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Toolbox: finding an alternative browser

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Abrowser is the window through which you view the Internet and the two dominantplayers in the field are Microsoft with Explorer and Netscape with Navigator.Many people don’t choose their browser as it either comes bundled with a new PCor ISP or else a systems department has long ago made that decision for you.There are, however, other players in the market and, depending on your Internetusage, one of these may suit your needs better. The two we recommend aspossible alternatives are Lynx and Opera. But bear in mind as these arecurrently minority products, not all websites will be optimised to work inthem.OperaUsedby many so-called web professionals so you run a risk of being labelled theoffice nerd, but it may be worth it since Opera does pretty much everythingExplorer can do and more – and faster (it has been dubbed the fastest browseron Earth). It is a good option for the disabled because its functions can beoperated from a keyboard, as well as a mouse, and pages can be magnified by upto 1,000 per cent. Download at http://www.opera.com/LynxLynxis a text-only browser, which means it handles only words on the Web. If youare accessing mainly text-heavy reports, it is worth considering because itoffers faster browsing since it dutifully ignores all the pictures andgraphics. Download at http://www.lynx.browser.org/ Toolbox: finding an alternative browserOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more