Skip to comments.Firefox-A Fast, Safe Alternative to Internet Explorer
Posted on 09/16/2004 7:02:34 PM PDT by kezekiel
Im not a Microsoft-basher; I use their products productively virtually every day of my life. Excel is my workhorse, Word my constant companion for nearly a decade, PowerPoint my standard for presentations, Visio Professional a powerful tool in my arsenal, and I rely on Outlook to keep track of notes, emails, contacts, tasks, and my calendar.
I have also been using Internet Explorer since about 1996, when it came pre-loaded on a computer I bought. I found it to be adequate, and certainly seemed to be on the cutting edge (anybody remember push technology?). But increasingly over time it came to be an annoyance, and may represent the worst of what Microsoft is accused of: arrogance (openly flaunting internet standards and creating new ones on its own), monopolistic aggression (folding IE into Windows, virtually destroying the independent browser market overnight), and outright carelessness (creating a browser with a seemingly endless number of security holes). IE is relatively slow and clunky, has a sub-par user interface, and seems to be an ideal breeding ground for adware, malware, spyware, worms, you name it. Malicious Geeks Want You to Use Internet Explorer
In fairness to Microsoft, a significant portion of their woes with IE are probably unavoidable; IE, with its whopping share of the browser market, is simply a big, obvious target. While there are plenty of script kiddies and crackers who revel in sabotaging all things Microsoft, people who are after you for your private information and who want to push ads on you could care less whether Microsoft wrote your browsers code or some idealistic troupe of open-source pioneers.
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I've been told it works in Firefox too.
I use Firsfox. Its works great for me. Much faster than IE.
I have Firefox as well as IE6. With IE 6 I am able to get each thread on FR to open minimized. I have not found a way to do that with Firefox. Any of you Firefox experts know what I can do to change that?
using it right now it is good
But won't Clint Eastwood steal it?
I am just about ready to uninstall Mozilla completely, and run with Firefox-Thunderbird exclusively..
Now, if I can just get my brother to stop using IE and Outlook express....
just switched to firefox myself....I love it..dl much faster than IE
I use Firefox at work and Mozilla at home. Like 'em both.
Make sure you have two in the hangar, and use the other one to chase him.
Beware of opening PDF's in Firefox. It screws up your Firefox browser and stalls your computer.
Open them in IE, but use Firefox for everything else.
I started using Firefox a couple of months ago and like it a lot. It's faster than IE, with 99% the same performance. The only glitches I have are that sometimes hitting "back" will return me to the top of the previous page (so I have to scroll down again), and I've had trouble with downloads occasionally. Other than that, it's smaller, faster, and tabbed browsing just rocks.
I've been using Firefox and Thunderbird (both Mozilla) for several months, but I still have and use IE and Outlook Express most of the time.
One reason that I hesitate on Firefox is that I can't cause the titles of the threads that I open in Free Republic to change color (to red, for example). I suspect I'm just missing a preference setting, but haven't found it.
This causes me to not be able to tell which threads I've already opened when I skip through FR.
Anyone have a solution to that one? If I can solve it, I'll probably preferentially use Firefox.
What is the diff.....It is called Mozilla Firefox?
He would only have to think to execute the commands. In Russian.
The best thing about FF is no more spyware to clean off - at least for now. I've been using it for a couple months. Once a week I run Ad-aware and SBSD and it's great to always see a result of ZERO.: )
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