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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:11 pm

If you happen to use extensions that "speed up" web pages and prefetch pages, please disable it for SpudFiles.

You are only hurting SpudFiles (and other websites for that matter) by doing that.

If you have no idea what I am talking about, please ignore this post.

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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:35 pm

Is it sucking down your bandwitdh again? :wink:


Don't waste my bandwidth with your bickering.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:41 pm

This is not a bandwidth issue, it's a server resource issue. If your Firefox is told to prefetch pages and such, then it makes a bunch of connections to the server at the exact same time, sometimes it can make the server choke on it.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:43 pm

See....IE is still the best :P I hate FF with a fiery rage :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:59 pm

internet expolder? safari ownes all!

sorry bout the off topic post, but i couldnt let that go :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: spudkilla » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:42 am

MrCrowley wrote:See....IE is still the best :P I hate FF with a fiery rage :twisted:


Ok, watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BON5nd8Fg!

Edit: Damn youtube can't hyperlink. :evil:
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Unread postAuthor: risto » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:11 pm

i have firefox, i dont have many extensions, and the ones i do have will not prefetch.

but

Firefox > IE

anyday. In fact, at my school, we removed IE from all the computers and installed FF, which surprisingly none of the administrators cared.
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:35 pm

I own an IT security/network administration company...

Let me tell you from experience, firefox is a better browser. It's more secure, it handles scripts better, the extensions database is invaluable, it loads s**t way faster than iexplore.... did I mention it's way more secure? Oh yeah, that's the whole open source thing...

Opera, Safari, Seamonkey, etc... are all respectable also. Anything but iexplore please :) unless you like getting your network pwn3d regularly, that is.

Peace,
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:21 pm

I use firefox and I used to use Opera.
IE is horrid
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:08 pm

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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:53 pm

I gave FF a 2week trial for me and I couldn't wait to get back. Secure in what ways Pete? Does it stop all viruses/trogans what ever no matter what site?ive had problems with certain sites.... :P www.serials.ws lol

If it protects your computer from all viruses and what not ill change.
Btw my google/gmail font has changed,its gone up a few sizes for some reason.
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:02 am

That happened to me (with google). You'll just have to change it back.
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:07 am

Firefox ROX!!! i might change my aviator to the firefox logo
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Unread postAuthor: Scope » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:33 pm

The thing is that alot of malware is aimed at the weaknesses that IE presents because it is the browser of XP... A ton of people have it... same reason there are so few mac viruses... because its almost pointless
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Unread postAuthor: risto » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:45 pm

i first started using firefox so i could use tab browsing (which IE 7 tried to use, but did a shitty job) and once i switched, i never got one virus OR spyware and i also never got a single pop up.

i'm not saying it was all because of FF, but im never switching back - just in case.

Also, on IE 7...where the hell is the refresh button? and why did they rearrange all their buttons? And every 15 websites, i get a "safety warning" that asks me if i want to continue. Like I'm going to say no? Even for sites like spudfiles and yahoo searches.

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well, that was fun =]

EDIT: Firefox 2.0.0.2 (even though i just updated to 2.0.0.3 today) will spell check your words AS you're typing and let you know what's spelled wrong. I wish everyone on Spudfiles had this feature since no one seems to use the "spellcheck" button on the bottom as it is now.
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