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xyZed
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      05-11-2004
Has anyone checked out Avant browser and MyIE2 yet? According to
Download.com's newsletter they are now in their top 50 downloads and
becoming more popular. Apparently the MyIE2 is based on IE.

QUOTE:
"Alternatives to Internet Explorer now occupy three of the top 50
spots; MyIE2 and Opera hold spots 40 and 47, respectively, whereas
Avant Browser made it all the way to 16. Those numbers are impressive,
showing that people aren't complacently using IE because it came with
their computers. "

Are there any known issues with these browsers?

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      05-11-2004
On Tue, 11 May 2004 19:52:12 GMT, xyZed <xyzed@mymask_xyzed.co.uk> wrote:

> Has anyone checked out Avant browser and MyIE2 yet? According to
> Download.com's newsletter they are now in their top 50 downloads and
> becoming more popular. Apparently the MyIE2 is based on IE.


Avant Browser and MyIE are both just wrappers to Internet Explorer,
whichever version the user currently has installed. So if they have IE 5
installed, the Avant or MyIE rendering behaves exactly like IE 5, except
for the built in popup blocking, ad killers, etc.

Opera, of course, is its own unique beast.

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Toby A Inkster
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      05-11-2004
xyZed wrote:

> Has anyone checked out Avant browser and MyIE2 yet?


They're just skins for IE. You don't really need to consider them when
developing a site.

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty
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      05-11-2004
Quoth the raven xyZed:

> Has anyone checked out Avant browser and MyIE2 yet? According to
> Download.com's newsletter they are now in their top 50 downloads and
> becoming more popular. Apparently the MyIE2 is based on IE.
>
> QUOTE:
> "Alternatives to Internet Explorer ...


Why don't these places "tell it like it is."

"Shells wrapped around your insecure Internet Explorer ...

Just another pretty face.

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Barry Pearson
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      05-11-2004
xyZed wrote:
> Has anyone checked out Avant browser and MyIE2 yet? According to
> Download.com's newsletter they are now in their top 50 downloads and
> becoming more popular. Apparently the MyIE2 is based on IE.

[snip]

Others have told you that Avant Browser is a skin around IE. I have been using
it for about 7 months, though a number of updates.

For me, its main advantage is that it provides quite a good tabbed multi-page
view. It (with IE 6 & Google Toolbar) is my standard browser when I am using
the web.

Why should I use IE 6 when using the web? Because nearly every website I want
to look at has already been tested against IE 6, for obvious reasons. So I
rarely encounter problems.

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      05-11-2004
On Tue, 11 May 2004 23:51:41 +0100, Barry Pearson
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> Why should I use IE 6 when using the web? Because nearly every website I
> want to look at has already been tested against IE 6, for obvious
> reasons. So I rarely encounter problems.


I understand that, but most sites have also been tested with Netscape,
which is the same engine as in Mozilla and Firefox...

To be honest though, I actually liked the interface in IE for a long time
until I got used to Opera. Moving to Opera was a necessity though, since
IE is just too slow to render on my dialup connection.
 
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      05-11-2004
Foofy wrote:
> On Tue, 11 May 2004 23:51:41 +0100, Barry Pearson
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>> Why should I use IE 6 when using the web? Because nearly every
>> website I want to look at has already been tested against IE 6, for
>> obvious reasons. So I rarely encounter problems.

>
> I understand that, but most sites have also been tested with Netscape,
> which is the same engine as in Mozilla and Firefox...
>
> To be honest though, I actually liked the interface in IE for a long
> time until I got used to Opera. Moving to Opera was a necessity
> though, since IE is just too slow to render on my dialup connection.


I normally have available, at a click: IE 5, IE 6, Firefox 0.8, Netscape 7.1,
and Opera 7.23. (They are my test browsers).

I use IE 6 to browse the web because I can be confident that sites have been
tested against it. (I have a current issue with The Times!) I can't be
confident about the others.

I often find differences between Firefox & Netscape, so I know that the Gecko
browsers are not all the same.

I can't comment on speed. I have broadband, so that isn't normally a problem.

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty
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      05-12-2004
Quoth the raven Barry Pearson:

> I use IE 6 to browse the web because I can be confident that sites
> have been tested against it.


...until you come to a site that has some sort of security exploit. <g>

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      05-12-2004
On Wed, 12 May 2004 02:51:03 GMT, Beauregard T. Shagnasty
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> ..until you come to a site that has some sort of security exploit. <g>


Which has happened an ungodly amount of times with my family's computer,
nomatter how careful I was to make sure it was updated. I figure someone
in my family goes to shady porn sites or something.

I just hid all the IE icons and forced them to use Opera. Solved all the
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Big Bill
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      05-12-2004
On Tue, 11 May 2004 19:52:12 GMT, xyZed <xyzed@mymask_xyzed.co.uk>
wrote:

>Has anyone checked out Avant browser and MyIE2 yet? According to
>Download.com's newsletter they are now in their top 50 downloads and
>becoming more popular. Apparently the MyIE2 is based on IE.
>
>QUOTE:
>"Alternatives to Internet Explorer now occupy three of the top 50
>spots; MyIE2 and Opera hold spots 40 and 47, respectively, whereas
>Avant Browser made it all the way to 16. Those numbers are impressive,
>showing that people aren't complacently using IE because it came with
>their computers. "
>
>Are there any known issues with these browsers?


Avant is very fast to render but it installs itself as my default
browser without asking. I dumped it because of that. I use Flashpeak
Slimbrowser mostly but I can't get the favourites to work in it so I
also still use IE6. I optimise and design a little so I also keep
Opera, MYIE2, Netscape 7.whatever, I used to have Amaya, I still have
the Mozilla Fire duo. Don't use them much but with AOL trying to
breathe life back into Netscape and M'soft abandoning IE, no-one knows
which way the industry will jump.

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