Topic: Proxy, iGoogle, etc.
I installed Epic, signed in to Epic on the Settings tab, and...
Everything seemed to work OK until I tried to watch a two-minute clip from a speech by Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a YouTube applet on upworthy.com. I got hit with a swarm of repeated attempts by no fewer than thirty-eight (!) tracking vultures. The browser locked up and failed with six seconds of Sen. Warren's clip remaining.
I closed and reloaded Epic, and noted these changes:
> The proxy toggle doesn't seem to work. Once I toggled global proxy, I can't seem to turn it off when I go to iGoogle. I'm a new user every time! If I sign in, the GMail widget doesn't work, and I can't open GMail via the "Links to Google Services" widget. I realize that this is a temporary problem — iGoogle will be going away in November — but it is, for the moment, a bit of an inconvenience while I'm trying to find a reasonable substitute for iGoogle.
> I also find that the Google Calendar widget can never load on igHome, which I'm trying (and I'll keep looking, as it's a bit clunky). Likewise, I can't seem to sign in to the Twitter widget on igHome.
I uninstalled and reinstalled Epic, and noted that it remained dysfunctional.
FYI, I'm using an older HP 6000 laptop (AMD Turion CPU, 4GB RAM) running Windows 7 Home Premium. The Windows firewall is turned on, and I'm using MS Security Essentials AV (I would rather use something better, but a couple of MS web apps I must use (with MS Internet Explorer 9, of course) curiously work far faster and better than previously with Avast or AVG. Go figure...!)
I liked Epic for ±everything before it broke, and I'll use it for most surfing. It seems to do fine with almost all pages I visit, but Sam Smith's Progressive Review page will not display at all. I realize that I'm using the first release of Epic, and I'm very happy that someone out there has produced a browser that fends off irritating cyberlice without extensive post-installation extension additions and tweaking. Kudos to y'all! I look forward to subsequent releases!
I realize that this is like an arms race, and it's the business of staying one step ahead of the pack of parasites determined to commoditize everyone out on the 'Net. I do appreciate you and your efforts, and I wish you great and continuous success!