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Old 07-21-06, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Do you use FireFox? And why?

I wanted to ask people if they used FF over IE. And if so, why? I recently got into an argument with Charlie Douchebag over at the Inquirer.net saying that IE is SOOOO insecure that he HAS to use FF because he'll get viruses and spyware by using IE. Now honestly, why do you use FF, is it because you believed the hype that IE is so insecure, do you just like the look? I refuse to use FF mainly because it's Netscape based, but also because I know better than to believe the hype that FF is more secure than IE. You CAN'T get a virus or spyware just by having IE open; unless you are going to a shady site, or have accepted the ActiveX control; and people who believe otherwise are just plain wrong...so let me know.
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Old 07-21-06, 12:37 PM   #2
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i use it because i have tweaked it to the point that i like the way it handles the web and web-based apps, not saying that you couldn't do that with IE, just i spent more time in FF. i like the look, the feel and everything better than IE, that's why i use it. IE is as customizable as making toast, sure you could use either butter or jam, but it's still just plain old toast.
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have you tried IE7 at all? i think you'll be pleasantly surprised

but why did you start using FF in the first place? what make you change?
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Old 07-21-06, 12:51 PM   #4
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ive been using mozzila for years, when firefox came over i naturaly switched, but really theres no reason to be using IE, its utter ****, especialy IE6, IE7 is SLIGHTLY better and thats only because they coppied a whole bunch of firefox's features... honestly, i think that ie is possibly one of the worst web browsers ever, id rather be using something text based, like lynx, than IE...
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Tabbed browsing is what won me over to use FF. IE7 has it now too I think, but why switch?
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Old 07-21-06, 01:11 PM   #6
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ive been using mozzila for years, when firefox came over i naturaly switched, but really theres no reason to be using IE, its utter ****, especialy IE6, IE7 is SLIGHTLY better and thats only because they coppied a whole bunch of firefox's features... honestly, i think that ie is possibly one of the worst web browsers ever, id rather be using something text based, like lynx, than IE...
sorry but you haven't actually given any facts, you've just given you're opinion. honestly explain why IE is crap as you say; and why it's the worst browser ever.

I'm not looking for "i use it because IE is crap". if you are going to actually say that, explain why it's crap, and not just because FF is better.
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Old 07-21-06, 01:34 PM   #7
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For one, IE doesn't conform to W3C standards and therefore displays CSS differently than a broswer that does (Firefox).

Plus, I really like all the plugins and stuff for FF.
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Default Re: Do you use FireFox? And why?

that's a better explanation though FF isn't up to standards either.
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Old 07-21-06, 01:47 PM   #9
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I use it for tabs, and cached browsing. The spyware is B.S.
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I.E 7.0 with tabbed browsing ftw

I have both firefox and IE on my system and I have no preference between the two, but I mainly use IE as it has been set to my primary web browser for quite some time now
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Yea I think IE7 is pretty good, even if they did completely rip off most of Firefox's stuff.
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Old 07-21-06, 02:07 PM   #12
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I've never had anymore spyware troubles with ie than I have ff tbh. Your browsing habits come into play there.

I find ie7 to be pretty sweet + it's more the standard for some sites (much fewer now) that may not render pages correctly in ff.
Customizing it is a different story, themes wise any way. There's some great programs out there like windowblinds, but I think they all cost, except for the vista transformation pack, which is very well done imho.
Not much in the way of extensions.
I've never been hacked through either browser.

FF has tons of free themes and extensions, support is good and speed has increased a good deal recently.

Main reason I use ff here is there seems to be a bug which crashes ie (6 or 7) on this site. Others have experienced it, some others haven't. But overall very happy with ff.
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