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    Default internet explorer or moxilla firefox

    hello guys... i've using using ie for quite a long time but my friend suggest that I use moxilla firefox ecause it is better. Anyone who can tell me the difference? Which actually is better?

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    This can be almost a religious war with some folks and for the most part is a matter of preference. I have used IE almost exclusively since ver 6.0 came out. I do so for a couple reasons the biggest of which it is installed with my OS. Also, since the vast majority of users on the web use IE most sites are developed with IE in mind and will pretty much guarentee you will be getting the most out of each site. That in mind one HUGE gap IE 6 has is a lack of browser tabs (which rock). I jumped to the Beta2 version of IE when it came out which IMO is awesome however, since it is BETA it is not generally supported by a lot of sites althought 95% of the sites I hit work fine with it.

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    I tried the firefox but could not get it to interface with my IP ( Netzero). That is mostly because I am "computer-challenged" ! But unitl things like this are more user friendly for folks like me, then they will remain in the realm of the geek! I think part of the problem is that IE is designed to not let go easily!

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    What Gouranga said, mostly. IE has a well-deserved reputation for being vulnerable to malware attacks, so initially Mozilla leveraged that to attract early adopters. As the bullies discovered the new kid on the block, they shifted some resources to developing Firefox attacks, and in the meantime Microsoft improved IE's defenses, so I think it's now a wash, although Microsoft will undoubtedly remain the more attractive target in spite of Bill Gates' good works. I'm not a great fan of browser tabs, so that's not an argument pro or con for me.

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    I have used Firefox as a back up for Apple's Safari because I've always been a mac user. I like it though. As I recall,Much nicer GUI than IE from my limited experience with it.

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    I switched to Mozilla Firefox about 3 years ago and it has worked well for me. I have cable ISP and there is no problem. Favorites will transfer to Bookmarks and that's simple. I even have a Bookmark for IE site that I didn't choose to move. If the need arises, I still have IE, it's just not my active browser. Why not try it. If you don't like it, go back to IE. I'm sure there are those who swear by Mozilla and those who swear at it, and visa versa.

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    Been using foxfire for about a year now. Really have gotten to like it. I do like the tabs. Didn't think I'd even care at first. Have various themes now and such. Nice, simple. I like it. I don't have any problems with IE though either. There are much more important things to get passionate about

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    thanks guys for all this insight! I really appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo
    I tried the firefox but could not get it to interface with my IP ( Netzero). That is mostly because I am "computer-challenged" ! But unitl things like this are more user friendly for folks like me, then they will remain in the realm of the geek! I think part of the problem is that IE is designed to not let go easily!
    I use NetZero's $9.95/month modem service and Firefox as well as Safari on my Mac. Works great. Some sights don't work on one, so I use the other.

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    Default Firefox

    Number #1 best ever

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    Default ie or ff

    anyone would be hard pressed to find big reasons to switch from one to the other.

    you'll probably find a bit more support (microsoft) with ie.

    all other reasons are pretty much asthetic.

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    IE is antique compared with Firefox. It is 200% faster than IE.

    I use it as a backup for Safari. Not only that if and when my computer gets buggy or freezes--instead of restarting-many times all problems will vanish by booting up and switching to Firefox which I keep bookmarked/on my desktop.
    Thats how it works on my Mac.

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    Default FireFox, 99% of the time...

    I have been using FireFox since it first came out. I don't like the Thunderbird email, I prefer Eudora.

    The only problem with FireFox is that there are a few sites that will only work with IE, like anything Microsoft, XM Radio, and a few others. I've only run into a few of them, though.

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    Firefox is a bit faster and a bit lighter on resource usage. I haven't come across a website it doesn't work with in years.

    But where it excels is the fact it's far less likely to get spyware/viruses/etc. while browsing the web with it. That alone is worth using it for.

    http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccbrands1
    anyone would be hard pressed to find big reasons to switch from one to the other.

    you'll probably find a bit more support (microsoft) with ie.

    all other reasons are pretty much asthetic.
    I switched to Firefox a couple of years ago shortly after I had to rebuild the TCP/IP stack in my son's computer. He'd gotten some drive-by hijacker that had integrated itself into the stack. When I removed it, networking no longer worked. I switched the whole house to Firefox and we haven't had a drive-by hijacking since. ActiveX is a Bad Thing!

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