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User currently offlineWhywhyzed From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 914 posts, RR: 17
Posted (8 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

After along time of hearing how great Firefox is, and seeing how popular it has become. (Through website statistics.) I thought that i'd download it and give it a go.

I'm not seeing anything so great about it!! Infact it's ALOT slower than IE, atleast for me.

So I'm asking all of you, What do you see as being soooo great in the web browser FireFox?

- Jason DePodesta

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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

I like it mainly because you can click on a link to "open in new tab" instead of having a whole new browser window open up. This saves me room on the toolbar when I've got 10 websites open for a project, I can see them all at once in tabs under the URL bar in Firefox, IE dosen't offer that feature. And for me it's just as fast.

User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

It's all the thoughtful touches --- the little things.
For example if you want to change the address in your URL, you can double click on the word you want to change whereas IE highlights the whole line. The pop-up blocker works great too. The multiple tabs. I find Firefox more intuitive than IE.

It's not ONE thing that makes it better ... it's all the little ones.

G


User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 986 times:

Not sure if IE is doing this now or not, but the "favorites" bar is probably my favorite feature of Firefox... I have about 8 of my favorite links ready to go with just one click, all with a nice icon next to each.

The pop-up blocker is very useful

The google search bar is handy (I think IE can get this as well)

Overall, I haven't noticed any difference in speed compared to IE... The only problem is that certain things don't run right on Firefox and I have to dust off IE to run whatever I'm trying to run.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 979 times:

Simple. Firefox will not let anyone anywhere on the internet with their own website take over your computer.

IE will.

N


User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 days ago) and read 938 times:

I use Firefox because...

- Less likely to be infected by spyware
- You can pimp out Firefox with extensions
- Ability to use tabs without third party software
- More customizable than Internet Explorer
- Haven't seen 1 popup ad since I switched!

I only use IE for Windows Update and that's pretty much it.


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9237 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 930 times:

I think the little puppy is cute.


Eternal darkness we all should dread. It's hard to party when you're dead.
User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 920 times:

Quoting Solarix (Reply 5):
- Less likely to be infected by spyware
- You can pimp out Firefox with extensions
- Ability to use tabs without third party software
- More customizable than Internet Explorer
- Haven't seen 1 popup ad since I switched!

 checkmark 

Must have extensions:

Adblock Plus
Adblock Filterset.G Updater (use this in conjunction with Adblock and your days of pop ups and banner ads are history)
Tab Mix Plus
Web Search Pro
IE View (for those pesky Microsoft-related websites)

Favorite Theme:

Metal Lion 2.0


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 910 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 4):
Simple. Firefox will not let anyone anywhere on the internet with their own website take over your computer.

The recent security release for Firefox fixed something like 20 remote execution flaws. Firefox will let people taake over your computer, its just noones doing it yet.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 880 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 1):
I like it mainly because you can click on a link to "open in new tab" instead of having a whole new browser window open up.

The new beta release of IE 7.05whatever allows you to open windows in this "tab" form. Its great.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 873 times:

Why ask why??



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