"If you're an Internet Explorer user, you owe it to yourself to download FireFox and see how a real browser works. If you're already a FireFox user, download the latest version, for a slew of new features."
PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 828 times:
Actually Zak, it's still not out of Beta, this is preview release is still considered a beta. Also current Firefox users will want to hold off until all the widgets and skins that they use are updated to 1.0. Which is the most annoying thing with Firefox upgrades.
Myself I browse the net with MyIE2, takes the IE engine, adds tabbed browsing, pop-up and ad blockers (which blocks most spyware too).
Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8 Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 824 times:
i'll stick with the firefox/oreilly definition which means its out of beta:
"FireFox is finally out of beta, and is in its "preview" release, which means...well, it's a little hard to understand exactly what it means, other than that it's been improved, and is one step closer to its final form."
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 803 times:
Over the past few days, I've had to close down my computer and re-start everything cos someone hacked into it, but since then, I can't use faceparty's private chat. Does anyone know why this would be. I've doenloaded macromedia flash but that dosent help.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 794 times:
Firefox is definitely an improvement over IE. I switched over a month ago and it's faster and I've been getting much less spyware than I did with IE. Also, I never had anybody try to break through Norton Internet Security since I started using Firefox. I only have IE around now just to use SideStep.
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Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4119 posts, RR: 9 Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 783 times:
I like firefox but sometimes I note a few deficiencies when it comes to asthetics of the webpage. When I go to slate.com with firefox, I can no longer open up the Java (or is it DirectX) menu that used to work with IE. But other than that...great browser!
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Espion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 722 times:
Well,at first firefox didnt seem so great,but now i keep finding more and more features,and start to feel the speed of this new browser. Overall-its amazing.finally something other than IE that actually catches my eye.
Itsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2765 posts, RR: 10 Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 706 times:
The latest version (1.0) is still just a preview release. You can check for yourselves by clicking on help and then "about mozilla firefox". There you will see that version 1.0 is a "preview release" and not a final version.
I agree, it's a nice change from IE but unfortunately, there are still some sites that either don't work at all with anything but IE (Yahoo's LaunchCAST radio) or only partially work with other browsers than IE. If Mozilla wants to be considered a true alternative, their marketing people need to get on the stick.
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3151 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 683 times:
Itsjustme wrote: If Mozilla wants to be considered a true alternative, their marketing people need to get on the stick.
Better yet, web designers need to stop being lazy and code their web pages to standards, rather than being lazy and using FrontPage to make IE-only web sites.
I have also heard reports of pages that will only let you in if you use IE working just fine when Firefox is set to identify itself as IE (something I won't do, it just helps to inflate IE's perceived market share and give web developers less of a reason to do things right).