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All Windows Users - Abandon IE - Install Firefox 1.0

 
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Nov, 2004 5:54 pm    Post subject: All Windows Users - Abandon IE - Install Firefox 1.0 Reply with quote

Since the demise of Netscape several years ago, most Window users use IE as their web browser. This despite its powerful connection to the operating system which allows websites direct access into each computer, creating a field day for criminals. Since last Tuesday there is now a really good alternative with the launch of Firefox 1.0 by the Mozilla Organization. I urge everyone to read this comparison done by ZD Net http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/4520-3000_16-5561073-1.html?tag=nl.e540-1


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Nov, 2004 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My primary browser has been Firefox0.8 for some time now. I absolutely love it and only open IE under duress. Firefox doing an official launch is great news. Maybe it will jolt the IE developers (if one can call them that) into fixing and standardizing their browser.


http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Nov, 2004 6:53 am    Post subject: Firefox installation and use Reply with quote

I should mention that after reading about Firefox , I installed it (very simple) and have been using it for a few days. It is a pleasure to use. I haven't explored all of it features (there are many) but just knowing that my computer is not exposed to malicious websites is great.


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Nov, 2004 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a wonderful concept - a browser that doesn't compromise system security. Are you paying attention Microsoft?
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov, 2004 9:13 am    Post subject: Firefox Rules! Reply with quote

I don't think enough can be said about this brilliant Mozilla product. I've now installed the most common plug-ins (Real Player, Quick Time, Acrobat Reader, Windows Media Player,Flashplayer, Jave Plug-In) and all run smoothly. I see no reason to ever use IE again. bravo! bravo! bravo!


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PostPosted: Sat 27 Nov, 2004 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As usual I'm the last to catch on. This Mozilla Firefox is superb. The right click "Open Link in New Tab" is enough for me to dump IE.
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PostPosted: Sat 27 Nov, 2004 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David wrote:
... The right click "Open Link in New Tab" is enough for me to dump IE.


I didn't know about that feature. Very cool. And CTRL-PAGEUP and CTRL-PAGEDOWN to go between tabs. Even CTRL-1 CTRL-2 etc to go to a specific tab.

I guess I should read up a bit more on Firefox to see what else I'm missing. whoo hoo!

One thing I have to get used to is how CTRL-F works. I keep waiting for the little window to pop up, while it's quietly waiting for me to type my request on the bottom. I really hate the way IE requires you to have the find window on the page bravo! , not even having a repeat-find hotkey. So once I get used to looking in the right place, I'll be fine with Firefox. (I also have to get used to using / instead of CTRL-F for find - much easier to type /)
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PostPosted: Sat 27 Nov, 2004 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David wrote:
... The right click "Open Link in New Tab" is enough for me to dump IE.


That was the feature that sold me on Firefox as well. I also love being able to block unsolicited popups. (It turns out that NS7 has those features too.)

The tab feature is what prompted me to add the little icon on the address section of this page. It's very handy to see those icons if there are several tabbed pages open at once.

blm wrote:

CTRL-PAGEUP and CTRL-PAGEDOWN to go between tabs. Even CTRL-1 CTRL-2 etc to go to a specific tab.


Ooohh bravo! excellent! bravo! I didn't know about that.

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Nov, 2004 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another excellent thing is the "Bookmarks Toolbar Folder" bravo!. It starts out with "Getting Started" and "Latest Headlines" but you can add more things. Llizard, you will be pleased and proud to know that your forum's bookmark is prominently displayed there. la la la


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