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Old 04-23-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default Difference between fire fix and inernet explorer

Last week i switched from internet explorer to fire fox because this kid told me it was better, and i was wondering if it really is better and why.
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Old 04-23-2005, 09:15 PM   #2
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Hackers continue to find and exploit security holes in IE. Many of them take advantage of Explorer's ActiveX system, which lets Web sites download and install software onto people's PC, sometimes without user's knowledge. ActiveX was meant to make it easy to add the latest interactive multimedia and other features to sites, but instead it's become a tool for sneaking spyware onto unsuspecting PCs. Firefox avoid ActiveX and other well-known infection paths. You can configure it to automatically download most files when you click on them, but not .exe files, which are runnable programs and since .exe files could be viruses or stealth installers. FIrefox simply aren't hacked into that often as IE. Internet Explorer is used by 95 percent of the world. Firefox's users add up to 2 or 3 percent at most. Which browser do you think people are most likely to hack?

Firefox also adds a productivity feature that Explorer has never gotten around to and that is tabbed browsing. This is cool stuff. You can open several Web pages in the same window and flip through them as tabs, similar to those used in some of Window's dialog boxes. If you're in the habit of opening a bunch of news and other web links all the time or clicking on several Google results from the same search, tabbed browsing makes it more efficient and organized than popping up a whole new window for each link.
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when i opened this post i was waiting to find out what Fire Fix is, lol, i now know you mean FireFox
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Old 04-24-2005, 07:39 AM   #4
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Firefox also loads much faster and has skins for download, not to mention the plug-ins
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My personal experience... There's much less spyware that affects it. It does seem to load pages faster. IT has more privacy options(such as not remembering any pages you've been to ) Tabbed browsing(which I didn't think I'd like but use all the time now) Oh, and it's been more stable that IE...
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IE used to crash alot for me since i've had FireFox i've had onlyone apart from the onces when i look at PDF pages
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SOUNDS LIKE FIRE FOX IS WOTH TRYING THOUGHT ABOUT IT MANY TIMES BUT NEVER GOT ROUND TO IT.I THINK NOWS THE TIME. I ASSUME I WILL FIND WHERE TO DOWNLOAD FIRE FOX VIA A SEARCH ENGINE.
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Here's their website:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Then, click on the free download to the top right of the screen.
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THANKS TRD COROLLA FOR THAT.
I HAVE JUST BEEN LOOKING AROUND AND ONE SITE WANTED TO CHARGE ME A YEARLY SUBSCIPTIN FOR THE USE OF FIREFOX.!WHAT!


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Your welcome. Personally, I would never pay for subscriptions--especially computer related (besides Internet access of course).
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