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#1 Posted on 10.11.04 0118.58
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http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/


I'm kinda surprised this hasn't been mentioned here today. I use it, and love it. You should make the switch too.
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#2 Posted on 10.11.04 0125.37
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I installed this on my laptop recently and I really like it. I'm still using the older Mozilla suite (1.7.1) at home, but i may switch over here as well.
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#3 Posted on 10.11.04 1112.40
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    I'm kinda surprised this hasn't been mentioned here today.


I didn't want to become "that guy that won't shut up about Firefox" plus a lot of Firefox related servers were feeling the crush of the first day of release, which might scare off new users a little. But, yes, highly recommended. Big improvements even over .9, and many bugfixes since 1.0 PR. Most extensions have updates out already, althuogh some themes seem to be lagging behind.

And for new Firefox users, be sure to check out my ad blocking userContent.css file. It's a modified version of the original with extra blocks that take care of ads on some common wrestling websites. This page explains where to put the userContent.css file.
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#4 Posted on 13.11.04 0125.40
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I like it. I really do. It works wonderfully, and I've made the official jump.

I'm pleased with the pop up blocker program, and it's SOOOOOO good have pop-over ads abolished. Whoohoo!

Firefox ROCKS!
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#5 Posted on 13.11.04 0950.24
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The feature that I've recently picked up on that I really dig is the RSS feed. To be able to go the toolbar and click on a folder bookmark and be shown a list of the current top stories on Slashdot or the Register as clickable links (assuming I want more info) rocks.

I'm still trying to figure out the best feed for news of the world as I'm not that enamored with Yahoo News or the BBC. Maybe I can figure out a way to get Google News set up.

Edit: Wanted to add a quick explanation so that maybe others will try it and encourage other sites to make it as easy as Slashdot does.

Quick Explanation: If you want to try it (you can always delete the bookmark later), go to Slashdot.org with Firefox. Click on the little orange icon you'll see in the bottom right corner of your browser. Choose to "Subscribe to Slashdot" (you can always delete later). It will ask you where you want to add the bookmark. Choose the Bookmarks Toolbar Folder. Presto. There'll be a new bookmark in your toolbar called "Slashdot: News for ...". If you click on it, it will present a drop down menu with the latest stories from the site. For an explanation of how to add it from sites that aren't as easy check out this (mozilla.org)


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#6 Posted on 15.11.04 1200.48
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I'm not as high tech as most of the users here, but I did download and install Firefox over the weekend.

Now - if someone can tell me what about this product is better than IE, I would be appreciative. It's not that I don't believe it, I just have not seen a huge difference in my web surfing to notice it.

Thanks!
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#7 Posted on 15.11.04 1232.03
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Pieman,

If nothing else, it's that it doesn't have the GAPING HOLES in it's security that sold me.

Once I started using it, the other feature that I liked was the tabbed browsing. To see this in action, just right click a link and choose "open in new tab".

Beyond that the very good pop-up blocking is built in, and the find on page feature is great.

Hit CTRL-F to start it. Start typing the word that you're looking for and your browser window will jump to it.

I'm sure some of the more technical types will have some other reasons, but that's what got me.

Hope this helps...
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#8 Posted on 15.11.04 1239.53
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    Originally posted by pieman
    I'm not as high tech as most of the users here, but I did download and install Firefox over the weekend.

    Now - if someone can tell me what about this product is better than IE, I would be appreciative. It's not that I don't believe it, I just have not seen a huge difference in my web surfing to notice it.

    Thanks!


Though I primarily use Opera, I've used Firefox in the past and they share many features which are vast improvements over IE. I'm also fairly low-tech, and don't actually do much with a browser other than mundane surfing. Here's the most important ones to me, ie the ones I routinely use and appreciate:

-built in pop-up blockers which are better most anything you can get (for free) for IE
-Tabbed browsing to minimize the number of actual windows you have open while looking at many different webpages
-More interface customization options, go ahead and mess around with putting different toolbars and buttons in diferent places, it makes for easier access to the things you use the most

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#9 Posted on 15.11.04 1240.21
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I installed it Friday afternoon, and haven't had a pop up yet. That in itself is enough reason to say fuck IE.

I liked using the old version too, but it wasn't ready to be compatible with Yahoo messenger and for some reason Java didn't run well with it. But the new version seems to have those kinks out of it...and just kicks ass.
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#10 Posted on 15.11.04 1324.55
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Following up on the Control-F Find. If you click on highlight on the Find toolbar, it will also highlight all occurences of what you are typing.
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#11 Posted on 15.11.04 1853.52
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    Originally posted by pieman
    Now - if someone can tell me what about this product is better than IE,


It isn't made by Microsoft.
I find the functionality of both quite similar, the IE pop up blocker works fine for me. I think the FF cookie handling is heaps better though.
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#12 Posted on 15.11.04 1927.28
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And the search extensions you can DL are outstanding. Baseball-Reference, Wikipedia, Google Image, IMDB and many more are available.
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