Binabik: To be honest i have not checked Well not like FF anyway. That is the big thing with FF is that is it so resource hungry. As long as you have plenty of RAM you can not beat FF really. Is all i can say is try it
MadMonkey: Was it your own birthday? HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :O) Thank you Ian - does Prism also need a lot or RAM? I had decided against Chrome because in addition to the known issues with it, my computer started having hot flashes - lol - the screen would start to flicker and that made me nervous - crashes have been known to occur with chrome....
Binabik: Sorry i did not reply yesterday (Birthday drink and everything lol).
Did you try Exporting your Bookmarks to your Desktop and importing from there ? If it is speed you are looking for Mozilla do a Application (that is also a Firefox Add-on as well) called Prism. It is faster than any browser as it runs a website as an application as such (for want of complicated terms lol). You get nothing else apart from the webpage, no Add-ons, no forward/backwards, Bookmark buttons etc..etc....
If you fancy using it, i would suggest downloading the Add-on version into Firefox. Once installed, just click Tools on any website you use (or spend a lot of time at) and in the pop-up menu you select 'Convert website to application'. Give it a name when the page pops up, and it will create a Icon on your desktop.............. instant speed lol
All this said, try to get the Bookmarks sorted as well lol
I just installed Chrome and for BK I love it, it's fast for me. I tried to import my bookmarks from FF and it doesn't work. I looked on Chrome for help and this is the message: Some users have resolved this issue by editing their registry. Please note: Editing your registry can be potentially dangerous. If you're unfamiliar with the Windows registry, make sure you have the guidance from someone who does." I'm not comfortable trying that, so, can I just copy/paste my bookmarks? Would the copy/paste hold when you switch from FF to Chrome?
rabbitoid: I can not say i have my friend, if anything 3.5 is faster
Have you cut the number of posts it displays on a page down ? or as you say, maybe it is linux.
One thing i have found that i use is Prism (made by Mozilla labs as well). Basically, it turn any website you visit, into an application and runs it like that. Much faster. The only downside is you can not use Add-ons with it lol.
Oh, and i do not know if it will work on linux eiither
Změněno uživatelem MadMonkey (23. července 2009, 14:58:29)
Well i am sure we all know what was happening 40 years ago, yep, people were walking on the moon I get lots of great stuff from all over the web to do with computers and technology. I got this today, that i thought i would share
Ever fancied being on that first flight to the moon ? Well, take a look at THIS little journey awesome....
coan.net: The only add-ons I use are Fasterfox and Safescript - the latter is now driving me nuts as it's become too complicated... Where do I go to wash the windows? I've used CCCleaner before, is that what you use for registry cleaner? Sorry, I'm mush when it comes to computer ablities.... I don't have a lot of RAM either - sigh...... Thank you all for your input!
Since my computer has been a bit slow, I called AT&T to check the lines, and they found to errors on the line. Then they had me go to speedtest.net and I couldn't find the map they said was there. So then they had me switch from FF to IE, and then I saw the map and ran the speed test. Everything was as it should have been. So, I decided to use IE and see how that was - BK is a lot faster for me now as are other sites. I wonder if I should delete and then re-install FF? Any suggestions?
Binabik: Diskeeper will almost never do a full defrag (only 1 fragment per file) because it's just not worth it. Defrag is usefull when your disk is so fragmented that permance suffers greatly because reading large files will imply running from one sector to another half way accross the disk. However, if when you have large chunks, there comes a point when it is more time consuming to move such large chunks around than the performance gains you may get from it. If you look at that log in detail, you'll probably find out that most of the resulting fragments are large and that few files will be spread accross more than 3 or 4 fragments (except, maybe, for really big ones)
I think this is explained in greater detail in the application's help but that's the general idea. Still, you can request a full defragmentation somewhere in the options, if I'm not mistaken...
When I defrag my computer, which I do at least once a week now, this is the message I get at the end:
Findings on C:
Diskeeper has completed a defragmentation run on this volume and there remain 1276 fragmented files and 3508 excess file fragments. (There were 4806 excess file fragments before the defragmentation run, and now there are 27% less.)
The average number of fragments per file is 1.03.
You should schedule Diskeeper to run considerably more often than it has been running to reduce the current fragmentation and maintain a lower level of fragmentation. This volume is moderately fragmented, with 50% of the total volume space available for defragmentation.
The number of excess and fragmented files never go down more than this - could someone tell me what's happening and what I can do?
Is Facebook really worth $6.5 billion? - Can this be because BrainKing now has a page there OR because Facebooks Russian backers agreed to pay $14.77 a share for Facebook common stock ???? I wonder lol
MadMonkey: The basefont element was deprecated in HTML 4.01, and is not supported in XHTML 1.0 Strict DTD. I think it's only supported by IE, though some browsers may keep some compatibility mode for it to work. If you need to set the font throughout the document try http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/character_famsupp_208.html
(V): Good luck to you against MS. As for me, I don't use their operating system because I estimate it expensive and vastly inferior to the free linux. Again, my estimate, my decision, and 90% of the computer owners don't think as I do. To each his own.
rabbitoid: The windows idea was created by other companies for their computers, they just nicked the concept and called theirs "Windows".. Not just Apple, but Commodore and Atari were using similar ideas before Microsoft saw the light.
France only so far... this is why the EU came down on Microsoft. And why again for something that is supposed to be with the machine? I took Microsoft to task on this regarding a law they made regarding windows which stopped a laptop manufacturer keeping copies on the laptops restart disk after a certain period of time. They admitted fault and sent me a XP disk
So why cannot it be presumes that Windows came with a PC/laptop and replacements be free or for a small cost rather than having to pay a lot of money?
As to third party products... this is the point, to open up the market so the existing ones and new ones are available.
And I won't download a 'disc' that is so basic for the machine. Too much risk of things going wrong.
(V): '"windows" is not a Microsoft idea' : Windows is a valid MS product unless a court decides otherwise. The fact that the Mac OS was there before is immaterial, since Apple did not act on it. If there was a copyright infringement we would heve heard about it a long time ago.
'the customer has to buy a windows disk' : Well no, not in France, anyway. If you buy at a second hand shop a PC without a disc you can easily buy a new clean disc and install on it whatever you like: A MS product (Windows, presumably) which you can buy at a store for a certain amount of $$; or easily find a free, perfectly legal non-MS operating system, which you may or may not know how to operate. The third option, which is slightly illegal, is to install an unpayed MS product - at your own risk.
Czuch: IE is not really needed anymore, and it would be quite easy for a shop to have at the counter a choice of browsers for people to install, or a single disk with a selection of browsers that comes in the box.
Also IE is not the safest browser on the web, so why bundle a greater security risk with a PC??
rabbitoid: I feel the idea is to open more possibilities on how a person buys his or her PC.... I mean "windows" is not a Microsoft idea, they just borrowed the idea off others and adapted it for the PC.
One valid counter-arguement comes to buying a PC from a second hand shop. Often the discs can be missing... so, why is it that the main option in the case of a computer needing re-installing that the customer has to buy a windows disk? I know there are other options, but Microsoft have made it hard for others to offer an alternative(s)
Změněno uživatelem Czuch (13. června 2009, 15:48:48)
.... are you really in support of a free market type economy??? Oh my, what will the socialists think? You will be shunned from society by those smarter than everyone else liberals? Isnt the government meant to protect us in every aspect of our lives??? I think the government should just take over the computer industry all together? Please mr government, please protect me from mean ol mr IE
I'm not a big fan of MS products, but in this disputes my vote goes straight to Redmond. The EC stand, just as the US limitations are totally groundless and stupid at that. The reasons provided are just as silly as not permitting car manufacturers to install their own brand of radio, or come to that wheels, in the car they produce. The definition of a product is purely the decision of the manufacturer, not of the state. If MS decides that their product includes a browser then it's their decision, no one else's. No one is forced to buy a MS product. I don't, for one.
The fact that it is almost impossible, in most countries, to buy a comuter without Windows pre-installed is not a valid counter-argument. At most, this should be thrown at the computer manufacturers, but I would oppose that too, and on the same grounds. It's the manufacturer's decision what to include or not include in a product they sell. If a sufficient number of consumers becomes unhappy with the forced link there will be someone to bring into the market a computer without a pre-installed Windows.
puupia: It's called (or so the EU decided) being anti-competition and decremental to a free market.
In its 2008 Annual Report Microsoft stated:
“ The European Commission closely scrutinizes the design of high-volume Microsoft products and the terms on which we make certain technologies used in these products, such as file formats, programming interfaces, and protocols, available to other companies. In 2004, the Commission ordered us to create new versions of Windows that do not include certain multimedia technologies and to provide our competitors with specifications for how to implement certain proprietary Windows communications protocols in their own products. The Commission’s impact on product design may limit our ability to innovate in Windows or other products in the future, diminish the developer appeal of the Windows platform, and increase our product development costs. The availability of licenses related to protocols and file formats may enable competitors to develop software products that better mimic the functionality of our own products which could result in decreased sales of our products."