FireFox Webbrowser is taking back the web

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  1. SpectreMatrix

    SpectreMatrix New Member

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    Hey guys, Anybody else tired of using a lame ass broken web browser? I am.

    Help the guys over at mozilla.org give those microsofties a run for their money.

    http://www.spreadfirefox.com/

    its a sweet browser.
     
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    I knew 0.10 would improve on .9.3, but it turned out even better than I expected. Man, it's come a LONG way since I started in 0.6. It just keeps getting better.
     
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    Yeah, this thing has saved me so many support hours at my job.. its about time someone really fought back with a good product.. now all we need is a solid OS to kick their asses too :)
     
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    I like it. Works well / fast / extensions / themes / tabbed browing / security / built in pop up blocker / navigation (through menus,tools,preferences) is clean / simple /
     
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    I'm gradually trying to push FF at the college I work for. It's hard because they are hardcore M$/Dell supporters. I can't do anything to get them off windohs, nor do I think they'll budge from outlook. But FF, at least, is already on a lot of systems, and it's eventually going to get on many more as long as I'm in the IT department. I don't force it down peoples' throats if they're not ready, but whenever they get too much bs from IE, I consider it a good time to mention .."alternatives". ;)
     
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    :eek4d: I fear change
     
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    :fawk:
     
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    I just installed it and set up a few things I found on a tips and tricks page. Not bad... I've been using Opera for a while now, but I'll give Firefox a chance.

    What I like the most about Opera is the tabbed browsing, and I just set it up in firefox.
     
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    Opera is ok, but I can't stand the interface or forced ads on the free version. It does have tons of skins at least. Nothing is even remotely as customizable as FF, though. Extensions > *.all (especially "adblock")

    Tabs are awsome. Once you get used to using them, you wonder how you ever did without them. I always have at least a dozen up at any given time, at home or work.
     
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    Opera registered = no ads :big grin:
     
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    Interface and options still suck though.
    ;)
     
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    My vote still goes to Opera, I just tried out Firefox a little while ago, but it's ok.

    Most of the options, minus the extensions seem the same to me in both. You can even import your preferences from Opera into Firefox. :)
     
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    Guardfather The Paradox

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    Too many people do. However, Firefox makes the change pretty painless for you guys too. Importing IE's favorites and settings... It's really worth trying. Even if you've got a phobia of trying new things.
     
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    SpectreMatrix :bigok:
     
  16. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Firefox is doing to Microsoft exactly what Microsoft did to WordPerfect and Lotus 123 back in the day: Making a good product and making it easy and comfortable for users to switch. Its about time someone did it back. Not that Microsoft will lose money since they don't sell IE, but hopefully enough people will get away from IE that web developers stop making their sites only work in IE.
     
  17. Fire Factory

    Fire Factory Guest

    Thats what im currently using, way better then IE :bigthumb::bowdown:
     
  18. Xizer

    Xizer Guest

    Firefox kicks IE's ass!!
     
  19. Fire Factory

    Fire Factory Guest

    LOL Seconded, Just think, Microsoft is now scrambling looking for new inovations :bigthumb::eek3d:
     
  20. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    But you have to pay for it.
     
  21. rocketaddman

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    they use this in my school's comp science lab. i liekd it there so i tried it on my home computer. this is 3.4 times better then ie. kidding, it is better though
     
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    is firefox .1 still in beta form? im waiting for the final. me no like bugs
     
  23. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Its 1.0 now. I've been using it since .6 or .7 and I've never really had any stability issues.
     
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    I've been using Opera for quite a bit now and I have used FireFox before.
    I wasn't a big fan of the standard FireFox install (0.9.3). Might check out and see what's changed in 1.0.0 when I get around to it :)
     
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