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KG Erwin -> Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/22/2006 12:34:02 AM)

Thought I'd try it out as an experiment. Who uses it, and what do you think about it? I use a cable connection, so IE loads pages quickly, and Firefox is just as good, if not better in this respect. Loading my net favorites was painless. At first glance, it works very well.




rogueusmc -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/22/2006 12:43:07 AM)

I like it...it took some getting used to but it's my primary browser now.

Doing my web design, I have noticed that Firefox displays the pages as I designed them. IE changes little things.




rhondabrwn -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/22/2006 1:00:23 AM)

I use Firefox almost exclusively these days. Occasionally I load up Opera (an older favorite), but Firefox really seems perfect to me. IE never gets loaded (at least voluntarily) except to download Microsoft updates (they won't let you use "alien" browsers there).




ShermanM4 -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/22/2006 1:46:28 AM)

I like it. [8D] The security features are great, and its natural ability to block pop-ups is good. Though, I can't wait to see what Microsofts next platform will be like. It will probably be better than Mozilla.




Pippin -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/22/2006 2:13:44 AM)

For many years I kept Netscape because of its security. Seems just about everyone who made fun of me for using it has had their own shares of infections from browsing, so who is laughing now?
Anyhow, I ended up getting firefox a year or two ago, and ran it next to Netscape. Eventualy spyware got smart enough where it would infect netscape almost as bad as IE, so now I stick 100% to firefox, though it has its bugs.





Jevhaddah -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/22/2006 2:35:39 AM)

Firefox is my main browser now and has been for some time, the only time I use Internet Explorer is when I have to update Winders. I like the tabbed browsing and its updated a lot more often the IE. As for the security aspect, I daresay as it it gets more popular, the Pond Life will target it more often, but so far it's served me well.

Cheers
Garion




KG Erwin -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/22/2006 2:45:39 AM)

Thanks for your input. Yeah, it's only a matter of time before the Microsoft Borg assimilates the better Firefox features. In the meantime, Firefox will be my browser of choice.




wodin -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/22/2006 6:05:02 AM)

I use it. Doesnt let me down. One time it was alot faster than IE. Dont know if it still is or not.




Pippin -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/22/2006 9:17:54 AM)

It shouldn't be faster.... What is probably happening is the IE browser is filled with spyware which could be hogging processes.





Mr.Frag -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/22/2006 5:22:31 PM)

By default, IE is set to run 2 threads. Each thread can run and download one part of the page.

The more threads you have, the more parts of the page you can suck down at once.

This setting can be changed, and then IE performs the same as Firefox or Netscape.




Captain Cruft -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/23/2006 3:37:44 AM)

I suspect Frag is right about that.

However ... the main reason to avoid IE is security, not performance. You can cut out at least 90% of potential security problems by avoiding using two programs: Internet Explorer and Outlook/Outlook Express.

It's not really a technical issue, it's just that the bad guys target the programs which the vast majority of people use.





Marc von Martial -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/24/2006 1:53:08 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: KG Erwin

Thanks for your input. Yeah, it's only a matter of time before the Microsoft Borg assimilates the better Firefox features. In the meantime, Firefox will be my browser of choice.


Donīt hold your breath. Next IE version will not incorporate a few of Firefox's main advantages. For example "tabbed browsing". The rendering engine will alos definetly not be the same [;)].

Get Firefox, you won't be dissapointed, check out some of the extensions too. For example "IE View", it will let you switch right to IE, for those lousy coded websites that donīt run in Firefox.

Mouse gestures are a fine thing too.

Firefox is my main browser for a couple of years now. I even use it as mobile browser on my USB stick.




Pippin -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/25/2006 12:36:31 AM)

My only real problem with firefox is that the up and downpage keys tend to always be buged when browsing. Each version they tweak it one way or another and while it fixes one issue, causes another. I guess it just doesn't like my keyboards.





m10bob -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/25/2006 2:01:20 AM)

Not really off topic: I have AOL as my server, and with each "new and improved" version, it is MUCH harder to access Matrix forums. I only get in 1/4 of the time.. I then learned of Firefox and was able to get in every time, until recently Firefox went to version 1.5, (with built in blockers), and it was giving the same "white screen" as AOL had been causing.
I have the spyware blocker turned off for AOL and it still really SUX !!!!
I have no issues going to any other website...Only this one !!
I recently read that "people who use AOL tend to be less CPU savvy, and it is therefore "dumbed-down" for the least common denominator, and it is my current experience that even with that "blocker" turned off, I feel it is still there, causing me fits.
I have and use Registry Mechanic, and am sure it is helping me with other issues.............




Marc von Martial -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/25/2006 12:59:58 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: m10bob

Not really off topic: I have AOL as my server, and with each "new and improved" version, it is MUCH harder to access Matrix forums. I only get in 1/4 of the time.. I then learned of Firefox and was able to get in every time, until recently Firefox went to version 1.5, (with built in blockers), and it was giving the same "white screen" as AOL had been causing.
I have the spyware blocker turned off for AOL and it still really SUX !!!!
I have no issues going to any other website...Only this one !!
I recently read that "people who use AOL tend to be less CPU savvy, and it is therefore "dumbed-down" for the least common denominator, and it is my current experience that even with that "blocker" turned off, I feel it is still there, causing me fits.
I have and use Registry Mechanic, and am sure it is helping me with other issues.............


Number one rule. Do Not Use ISP provided "browsers". Never ever.




Marc von Martial -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/25/2006 1:00:28 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Pippin

My only real problem with firefox is that the up and downpage keys tend to always be buged when browsing. Each version they tweak it one way or another and while it fixes one issue, causes another. I guess it just doesn't like my keyboards.




I never had problems with them. What exactly is the issue?




Pippin -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/26/2006 2:08:45 AM)

It used to be pressing page-down or page-up key only goes to halfway through the page then it gets stuck in some kind of loop. That has been fixed in the newer version of firefox, but now page-up and page-down keys don't work at all unless i first manualy click on the actual page somewhere with the mouse.




Marc von Martial -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (1/26/2006 3:15:34 PM)

Hmm sounds that there is a problem with the "focus" of the browser window.




ilovestrategy -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/3/2006 10:14:00 AM)

I love Firefox




sprior -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/3/2006 3:25:08 PM)

Downloaded IE7 last night and using it now. Seems much better than 6, loads faster and maybe it's just me but my PC seems to start faster too. Not sure how MS got round the copyroght laws with this one though...




Marc von Martial -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/3/2006 5:38:13 PM)

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ORIGINAL: sprior

Downloaded IE7 last night and using it now. Seems much better than 6, loads faster and maybe it's just me but my PC seems to start faster too. Not sure how MS got round the copyroght laws with this one though...


Since it is only a beta yet I woulnd't use it as your standard browser.




sprior -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/3/2006 7:32:15 PM)

It's a work PC and I'm the network manager so I "have" to test new stuff. Next is the Treo 700w

PS Any chance WiTP for Windows Mobile?




Marc von Martial -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/4/2006 4:04:08 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: sprior

It's a work PC and I'm the network manager so I "have" to test new stuff. Next is the Treo 700w

PS Any chance WiTP for Windows Mobile?


Okay, on the manager part. As for WITP mobile, LOL, no way I guess [:D]

I couldnīt even install the new IE, it says Iīm missing a certain RSS dll, īwith a fully up to date XP instllation, figures ....




Zodiac -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/5/2006 12:19:14 AM)

What does everyone think about Thunderbird for Email?




rhondabrwn -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/5/2006 1:06:16 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Zodiac

What does everyone think about Thunderbird for Email?


I was using it and was quite happy with it versus MS Outlook.

However, I switched to Gmail and stopped using all other e-mail clients.

BTW... gmail is still in beta and accounts are by invitation only. I have about 80 invitations left if anyone wants to send me their current e-mail addresses in a PM, I'll send you an invite to G-Mail. Gmail is free, of course, and offers about 2 1/2 gigabytes of online storage which is quite useful for storing photos or backing up files.




rogueusmc -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/5/2006 1:10:03 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zodiac

What does everyone think about Thunderbird for Email?
I like it other than the fact that, though it will recieve from multiple accounts, it will only use one outgoing server.




Marc von Martial -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/6/2006 11:04:08 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zodiac

What does everyone think about Thunderbird for Email?


I use it on a USB stick as mobile email client. You simply install it to the stick and run it from there, that's it.
I find it okay, not overly impressive but it works good.

If they make a version with a better adress book and implement Sunbird (the calendar) directly to it Iīm game.




Pippin -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/11/2006 12:37:42 AM)

One other bug that annoys me with firefox on XP, is if you open a new tab, the first one always gets the page it's on re-directed somewhere else.





Marc von Martial -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/11/2006 2:10:09 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Pippin

One other bug that annoys me with firefox on XP, is if you open a new tab, the first one always gets the page it's on re-directed somewhere else.





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rhondabrwn -> RE: Opinions on the Firefox Browser? (2/11/2006 6:08:25 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Pippin

One other bug that annoys me with firefox on XP, is if you open a new tab, the first one always gets the page it's on re-directed somewhere else.




Uh, I've never experienced anything like that with FireFox. I open a link in a new tab (or just initiate a new window) all my existing tabs stay exactly how I left them.

If this is happening to you, there is something seriously wrong with your setup (or O/S). Maybe it's time to reinstall Windows? Or wipe Firefox and reinstall from scratch.

I'm not aware of any configuration options that would force FireFox to behave in the manner you describe.




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