December 5, 2008 at 9:38 pm #28381
Is Firefox better to use than Internet Eplorer? It seems that a lot of people are using it. Why are you using Firefox?December 6, 2008 at 7:31 am #30441MaraParticipant
I'm using it simply because support for my dear Netscape has been discontinued – gentle sob.Actually I started using Netscape with my very first computer - only because a tech friend made me promise to never ever use IE (at least until I understood the dangers of the internet and the fact that most viruses were aimed at IE users, apparently).December 6, 2008 at 1:03 pm #30442BearParticipant
Is Firefox better to use than Internet Eplorer? It seems that a lot of people are using it. Why are you using Firefox?
It is a matter of choice, however many people including my self find that Firefox much more stable than IEI will post in detail later todayBearJanuary 21, 2009 at 1:58 pm #30443
I like Firefox because it is leaner and meaner than IE. It can be highly customised, with lots of extra features added, or trimmed to the bone as I like it. I find it more reliable than IE, I believe it loads pages considerably faster, and I have never had any kind of security issue arise, unlike IE.On the minus side, and this is not Firefox fault.. IE does not conform to international standards, so some websites also don't feel the need to conform. This means some sites which work well in IE, as they use IE standards, do not work well in Firefox, which conforms completely to these international standards.
January 21, 2009 at 2:40 pm #30444DSTMParticipant
It's personal preference.I have Firefox,but seldom use it. I wouldn't say it's the easiest Browser to Navigate.Has 20% of the market share.I find Opera, does all I need.Anyone read this.http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD/FirefoxMyths.htmlJanuary 21, 2009 at 3:22 pm #30445
Yes, of course its a matter of personal preference. I've read that article on Firefox myths. All I can say is that for every 'fact' I can find on the internet, I can find a dozen 'facts' refuting the same statements. I can write an article that sounds very convincing, stating lots of unconfirmed 'facts', post it on Tips4Pc.com , and no doubt get my statements quoted in some other forum in a similar discussion. That doesn't mean I am wrong or right.. it just means I managed to convince someone of such. I am not saying the article you have quoted is wrong or right either.. but I will say there is a huge amount of (equally unsupported) information which totally 'proves' that Firefox can even cook your breakfast for you if you install the right addons. The internet is a huge library of information, but there is no-one checking the validity of the information.. take everything you read with a certain degree of caution, and seek many opinions. Then form your own and run with it!I am very anti-IE, but its very well known for major security holes (even Microsoft admits it) , and it just happens to be the biggest and easiest target for people who write malware. My recommendation is to try all of the browsers and see which one suits your own tastes best. We've had this discussion before, and I know you prefer Opera. After our last discussion, I installed Opera once again to see how much it may have changed. I do like to keep an open mind! I still don't like it... and I am sorry but their version of Fast Dial is vastly inferior. Another problem I have with Opera is that the 'additional features' inbuilt are mostly not features that I personally would use, but I am stuck with them as they can't be removed! All i can do is repeat myself.. its down to personal taste... but almost any browser is safer, faster and more stable than IE, and I congratulate you on using one of the many free alternatives to the Microsoft monster.I'll stick with Firefox though 😉
January 21, 2009 at 4:11 pm #30446
Further to 'facts' not always being true… the article you quoted claims that IE6 uses substantially less resources than Firefox 1. Both browsers are outdated in that article, written in 2005, so of course the facts are now not correct, even if they were at the time of writing.Hardware requirements according to the manufacturers websites.IE8 Beta 2 requires at least:
January 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm #30447DSTMParticipant
Excellent posts,Dak,and you make some valid points.We can post a link, and it's the Techies,that sort out the wheat, from the chaff,as you stated previously.I did think that link I supplied, was a little Biased.I fear if Firefox was anywhere as big as IE,then Firefox would have as many holes as IE.To me,there is no safe Browser,however the ones like Chrome and Opera,seem less prone to attack.I agree,the speed dial in Opera,having only 9 choices, is far from satisfactory.I feel I need around 40. 🙂March 19, 2009 at 4:03 am #30448Merlin33069Participant
well…Open sourcei love open sourcefreecompatibleits awesome logoStreamlinedfully customizableawesome config page for serious techies 😛need i say more?cause i don't have anyi just like it.January 6, 2010 at 4:00 pm #30449247timeParticipant
Yes Firefox is much better than IE. Firefox much faster than Internet Explorer. So i love firefox than Internet Explorer
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