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Firefox & Thunderbird

Should I DL them both and use them? Pros/cons? Features? Sundry input?

I'm tired of constantly updating MSIE.
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Re: Firefox & Thunderbird

FireFox is still a technical preview, but it's very stable... That's all you need, unless you need a mail app, and whatever else comes with the other...
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(But you should still use Windows Update to keep your system up to date, no matter what you use as your primary browser. And, you will still need to use IE to go to Windows Update.)
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Conq, I thought Thunderbird was the mail client that replaced MSOE when you switched to Firefox?

Also, what other utilities do you recommend to keep a clean running system? I'm DL'ing Webroot Spy Sweeper right now...
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Re: Firefox & Thunderbird

Dunno. I use Outlook 2003 for my mail.
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Re: Firefox & Thunderbird

if you are a nerd, try it (lots of knobs and dials to turn but less compatible. if not, stick with ie exploder
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Dunno. I use Outlook 2003 for my mail.
So what do you like better about FF than IE?
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Re: Firefox & Thunderbird

I've been using Firefox for about 2 months now and It's been really stable. Its just as good if not better the IE.
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So what do you like better about FF than IE?
The free plugins/extensions, more stable, less chance of nasties getting in, not MS etc


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I'm tired of constantly updating MSIE.

Firefox occasionally has updates too, unfortunately you aren't going to get away from it, but itshould be less frequent.
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Conq, I thought Thunderbird was the mail client that replaced MSOE when you switched to Firefox?
Sounds right to me.
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Also, what other utilities do you recommend to keep a clean running system? I'm DL'ing Webroot Spy Sweeper right now...
Ad aware and spybot is all you need....
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if you are a nerd, try it (lots of knobs and dials to turn but less compatible. if not, stick with ie exploder
Well, I'm not a nerd in that sense (the computer one), so...
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Ad aware and spybot is all you need....
I'm using Webroot Spysweeper right now and while it seems good, I'm still getting some pop-ups (even past the blocker built-in to my Google search bar). Maybe I ought to try AdAware too.
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Re: Firefox & Thunderbird

I've just started using Firefox. Keep in mind that my comments here are from a Web Developer's perspective:

Firefox renders HTML/CSS the way it is intended to be rendered. IE has many bugs and "unintended features" that make coding **** difficult. We have to go back and forth between the two browsers and usually if something is messed up it is in IE and we have to do some hack to get it to work. The problem is that IE makes up 95% of our audience, so we have to make damn sure everything looks good in IE. Which kinda sucks.

There are some neat tools in Firefox, but I'm just starting to use it and most are developer tools so I don't think you'd be interested in my reviews of them.

In short, it's a good alternative for anyone.

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