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Old 11-16-06, 07:24 PM
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I'm looking into buying a new computer. Should I install firefox on it? Is this the way to go?
 
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Old 11-16-06, 07:56 PM
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...yes....
 
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Old 11-16-06, 08:17 PM
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It don't really matter. It's like the arguements of which processor is better, the AMD or the Pentium. We all know the Pentium is better. :-p
 
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Old 11-16-06, 10:09 PM
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nope, it's not like that at all. It's this arguement: which is better, microsoft or mozilla? I know my answer, but I'll keep that to myself. I would advise firefox over IE myself.
 
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Old 11-17-06, 03:08 AM
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Use anything but IE. The security concerns with that browser are an issue. Use Firefox, Opera etc. I use both but no IE.
 
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Old 11-17-06, 05:18 AM
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So I should erase micrsoft off compleatly?
 
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"So I should erase micrsoft off compleatly?"

I think you are asking if you should attempt to remove Internet Explorer. No, do not do this. If you wish to avoid Internet Explorer, then just don't use it.
 
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Old 11-17-06, 08:25 AM
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So I should erase micrsoft off compleatly?
Sure (indirectly). Directly, you would install Linux, which in the process would overwrite Windows.


Note, Windows/Linux :OSes, what the computer runs on

Browser; Firefox/IE, web browsers, software which runs on the OS (or in the case of IE, part of), to browse the internet.
 
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Old 11-17-06, 09:55 AM
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once in a while I run across a site thats acting funky and often if I shut down firefox and open IE it will work ok

so I would use both with firefox as the primary
 
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Old 11-17-06, 03:28 PM
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I do the same, use firefox mainly, but some sites...specifically microsoft's windows update site, will not work with firefox, so you do need IE in certain cases. The suggestion of getting rid of windows and running linux is a good suggestion in theory, but this is not really feasible for normal users.
 
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Old 11-17-06, 05:11 PM
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Firefox is my main browser because I don't trust anything MS writes.. I keep IE on the machine because I couldn't set my D-link router security without it..
 
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For me IE simply performs better than FF. It's quicker to start, pages load better, overall ...and IE 7 has some novelty value to me right now. Still as with others, for security reasons FF is my main browser.

In FF there is the IE viewer Add on which is very cool. When you come across a page that FF isn't rendering too well, you simply click on the tab on the tool bar and IE opens up.
 

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Old 12-09-06, 02:57 PM
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ff v. IE

(EGreen... I'll have to look for that IE viewer!)
I'm using the older FF...
(and the older Windows - W98)
And (at times) the old IE (v.6... could be v.7 isn't for '98... but I can't get IE7 installe on my older machine.)

I prefer FF for browing because it reduces interference from scripts that are uninvited... if I need ActiveX, I switch to IE... and I know where the script comes from.

IE6 has no Tabs available... FF does (as does IE7)... thus the speed issue (as Egreen points out) is NOT an issue for me... memory consumption for multiple windows is!

My advice: Try each... use both.... default to one.
 
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