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fire fox, who has it?


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#1 lindaga35

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 07:17 PM

im really thinking about changing my brower to fire fox, but i want to get a better understanding of it first. any thoughts?


thanks,
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 07:30 PM

I have some thoughts...what is it that you think FF will give you that you don't have with IE?

Just curious (I've never once thought that a browser was important enough to go "shopping" for one, even back in the old days Mosaic, Netscape, et alia).

I use IE because it seems to do the job and I don't expect more than that out of a browser...but others will disagree with my simplistic approach.

You might be interested in this link (which won't answer your query, but might be interesting): http://www.livinginternet.com/w/wi_browse.htm

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#3 Layback Bear

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 07:53 PM

I use both I.E. and Firefox. Just choose one to be your home page. I have some sites I use for on line training that will not allow Firefox. I don't know why it's that way. If you have two browsers on your computer and one shuts down at the server you can use the other one.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:01 PM

same here with layback bear. I use both. I can't watch netflix online with Firefox but i love the Bookmark and addons of Firefox
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#5 lindaga35

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:09 PM

ie seems to be slow so i thought i would check out fire fox. my friend says its easier to find stuff and its plain easier.

she has both and she just swiches back and forth when one dont work.

Linda

Edited by lindaga35, 01 February 2009 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:26 PM

I primarily use Firefox. I like the numerous addons I can run, which come in handy at work (I do web development and some security consulting). The extensibility framework seems to make it easier to make addons to customize Firefox to your needs.

That being said, I do use IE, as well as Chrome and Opera, for work too. I haven't had issues with being blocked on Firefox yet. For me, its all about the customization options.

Edited by InterestinglyAverage, 01 February 2009 - 09:27 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:35 PM

It is the only browser I will use. I have been using it since it was called Phoenix.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:57 PM

I use Firefox. It's default in Ubuntu and Opera has never loved me. I also use Chrome since it seems to be more lightweight than either IE of Firefox3 (I really liked 1 and 2)

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:55 AM

Have used FF some, but found while trying to scroll up and down with the wheel on the mouse, it became very choppy and didn't scroll smooth with any speed. Use IE mostly for doing anything else.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:58 AM

i use Firefox and Opera but use Firefox a lot more due to its custom ability its a far better browser than IE and as a general rule apart from the OS stay away from any microsoft software they are all crap ie Windows firewall Windows Live One Care and the awful WMP

Edited by Opalfruit, 02 February 2009 - 02:59 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:39 AM

Have used FF some, but found while trying to scroll up and down with the wheel on the mouse, it became very choppy and didn't scroll smooth with any speed. Use IE mostly for doing anything else.

There are settings in Options to fix that.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:22 AM

im really thinking about changing my brower to fire fox[/color]


I use firefox, opera and internet explorer is needed for windows updates. I too like the customization ability of firefox and opera. Why not just download firefox and give it a spin - trial it - and see if you like it and compare the two browsers.

Firefox download and other resources: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

Bleepingcomputer tutorial Switching from Internet Explorer to Firefox http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/switching-from-internet-explorer-to-firefox/

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:52 PM

From what I have learned for this site and others it's more secure. I really don't know for sure; but being a security nut, well you get it.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:20 PM

i did down load it and so far i do love it. i really think i will stay with it, but i am keeping ie just for the updates.

thanks for all of your posts.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:35 PM

A new release Firefox 3.06 should be out sometime tomorrow afternoon EST. Just a security update.




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