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deepnet explorer

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:06 pm
by tater
has anyone else heard of this, used it? was wondering if it is any good are not and why? fouind it at deepnetexplorer.com..im not endorsing, just want others valued experince,opinions, and why the like are dont like it :?:

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:45 pm
by miner
i used it for about 2 weeks last year and i quite liked it. i found it very convenient to have a browser, p2p application and player all bundled together. however, in the end it is based on internet explorer and i prefer firefox.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:25 am
by HouseCrowd
Same as miner. I tried it once too. Nice idea I thought, but I can't see any real advantages over using separate p2p clients and browsers. Now if someone made something like this as a FireFox extension, that would be good!


Moving this to General File-Sharing Discussion, since it's not an 'upcoming article'!
;)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:30 am
by nms04
its a cool broweser and the idea with adding p2p was cool, but their filesharing support isn't that good, they should rework it or add at least a few more networks!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:21 pm
by suttsteve
I've got it installed, but I don't use it that much. It seems to continually take up bandwidth, for some reason. That seems to be how all clients for the Gnutella network operate.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:19 pm
by Trev0r269
all Gnutella clients do take up bandwidth, how much however depends on your position in the network. The more peers you connect to, the more traffic flow.

Yeah if Deepnet Explorer used FireFox...I'd use it.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:53 am
by bean999
I like it. Looks like they've put a lot of thought into it:
Tabbed Browsing
RSS News Reader
Adverts Killer

- and a bit more thought:
Phishing Alarm (using blacklist of sites - nice, you could update with a scam site list)
Form Filler

- & poss. too much thought:
Mouse Gestures
(I was just baffled)

They seem to have missed an irc client - just one reason I prefer firefox. I also still use IE because I'm lazy. There's only so much inconvenience I'll put myself to in the interest of future convenience. As above, maybe if it was configurable for other p2p networks I might overcome my laziness.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:15 am
by nms04
Trev0r269 wrote:all Gnutella clients do take up bandwidth, how much however depends on your position in the network. The more peers you connect to, the more traffic flow.

Yeah if Deepnet Explorer used FireFox...I'd use it.


ur right ;) but isn't it possible to disable the filesharing feature or to disconnect within deepnetexplorer?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:13 am
by Trev0r269
I'd imagine so. When I used DE it was for a couple weeks, and I never looked for a way to turn off the p2p part of the app. It would be a good feature to include, thats fo sho.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:25 pm
by suttsteve
I prefer Internet Explorer. It's still the best browser out there, in my opinion. Firefox is just too buggy and, apparently, always will be. If it doesn't crash itself, it crashes other programs.

With a little tweaking, I think Deepnet Explorer would have more potential to become a better P2P program than it currently is.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:53 am
by nms04
ok ie is still stabler and works faster than firefox (if u haven't any crap on your computer) ... but i prefer firefox over it ;) we should wait for the final release of the new netscape! it makes something like a mixture between the ie and firefox engines :P

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:56 am
by LxBeast
Yep, the new netscape will use both the IE and the Gecko engine, giving the best of both worlds in theory.

If i remeber correctly it'll have active X switched off by default, it should be interesting to see the browser in action.

Maybe it'll have the speed of IE but the security of firefox....one can dream.... :P

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:07 pm
by Trev0r269
I don't want any attributes of IE. On my machine its way slower than FireFox and it picks up internet STDS and stuff everywhere.

Although it will be interesting to see whats up with the new Netscape...maybe DE can use that...either way get off the IE kick.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:36 pm
by nms04
ie's engine wouldn't be that bad, look at avantbrowser! and even deepnet uses ie's engine ... but i'm sure the new browser will bring netscape back to the top!