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  • I have offically switched to FireFox.

    That's right.

    I was an IE guy, a hige Microsoft fan, but I decided to try out FireFox, and now I'm hoocked. I love tabbed browsing, and the boatload of features that come with Firefox.
    -Monorail Man

  • #2
    Welcome to adulthood.

    yeah, yeah, I know - I deserve a wedgie for that

    I love the Firefox browser also. Beats the hell out of IE.

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    • #3
      Plugins galore.

      IE is nutin.

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      • #4
        If you want your computer to crash... use IE.. otherwise a good free spyware free.... Firefox.... (works on almsot all OS... (except old macs....)

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        • #5
          Eh, IE only gave you spyware if you downloaded it. It actually WAS (I know most of you won't admit it) your fault for a lot of it.

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          • #6
            I have actually had less problems with Avant Browser, basically a mod for IE, then I did with Firefox.

            I really don't need all those plugins. And the Ad killer really works well!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bill
              Eh, IE only gave you spyware if you downloaded it. It actually WAS (I know most of you won't admit it) your fault for a lot of it.
              This is true. If IE came with spyware than millions of other people would have the same problem. you get spyware from going to unmentionable webpages, kazaa, etc.

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              • #8
                Can firefox be set to NOT use tabs? I've tried tab browsing several times, and it just doesn't click with me.

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                • #9
                  just go to the firefox message boards on http://mozillazine.org and post that and someone will tell you how
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                  • #10
                    Ok, so I've played about with tabbed browsing and don't necessarily find it that usefull - what are all these wonderful plugins that make this the best browswer since sliced bread?

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                    • #11
                      When I use Firefox I tend to have less break downs & less pop ups. However it can still be frustrating when a site is designed for IE and nothing else. So at times I have to switch back to IE. Otherwise, I do prefer it more. I too am not sure what every plugin is and what its use is for. Frankly, I don't care as long as the browser itself works

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Disguy
                        When I use Firefox I tend to have less break downs & less pop ups. However it can still be frustrating when a site is designed for IE and nothing else. So at times I have to switch back to IE.
                        This plugin might help ease the pain of that a little.

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                        • #13
                          i would suggest AdBlock to disable banners and flash ads on websites
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by figment1986
                            If you want your computer to crash... use IE.. otherwise a good free spyware free.... Firefox.... (works on almsot all OS... (except old macs....)

                            I found Mozilla for the previous mac os....

                            because the latest netscape is horrible and the Ie is bad....

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                            • #15
                              FireFox is hype. Will die soon.

                              Or it'll become popular and geeks will start attacking it.
                              Refurb Mike

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                              • #16
                                US department of homeland security recommended not using Internet explorer as it is a large security threat to your computer

                                the reasons why not to use IE?

                                Active X- Active X controls allow websites to drop settings into your browser at will, it's very easy to create active x scripts that can hijack your browser as well as install programs in your computer without your knowledge

                                It's connection to Windows is also a weakness, Microsoft has made Internet explorer so interconnected with windows that IE is an open door into every other part of your security system and any virus or even a bad script could find its way into your computers critical system files and basicaly make itself irremovable causing lots of problems for you

                                IE has also not been upgraded or really constantly restructured security and feature wise in a long time, Microsoft dominated the market an then left IE to stagnate for the most part



                                reasons for firefox

                                1 it's not too feature overloaded, Firefox was recoded from scratch and it's engine is free from all sorts of unneccesary code that plagues older browser types and it's features are only what is needed for your browser

                                2 yep more plugins then IE you can do tons of cool stuff with it

                                3 it's opensource, the opensource community has been finding holes and plugging them all the time making it's security much higher then what is found in microsofts IE

                                4 hackers arn't necessarily as interested in hacking Firefox or any other kind of browser because it's not as interconnected with your system (browser hijacking can still occure in any browser but any errors can ussualy be fixed by simply errasing the program and reinstalling, it's simply much tougher to get spyware through this program)




                                yeah, I'm taking Network Security right now and this was one of the things we talked about early on in the class

                                I too grew addicted to Firefox for the tabbed browsing but it offers a ton more then that
                                "We all have sparks, imagination! it's how our minds... create creations!"

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                                • #17
                                  also the nice thing on MAC OSX it requires you to accept any program being copied onto your system... this along with the better browsers make it even more secure...

                                  I Heard the FBI uses MAC for better security...

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by refurbmike
                                    FireFox is hype. Will die soon.

                                    Or it'll become popular and geeks will start attacking it.
                                    hahahaha you're funny... firefox is the best thing to happen to the internet since http...
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                                    • #19
                                      it is the best thign to happen since html 4.01 strict.....

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