Skip to comments.Firefox helping to make Web better for all
Posted on 11/22/2004 1:15:57 PM PST by Radix
In the past two weeks, Internet users have downloaded over 4.5 million copies of Firefox, the excellent browser available for free from the nonprofit Mozilla Foundation. Yes, there are hundreds of millions of IE users, but Firefox is gaining fast, and IE is losing market share for the first time in years. The switch to Firefox will happen even faster as more people realize the full power of this browser, much of it provided by computer hobbyists who are scrambling to create a cornucopia of useful add-ons.
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** proud freeper using Firefox **
Same here. All must know Firefox's greatness and be converted... :-D
** proud freeper using Firefox **
You will be assimilated! :-)~
Did the same, I finally bit the bullet because I was getting tired of spyware and adware, and Firefox seems to be much more resistant to both. I just wish it was a bit more intuitive to navigate around.
I like it but it is very picky about codes.
I've been using Firefox for about 5 months now. It's faster than IE. Don't even ask about browsing on AOL which freezes my entire machine at least once a day if I browse on it. A worthless account.
Oooh, do they have a Bugmenot extension for Firefox 1.0? I'm SO all over that.
It's less vulnerable than IE (for now), takes fewer system resources so it runs faster, and displays virtually every webpage I've found yet just fine. And tabbed browsing is *wonderful*. Right now, it's just a better mousetrap.
We'll see with Microsoft comes out with for IE 7; given their past track record, it will have some nice features and do a lot of what Firefox does, but it'll take 3x the resources to do it!
I've been using Mozilla for YEARS. They do an amazing job.
All your browsers are belong to Firefox.
Longtime IE user here.
But, this browser rocks.
It kills IE, so I have switched for good except for the times when Firefox has some probs with a video file or PDF doc or something.
FireFox has some nice features, allot of extensions, tabbed interface (excellent for viewing a site such as FR).
FireFox doesn't work with some specialized page coding, however. Some Java scripted things mess up in it. I haven't tried some of the online videos, etc., but some audio won't run on a webpage; rather they require either MSPlayer or RealPlayer standalone to work.
I do like the extension, FoxyVoice. It 'reads' highlighted text on a webpage. Good for vision impaired and for long web articles on FR; although the computer voice takes some getting used to.
All in all, it is a very ok browser. It doesn't load quite as fast as I'd like.
I started using Firefox this week. I feel like an idiot for having waited so long to try it. It was simple to download and it is as easy to use as Xploder, without the stability issues Xploder was giving me.
I think Firefox has built in zooming of any image on the net (or maybe I got that from an extension).
Whatever the case, I love it.
Some things on the net are tiny (like weather maps etc.) that I want to zoom in on. Firefox is great for that.
My bugmenot says it is still incompatible. I am sure they will come out with a new one.
I had been using the basic Mozilla 1.7 but now use Firefox as my default browswer on home computer. It is great and at times moves quickly. Internet explorer does work better with sp2 on this computer but I will stick with Firefox
Brad in Houston
Several of the the extensions are not compatible with the current version.
I lost about 5 sets when I upgraded. I figure the creators will issue updates of the extensions soon.
But you have to think in Russian (c8
Nice hobby browser. IE is still the best enterprise level browser for the masses.
I am using Firefox now. No pop ups, no spyware. Bye Bye Mr. Gates
try this site to find 1.0 compatible extensions: http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?s=2ba53a47cbf2f0aa3b584cdf644597d8&showtopic=1351
see post 26 to find updated Bugmenot
Another one here.
I have FF1.0 but dont use it like i should as its not compatible with my windowblinds skinning program .I really like color and themes on my machine and the theme extensions firefox offers are kinda blech to me.I do agree that browsing is faster with FF and I love tabbed browsing.
I use the Adaware SE personal for catching spyware troubles
LOL.I've got my copy.
I've been using it for the last month, and I'm VERY pleased with it. It's the best browser I've ever used, if not one of the best over all applications!
Another indespensible add-in: WeatherFox.
You mean you can have both Firefox and IE?
For an easy google search of word or phrase in your firefox browser>>>>
>>>> right click>>>
Click menu option that says web search (by google)
Not too bad, just loaded it up. But dang, it still can't read Japanese on my laptop either...
and Thesaurus search box extensions.
Camino & Safari for me! Sorry.
That's all right. Neither can I.
What? No big boast, no comparative reasoning, no "my MAC is better" speech ??
Wow,, A humble MAC user!! I am impressed!
FF is great - but remember to clean out the Download Manager regularly. I let mine go for too long and now it's so FULL that I can't do anything with it, when I click on Clean-up it just hangs. Anybody know how to fix this?
Well, maybe I am not looking for the extension update correctly.
I have been using Moz 1.7 for some time, almost never use IE anymore.
I thought Firefox was Moz 1.7 browser w/o e-mail. Any reason for me to switch?
Absolutely- you are getting this via Firefox on my PC now. You can't get rid of IE- it's hooked into the operating system- but you only have to use it for certain sites that refuse odd-brand browsers, like the Windows update page.
When I used IE, every day ad-aware and spybot would find tons of nasty cookies, and sometimes registry changes, from supposedly "safe" sites. Plus the occasional virus.
I rarely get that junk any more since using FF as the main browser.
> For an easy google search of word or phrase
> in your firefox browser>>>>
> highlight text>>>
>>>> right click>>>
> Click menu option that says web
> search (by google)
(*impressed look*) Well, I'll be dipped...!
I was loving FireFox already (another proud FReeper who converted less than a month ago!), mainly because it was blocking pop-ups, but that's *cool!* (Come to think of it, AdAware *hasn't* been detecting much adware, since I switched to FireFox...!)
The Mozilla Thunderbird mail client is really pretty nice. I can check my email around the kids now without worrying about pictures popping up.
Did anyone else notice that you can highlight a word or phrase then with a right click you can search for the phrase on Google? That so rocks!