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Browzar, a new browser

Sunil Nair [PersonRank 9]

Saturday, September 2, 2006
14 years ago2,960 views

Anyone here heard of or used/tested Browzar? (browzar.com/index.html).

BBC News carried an article yesterday at news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology ...

At a 264K downlaod, it seems to good to be true!

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This isn't real browser. This program uses Internet Explorer engine (and has all it's security problems!) and adds functionality that you can easily set in other browsers like Firefox and Opera.

See also: web3.0log.org/2006/09/01/new-s ...

So using "Browzar" you still uses Internet Explorer, with it's poor standards support and security risks, but with additional adware. Please! Even I can make such "browser".

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

tryed it, don't like it. Firefox 2.0 (beta 2) is better, even if there is web history, cookies, auto-complete stuff and other "secret" information on there.

Sunil Nair [PersonRank 9]

14 years ago #

Thanks, guys.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I dont get the point in it, even it it was legit. Everything can be disabled in Firefox with the help of extensions.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Um.. Can't you do the same stuff but tweaking a few Firefox (or Opera) Prefs ?

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Of course you can. I really don't know why this thing has so much press... I guess they have really good PR department.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ya I guess.

"Looks" a lot different than the other shells.

How do they expect to make money ? (Firefox Style?)

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

"You’re at a friend’s house and you want to check your email, download Browzar in seconds and protect your privacy."

What happens if you check email with your friends browser ?

And it says that Law enforcement agencies can still track it. Then whats the exact purpose of the browser ?

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

It's balls.

It's even at the top of Google News ffs. It's ridiculous.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Look at the article size on Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browzar

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Everyone of those search results (Ads) is by overture.

Doesn't even do what it claims to.

Pretty pathetic.

web3.0log.org/2006/09/01/new-s ...

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I would prefer firefox....:)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

You can actually set Firefox to erase all the privacy info when your close it.
Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Unchecked "Always clear my private data when I close Firefox", and click on "Settings" to configure what you want to erase.

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