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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Reading through some of the ‘new’ things in that blog you linked to, I notice that FF4 omitted several older features.
That always amazes and aggravates me when a new/upgrade of any program removes features. More times than not, some of those features are the reason I use that particular program.
That’s certainly the number one reason. Others include:
Plus consistency across Mac/Windows/Linux.
Thanks for the ghostery tip. I never heard of it until your mention. I’m now running the safari version.
If you use the little purple pop-up in the right top corner, you will be shocked at how many entities are trying to track you as you hit different web pages.
I just dl it, thank you.
Looks like google analytics is tracking me on this page.
This should be interesting..
I also like the add-on BetterPrivacy. I can get rid of flash cookies with it that I can’t get rid of when using any regular way of clearing cookies. Those can store a ton of information.
“Im still using 3.6.15. Guess Ill have to upgrade.”
I just upgraded and it installed what you have....weird.
Belay that last post. I searched again and it then upgraded to 4.0...apparently when you upgrade it doesn’t install the latest version.
Been using Foxfire for a couple of years now. I guess it’s okay. Not being a saavy computer person, I can’t really tell any difference in it from Explorer.
Actually, all of mine were working from the get-go this time. The only issue I saw was one didn’t consistently allow the statusbar icon for it to be moved til after it updated.
Love your tagline. It's one of the better ones I've seen on the forum.
Just loaded FF 4 on wifey’s computer today. I became aware of it, when I clicked on an update for FF 3.6. Haven’t yet installed it on my own computer, because I’m not sure if anything I have right now will bug up, like add-ons.
One of the first things I noticed that irked me, was the disappearance of the ‘stop loading’ button. I checked View > Toolbars > Customize to see if it was there, and it isn’t.
Think I’m going to read for a few days before installing FF 4.
re the stop loading button. If you go to customize there is an icon that says “sync”, drag & drop it right at the end of the address bar and then it will be at the end of the address bar (with the reload/stop icon thingy) I almost had a hear t attack before I figured it out. ;)
I had the same problem, of google search links taking me to url’s different from what I expected or wanted.
Another Freeper, so_real, described an “Add-on” called “xulrunner” as a likely source of the problem. I found that I had that add-on installed; I disabled it and the Google redirect virus disappeared.
My thanks to you for describing the problem and to fellow freeper so_real for solving an irritating problem.
I can recommend an alternative browser named Wyzo (free at wyzo.com). I often use Firefox and Wyzo concurrently recently, as Firefox 3.6.16 has become such a memory hog and also running slow.
A friend switched over to Firefox 4, and notes that the TabsManager add-on is no longer necessary, as this functionality (which I love) is now a part of FF4.
Where is Camino and what is that thing in the middle...
Was it popped in Coconut oil?