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[s]Browser[/s], Homepage, looking for a new one
« on: March 24, 2018, 08:10:55 AM »
Edited (I think) for clarity - I meant homepage not browser.  Too early and not enough coffee.

I've had yahoo forever. got used to it and never switched because I had bookmarks there, including IAL which was how I was able to get back in after a 5 year hiatus, (it saved my password, I just couldn't read it).

Well, now it seems yahoo has killed my rss feeds and the general functionality I was used to and about every 3 months it wants me to 'upgrade' to some other new version of their 'best of yahoo....'

So, rant off.

I am looking for a new browser. I use a Mac so something that's compatible......

Suggestions?  Thx in advance.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2018, 02:58:30 PM by hemm »
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Re: Browser, looking for a new one
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 10:21:02 AM »
I've had yahoo forever. got used to it and never switched because I had bookmarks there, including IAL which was how I was able to get back in after a 5 year hiatus, (it saved my password, I just couldn't read it).

Well, now it seems yahoo has killed my rss feeds and the general functionality I was used to and about every 3 months it wants me to 'upgrade' to some other new version of their 'best of yahoo....'

So, rant off.

I am looking for a new browser. I use a Mac so something that's compatible......

Suggestions?  Thx in advance.

Mac comes with a browser,  Sierra.  Also Firefox has a Mac Version. (www.mozilla.org). 

I didn't know Yahoo provided a browser, a homepage yes,  browser new to me?   Google has a Browser...Chrome..  otherwise
they recomment Firefox.   

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Re: Browser, looking for a new one
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 11:15:26 AM »
I use firefox.  Have since my Unix days.  Can't stand Internet Explorer (IE)
With Chrome (Google's spy ware) you have no idea what info they are stealing from you. But I guess they all do.
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Re: Browser, looking for a new one
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2018, 12:12:01 PM »
My preference is Pale Moon. Built off the Firefox chassis it seems to run faster than FF and is more private than IE or (spit!) chrome.

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Re: Browser, looking for a new one
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 12:30:01 PM »
I use firefox.  Have since my Unix days.  Can't stand Internet Explorer (IE)
With Chrome (Google's spy ware) you have no idea what info they are stealing from you. But I guess they all do.

I have been using Firefox since it was called Netscape Navigator.  If you search down into IE coding, it's written
around Mozilla.  Chrome is crap to me.  lol, the first browser I used was called a gopher.

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Re: Browser, looking for a new one
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2018, 02:59:17 PM »
I've had yahoo forever. got used to it and never switched because I had bookmarks there, including IAL which was how I was able to get back in after a 5 year hiatus, (it saved my password, I just couldn't read it).

Well, now it seems yahoo has killed my rss feeds and the general functionality I was used to and about every 3 months it wants me to 'upgrade' to some other new version of their 'best of yahoo....'

So, rant off.

I am looking for a new browser. I use a Mac so something that's compatible......

Suggestions?  Thx in advance.

Mac comes with a browser,  Sierra.  Also Firefox has a Mac Version. (www.mozilla.org). 

I didn't know Yahoo provided a browser, a homepage yes,  browser new to me?   Google has a Browser...Chrome..  otherwise
they recomment Firefox.

Yep, that is what I meant.....homepage not browser, my apologies.

I do use FireFox, I can't stand Safari but am forced there from time to time because some places I must visit just work better there or their platforms won't work on FireFox. 

So yes, as WilliamVA pointed out, I meant a home page.
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Re: [s]Browser[/s], Homepage, looking for a new one
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2018, 04:54:41 PM »
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So yes, as WilliamVA pointed out, I meant a home page.

Aah - got it.

My surfing habits are perhaps a little unusual (I don't know). I use Pale Moon which allows me t reopen last used pages. I have a semi-elaborate bunch of open pages including IAL, FreeRepublic, a local blog, a NC blog, Ebay, Craigslist, and others. It works kinda like a running commentary that I come back to and refresh from time to time.

My actual homepage is https://www.startpage.com/ 9although right now I'm getting a certificate error). On some of my machines I simply use "blank page" and access my bookmarks.




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Re: [s]Browser[/s], Homepage, looking for a new one
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 05:58:54 PM »
Most ISP's provide a homepage, and email service as part of their package.  My ISP is Metrocast, a Comcast clone....kinda sorta, not
quite as busy.  Although I have a Gmail account, nothing important happens there...  My ISP service is strictly POP/SMTP.  Though I can
keep Email on the server,  I prefer to cleaned out, and keep copies on my PC(s).  For tha I use Thunderbird, which is also a
Mozilla creation. 

It's just personal, but I prefer to open my browsers with the Homepage I am paying for, not a freebee.  I don't particularly care for the
AP based news service..but heck I have a list of news services that suit my politics,