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MereGoddess
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      08-27-2006
Hi

I'm thinking of installing firefox and trying it out. I would like some
opinions if you have them.

1. Basic. Does it work? lol
2. Can you run it AND explorer or do I have to uninstall explorer?
3. Does it run smoothly, or does it have bugs?
4. Do you like it better than IE?

I really would like to try it as it seems my IE has corrupted files that I
haven't been able to fix and I really didn't want to have to re install it
or try IE 7.0 in the beta version.

Any and all comments, opinions would be appreciated.

Thanks!


 
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gwtc
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      08-27-2006
MereGoddess wrote:
> Hi
>
> I'm thinking of installing firefox and trying it out. I would like some
> opinions if you have them.
>
> 1. Basic. Does it work? lol


No lol

> 2. Can you run it AND explorer or do I have to uninstall explorer?


Yes and no

> 3. Does it run smoothly, or does it have bugs?


yes and no. Not as many as IE. And the bugs that it does have are
usually plugged very quickly, not like IE where some haven't been
acted on for years

> 4. Do you like it better than IE?
>


thats a big affirmative

> I really would like to try it as it seems my IE has corrupted files that I
> haven't been able to fix and I really didn't want to have to re install it
> or try IE 7.0 in the beta version.
>
> Any and all comments, opinions would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
>
>



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Ed Mullen
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      08-27-2006
gwtc wrote:
> MereGoddess wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> I'm thinking of installing firefox and trying it out. I would like
>> some opinions if you have them.
>>
>> 1. Basic. Does it work? lol

>
> No lol
>


Cute. But, yes, it works.

>> 2. Can you run it AND explorer or do I have to uninstall explorer?

>
> Yes and no
>


Huh? Please elaborate. In what way are IE and FF either incompatible
or not able to co-exist on a Windows system?

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Mozilla Champion (Dan)
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      08-28-2006
MereGoddess wrote:
> Hi
>
> I'm thinking of installing firefox and trying it out. I would like some
> opinions if you have them.
>
> 1. Basic. Does it work? lol
> 2. Can you run it AND explorer or do I have to uninstall explorer?
> 3. Does it run smoothly, or does it have bugs?
> 4. Do you like it better than IE?
>
> I really would like to try it as it seems my IE has corrupted files that I
> haven't been able to fix and I really didn't want to have to re install it
> or try IE 7.0 in the beta version.
>
> Any and all comments, opinions would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
>
>



1 Does Firefox work? Nope, not at all. It shows me everything I want on
the web, goes thru Flash animations and javascripts, even Java applests
and doesnt even break a sweat. To Firefox, surfing isnt work at all, its
tantamount to a vacation, it gets out of the house and goes places, its
enjoying itself. So no, Firefox doesnt work

2 Yes, you can have both installed at the same time. You can even have
them both running at the same time! However, while Firefox is having a
grand ol time, IE is slaving away trying to show the same stuff. Have
pity on the Microsoft product, it prefers to stay home and do nothing.

3 Firefox has bugs but you really have to look for them. Any program
has bugs.

4 Oh I really hate Firefox for doing what it does and doing it so well.
It makes it look so simple - so easy - that you wonder why other
products have so much trouble. It makes IE look like Microslush Internet
Exploder, showing how unneccessary it is, but its built in to Windows
systems - meaning I cant get rid of it. So yes I hate Firefox for making
a part of the Windows Operating System obslete and redundant and
useless. Since I cant get rid of IE from the system it makes me feel bad
that there is all that wasted code there.
 
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gwtc
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      08-28-2006
Ed Mullen wrote:
> gwtc wrote:
>> MereGoddess wrote:
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I'm thinking of installing firefox and trying it out. I would like
>>> some opinions if you have them.
>>>
>>> 1. Basic. Does it work? lol

>>
>> No lol
>>

>
> Cute. But, yes, it works.


didn't you see my little winkie

>
>>> 2. Can you run it AND explorer or do I have to uninstall explorer?

>>
>> Yes and no
>>

>
> Huh? Please elaborate. In what way are IE and FF either incompatible
> or not able to co-exist on a Windows system?
>

I said yes and no. Yes you can run it AND explorer, and no you don't
have to uninstall explorer.

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      08-28-2006
I've been using it for about a year now and would never go back to I.E. for
any reason. There is a learning curve but after you get used to Firefox I'm
sure you'll like it.

-- Mike




"MereGoddess" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi
>
> I'm thinking of installing firefox and trying it out. I would like some
> opinions if you have them.
>
> 1. Basic. Does it work? lol
> 2. Can you run it AND explorer or do I have to uninstall explorer?
> 3. Does it run smoothly, or does it have bugs?
> 4. Do you like it better than IE?
>
> I really would like to try it as it seems my IE has corrupted files that I
> haven't been able to fix and I really didn't want to have to re install it
> or try IE 7.0 in the beta version.
>
> Any and all comments, opinions would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>



 
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kes
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      08-28-2006
Ed Mullen wrote:
> gwtc wrote:
>> MereGoddess wrote:
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I'm thinking of installing firefox and trying it out. I would
>>> like
>>> some opinions if you have them.
>>>
>>> 1. Basic. Does it work? lol

>>
>> No lol
>>

>
> Cute. But, yes, it works.
>
>>> 2. Can you run it AND explorer or do I have to uninstall
>>> explorer?

>>
>> Yes and no
>>

>
> Huh? Please elaborate. In what way are IE and FF either
> incompatible
> or not able to co-exist on a Windows system?


It is a two-part question (with a two part answer). It is saying FF
and IE are not incompatible.



 
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Jim Scott
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      08-28-2006
On Sun, 27 Aug 2006 16:20:15 -0400, MereGoddess wrote:

> Hi
>
> I'm thinking of installing firefox and trying it out. I would like some
> opinions if you have them.
>
> 1. Basic. Does it work? lol
> 2. Can you run it AND explorer or do I have to uninstall explorer?
> 3. Does it run smoothly, or does it have bugs?
> 4. Do you like it better than IE?
>
> I really would like to try it as it seems my IE has corrupted files that I
> haven't been able to fix and I really didn't want to have to re install it
> or try IE 7.0 in the beta version.
>
> Any and all comments, opinions would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks!


I have been reading the other replies to this post and was appalled at the
stupid - clever-dicks who tried to show how smart they are. If you first
language is not English then you might not have understood some of them.

Yes it works, and usually works as well as IE.
It probably has bugs, but no more than any other program.
These days most sites will work perfectly with FF but once in a while you
will find one that needs IE.
I like it better than IE

You can run them together without any problem

There is a small learning curve.
If you wish to use them, there are extensions to add stuff that some people
like and other don't. The only one that I cannot do without is one called
AdBlock to .. block ads.
You can install and uninstall at will and it will remember you from last
time in a 'profile' unless you delete that too.
Go on. Enjoy yourself.
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pascal.chevrel@free.fr
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      08-28-2006
Le 27/08/2006 22:20, MereGoddess a ecrit :
> Hi
>
> I'm thinking of installing firefox and trying it out. I would like some
> opinions if you have them.
>
> 1. Basic. Does it work? lol
> 2. Can you run it AND explorer or do I have to uninstall explorer?
> 3. Does it run smoothly, or does it have bugs?
> 4. Do you like it better than IE?
>
> I really would like to try it as it seems my IE has corrupted files that I
> haven't been able to fix and I really didn't want to have to re install it
> or try IE 7.0 in the beta version.
>
> Any and all comments, opinions would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
>
>


Others have already commented about your questions, just a few
observations about strong advantages that others haven't mentionned.

Firefox has some strong advantages that won't disappear when IE7 is
released, maybe these advantages don't apply to your current situations
but they may be relevant in the future for you.

1/ Firefox is multiplatform. You will find Firefox for about any modern
Operating System in existence. The Mozilla Corporation provides firefox
for Windows (98 to Vista), Linux (all flavours) and Mac. You will also
find versions for exotic systems like BeOs or openSolaris. it is the
same Firefox with very minor adjustments to fit into the environment it
lives in, for instance the Options panel is called Preferences in Linux
and is in the Edit menu because all Linux applications have it this way.
Internet Explorer 7 will only work with Windows XP2/Vista (with a legal
Windows licence), not even their own Windows 2000 system although still
used by many people. The browser has become the most used application in
the world, basically people do everything with a browser now (email,
forums, banking...). Using firefox means that you will be able to change
of OS (temporarily in a cybercafé or permanently because you want to)
much more easily.

2/ Firefox is technically waaaaaay more modern than internet Explorer 7.
Microsoft abandonned the development of Internet Explorer 6 in 2001 when
it got 95%+ market share and netscape was no more. They decided for the
user that the web was 'good enough' for them, especially since they
weren't paying for this software. The IE development team was dissolved,
the Mac version was abandonned as well as the Unix version. Meanwhile,
the Mozilla Foundation was hard at work building the foundations for the
next generation browser, releasing new versions every three to six
months, gathering feedback, hiring the best web specialists in the
world. Consecuently, mostly thanks to word of mouth because 2 years ago
the Mozilla project had no money to promote itself, Firefox gained tens
of millions of users who just wanted something better than IE. Microsoft
recreated a development team last year to stop market-share loss, hacked
it's old engine and copied the most visible end users features from
Firefox 1.0 (tabs, better security model, add-ons management, a working
text zoom...). Does it make of Internet Explorer a modern engine ? No.
It makes it a "good enough" engine for the average user, but it is still
mostly a bug fix release of their old 1999 engine (called Trident,
Firefox' engine is called Gecko). For example, Firefox' multiplatform
capabilities is just one of the side effect of the modernity of its
engine. INE7 is a bugfix release, it remains to be seen if IE8 will be
another bugfix release or if they will rewrite it from scratch. There is
a poin when improving the old code is more difficult than rewriting
everything from scratch, something the mozilla project experienced in
1999 when they decided to dump all the Netcape 5 code they had inherited
to create gecko.

3/ One of Firefox strenghs is its extensibility. Many people choose
Firefox because of the hundreds of extensions that exist for it.
Internet Explorer con be extended in some way but its design makes it
extremeky difficult to write any serious extension for it, for 1
Internet Explorer extension, you will probably find 50 Firefox
extensions. I should also mentionned that 99% of Firefox extensions are
totally free, while many IE extensions are not free. Firefox is also
themeable, you can install firefox with a cute theme for the kids or a
minimalist interface to save screen space on your laptop.

4/ Firefox extensibility makes it easy to localize (translate and adapt
to a specific language). Currently Firefox is available in 37 languages,
Internet Explorer 7 will be perhaps available in 10 languages at best
and you can't switch languages. When I have Spanish family at home, I
just switch the language of Firefox to Spanish with two clicks and this
way they can use it in their language. Maybe it doesn't count for a
native English speaker, but it does for 90% of the world population

5/ Being an opensource project, the users are deeply involved in the
project, they can chat directly to the developpers, give their feedback,
propose enhancements... If you like to socialize, that's a good way to
make friends I am not sure that one of IE objectives is to create a
friendly community, organize parties, picnics and generally have fun

6/ One of the things we are sure of, is that Firefox users will never be
abandonned like IE users in 2001. The project being led by a
not-for-profit organisation, it is working directly in the interests of
the users and not to earn or save money. Microsoft decided to stop
development of IE in 2001 because they had market monopoly and the web
stagnation was in the interest of the company (in short, web
applications like Google's are a threat to Windows application because
you just need to have a browser to access them, a browser that can be on
a competitor's OS). Today Microsoft is working on IE7 because they want
to stop the market-share hemorragy and make sure the web becomes a kind
of extension to Windows, they also need a strong selling point for
end-user as an incentive to switch to Vista because most of the cool
Vista features have been cancelled.

In short : Firefox is cool, modern and has a future (version 2 will be
released soon and people are already working on the next Firefox 3).
Internet Explorer is a good catchup feature-wise, it will appeal to
current IE6 users who have never seen an alternative and feel better in
a Microsoft only environment.

You can try it, it is a small download and unlike IE, you can uninstall
it if you don't like it

Pascal
 
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Ed Mullen
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      08-28-2006
gwtc wrote:
> Ed Mullen wrote:
>> gwtc wrote:
>>> MereGoddess wrote:
>>>> Hi
>>>>
>>>> I'm thinking of installing firefox and trying it out. I would like
>>>> some opinions if you have them.
>>>>
>>>> 1. Basic. Does it work? lol
>>>
>>> No lol
>>>

>>
>> Cute. But, yes, it works.

>
> didn't you see my little winkie
>
>>
>>>> 2. Can you run it AND explorer or do I have to uninstall explorer?
>>>
>>> Yes and no
>>>

>>
>> Huh? Please elaborate. In what way are IE and FF either incompatible
>> or not able to co-exist on a Windows system?
>>

> I said yes and no. Yes you can run it AND explorer, and no you don't
> have to uninstall explorer.
>


Duh. Reading too fast again. Sigh.

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