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FireFox 1.0 Released

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Re: FireFox 1.0 Released

I dont see any benefits over IE, personal opinion.
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Re: FireFox 1.0 Released

I'm too hooked on the tabbed browsing. I'm sure the next IE will have it too, so I may switch back then.

FireFox is also faster displaying large pages, since IE won't render tables until the whole page is loaded. FireFox does it as it goes.
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Re: FireFox 1.0 Released

I also hear that you are not apt to get spyware and adware as much with FireFox.

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Re: FireFox 1.0 Released

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I dont see any benefits over IE, personal opinion.
Pros:

- It is perceived to more "secure". I don't know, but a lot of IE security loopholes aren't found in Firefox

- Tabbed browser is extremely useful, and clears up Taskbar for other things (This is by far the best feature IMHO)

- Pop up blocker (IE6 for SP2 now has this feature built-in as well)

- Adblock - a plug-in that helps block normal banners as well as iframe ads

- dynamically scaleable fonts for every webpage way better implementation than IE's - and it's worked 100% for me thus far (unlike IE, which can be hit/miss)

- goolge bar built-in, accessed by CTRL-K

- Find is a lot nicer than IE, incorporating itself at the bottom of the browser, as opposed to IE's pop-up, which annoys me.

- you can type: dict wordlookup in the URL field and it will automatically search for the meaning of the word

- the above method can be customize, so you can have your own shortcuts for searching things (miles 10 - could be used to convert miles to KM from a website of your choosing)

- lots of plug-ins to customize the way you want to use the browser, there are some good ones, and the fact that they're all ingenious lends itself to more efficient use.

Cons:

- On slower machines (celeron 450 with 64 megs), start up time is noticeably longer than IE

- you NEED IE for WindowsUpdate

- there are websites that only look correct in IE (altho firefox has a plug-in where you can right click on link and open in IE)

- IE has better built-in applet support (Flash, Windows Media Player)

- WinXP integrated so typing a URL in a folder window will begin internet


I personally prefre Firefox way over IE

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Re: FireFox 1.0 Released

Cool list of pros and cons.... I run both.

Like you said some thing you need IE for and thats all there is to it.

There is a cool extension that opens the page you are looking at in IE so if you get to a point where it just doesnt look right.... click and into IE you go
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Re: FireFox 1.0 Released

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I'm too hooked on the tabbed browsing. I'm sure the next IE will have it too, so I may switch back then.
Tabbed browsing is the I've been switching between Safari and FireFox and like them both.
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Re: FireFox 1.0 Released

Only thing that bites is that some of the extensions I was running in the beta are no longer able to work with 1.0

Also the extension page seems to be either down or busy as a mofo right now
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