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If you are an Earthlink user, they have done some unique things to IE5.0 by
working around the basic browser and making Favorites easier to manage. In
addition, the Earthlink Browser adds features similar to channels which
allow you to view custom sites more quickly. On the downside, I have had
problems controling the DUN (Dial Up Network) which seems to step on the
Microsoft DUN when using MS office products. Beause of this, I have had to
remove the Earthlink Browser.
I think custom browsers like Earthlinks are intended for those who are
trying to recreate an all-in-one type service such as AOL. For example, you
can bypass Outlook (or other email reader) and access your mail off the
Earthlink website.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark E. Deardorff [mailto:MEDeardorff(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2000 7:33 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: MSIE or Netscape

The answer is usually based more on prejudice than any real
substantive difference. They have differences significant
enough that some sites appear with significant differences
when viewed with different browsers.

Since they are both free, why not install both on your
system? I personally use Internet Explorer but I must admit
that I am not a Microsoft hater.

Mark Deardorff

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francis.Ang(--nospam--at)
> Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2000 11:21 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: MSIE or Netscape
> Importance: High
> Hi!
> Although this is a non-structural question, I just would
> to know or
> hear the opinion of structural engineers
> Which is better, Microsoft Internet Explorer  or Netscape?
That is for
> surfing, browsing, downloading and all the activites
involving the net
> including the accompanying software for chatting and
> Any comments are welcomed .