Looking for fast graphical web browser

Andreas Rudisch cyb. at gmx.net
Fri Jul 31 15:04:29 UTC 2009

On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 11:47:11 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:

> versions, I saw it getting... hmmm... how do I tell best? It's
> getting more slower in overall handling, and it often stops
> working completely (several seconds)

I have not noticed such behaviour yet.

> problem with Firefox. Furthermore, there's lots of stuff now
> bundled with the Opera web browser that I (personally) found
> no use for, such as a mail client, IRC client, torrent client,
> and some other stuff that could easily be called "bloatware".

I never get the argument about 'bloatware' when it comes to Opera.
Yes, there are options not that not everyone needs, but then again,
most of the time they do not get loaded / appear in the menu when not

Also take a look at the size of the installers:

Opera 9.64/Windows:
Classic Installer, English (US) 4.8 MB
English (US) 5.4 MB
International 7.2 MB

Opera 9.64/FreeBSD 7.x (Static) 7.0 MB

Win32 Binaries: midori Win32 v0.1.8 12.9 MB

Firefox English (British) 3.5.1 win32 7.6MB
Firefox English (British) 3.5.1 linux 9.3MB

And there are a lot of features in Opera, for which you will need to
download extra extensions in Firefox.

> But maybe that's only "my problem" (due to my ancient computer
> and OS).

For me, Opera works much better on older hardware than Firefox.

>Try Opera. Maybe it works for you.

Anyway, in the end everyone should use what he likes best. :)

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