Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Switch Browsers Now...

You have probably heard people raving about the new Firefox browser. Its been out for several months now, and it is taking the Internet by storm. I personally use this browser at home, and at work.

I almost never use Internet Explorer (IE) anymore, because I like the features of Firefox better. IE v6, was an okay browser for its day, but Microsoft stopped enhancing it and is now getting beat by Firefox.

If you want to know why you should make the switch to this browser, there are several reasons:
  • It is more secure then IE. Although its had its security issues that needed to addressed. Mozilla had to push out four minor releases in the last few months to fix security issues. So you will have to keep it up-to-date.
  • It supports tab browsing, this allows you to open up different tabs for different web sites in one browser window. Once you use this feature, you will be hooked.
  • It also includes features like: a download manager, a form and password manager, web searching from the toolbar, plug-in extensions, and themes. IE does have some of these features but not all of them.
Overall Firefox is just a better browser, try it out and uninstall it if you don't like it. It will automatically import all your setting from IE when you install it. So it should be an easy conversion.

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