Firefox!

Discussion in 'Computers' started by CyberCat, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    Just in case you haven't ever heard of this browser, I would recommened giving it try. :thumbsup:

    I've been using it for about 6 months and I really like it's handy popup blocker, and ad-blocking features.

    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox

    Plus it's free :D
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2004
  2. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    UPDATE! The stable 1.0 release is now avalible for download from the web site, I recommened at least giving it a try.

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    Free Download

    Enjoy :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2004
  3. steveharris

    steveharris New Member

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    trying this now seems good to me
  4. deadboy

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    yeah you cant go wrong with firefox... ive been using various flavors of mozilla now for about 2 years ... i'll never go back to IE
  5. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    I'm glad to hear it guys! :thumbsup:

    Yeah, Firefox is a great browser, once you get used to it, you never want to go back! :D
  6. Link_skyrim

    Link_skyrim New Member

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    mozilla ROX MY SOX
    WooT WooT
  7. MarkB

    MarkB New Member

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    I use Mozilla on my Linux partition! And a bit on My Xp! Still on V.8 tho! Need an update!
  8. knitoe

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    ive tried firefox briefly, it seems very solid. but i have gotten so accustomed to microshaft's internet exwhorer that i find myself using that still =((((*
  9. CyberCat

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    Maybe you should replace the shortcuts to IE with shorcuts to Firefox! That's what I did when I was having the same problem. :D
  10. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    Yep, I had the same problem too. I had a couple months to completely settle in. You should try the Adblock plugin for a few days, and see if you'll ever open IE again!
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2005
  11. CyberCat

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    Yeah, that ad-block extension is actually one of the reasons that made me switch. Once you've got it setup right (which is not hard) you'll never have to look at ads one those sites again. (almost) :D
  12. TOP_ACTION

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    I sue this browser on my box and its super !
  13. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    Did you mean "use", and not "sue"? :rolleyes:

    ... :laugh: ... :p
  14. Mike2490

    Mike2490 New Member

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    Yeah, I use Firefox, as well. I adore it. I can't wait until it has some sort of. Active X support, then i'd NEVER need to use IE (Coincidentially, IE is the exact sound of diisgust I utter when I have to open up that browser. . .lol).
  15. JIM_BOB7813

    JIM_BOB7813 New Member

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    chemiux New Member

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    I have already tried firefox.. but i feel it a bit slower than IE. besides a belive that its security in the short future will be in more danger than IE since its code is open. there are potentially more ways to get spam, spyware and so on
  17. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    :jawdrop: how can you say that???

    I used to use IE all the time, but now that I've been using Firefox for a while, when ever I have to use IE, I realize just how much slower it is! Just loading Google takes about 6-8 seconds, in Firefox it only takes 1 or less.
  18. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    There is little chance you are right about that. It sounds as if you're having the case of paranoia many dedicated Micro$oft users feel when they are exposed to Linux product the very first time.
  19. hiho

    hiho New Member

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    chemiux,

    i think you have the open-source idea backwards. when you have a zillion good guys making sure the code is rock-solid, there's less chance for a bad guy to do anything. the good guys make sure there's nothing to exploit.

    it's kind of like having a bunch of your best friends watching your back all the time.
  20. cpilot

    cpilot New Member

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    To second some things which have been said on the security front...

    As others have pointed out, with open source, there are at least as many "good guys" trying to protect us as there may be "bad guys" trying to get us. With "traditional" software, you put your trust fully in a corporate machine. Why am I not convinced that Microsoft execs lie awake at night worrying about the security of my PC?

    If the number-of-eyes-on-the-code angle doesn't convince you, look at the numbers argument. Viruses for the Mac have traditionally been less common just because there are fewer people to annoy. If a browser is going to be exploited, it's most likely to be the one which is most used.

    As a final thought, you may remember that last summer the US Dept. of Homeland Security suggested dumping Explorer as too insecure. (The more I think about it, the more I think this one cuts both ways. Oh, well.)

    I think that Firefox is the way to go.
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