A hands-on Firefox 3 Beta tester discusses what we can look forward to when the new version is released.
Firefox is undoubtedly my favorite browser, so I can't wait to download this in 2008. :)
Observe and learn Microsoft.
FireFox really puts M$'s browser to shame, i havent used IE for years.
If only these guys could come up with a complete OS (maybe with a little help from google).
It was great for a while. Now it is just as much trouble and pain in the ass as IE ever was. Hopefully they fix it and clean up all the unsavory problems. I usually use Opera nowadays anyway though.
The won't make an OS unless it's a flavor of Linux. Just use Ubuntu or Red Hat, you'll be much happier than you ever were with Windows.
as a programmer... I used all browsers... hell.. I even use Safari for windows... pain in the butt to create cross-browser apps... everytime a new browser comes out is a new problem.. I wish they would stop already.. since all these browsers do they same crap... display websites...
I will not be impressed with any browser (including IE) until a browser comes out with the ability to change w3c standards dynamically... and it's ability to upgrade them...
I really don't know what most of the things you mentioned are. But, the reason I use Firefox is because you can change the theme (the look) of the browser, and thats about it. Otherwise they all are the same for me.
BTW, Microsoft are releasing IE 8.0 in 2008 which is good news, as it will probably be a very solid and good looking browser..
I use Firefox because it has Adblock.
all my music programs cb4,nuendo,a6,tempo,finalcut hdmusic have all been coming with firefox in them since 2005, but i can never fully delete ie or safari from my os's. i can uninstall them but not delete them from the os. if someone is kind enough to tell me how to do this and if i can't. will that present a problem while runing firefox? how good is firefox? and also, i'm not a fanboy but, doesn't safari suck everywere i go is a f$#%ing virus alert.i only use my apple for recording and avoid the web.
ps: off topic i remember asking on this website about building a gaming rig and everybody told me i needed $800plus. i build my own for just $500 without power suply, upgrading to one of those cheap hd ati cards when they get here 2008 be set for atleast 2 years. i would advise anyone planning to build a rig to do it now since i never found it so accesible before. sorry for the long post
i used IE for years. but after i discovered FIrefox i fired my IE ehehe. firefox is so great, better bookmarks management, addons, more stable.
Should have known Firefox was working on something when I read about IE 8 coming soon. Many of my associates working in IT either don't care or want to realize the difference between the 2 browsers but imo Firefox has some significant enough advantages over IE for me to have made the switch.
My girl got me using Firefox about a year back n' I haven't looked back since. My main reason is it's that I can personalize it and actually make it my own via add-ons and themes (MidnightFox anyone?). About the only category in which I prefer IE over FireFox is Internet Options, I seem to be able to find things quicker using IE. If Firefox would just fix their memory problems it'd be a hands down race. But it gets to be so bad at times that (as stated in the article), I have to shut down the browser to keep my other programs from crashing. When you've got winamp playing, nero burning, vlc playing a sample of a movie, etc. n' Firefox with a few windows open it just doesn't know how to act.
I'd very much like to give the beta a spin but I simply cannot do without the new Y! Mail, so I'll have to wait until the bug is fixed or the final build is released.
I use Firefox as its greatly enhances your security on the Internet especially if you use the correct add-ons.
Memory usage over time is however a pain.
Yeah firefox sucks up memory like crazy, but pwns the hell out of IE
I prefer Opera because of built in mouse gestures, and keyboard shortcuts as well as the ability to scale websites based on the width of the window etc. It comes in handy on widescreen displays. More power to Mozilla though I hope they integrate customizable keyboard shortcuts into this new release, using extensions for that just is not the proper solution.
The beta is great now i know whats different and i can test the features out. I hope Mozilla focus on making it even less of processor and memory hog! Buts its better than IE in every way!
Maybe you should give IE another chance if you haven't tried it for years.
I switched to Firefox back in IE 6.0 days and liked it more then IE. Then... IE 7 was released and... I switched back (using Opera as my secondary and not firefox). I don't understand the craze with Firefox. It is incompatible with like 3 of my favorite 10 sites, it has a crappy UI in my opinion and the skins for it don't make it much better, it takes a while to load, and it takes up too much of my screen realestate. Plus... it still has that darn memory leak!!!!! I'm a power webuser and usually have multiple tabs and browser windows open and due to the memory leaks in firefox... it eats away at my memory. From a security side I might understand your arguments but... I know the latest report says IE is more secure anyway. Who do I trust...?
Regardless of where we stand on this issue I can say without a doubt that the Apple Safari browser is the worst one ever. I tried it for about a day and it failed in security, looks, customization, and compatibility with major sites.
I've reverted back to IE7 since I always encounter system crashes on Vista. Install the IEPro http://www.ie7pro.com/ to make the IE more powerful and useful.
I'm a heavy user of Firefox, but it's no secret that I dont use Windows as my OS either.
Occasionally I'll use Epiphany (another browser available in Linux), but Firefox has got to be my favorite browser by far.
Hell, I even have it on the laptop (which is Windows unfortunately). Problems in FF get fixed in days; problems in IE get fixed in months (if at all).
Internet Explorer was already destroyed long ago. Now Firefox version 3 comes along only to walk all over Internet Explorer's grave.
Firefox is awesome. Unfortunately my computer is not. Still works better than IE7 with SumbleUpon, FasterFox, Priceline, VideoDownloader, and Weather built in though.
My bad didn't mean to reply.
got Tired of CTRL-ALT-DEL to close the hanging IE7, switched to FireFox 2.0 and never look back.
im confused...how in the hell is this news worthy? its not got a thing to do with gaming, this is as bad as when they posted stuff about IE.
Of course it has nothing do with gaming. That's why it's in the "Tech" section. :-/
Pretty obvious really if you just look where it's placed. I'm sure this goes under tech does it not?
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I gave you some bubbles because IE7pro is really cool and useful and I didn't know it existed.
FF rocks i used it for years now.
whats internet explorer?
IE is pure crap compared to Firefox. My favorite feature is by NoScript. This makes Firefox much more secure than IE
.....Did I say I love FireFox? Yes, I did.
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