Looking for fast graphical web browser

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri Jul 31 20:15:40 UTC 2009

On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 17:04:22 +0200, Andreas Rudisch <"cyb."@gmx.net> wrote:
> 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.

Nobody else seems to have. This is what I wrote regarding this
very strange topic:


I just hope that it goes away with an update of the system I'm
planning to do soon. :-)

> > 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.

Only for newer versions. I found the older versions a bit easier
to configure, especially the Options dialog was better organized.
But as I mentioned "bloat" (NB the quotes), it's just that there's
much more functionality in Opera, making it run slower (on the same
system), but finally, it runs *much* faster than Firefox, I think.

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

Exactly. I know, for example, that there are mouse gestures in Firefox,
too. But they are not built-in. My main argument for Opera is the
excellent combination of mouse and KEYBOARD support. I'm using the
english version because the shortcuts and keystrokes are more
intuitive than in the german version.

Firefox even seems to lack a key to quit the program. :-)

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

That's true. Opera on 300 MHz P2 is faster than Firefox 3 on 2 GHz P4

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

Of course. :-)

>From Magdeburg, Germany
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