Originally Posted by 2OHOH2
OK, what are the advantages of using it over IE?
Better security? Tighter code?
I can't comment on "tigher code" as I haven't seen the IE code. However, it's lighter and faster which tells me there is less bloat where included.
The advantages come in from useability and nice features that are included... such as tabbed browsing, built-in (easy to use) pop-up blocker, and google search bar. It's simple, effective and faster than IE.
Seriously, all it took for me was tabbed browsing... it keeps all your windows together and lets you bookmark a series of tabs.
The pop-up blocking is easy to use, easy to manage and is very effective - no advertisements or spy ware.
As far as security goes, I expect that it is better than I.E. When using FireFox for a month, then running SpyBot, there are NO hits from tracker cookies etc. When I use I.E. for 2 days then run SpyBot, there is allllllll kinds of crap left on my system. That tells me it is at least more secure from a casual browsing perspective.
*shrug* With the google bar built in, well... I guess you can get that with I.E.... but doesn't IE require ads if you use it? Not on FireFox... It's handy. Big deal. Ctrl-K.