I perfere Mozilla over Frefox, but I generally Use IE because it's secure enough for me,
Secondly if your hard disk is constantly thrashing away you've probaly got a load of crap running in the background, ie spyware.
Surely one of the biggest touts that the FF community always say is that FF is resistant to spyware?
In resopnse to a point brought up earlier...
OPEN SOURCE CSTOMISATION:
Isn't it lovely to have the source? all many many hundred megs of it???
yes, now what are you going to do with it? It's actually my believe that 99 out of 100 people who say open source is great because you can actually see the code don't actuall know what to do with it once they've got it!!
In response to another point.
It was built from the ground up instead of Internet explorer which keeps adding on to previous versions leaving holes for malware to exploit. Most programmers of malware don't know how to exploit firefox, not to mention if there is a hole firefox has so many people working on it itll get fixes fast.
FF certaninly was not "built from the ground up"
It's built on Mozilla, which in turn was built on Netscape, and it has Mosaic code in it as well...
hardly a ground up approach?
Secondly, haveyuo ever actually been to the bugzilla site for FF, there are tons of bugs, fair enough they do get fixed, but there are exploits, and the Malware programmers certainly do know how to exploit the FF browser, don't kid yourself that you are untouchable just because you arn't using IE!!!