Skip to comments.5 Reasons Why You Should Use Firefox Instead Of Internet Explorer
Posted on 03/23/2011 2:10:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono
Over the last two weeks Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox have all released new versions of their browsers. But the most hype has circled around Firefox 4's launch yesterday. People have been scrambling for the new browser. After just over 24 hours, Firefox 4 has already been downloaded more than 9 million times. And with good reason. It's the most popular alternative to Internet Explorer, and it's the browser of choice for those who want a customizable web experience. If you're still using Internet Explorer, we came up with five great reasons to make the switch to Firefox 4.
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Firefox 4 here.
The Ghostery add on was enough for me to bail on Explorer a couple years ago. Firefox works great and does exactly what I want.
I like it-so far. Was using the RC when final release came out. Sure there will be a couple updates in a week or 3, but so far, seems a bit more stable/videos load smoother,etc.
Firefox is not without it’s problems (memory hog), but it is my preferred browser of choice. Highly customizable and very secure.
Opera is also good.
There is NO good reason to use IE, unless one desires a virus.
it’s = it is
I’m still using 3.6.15. Guess I’ll have to upgrade.
I pretty much agree with your post, except I have no experience with Opera.
I do have an annoying redirect virus in firefox. The part that is most annoying is that when I get hits in google instead of just clicking on the hyperlink, I have to copy the hyperlink and paste it in the address, otherwise it redirects - even though I’ve turned on the “ask me to verify redirect”.
It’s gotta be costing Google money since they are not getting credit for a “click through”.
Lovely - 5 reasons, each with a new set of ads!
what is this?
You only need one reason: AdBlock Plus
>There is NO good reason to use IE, unless one desires a virus.<
IE is just a web browser, not an anti-virus app. I “prefer” using FF for compatibility. HOWEVER, my IP blocker and anonymizer works better in IE than FF.
That is highly dependent on OS and plugins/add-ons.
I am running FF 4.0 on my antique 2001 laptop with only 192 MB memory and often have 50 MB left over! That is a crippled Pentium II also.
I have just about given up on the Firefox 3.5-3.6 series...liked earlier versions tho. Current 3.x version has massive memory problems (leaks mostly)...hoping it is improved in v.4...I have a few plug-ins so unfortunately I cannot switch to 4 yet. Otherwise it is going to be Chrome for me...just don’t like Chrome’s bookmark layout.
Srware Iron is worth a look for the Windows environment as is Chromium for Linux. Lots of extensions available. The lack of a print preview feature remains a problem, however.