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Tired of searching need FireFox info

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by jooooeee, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. jooooeee

    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

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    I've been reading alot about FireFox but I don't really get what it is, I mean I know it's a browser but how is it diffrent from IE7 what are the advantages?

    I have always used IE and just recently learnd about FireFox.
     
  2. Jakpro

    Jakpro Notebook Evangelist

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    Internet Explorer runs a distant 3rd as compared to Opera and Firefox, in my opinion. Try them out and see which you prefer.

    Both are faster, have more options, more secure, better fonts and readability.

    I keep IE for some websites, but I use Firefox and Opera 99.9% of the time.

    They are both free--try it, you will like it.
     
  3. Shadowfate

    Shadowfate Wala pa rin ako maisip e.

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    Fireox can be tweaked so it loads pages faster. There are other reasons but I use it for this reason

    Also it is customizeable
     
  4. McGrady

    McGrady Notebook Virtuoso

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    I have it for performance and better looks.
     
  5. jooooeee

    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

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    What can you costomize?
     
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    jin07 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Quite a bit. There's changes from skins to adding more functionality to increasing security. Check out firefox's extension and theme page to get an idea.
     
  7. McGrady

    McGrady Notebook Virtuoso

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    skins. the add-ons are way better than IE too.
    i also tweaked FF to make it even faster
     
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    roytse Notebook Evangelist

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    more customizable, lots of add-ons available.
    faster!!
     
  9. Shadowfate

    Shadowfate Wala pa rin ako maisip e.

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    There are a lot of people saying the same things so you get the picture that it really is better than IE
     
  10. jooooeee

    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

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    Would it be worth going to the beta now or waiting for the full version?
     
  11. Meetloaf13

    Meetloaf13 fear the MONKEY!!!

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    Depends, if you want to be able to test out the whole gamut of extensions, then you'll want to start with Firefox 2. But if you want the bleeding edge in speed and default options go with FF3 beta 5, that is what I am running right now and I loves it...but, there are several plugins that I'm missing at the moment.
     
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    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

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    Is it working well for you such as are you having problems loading pics, or videos on any sites?
     
  13. McGrady

    McGrady Notebook Virtuoso

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    As far as loading pix and videos, thats not a problem. But if you are worried there is an extension for firefox that lets you run IE in it. It's called IETab.
     
  14. Prasad

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    The best thing you could have done (instead of making this thread), is searching in google for firefox, going to the firefox website, downloading and installing firefox, then trying it out! ;) That way you would have known for yourself why you wouldn't go back to IE :) Self help is the best help. :D
     
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    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

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    I just installed FireFox3 beta5 played with it for a few minutes and now it is my default browser. I like it!
     
  16. scooberdoober

    scooberdoober Penguins FTW!

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    Welcome to the club. :cool:
     
  17. jooooeee

    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

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    Wait how do I open new tabs?

    Edit: Never mind I just had the Tab bar closed.

    Next stop Ubuntu! Mabey;)
     
  18. McGrady

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    ctrl t is the hotkey...in case u didnt know
     
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    Do it! There won't be nearly so much malware to worry about with Ubuntu and Firefox. Either is safer than Windows and IE as you've been using them; together you'll have a top-notch setup.
     
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    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

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    I like the look of Ubuntu but no iTunes? Thats lame I use iTunes every time I am on my laptop.

    Haha!!!!! FireFox checks my spelling! This is sweet!

    Edit: Every time I come onto the forums I have to re-login now is there any way to change it?
     
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