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Firefox is the latest & greatest reincarnation of the famed Mozilla web browser code base; completely open source, it is challenging Microsoft's IE for market dominance with claims of stronger performance and security features then IE offers. With all the problems plaguing IE in the last few years, it's little wonder that 8 million Internet users have already downloaded the new release. The same group is also offering a full featured email client application called Thunderbird which will give Microsoft a run for it's money invested into it's own Outlook email applicaation. The combination of the two new software packages from Mozilla stand to close up about 95% of the most commonly exploited security problems with Microsoft Windows platforms.

I'm going to install my copy right now

http://www.mozilla.org/

Thank heavens for the open source community!


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My trusty co-worker brought Firefox up in a meeting last Friday.
I just might have to try it out...anything for greater security if ya know what I mean?


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Yeah I spent some quality time with it last night. I'm impressed. I've been designing websites for IE and Netscape for nearly 10 years (since 1995). Early on I was a Netscape fan hell bent on hating anything Microsoft. Then I realized what a superior browser IE was to NS and made the switch. Now I'm on Firefox - and I won't look back. (Though I will pull up IE from time to time for sanity checks on web design work )

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Installed Firefox.
It is SCREAMING fast. Wooh doggies.
I can't believe how fast it is.

Think I've lost some security features working with some other anonymizing programs and my firewall.
I will see what I can tweak.
Good so far.


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yeah it's not perfect yet, but it's darn good. One of the best open source implementations I've seen yet. I'm actually submitting bug reports to their support system as I find them. Anything I can do to help..


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firefox rox your sox

I've used it for about 4? months now. Updated to 1.0 just recently.

after you experience tabbed browsing, you can die happy


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Tweaked and happy happy happy.

It allows me to change security settings that IE would not allow me to set.

I've not had one intrusion detection yet. With IE that baby goes off like crazy.

Sweet.


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I've used firefox for ages, never going back.

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Mozilla Outfoxing Microsoft
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Firefox is catching fire -- pardon the pun -- and for good reason. Web surfers looking for a reliable alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer have been busy over the last month downloading the new version of the Web browser. The Mozilla Foundation, a network of programmers jointly developing open-source technology, reports more than 8 million people have downloaded the program since early November.

The vulnerabilities of Internet Explorer have opened the door for competitors. Mozilla inherited much of the underlying software code from Netscape, which was purchased by Time Warner's America Online in 1998. The popular Web browser was instrumental in the Internet's growth in the 1990s. Could Firefox gain a similar popularity?

One estimate, by WebSideStory, found that Internet Explorer's share has dropped 5% in the past few months. OneStat.com, a Netherlands-based research group, predicts Firefox is well on its way to the stated goal of taking 10% of the browser market within a year.


I've been using it since I posted here and haven't had a need to revert back to IE yet. There are only a few minor problems I've encountered and I have been proactively involved in bug reporting and communication with developers. So far so good!


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Aye. I have been using it too, and its pretty good. Of course, there are some missing plugins, especially for Microsoft-owned multimedia formats, but otherwise it is pretty good.

M.


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Damn you mozilla!!!

Everything was peachy for months...I installed the 1.5 beta version.

Then tonight, it automatically runs the 1.5 beta 2 and THERE IS A FREAKIN 1.5 INCH OF FOOTER AT THE BOTTOM OF MY PAGE with <menuitem id="menu_HelpPopup_reportertoolmenu" that FREAKIN WON'T GO AWAY!

I got a report for them!.. That 1.5 beta2 just ain't happenin!

So, now I'll have to download v1.7 uninstall this crap and install 1.7. pissonit
Who has time to **** with this ****?


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I'm still going along fine. Firefox has NEVER let me down yet... I use it pretty much exclusively now. Only time I use IE is when I access hotmail, which is getting fewer and more far between because my hotmail inbox is full of emails from companies who seem to operate off of spamming.

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Well, I uninstalled, then reinstalled then it updated without a glitch.

I was busy yesterday and didn't want to deal....besides I was doing some heavy duty crunching and burning while it chose to download and install the updates without a prompt.


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I've been using Firefox for a couple of weeks now, and just started using Thunderbird as my mail client. I'm pretty impressed. I don't see myself ever using IE or Outlook Express again.

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What are your favourite themes and extensions?

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What are your favourite themes and extensions?


My favorite themes are "Lara's Theme" from Dr. Zhivago and
"Tara's Theme" from Gone with the Wind.

My favorite extensions....well, leg extensions for quads would be my favorite.
And also .exe because you simply cannot do anything on a computer without it.

As far as computer themes, extensions, or skins...
I would say my computing experience mainly applies to this philosophy: form follows function.

I am again being a smart alec because I have not explored these options with Firefox...but truly, I want to know more, please.


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