Sorry it's taken me a while to reply back, Guy's. Between a NEW machine, Windows 8.1 and a Verizon Wierless connection gone far south it's been nearly, totally impossible for me to use the WWW. That's why I was looking into the possibility of using "cached pages," in an attempt to speed up page load times. Thak you, JohnHell, for that in-depth explanination. Come to think of it, it seems to have been quite a while since I have even noticed cached page links amoung Google listings.
siria, you're spot-on about the "fake claims "modified NOW"." They make about as much since as blaiming everything that's gone wrong for the past six years on Bush.
I'm again using my old machine with Windows 8.0, and my finally figuring out how to fix the settings on my Verizon Wirelss router that the Verizon store had SUPPOSEDLY
fixed, I can once again use the Web on demand.
I would have preferred to stick with XP but the cheap, 6+ year old machine it was on had finally pettered out, I guess something on the Mother Board fried as I couldn't even pull up the BIOS let alone the OS. Any way, I figured it wasn't even worth paying the Geek Squad to exmine it. I wanted to replace it quickly rather than buy online and it seemed impossible to find locally, anything but Windows 8.0.
BTW, I wonder if Windows XP is still safe since MS no longer supports it, or if good anti-virus/spyware, etc. is enough to keep it safe. I know one thing for sure, every version of XP is as simple to configure and cutomize as it is to use; very stable and an excellent work horse. I can understand why MS created Windows 8 and it's touch feature; for use with Tablet's, phones, etc. What I can't understand, is why at the last minute, they decided to permit OEM's to install it on PC's, it doesn't seem practical, it just doesn't figure; Well, except for the money, I guess.
Using the Classic Schell
makes Windows 8.0 (NOT 8.1
) very simple once I managed to get rid if the junkware. It seems the MS and OEM junkware keeps getting more dificult to remove. Anyway, the settings in Classic Schell
can easily be configured to make 8.0 every much like XP.
As far as I can tell, K-Meleon 1.6.B2 has been about as stable as need be in addition to being incredibly fast and simple. I fell back to K-Meleon 1.6.B2 after finding that Twin+ was too troublesome, or maybe it was just TOO HARD
for me to handle. Perhaps at the time, it still had more bugs than I could deal with. I'm sure I will eventually feel adventureous enough to give K-Meleon 74 a shot, probably once it's beyond the RC stage.
You all be
~~If it ain't broke, why screw it up?~~