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Skip to comments.Firefox emerges as credible threat in browser battle
Posted on 11/29/2004 12:10:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
Firefox is one very hot browser, pardon the pun, and your computer will be safer if you switch to this free software that's heating up the charts.
There's been a seismic shift during November, with Firefox emerging as the first credible competitive threat in a decade to Microsoft's aging Internet Explorer browser for Windows.
(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...
Some folks on FR recommended Firefox to me several months ago. I use it exclusively now, it's great. No popups! :)
I switched to Mozilla Firefox months ago (on the advise of Freepers, thank you! :) and have been very happy with it!
Thank you, I've been reading about Firefox, need to look into it, and bump!:)
Ahhh... good place for questions.
I've been using Firefox (on the recommendation of my 13-year old son!) for quite a while.
One thing puzzles me: What are "extensions," and how are they used?
I'll have a few more questions before this thread falls off, so stand by.
(DIE, Microsoft, Die!!!!.......)
I would call it a credible option, not a threat. It's the solution for many threats, actually. But Mercury News wrote the headline, so . . .
Standing by to see what answers you get. I'm a Firefox newbie also.
I switched 1 month ago and would not go back to IE.
We use the "Firefox" here. I have a few minor glitches here, but I can live with them. I am so far happy with it.
Tanks & Amtracks FREEPERS!!
An extension is a little plug-in program that allows Foxfire to do more. For example, the Google Bar is an extension. The Foxfire website has many extensions that you can download.
Extensions are like addons or upgrades. They are often written by third parties, so use them at your own risk. But there are some pretty useful ones. One of my favorites was the BugMeNot extension. Whenever you went to a news website that forced you to register or login, all you had to do was right click, select "BugMeNot", and you'd be in. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be supported by the latest Firefox version yet.
Opera is better IMHO, At least 7.1 is. The latest version has regressed.
Firefox rocks. I've used exclusively since 0.8. However, I would just as soon it didn't get this publicity. As good as the browser is, its absolute best security feature is that people who want to attack via browser all write for IE because that is what most people use. If Firefox hits a critical mass, the hackers will start to target it.
...and, as I always say on these threads:
More intuitive (imho)
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