Should I use Orca?

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Should I use Orca?

Post by Asoksevil » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:58 am

Hi all!

Well, the question is simple:

Should I use Orca? (keeping in mind that it's still under development and it's an alpha release)

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Re: Should I use Orca?

Post by abfan123 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:05 am

Well, It seems to be quite stable for now, But hmmm
That depend on your Windows and IE version.
If it's XP or higher and your IE version is 7 or higher than i'd suggest you to stick with Avant...
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Re: Should I use Orca?

Post by statm1 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:16 am

I can't say I would go with that advice. I think it has more to do with preference. If you like using an IE based browser than by all means stick with Avant. But if you like the idea of using a browser that is built on top of the Gecko engine(the same engine that Firefox 3.0 uses) then I would go with Orca. So far as usability they are both about the same. They work the same and in alot of cases look the same.

Granted there are a few additions to Orca that Avant does not have. The built in download manager for one and the ability to install Firefox extensions. That ability is why Orca is still an Alpha because there are only a few that I can find that will work so far. But hopefully, that will change and won't require authors of extensions to make special versions for Orca. But we will just have to see how things turn out in the next week.
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Re: Should I use Orca?

Post by abfan123 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:29 pm

I don't know too much about firefox, But talking about the download manager...
Is it possible to change the default download manager in FF/Orca with some other download manager?
The one in FF/Orca doesn't have the features I need...
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Re: Should I use Orca?

Post by Pip » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:23 pm

I'd be more inclined to use Orca if and when it ever supports RoboForm
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Re: Should I use Orca?

Post by statm1 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:34 pm

abfan123 wrote:I don't know too much about firefox, But talking about the download manager...
Is it possible to change the default download manager in FF/Orca with some other download manager?
The one in FF/Orca doesn't have the features I need...
I'm sure there are download manager extensions.. But, I don't know right now how well they would work. Please anyone try if you feel so inclined and report in the Extensions topic.
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Re: Should I use Orca?

Post by Nomikos » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:04 pm

Many of the download managers work similarly. You install them and they will create a folder in Windows. For most Mozilla/Gecko based browsers, they will install a .dll in your plugins sub-folder. When you want to download something, that .dll intercepts the url of the download and passes it to the program and it takes over. Orbis and Star Downloaders work with Orca. Actually, Orca Alpha 4 has a pretty decent downloader.

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Re: Should I use Orca?

Post by abfan123 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:28 pm

Perhaps it's a "decent" downloader, But it lack some feature that I need....
And yeah, I'm using the Orbit Downloader.
Anyway, I've not even downloaded the new alpha of Orca yet (I guess I have Alpha 2), So not played with it yet. I don't think that I'm going to download it in the near future...
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Re: Should I use Orca?

Post by Asoksevil » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:20 pm

Thank you all!

Orca is working great and actually, I just don't care about if it's alpha, beta because it can update itself right?

Hope you release the final version soon!

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Re: Should I use Orca?

Post by statm1 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:17 pm

Actually the updater has never really been used.. It will popup and tell you theres a new version occasionally. But other than that.. You will just have to stay aware of a new release around the forums..
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Re: Should I use Orca?

Post by Billy Tee » Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:27 pm

And I would recommend uninstalling Orca, this will sometimes involve removing personality files to remove some annoying bugs, because just updating can leave them behind behind.

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