Skip to comments.The new Mozillas are out (my title)
Posted on 06/19/2004 5:44:40 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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(Excerpt) Read more at mozilla.org ...
Porting my data to Firefox was a cinch, but trying to port just the email part of my Mozilla profile to Thunderbird took a little more work (you can drag it all over, but I don't like extra junk lying around). All working great and I didn't lose a thing, not a cookie, not a saved password, not an email, not a junk mail filter.
Come and get it!
That, and the lack of serious (from Microsoft's perspective) competition to Internet Explorer for several years now, seems to reasonably explain the lack of major new featuers in IE.
Now it seems that Mozilla/Firefox has gained the upper hand, and is continuing to deliver new, interesting features at a faster rate.
It may take Microsoft a while to reconstitute their IE software development efforts to a competitive level.
The bad news for MS is it's going to happen with or without them, but it's going to happen. Just a matter of time.
Never can figure out which one I like better.
Use IE, for updates only.
I'm very happy with Camino, the Mac Mozilla..
Thanks for the news. I love my Mozilla.
I just wish my bank would support it for my online bill paying.
Running Firefox .9. Been using Mozilla browsers for it seems years. IMO, firefox is faster than Navigator. But both are excellent,
I'm using .8; guess it's time to upgrade!
IE only when all else fails.
Mozilla, mainly because it's free without ads. I have absolutely no browser loyalty, using what's best. I went from Mosaic to Netscape 1, then ditched Netscape 4.7 when it sucked in comparison to IE 5.5, then Mozilla at 1.0. I'll switch again if I can find something better at that price, but I haven't seen it yet and don't think I will for a while.
BTW, I found a couple cool things to do with Firefox. At the bottom of a bookmark tab in the toolbar is "open in tabs." I put all the news sites I read in one tab, then open them all at one click. Now I've learned to put any discussions I'm interested in following in a "Threads" tab. Click on "open in tabs" and all of my discussions are right there. An excellent feature for Free Republic denizens.
Such is the danger of monopoly. Even if two million people switched to Mozilla today, it wouldn't put a dent in IE's share.
IE just pisses me off. I'm developing an intranet app for a 100% IE audience. I wanted to use CSS to do some basic UI stuff that's good for accessibility and in general, something simple like making the current textbox form field be hilighted (brighter border). Nope, IE can't understand the CSS :focus pseudo-class. What a crap browser. It's monopoly status is hurting the WWW.
I really don't understand the fascination with Mozilla. I've tried all the Mozilla browsers (not the very newest though) and found them a little clunky and ugly.
On the other hand, I love Opera and I've used it exclusively (except for Windows updates) for about 2 years now. I think it's just a better, faster browser.
To each his own I guess.
I notice that Mozilla now has Firefox 9.0 out. Is it truly much better, and if I download it, will it simply replace the 8.0 I've got now? I am curious as I'm using a dialup and any such download takes quite a while.
Sorry, can't help. This is my first use of Firefox. But it's a whole lot better than Mozilla 1.6.
Try the newest. Very skinnable too, with a couple of UI skins that are actually worth using. As far as Opera, I don't like adware, and to me it's not worth the extra money over Mozilla for a clean version.
I just downloaded and installed Firefox 9.0. It's smaller (4.8 meg) than 8.0 and seems to run a bit faster There are a few glitches with some of the plugins but it has an update feature to fix them. I'm using it with Slackware (Linux) and Windows both with no problems. It's worth the upgrade.
The only thing that really "bugs" me is that my visited links don't change color, even though they're clearly marked as different under Tools->Options->Fonts & Colors.
Other than that, I love Firefox.
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