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After some recent problems with Firefox I'm now looking at other browsers, and it seems that Avant is getting a lot more downlods at Download.com than Firefox. The total downloads as of 06/19/05 are:

Avant 98,394
Firefox 66,894
Opera 17,141

Until I googled browsers I hadn't heard of Avant, but that was just the tip of the iceberg, check out the link below. Does anyone have any thing to say about Avant, good or bad?

http://www.download.com/Browsers/3150-2356-0.html?tag=dir

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Bad. Avant appears to be a decent browser, but it's really a 'shell' built on top of the Internet Explorer browsing engine. Kinda defeats the point of changing from IE in the first place ;)

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For a personal prefrance

IE is going to win for me every time, its not crappy, it doesn't have UI quirks, and its intergrated into windows.

Firefox takes 2-3 seconds to launch on my pc, and it has those ui quirks, and its going to have its own hole slue of issues, sooner rather than later I think.

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Thanks Catweazle...looks like I'm staying with Firefox.

Hey Zachery...I guess that I'm as biassed against IE as you're for it. Firefox is a little slower to get started, but is faster than IE once it is going, and has the security benefit of being a standalone browser. Thanks anyway.

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Horses for courses. Firefox won't render every web page correctly and there are some sites which simply refuse to work without IE.

But for those there's always 'IEView plugin' :D

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Yo Catweazle...I tried googling that a couple of different ways and didn't find anything that specific, if you have a specific link handy, may I please have it? Thanks

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