posted on 03/23/2011 2:12:55 PM PDT
(Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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.
posted on 03/23/2011 2:16:02 PM PDT
by Lazlo in PA
(Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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.
posted on 03/23/2011 2:17:54 PM PDT
("Never wound a King." Machiavelli)
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.
I’m still using 3.6.15. Guess I’ll have to upgrade.
posted on 03/23/2011 2:23:35 PM PDT
(When I was a kid, this was a free country)
Lovely - 5 reasons, each with a new set of ads!
You only need one reason: AdBlock Plus
posted on 03/23/2011 2:28:19 PM PDT
(Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
I tried one of the Beta versions and didn’t care much for it. I’m running the latest release, and I think it will do fine, now.
posted on 03/23/2011 2:39:22 PM PDT
(No one puts the func in dysfunctional like the California Legislature)
I’m using the release version of IE9. Works very well. Much faster than IE8, and I like the new features after getting used to them.
I use Symantec Endpoint Protection (corporate version), ZoneAlarm free, and Spybot Search & Destroy for malware protection.
And I have used AdMuncher since it first came out to block almost all internet ads and popups. Worth every penny. One of the best shareware products I know. I never see any ads (shhhh!).
posted on 03/23/2011 2:50:05 PM PDT
A bit faster, seems quite stable (not that I’ve had stability issues with FF in several years), and with the right addons I’ve been able to keep the appearance changes I wanted and effectively ditch the ones that annoyed me.
posted on 03/23/2011 2:52:03 PM PDT
(Stupid should hurt.)
posted on 03/23/2011 3:09:11 PM PDT
(Democrats believe in democracy when they have the votes; when they don't they believe in thuggery.)
Shhhhhh . . . Keep it quiet or else the nutcases will start writing Firefox viruses.
posted on 03/23/2011 3:24:17 PM PDT
(I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Fox....but I always wind up holding off on every upgrade 3-4 months to let all my favorite add-ons catch up. Maybe if FF4 catches on real fast it won’t take so long.
posted on 03/23/2011 3:32:56 PM PDT
by Notary Sojac
(When you buy stocks, you're betting on Bernanke)
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.
posted on 03/23/2011 4:53:13 PM PDT
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.
posted on 03/23/2011 7:45:53 PM PDT
(To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...
posted on 03/24/2011 3:08:15 PM PDT
(Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
To: JoeProBono; cripplecreek; ShadowAce
posted on 03/24/2011 9:27:43 PM PDT
(Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
5 Reasons Why You Should Use Firefox Instead Of Internet Explorer
Is one of em "Cause IE sucks"?
posted on 03/24/2011 10:20:30 PM PDT
by Still Thinking
(Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
In the end, I actually prefer Google Chrome 10.0.648.204 (the current released version) because not only it is really fast (thanks to the Webkit page layout engine), Chrome probably has the most compatibility with HTML 5.0 and best of all, each tab runs in its own separate process, so if one tab crashes it won't take down the whole browser with it. That's why my default browser on my home computer is Chrome.
posted on 03/30/2011 8:15:03 PM PDT
(FairTax: America's economic cure)
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson