Here you go FireFox fans - eat your hearts out:
Now before you totally and utterly ignored this man's question (and hijacked the thread in the process for none other than a browser war), did you stop to consider that maybe he just wanted to get his Internet Explorer to work? I've seen too much of this. For example:
- "My browser is slow. What should I do?"
- "Get FireFox! It's super fast and secure!"
- "How should I stop popups?"
- "Oh my God! You still have Internet Explorer?!"
- "My wall paint is chipping! Help!"
- "Well, if you got FireFox, your life would be perfect!"
All you FireFox pushers can eat some poopoo. And by the way, there are lots more articles where that came from - mostly concerning the terrible bugs and bad security.
Yeah, I said it. BAD SECURITY. Just because you disable ActiveX doesn't make it good. First of all, what if I WANT ActiveX? Hell, I can make a browser that doesn't connect to the internet. You wouldn't be able to view webpages, but you definitely won't get spyware and pop-ups. The point? Sacrificing functionality is not the way to fix a problem.
Aside from the disabled ActiveX and super-mega-block-every-single-window pop-up blocker, FireFox is actually LESS safe. Consider this combined with the fact that most people who are using FireFox have been practically guaranteed that FireFox is 100% secure (like how you guys recommend it to fix everything). That spells bad news.
I hate to cut it short, but I could go on and on, and I think you guys get the point.
EDIT>> We as the bearers of knowledge in this forum need to have the ethics to do research on this sort of thing. Go ahead, do some Googling. I'm just saying that blatantly recommending some software without knowing its weaknesses is unethical.