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#1 JackTheHaack

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 03:58 PM

G'day All

I see a lot of reference in these discussion pages about the new browser "FireFox".
I still use explorer 6 and never really have a problem with it as I keep a clean ghost copy of my hard drive, with all my apps, on a slave drive and all my data on another. So it's just a matter of switching the jumpers to my slave drive and re-loading my ghost image and I'm back in business.

Having just read the article on "Forbes - ten o'clock tech" about FF i'm thinking I might just give this browser a go as it sounds too good to be true and if you guys use it then what the hell........ :thumbsup:

Just interested to know your comments after you have probably been using it through it's 0.8 & 0.9 stages and now it's 1.0 ver although I'm led to believe this version still isn't it official release number !
JTH

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#2 phawgg

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 04:18 PM

Firefox takes up less than 15MB's on my HD. It's fast, especially when doin' THIS. You'll want to add the java runtime environment (temporarily down 12-06-04), which is to FF what activeX is to IE. It takes up 78.07MBs on my HD, but replaces the defualt java in XP with improvements, too. You still have IE to use. You still need to keep it updated, for when you use it. I use it 10% of the time. I'm spoiled by several things using FF:
  • increased speed & agility.
  • improved bookmarking system.
  • safer surfin' in general.
  • open source code makes for a lotta plug-in/add-ons available for customization.
It's in wide distribution, although still wildly disproportionate use in relationship to IE. Bad coders just don't profit as much writing CRAP for it...
I always appreciate your interest from "down under" JackTheHack :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 04:43 PM

Thanks phawgg,

Your a wealth of information and great posts too. I enjoy reading your input very much.

I will give this firefox a go......

Have a great day....oop's I mean evening. :thumbsup:
JTH




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