Internet Explorier vs FireFox

@BDnLacy (324)
United States
January 30, 2007 7:55pm CST
Well I finally broke down and installed Firefox today. My friends have been at me for a while to do it. Well I'm a creature of habit. And I've always said "if it isn't broken, don't fix it". This is what I discovered. IE is broken. Firefox is such a better browser. Sure the new IE looks a lot like Firefox, but once you open it up and and really start working with it. You will quickly see that looks are very deceiving. The option and add ons that Firefox has makes it a much more superior browser. I'm sure there are a lot more goodies to it that I haven't even seen yet. I just had to tell everyone that, if you haven't tried Firefox, you should. It loads faster, the security on it is awesome, and it has a spell check built into it. If you are are as unfortunate as I and still have to use dial up, you will love the speed of Firefox. The web pages load at least twice as fast.
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@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Try Firefox Extensions, they are plugins for the browser that give you all kind of cool tools. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/extensions/ Also checkout a discussion on or favorites for some suggestions: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/579059.aspx
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@BDnLacy (324)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Thanks for the information I will check them out.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I love Firefox's extensions. Stumbleupon is my favorite!
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 07
I still not trying the new IE ... but firefox 2 is allready tested .. for me firefox is my main browser since arround a year a go .. but using firefox sometimes there are sites not compatible ...
• China
31 Jan 07
Maybe you could try CrazyBrowser, this one is good.....
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@linoleum (200)
• Indonesia
1 Feb 07
CrazyBrowser??? What is it?? Where can I download it?
• India
31 Jan 07
firefox when compared to IE wins in most areas but the new release of IE has made up for it and has similar features as firefox!!
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@BDnLacy (324)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Yes IE 7.0 is very similar, but Firefox still beats it hands down.
@cruzades (661)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
I've been using it for more that 3years now, yes firefox beats IE. Firefox gives me no headaches with those spywares, activeX's viruses, and all that. Oopss, forgot to tell, Firefox is was faster than IE.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I understand that everyone likes different browsers. I personally like internet explorer. However, I dont like that websites look different in each browser. It makes it really hard as a designer to make a website look the same on each browser. I think they should all get together and at least make it so they all read websites the same, it would be a big help to designers.
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@BDnLacy (324)
• United States
31 Jan 07
As I am an up and coming designer myself I have to agree.
• India
31 Jan 07
is it for free ,then i will download it.
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@BDnLacy (324)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Yes it is free you can get it at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
I'm one of the unfortunates as well. Dial up is a constant thorn in my side. I must agree that Firefox is a boon! I have not got it all figured out as yet. There seem to be so many add ons. But I am loving it as well.
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• India
31 Jan 07
i think firefox is better than IE... firefox is much secure and fast ..this is wat i ve experienced
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
Hi BDnLacy, I like mozilla firefox because it is much secured when compared to internet explorer. It has an advanced security feature which makes it safe to use. I like also the add-ons, plug-ins, and extensions of mozilla, thus making it more useful. However, I also used IE because there are some websites that cannot be opened by mozilla, so I used it rarely. Have a nice day and God speed!
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• India
31 Jan 07
yes...firefox is neday better than internet explorer...
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@rhood2019 (109)
• India
31 Jan 07
I am using Firefox since Juy 2005. At first i was awestruck for its multi tab facility also it is much more secure than the IE. Many of my online friends had lost money due to lack of security in the IE. And there are so many cool extension and plug-ins which will make your net experience a bliss. But on the con side Firefox uses more resources than IE which slows down a system a bit. But many like me like the security and features offered by Firefox over speed offered by IE.
@arwenrey (316)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
Firefox is way better. IE sucks in my experience Internet Explorer is very slow when connecting to the internet and often has errors when viewing a certain websites. This doesn't happen to Internet Explorer before its only recently. While Firefox has may features to make it easy to look for what i want on the internet, particulary the Find feature at the bottom of the browser wherien you can type a key word on it and it will higlight on the web page .
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@langhua (501)
• China
31 Jan 07
i think the internet explorer is the basic.all the other explorer are used the kernel of the internet explorer.for example firefox ,operal,tencent explorer,maxthon,and any other explorers.the third party explorer ia usually better than internet explorer.
@ivan555 (16)
• Serbia And Montenegro
31 Jan 07
Firefox is great - much better solution than unstable Internet Explorer. I would also recommend you to try Opera, because I think that Opera is a bit better than Firefox (I have them both).
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• China
31 Jan 07
I am using IE all the time and I did not meet the problems that you met. I feel that IE is pretty good because I haven't tried fox until now. If Firefox is as good as you described, I think I should have a try on FireFox. We should never miss good things.
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• India
31 Jan 07
I think Internet explorer is the best then Firefox .
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
I gave up on Internet Explorer a long time ago and have loved FireFox ever since. Firefox allows me to have plug-ins for things I like to do such as search engine optimization and that makes it all worthwhile for me. Plus I love the tabs feature instead of having multiple windows open. And it seems like Microsoft is constantly sending updates day after day. What's up with that Billy G.
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
i like internet explorer better than forefox maybe im just more familiar with it thank firefox.
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• Canada
31 Jan 07
I am with you, I love Firefox, and I'd never go back to internet explorer. I hate internet explorer and it'll be a cold day in the underworld before I install the latest version. My boyfriend told me to avoid I E 7 at all costs, and he knows, because he's worked in computers all his life.
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@Opteron (1845)
• Italy
31 Jan 07
I fully agree with you ! Mozilla Firefox 2 rocks! It's the best browser on earth I think :D. I love using firefox extensions, like Paste and Go, or Fasterfox an extension that speeds up loading of web pages! You should try this extension! You forgot to say that Firefox is much more secure than Internet Explorer. I don't trust anymore surfing with Internet Explorer. Get firefox because is faster than IE, reliable and funny!
@dihearted (2688)
• India
31 Jan 07
i think that firefox is the best... itz got gr8 speed....
31 Jan 07
i have firefox too...ive had it for about 4-5 months now...and i love it. i love how u can have the tabs within one window, i think its the best feature. athough i tknow some ie have it too
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