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BIGBENFASTWILLIE
09-09-2006, 09:12 PM
I have comcast high-speed internet. I see alot of talk about this "firefox'...
what exactly is it and is it something i should download?????

X-Terminator
09-09-2006, 09:31 PM
Firefox is an alternate web browser to Internet Explorer (Exploder), and YES, you should download it. Quick, fast and in a hurry. I'm using it right now, and IMO it is a far superior browser to IE. It is a spinoff of the Mozilla web browser that is the one of choice for Linux OS users. Go here to download:

Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/firefox)

MattsMe
09-09-2006, 11:16 PM
Firefox is an alternate web browser to Internet Explorer (Exploder), and YES, you should download it. Quick, fast and in a hurry. I'm using it right now, and IMO it is a far superior browser to IE. It is a spinoff of the Mozilla web browser that is the one of choice for Linux OS users. Go here to download:

Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/firefox)

I agree. Much better than IE.

SteelCityMan786
09-09-2006, 11:18 PM
I also aggree it's better then IE. IE is way too slow. Firefox is much faster. I'm sick of always waiting.

Lyn
09-09-2006, 11:27 PM
IE explorer has "holes " in it and no matter how much virus protection you have or how safe and secure you think you are because of the protection you have, virus' can still attack your computer. With Firefox it is a real rarity that will happen.

http://www.mozilla.com/

X-Terminator
09-10-2006, 01:12 AM
The tabbed browsing option is great - no more having links open in separate browser windows. You can set it to open external links in the same browser window, which is much smoother and user-friendly. It also has a pop-up blocker that actually WORKS, unlike IE which still allows them to go through even if you set it to block all popups. And one thing I've found is that you are able to download embedded video or audio if you view a page's source, which is VERY cool and something that Microsoft could only dream of doing. It's just a great browser, period.

jaysta
09-10-2006, 01:37 AM
It's a "must have" in this day and age. It protects against attacks much better than IE and is much slicker to use in my opinion.

jaysta
09-10-2006, 01:39 AM
And one thing I've found is that you are able to download embedded video or audio if you view a page's source, which is VERY cool and something that Microsoft could only dream of doing.

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to try that out. :smile:

BlacknGold Bleeder
09-10-2006, 01:09 PM
Here's another one I've been checking out Maxthon. It's pretty much like Firefox, very fast.

SteelShooter
09-10-2006, 03:41 PM
I use Firefox, and I like it. Unfortunately, some items that are interactive, or need a more open connection, I occasionally have to use IE. Other than the few things here and there, Firefix is IT for me.

Hammer67
09-16-2006, 12:47 PM
IE explorer has "holes " in it and no matter how much virus protection you have or how safe and secure you think you are because of the protection you have, virus' can still attack your computer. With Firefox it is a real rarity that will happen.

http://www.mozilla.com/


Technically both products have holes. Being that IE has almost 10 times the market penetration, hackers target that.

This is true with many Microsoft products. People claim Windows XP is much more vulnerable then say, the various Linux & UNix flavors. THis is true only because most home users use Windows. Hackers target this because it will have the greatest affect.

If Firefox and Linux had as much market penetration, you would find as many security holes.

That being said, Firefox does include features like tabbed browsing that IE does not urrently offer and it is much faster.

Highly recommended.

Prosdo
09-16-2006, 12:58 PM
Firefox is great. I rarely have any problems with it.

Livinginthe past
09-16-2006, 01:02 PM
I just downloaded Firefox and have been using for about a week - I really enjoy the tabbing system - its also great that it warns you how many tabs you are closing aswell - otherwise i'd shut everything by mistake everytime!

Haven't noticed too much of a speed upgrade over IE but it does a good job of stopping pop-ups - whats the deal with all them Viagra ads anyway?

I only bought it the once.

NM

MasterOfPuppets
09-16-2006, 02:12 PM
how does firefox compare to slimbrowser?? i've been using slim for about a year now and i'm pretty happy with it. it kicks i.e. in the ass.

Hines0wnz
01-08-2007, 11:23 AM
If you dont have FireFox, then you arent browsing the Internet as you were meant to. :wink02:

X-Terminator
01-08-2007, 09:31 PM
For my fellow Firefox users, and for those still using Internutt Exploder and looking for a better browser, they released version 2.0 back in November, and so far, it's great! It still has all your favorite features as well as enhanced security features such as an anti-phishing filter that will notify you if you go to a suspicious or forged website, a built-in spell checker and access to RSS feeds. I even have a couple of add-ons - one that allows me to download embedded videos from sites like YouTube (VideoDownloader) and one that shows your downloads in a bar at the bottom of your browser rather than pop up the Firefox downloads window every time (Download Statusbar). I still highly recommend it to everyone - it's IMO the best browser out there and nukes IE!

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
01-08-2007, 09:57 PM
I just downloaded Firefox and have been using for about a week - I really enjoy the tabbing system - its also great that it warns you how many tabs you are closing aswell - otherwise i'd shut everything by mistake everytime!

Haven't noticed too much of a speed upgrade over IE but it does a good job of stopping pop-ups - whats the deal with all them Viagra ads anyway?

I only bought it the once.

NM

Hey there litp go to https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1269/ and download fasterfox it will speed up your download time.

There are a ton of add- ons for foxfire at this link --- https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/recommended/

I've been using foxfire since it came it's great! :chicken: Lots less brain damage than IE.

PisnNapalm
01-08-2007, 10:23 PM
ForecastFox is one of the msot useful extensions I've found. I also use Foxytunes, Chatzilla, FasterFox and TabBrowser Preferences.


EDIT:: Linkage for ForecastFox https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/398/

Livinginthe past
01-09-2007, 12:12 AM
Hey there litp go to https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1269/ and download fasterfox it will speed up your download time.

There are a ton of add- ons for foxfire at this link --- https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/recommended/

I've been using foxfire since it came it's great! :chicken: Lots less brain damage than IE.

Hey thanks man.#

I'll do that.

NM

Borski
01-09-2007, 01:30 AM
I have comcast high-speed internet. I see alot of talk about this "firefox'...
what exactly is it and is it something i should download?????

Firefox is so much better, its faster has tabbed browsing and has customizable add-ons.

I believe its available at firefox.com unless I'm mistaken.

IE tried to copy firefox with its latest attempt but IMO they failed.

PS dont delete IE though, there are a few (very rare, but still a few) sites that only work with IE

X-Terminator
01-09-2007, 01:42 AM
Firefox is so much better, its faster has tabbed browsing and has customizable add-ons.

I believe its available at firefox.com unless I'm mistaken.

IE tried to copy firefox with its latest attempt but IMO they failed.

PS dont delete IE though, there are a few (very rare, but still a few) sites that only work with IE

It did - miserably. Almost from the first time the browser was released, it had been exploited and was actually hacked during development, as was Windows Vista. Microsoft just copied some things from Mozilla, such as the tabbed browsing and anti-phishing software and called it "new and improved," but IMO it's nothing more than polished crap. The only thing IE has over Firefox is it's ability to immediately begin playing streaming video in your media player as soon as you download it...but Firefox probably has an add-on for that too.

Preacher
01-09-2007, 04:06 AM
Man I must be tired.... When I first saw this thread..... well

I was thinking of the movie Firefox with clint Eastwood! You all remember that plane that operated by reading your mind?? LOLOL

now that I know what it really is, yeah, use Firefox Browser. I have used it for a couple of years now. I only use IE when a site demands it...

Hines0wnz
01-09-2007, 03:36 PM
Man I must be tired.... When I first saw this thread..... well

I was thinking of the movie Firefox with clint Eastwood! You all remember that plane that operated by reading your mind?? LOLOL

now that I know what it really is, yeah, use Firefox Browser. I have used it for a couple of years now. I only use IE when a site demands it...


Thanks for making me feel older. :flap:

Hammer67
01-22-2007, 10:05 PM
One of the big reasons not to remove IE is for the Windows Update website. You can't access it with Firefox.

Actually...since Firefox 2.0 and IE 7 came out, I have to say, IE is a bit more stable.

Firefox 2.0 caused some weird things to happen to my system. They did release a patch, but IE 7 is not bad.

X-Terminator
01-25-2007, 04:50 AM
One of the big reasons not to remove IE is for the Windows Update website. You can't access it with Firefox.

Actually...since Firefox 2.0 and IE 7 came out, I have to say, IE is a bit more stable.

Firefox 2.0 caused some weird things to happen to my system. They did release a patch, but IE 7 is not bad.

That's why I don't download initial releases of anything, because they are usually buggy. I downloaded the patched version of Firefox 2.0 and have not had one single problem with it.

LarryNJ
01-25-2007, 06:06 AM
I used firefox for a long time and like it alot better than the old IE. I tend to mostly use IE 7.0 now, I like it better than FF. I don't notice FF being faster at all, in fact I feel my IE is quicker and I have less issues with it.

Many people are anti MS and would use anything they could that was different. I'm not one of those.

CAH
02-08-2007, 07:35 PM
I use IE and FireFox but spend most of my time on IE. FF is a pain when it comes to certain games but have a need for both browsers.

Stlrs4Life
02-08-2007, 11:05 PM
Does anybody use Netscape?

stlrtruck
02-09-2007, 07:54 AM
Man I must be tired.... When I first saw this thread..... well

I was thinking of the movie Firefox with clint Eastwood! You all remember that plane that operated by reading your mind?? LOLOL

now that I know what it really is, yeah, use Firefox Browser. I have used it for a couple of years now. I only use IE when a site demands it...

I loved that movie! Saw it on sale at the local Wal-Mart for like $7.99. Maybe today when I'm out buying paint balls I'll look again.

stlrtruck
02-09-2007, 07:56 AM
Does anybody use Netscape?

Only when I go fishing (LOL)!

SteelShooter
02-20-2007, 02:14 PM
I just downloaded Firefox and have been using for about a week - I really enjoy the tabbing system - its also great that it warns you how many tabs you are closing aswell - otherwise i'd shut everything by mistake everytime!

Haven't noticed too much of a speed upgrade over IE but it does a good job of stopping pop-ups - whats the deal with all them Viagra ads anyway?

I only bought it the once.

NM


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BOXCAR JOEY
02-20-2007, 02:44 PM
All I have to save is, "Thanks FireFox! You made me 3% mor efficient!"

Stlrs4Life
02-21-2007, 10:20 PM
I downloaded it last week, and personally don't see the difference in it speed wise. The make up is a little different.

Stillers#1
02-22-2007, 12:01 AM
I have been using Opera....I like it.

Stainless Steel
02-22-2007, 05:52 AM
I use firefox too. There are a few websites that you need to have IE for thoguh, so don't delete it.

Stlrs4Life
02-22-2007, 11:24 PM
Just downloaded the updates to IE 7. See how this one does.

X-Terminator
02-23-2007, 12:04 AM
Every time I have used IE, it loads in painstakingly slow - and the three machines I use (work, home, laptop) have fast processors (P4 and Athlon 64) and 1.5, 2 and 1 GB of RAM respectively. Firefox has been much faster in both program and page loading times for me than IE has ever been. But oh well, to each their own. I still think Firefox is a better browser overall than IE.