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#1 onemanmosh

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:06 PM

i have internet explorer 6 and i was just wondering what the pros and cons of having mozilla firefox are?
(first i have to clean my computer up before i get it)

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:13 PM

PROS:
Safer browsing, ability to have it run how you want it to and look how you want it to. Easier alround on options and user friendliness. Has regular updates so attackers cant easily high-jack your browsing experience. Plus loads, and i mean LOADS more stuff.

CONS:
Erm.......................er.........................ooh...........................NO, cant really think of any!

Seriously, download the latest version of FF, the sooner the better. Its easy enough to get used to and use, so there is no reason at all not to have it as your default browser.

You must still keep IE, but only use it when going to MS update site, otherwise use firefox and browse with more safety.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:29 PM

This topic has been discussed on this board many times.
Do a search on this site for "Firefox", and you'll get more opinions than you'll know what to do with.
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:51 AM

thanks,
and sorry i didnt think to search for it. i've made my mind up.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 12:52 PM

Cons?? I have one that drives me bonkers...Every Firefox update renders all your "plugins" inoperable till you update them as well. And if your third party update has not had it's update written you get to wait till it is. Also quite maddening is if your download of updates does not go smoothly you get to uninstall and reinstall all your toys again. So do not get too attached to lesser known "plugins" you may never get to use it again. Or have to revert to a less secure version of firefox also known as an older version......Thats why firefox is no longer my default browser and am quite happy with my Opera. This is not to say that Firefox is not better than IE, just that it's not for me. I found the browser I am very happy with. I also believe that one size does not fit all. Find the browser you like and use it. Choice is good.

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