesn't seem to be in preferences.<br><br>3) I have no idea how/why this thing knows what to do with extensions and mime types. Also doesn't seem to be in preferences.<br><br>Remains to be seen how this thing handles stuff in the long run.<br><br>I'll give Opera credit for making a browser with mail client and newsreader that fits in a 3.25MB download. Phoenix is a bit bigger, browser only at 6MB.<br><br>Still, if everything works, and Phoenix is as resource-light as I've heard, I'll probably be weaned off of Opera.<br><br>Wonder how this browser would run on a 486? <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Browsing again, this time with Phoenix 0.5

Post by georgep1 » Wed Mar 19, 2003 9:31 pm

I haven't tried Phoenix, but been tempted. I've been sticking with Mozilla, now up to 1.3, and it's very nice (updated frequently, pop-up blocking, and a good spam filter). It does take more resources than Phoenix though.<br><br>The cursor in the text window blinks very fast on mine as well. Anything based on Mozilla I guess. But if you Hide the emoticons, it goes back to normal blinking. <p> Epox MVP3G5, K6-3+450@618, 256MB SDRAM, CL GF2 GTS, IBM 60GXP 20GB, Fortissimo II Sound<BR><br>ASUS TX97-XE, K6-3+450@500, 256MB SDRAM, Voodoo4 4500 PCI, WD 40GB, SB AWE64 Sound <BR><br>ASUS A7N8X Dlx, Athlon XP 2400+, 512 Crucial DDR, Radeon 8500, WD 80GB SE, onboard sound/LAN</p><i></i>
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Re: Browsing again, this time with Phoenix 0.5

Post by His Royal Majesty King V » Mon Mar 24, 2003 8:03 pm

You're right, same thing here with the cursor blink speed and the emoticons shown vs hidden.<br><br>Since Phoenix from what I've read is based on the Mozilla core, it should work similarly. I'm sure there's differences, but I haven't tried Mozilla since 1.01.<br><br>In any case, as I like to do my emailing separately, without using the web-browser, Phoenix works for me. Newsgroups have been a non-issue thus far, but if I ever get into using them again (haven't done so since 1996), I'll probably just get a separate program for it. <p>--------------------<br>FIC PA-2013 2.0 E-O036, K6-2+ 450 @ 500 1.9V<br><br>FIC PA-2013 2.0 E-O036, K6-III 450AFX @ 500 2.2V<br><br>Acer Quasi-proprietary Mid-Tower with P-II 266</p><i></i>
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