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And now, a public service announcement:

For those who haven't seen this, the people behind the Opera web browser are giving away free registration codes for today only, as part of their 10th anniversary party. If you found Firefox too buggy/crash-prone and wanted an alternative without having ads zapped at you or paying US$39, today could be your lucky day. (via substitute)

Current Music:
Leoncie - Satan City
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On August 30th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC), frogworth commented:
What if I find Firefox very stable, with good stable extensions getting round any bugs, and find Opera fairly annoying in comparison?

I think I probably still ought to get the free Opera rego, but maybe I'm too late...
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On August 31st, 2005 04:35 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
I find that Firefox crashes too often (on Linux, at least). It seldom stays up for more than a few hours on my Debian box.

Anyway, as it's free today, I may as well try it. And would it be less annoying without the ads?
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On August 31st, 2005 04:59 am (UTC), reddragdiva replied:
Solid as a rock on my Ubuntu laptop. The Linux binary crashes like a crashy thing on the FreeBSD box, though. I suggest dodginess in libraries as a likely cause.
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On August 31st, 2005 05:14 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Possibly. Maybe it's the same thing that causes dvdrip to die unless you give it a LD_ environment variable telling it to pretend it's running a 2.2.5 kernel or something.
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On August 31st, 2005 08:43 am (UTC), frogworth replied:
Firefox never crashes for me, basically - I have it running for days, hibernating in between, multiple windows with multiple tabs.

I did go and get a free rego as I wanted it installed anyway. Glad to see that the FourPlay site works perfectly in it - it didn't last time I checked!

I'm not sure how customisable it is - I have tabs going onto multiple lines in Firefox, and the size of the tabs is determined by the title... I have multiple windows that I can merge if I like, and all sorts of control... There are some nice things to Opera, and it seems to have improved a huge amount since I last used to use it a bit. Still, I'm happy with Firefox... And besides, I'm not sure there's a convenient ad-blocker and Flash-blocker for Opera?
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