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Thread: Anyone appreciates BBC news' low graphics version

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    Anyone appreciates BBC news' low graphics version

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/low

    Neat and nice.

    I wonder why a news website such as washingtonpost or nytimes has such a lot of useless adobe flash, realplayer, video, audio, stupid ads, etc flying around. What a waste of bandwidth, system resources and time to load! Here in my place the overseas bandwidth to the Europe and the Americas is not that high. I think all website should have provide a "low graphics" option.

    P.S. Ubuntuforum is neat and nice too.
    Ubuntu 7.10 on P4 1.8G and PIII 933mHz

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    Re: Anyone appreciates BBC news' low graphics version

    I'm glad they make that available. I've seen it before, but I think maybe I'll try it as a news source for a while. Google News is pretty good if you want to minimize flash, but the low graphics bbc site is more restrained. SO it's almost like a minimal window manager vs. a giant desktop environment like KDE or Gnome. Not to everyone's taste, but very much to some people's.

    I also like the NYT home page and a changing handful of local rags as well. There's nothing like real paper, though. The web in general just feels impermanent... possibly because it's always changing.

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    Re: Anyone appreciates BBC news' low graphics version

    Sadly the BBC cut off access to the low graphics version of the site this week, replacing it with a poorly thought out mobile site. Please sign this petition to help us get it back.

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bbclowgraphics/

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    Re: Anyone appreciates BBC news' low graphics version

    Quote Originally Posted by toomanyairmiles View Post
    Sadly the BBC cut off access to the low graphics version of the site this week, replacing it with a poorly thought out mobile site. Please sign this petition to help us get it back.

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bbclowgraphics/
    lol at the forced donation page.

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