The problem is though, linux-java jvm on FBSD is not working very well (I'm not sure if this is fixed already). All linux plugins such as Flash, RealPlayer, etc worked except when loading java applet, the browser would hang up and eat all system resources. I'm using FBSD native mozilla for this reason alone because FBSD native jvm works. This problem has persisted for a long time and I'm not sure if it ever got fixed. I believe this should apply to Opera browser (or not?) regarding to plugins.

Subject: Re: Opera browser native FreeBSD (was Re: AbiWord)
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 06:12:41 -0500

On Thu, 6 Mar 2003 10:23:02 +0200, Vallo Kallaste <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 12:10:52AM -0800, BSD baby <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Browser-based apps are what I do, all day.

And Opera is the best, by far:

FreeBSD native.  Fast. Small. Wonderful font-rendering.
Totally HTML/XML standards-compliant, etc.

If you use the web all day, it's worth paying the $39 USD
to these nice people up in Norway who made this great browser.

(To show my support, I bought 10 FreeBSD licenses.)

I declined my plan to buy licence after I discovered that linux-opera runs under linux emulation faster and takes ~3MB less memory than native version. They have long way to go before I reconsider buying the licence. The system I discovered it on is 133Mhz Pentium, 64MB memory and runs -current, so it's enough slow as it is, and the difference in linux-opera and native version comes out very sharp.

I have licenses for both the native and Linux versions. Another reason to use the Linux version is that there are more plugins available for Linux than FreeBSD. You can also try the Linux version 7 preview, which is not yet available in a FreeBSD native version. It's a preview, so not all capabilities are working, but it does have a perfectly serviceable mail and newsreader in the 4.7MB download.


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