three question

By matthew19
Feb 8, 2007
  1. hi guys

    i have three questions for you

    1 which internet browser is good to use opera firefox or IE7

    2 which anti-virus is good norton or kaspersky or other

    3 are there any good software i could use for college I.E wesite design software coding and programing software

    reason why i am asking these is because my dad though the IE 7 is good and i asked him about norton and he told me to leve it on.

    what do you think
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    1: Firefox or Opera
    2: Not Norton. Not Kapersky. Not McAfee. Try AVG, Avast, CA EZArmor, CA EZ Antivirus, Nod32, Sophos, Shield Pro, Trend Micro, or even Panda over the ones you listed.
    3: Dream Weaver, Macromedia Flash Pro 8, Adobe Flex, Namo Web Editor, Web Studio, Web Design Studio, Front Page is acceptable if you are not aiming to be a professional.

    Perhaps you could boil down your requirements some.
    IE 7 is good. Opera is very good. Firefox is great.
    In our experience, you will eventually have big problems with infestations or removals with Norton... though the new Norton 360 looks good.
  3. matthew19

    matthew19 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 57

    ok so for the internet which should i use and which has more security. i have been recomended kapersky for anti-virus and what is the best web design programe i can use that was listed raybay

    if you can think of anything else which should be useful for me please let me know
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    We discussed the browser issue as recently as 18 hours ago. I recommend you read this thread for some thoughts on browsers. It also may not hurt to look at the listing of threads in this Misc Software forum and see how many problems there are with Firefox.
  5. matthew19

    matthew19 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 57

    ok then can you rate firefox and opera and if one has more votes then i will go for that web browser.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Download and install both Opera and Firefox, then see which one you prefer. Once you`ve decided which one you like the most, uninstall the other.

    They are both very good browsers. I personally prefer Firefox, but then again, that`s probably because I`ve used it for such a long time.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,143   +597

    As a professional software engineer, I can tell you there's no silver bullet for
    either discipline. If your major will be computer science, I highly recommend
    against ANY/ALL GUI design tools as they contaminate your learning of the fundamentals.

    Website design is HTTP/HTML and a flock of other related subjects like
    Javascript, Java, CGI programming (which really runs on the webserver, not
    in the client viewed page(s) ), and XML markup.

    Software programming is a large body of concepts, languages, compilers, and source control.
    There's just no shortcut to learning this so as to create usable software products.

    If you're just having fun for your personal / non-professional development, then
    FrontPage is a good place to start.
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    It is a personal preference issue... Opera is really quite wonderful. Firefox is more useful on some kinds of connecting and browsing.
    Both are free. You can download and test either one... and easily delete it.
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    opera ,don't like , to cluttered up
    firefox verrry goood
    I don't run the newest version of FF the cookie handler bugs me

    Dreamweaver the best pick lots of addon's for it
    once you go around block you'll remember the basic code and be typing in manually.
    it's the goodies that will save time
    programming software is like what car do you like to drive and where you drive it to.
    hard core go with C++ and borland software
    visual basic, power basic for quick GUI programming
    java ,php, most for internet
    the list goes on
    I don't run any virus software
    last up time was 80 days rebooted for a modem fix and reg fix
    good firewalls and common sense
    and a barrell of monkeys ,almost forgot them :chef:
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