OK somebody sell me on this thing.

Discussion in 'Computers and The Internet' started by crummyrummy, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    Internet Explorer is starting to scare me, but so is using a new and unfamiliar format. I am sure many of you know all the good reasons to switch to another browser. Please enlighten me. REMEMBER, I WANT TO BE SOLD ON THIS IDEA, I just need a warm fuzzy. However, I will not hesitate to ask questions......
  2. Trotsky311

    Trotsky311 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    what you want is mozilla firefox. it looks and feels EXACTLY like internet explorer, except it lacks a few things such as:

    Spyware & Virus issues IE has, it doesn't let you see all those nice popups, and it has all those annoying people who insist on writing awesome plugins like 'adblock' which enables you go so far as blocking any pictures or servers you want.

    and it's open source, so all kinds of hip. it will import all your IE favorite websites, and you'll barely be able to tell the difference.

    except for that warm fuzzy open source feeling, and lack of popups.


    totally free.
  3. artful_dodger

    artful_dodger Member

    And tabbed browsing... don't forget the tabbed browsing! You cna have several pages open at once, without having to have a bunch of browsers. I love it.

    Plus, there are a ton of really nice plug-ins. I use a google toolbar, and the bugmenot plug-in.
  4. DoktorAtomik

    DoktorAtomik Closed For Business

    Download the fucker and try it out. You ain't gotta keep using it if it doesn't float yer boat.
  5. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    so google task bar will work with it? what about my mcafee? that still work at 100%?
  6. akbal

    akbal Member

    McAfee will. I hate that google toolbar thing so someone else will have to answer that for you. Firefox is the best out there. There are a few things you may find online that will work better on IE (sometimes only on IE), but usually they aren't anything most people really care about. Still doesn't hurt to keep IE around just in case...
  7. Trotsky311

    Trotsky311 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    firefox comes with the google taskbar preinstalled.

    your antivirus is a seperate program, and wont' be affected. other than not having much to do, since firefox doesn't have the gaping security holes that IE does.
  8. DoktorAtomik

    DoktorAtomik Closed For Business

    Ya reckon, huh?

  9. juicy_redgirl

    juicy_redgirl Daphney

    I still get spyware and pop ups while using Mozilla. :rolleyes:
  10. psilonaut

    psilonaut Mushroom Muncher

    That's not comming through your browser, unless you're letting it....
  11. Trotsky311

    Trotsky311 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    well, that puts the score of security holes at:

    Firefox: 1
    IE: a hell of a lot.
  12. juicy_redgirl

    juicy_redgirl Daphney

    Well you know me...I go in search of pop ups. :rolleyes:
  13. loveflower

    loveflower Senior Member

  14. Trotsky311

    Trotsky311 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    i'll bet the sites with the most popups he finds rhyme with 'naked girls'


    Mozilla Firefox
    Good stuff, I like the 'open in tabs' thing.
    Got fed up with Internet Explorer playing up all the time.
    Just make sure you have Firewall, Spyware, Ad-Aware and virus installed too.
  16. juicy_redgirl

    juicy_redgirl Daphney

    I don't search porn and I still get them. :(
    I still get spyware too. :(

    It's all just the advertising ones, so it's not putting my computer at any real risk...but it's still annoying. :mad:
  17. Trotsky311

    Trotsky311 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    it's not your browser if you're using firefox.

    you need to get a tool such as adaware, or spybot search & destroy. both are free, and are used like anti-virus programs, except for spyware.
  18. juicy_redgirl

    juicy_redgirl Daphney

    Well they're not there when I go into the net but they are when I leave...so it must be from there.
  19. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    As far as I know, firefox blocks pop ups, not spyware, but spyware can cause popups, so you don't get pop ups, but you get spyware, which then causes pop ups, but not through the browser exactly. Or something. I don't use windows, so I don't have to deal with it. :D
  20. artful_dodger

    artful_dodger Member

    Are you also using a good firewall, like ZoneAlarm?

    This keeps anything from getting into your computer without your permission, and also prevents software that is already on your box from accessing the internet without permission. Quite handy stuff.

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