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Thread: IE6 v. Firefox

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    ive heard good things about firefox. what are the advantages/disadvantages compared to IE6?

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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Advantages:
    Pop up blocker.
    Open source.
    Tabbed browsing.
    Extensions.
    Dozens of skins.

    Disadvantages:
    First load slow.
    Can be a resource hog.
    Last edited by Guillaume; 04-25-2005 at 11:09 PM.

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    Oh firefox without a doubt!!!

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    The #1 reason for using Firefox over IE is the simple fact that Firefox is not tied to your OS.

    That in itself is reason enough to use anything else other then IE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guillaume
    Advantages:
    Pop up blocker.
    Open source.
    Tabbed browsing.
    Extensions.
    Dozens of skins.

    Disadvantages:
    First load slow.
    Can be a resource hog.

    *Disadvantages (Added)
    Wont load some flash and java scripts, not to mention some xml's, and other things of that sort.

    If the website isnt, amzon.com, ebay.com, or firefox.com, then you arent going to get anywhere, very fast.

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    I use Firefox for all my browsing apart from when I come to this forum...then I have to use IE so that I can use the Mod tools, smilies etc.

    Soooooo anyone with a fix for that?

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    i think sm ilies w ork fine now
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    First load slow ? Does Fifefox still have that option to load at start up ? But I guess that would play in to the second disadvantage ! To be honest never noticed before . I guess we should be thankful for the choice ,as someone said the other day I use both.
    Last edited by peat moss; 04-25-2005 at 11:59 PM.

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    it seems to start up a little faster in the more recent versions, or i've just gotten used to it.

    something i like is being able to shove your own personalised version, extensions and all, on a portable drive then run it on another computer
    Last edited by DarthInsinuate; 04-25-2005 at 11:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthInsinuate
    it seems to start up a little faster in the more recent versions, or i've just gotten used to it.

    something i like is being able to shove your own personalised version, extensions and all, on a portable drive then run it on another computer


    The mozbackup is nice also . I just like a program that I can customise to suite
    "ME" . With IE thats pretty tuff !
    Last edited by peat moss; 04-26-2005 at 12:08 AM.

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