good browser and java combo?
judmarc at fastmail.fm
Fri Jun 20 03:14:32 PDT 2003
On Fri, 20 Jun 2003 04:01:03 -0500, sweetleaf <sweetleaf at myrealbox.com>
> I was wondering what browsers and java seem to work the best. I need to
> do online banking and would like to use java applets such as the
> chat.yahoo.com. I have tried both mozilla and netscap with suns current
> java-runtime and have found them to be extermetly unreliable. I wanted to
> switch from windows to unix for about 2 yrs but could never find a
> solution to java, and that remains the case after 3 yrs. Why is good java
> support in browsers so difficult in unnix, seeing how java started its
> life in the unix community. I cat believe windows and internet explorer
> is actually better at java then unix.
> Any good lightweight browsers other than netscape, mozilla or opera that
> work with java?
> Thanks in ./adv
Sorry that I haven't used Java enough in FreeBSD to answer your question
about browsers (my rural area limited to 28.8K dialup and satellite;
latter's too expensive, so installing Java is the work of days). I can at
least tell you, though, that the unreliability you see is simply due to
MS's 'hijacking' of Java by use of a non-standard VM. Because of IE's
market share, the sites you want to use all are tested and work with IE's
non-standard Java, but that's not the case for Sun's or IBM's standard
versions. Hmm, so maybe I've answered your question anyway - any non-IE
browser will have difficulty on many "Java" Web sites because it's not
using IE's virtual machine.
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