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    Default IE V Firefox

    I hope this posting is in the correct forum, anyway....

    Thinking about going from IE to Firefox,

    Can anyone give me pros v cons?
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    A google search will produce a pretty hefty list of reasons why you should switch.

    Personally I will be using FireFox indefinitely, but a short list of reasons why to switch is FF is more secure, has more features, updated continuously, more configurable, and more up to date with current web standards.
    Oh and don't forget that is open source, so its not controlled by a company that cares more about making money then producing a quality product.

    The only reason that the majority of the internet uses IE is because it comes default with a new computer, and many many people are not aware that they can use another program besides IE to use the internet.

    The only big con I can think of is some websites are built specifically for IE, and they won't run in FF. Its not many, the only ones I come across are University run websites, and were designed specifically for IE, (they aren't simple websites, one for instance is used to install software onto your computer for your classes) so its not websites you will come across when using a search engine.

    And its not like when you make the switch you can't go back, you can still use both browser, even at the same time.

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    Thank you mate. Appreciate your time.
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    I use both, but generally design in IE and tweak for Firefox.
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    Hi,

    My recommendations is to use both.

    Pro. U cant download microsoft upgrades and other of their stuff
    using Firefox.

    Anyway U have nothing to lose as U can test your BV webpages using both to ensure that both users of IE and Firefox will the same pages.
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    Hi, i tend to use FF for 90% of the time when using BV & then check in IE that it all works. I tend to find that most of the things you do with BV & using FF as your browser tends to work in IE. But if using IE don't necessarily work in FF. Things like word/line spacing. (would much rather have a gap than text falling outside boxes or over lapping. Also found FF a lot better for investigating other website pages, even down to simple quick things like! View image & view page info.
    You might have to check that you are up to date with all the PlugIns that FF needs. But you will usually get a warning if you visit a page that needs one.




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    I Prefere to yse Firefox !

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    Also I see that Firefox it s faster than I.E I always use them twice!


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    I use FF 99% of the time. IE is SO slow. But had to use IE recently as an insurance site I was checking my profile on, only ran on IE.

    I wish ppl would wake up and use FF! Take back the web as they say.

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    im a converted FF user, it better, cooler and pages seem to load faster. i also preview my pages in firefox and double check in ie

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    IE...

    Most sites are Built around Internet Explorer.
    Internet Explorer has more compatiblity.

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    Personally, I build in IE and use SlimBrowser to get me around the web (also OS, but much slicker than FireFox, and is not so finnicky). Besides, I can skin it with whatever look I am in the mood for!

    The real reason so many of you are "FireFox Fanatics" is because it was the first FREE alternative to IE way-back-when, and not because it was superior in any way whatsoever (which just goes to show you how simple marketing works wonders)!

    As a matter of fact, many of the issues FF faces yet today (and provides so much constranation here in VT) have not been resolved effectively to satisfy most professionals on the net, let alone be an obvious constant nuisance to casual users......like the mention of MS updates and many downloads not processing properly -- almost forces one to get a third utility such as IDM just to take care of business!

    * One of the first and still the best alternatives to IE which not only is more robust and multi-functional but is also the same foundation many other utilities are based on by sharing/*******ting code is the browser in ACT.....but, this all-in-one tool (admin, email, contact manager, browser, HTML doc preparer, etc.) seems too difficult for the majority of people to learn how to use.
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    I'd like to see the article(s) about professionals on the net not preferring FF- I do know that most techies do prefer FF. And if you'd like, can post links to Matt Cutts and others who have done research from their own statistics.

    Now, if by professionals, we are simply talking the average professional business person - I don't know that they prefer IE - they simply aren't as computer savvy and IE comes preinstalled on their computers - and most have no clue how to change it.

    There are problems inherent in both systems, but FF usually wins hands down in the techie internet fields.

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    Some examples where I get my information on techies preferring FF:
    http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2006...web-analytics/

    They must use FF if they all are talking about their favorite extensions:
    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/my-firefox-extensions/

    Stats put together from a convention of techie people:
    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/my-firefox-vs-ie-stats/

    Now, I don't say anyone should use one over the other. I have to admit to using IE most of the time - probably because it's what I'm used to - and yep, change sometimes needs to be forced on me. But I use both - and have to admit - there's stuff I can do with FF that IE can't - and one of these days, I just might change around to usually using FF.

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    Deleting posts only to quote from a single "favorite" source is not not what is generally considered acceptable.

    As an Oracle Partner and a CISCO Affiliate, I know for a fact the 'professionals' abhor FireFox and its inherent faults. For the most part, when "on campus" the dictate is to first use a proprietary utility, ACT second, and a control Linux device third.

    If you prefer to limit your "examples" to slightly more familiar public users (which may qualify as 'techies') then both you and your "source" may have validity with regard to the perponderance of user preference, but again, that is primarily a result of , 1) availability (free) and, 2) being on a short list of IE alternatives.

    Above all else, I do not enjoy the manner in which you slight my comments, which are substantiable and personal insights both.
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    I never posted to have an argument - however no matter what I say, that's how you see it. Never in my posts did I slight your comments - I even asked you to show me links, substantiation.

    Here you say that the "professional" abhor FF - maybe some do - who are they - where is the links? I might be swayed, but not just because someone tells me so.

    I was in debates from a very young age - and giving my opinion is fine, but it won't win anything. You might not agree with or like Matt Cutts, but he is an authority and therefore I used him to substantiate what I have found. I find Matt Cutts to be a very familiar person to anyone doing webwork - and we are on a webhosting forum - where people are building websites. What Matt Cutts says can be very important to them.

    I'd be happy to look at links supporting your insights.

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    Not everything is posted on the web for all to ponder: I spend at least 3 days a month at Oracle, and a good 10 hours a month in various webinars maintaining my relationships, let alone all the extra reading and "studying" to get up to speed so as to best prepare my own "internet progress" that demonstrates my matriculated abilities.

    I am not one known to make things up, or perpetuate anything on behalf of a personal status or perception of prestige/ego....unlike many others here in this 'Community' (IMO). I am old school and consider personal experience even more valuable than much of the dribble other people are printing.

    The degree of completion of my personal projects is not the measure of my involvement or an indication of my role with regard to the internet or its development. I am not used to dealing with such clamoring or vain contention, and still see no need to "explain" fully to those who obviously will neither benefit from nor truly need the depth of my personal knowledge, insight, or experience. And....I do not glom on to single inspirations or require comon distributables to base my comprehension upon. Thus, the apparent difference in "styles" I suppose, but certainly not worthy to take issue with prior to responsible contemplation. If you wish to fnd pertinent documentaion online (would that help?), I would suggest becoming personally familiar with the available Whitepapers and project manifests at both Oracle and CISCO...I simply do not have the time or feel it important enough to feel compelled to do so.
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    Popcorn, anyone?
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    I only asked....

    Anyway, I have both now and find that I have the need for two as one will do what the other won't and vice versa... does that make sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marincky View Post
    I only asked....

    Anyway, I have both now and find that I have the need for two as one will do what the other won't and vice versa... does that make sense?
    Yes...it does. That is why for 'VodaTalk Purposes' I keep 6 browsers and run things through them, to make sure I hit all the bases for "common consumer views" : IE, MSN (which is undergoing a major overhaul by MS, and promises to be the 'default replacement' for IE7), AOL, FF, Slim, and ACT.


    I personally use Slim for "speed surfing" since it's more robust and 'stable' (IMO), but when it comes to daily business, critical tasks, or universal administration, you'll invaribaly find my nose buried in ACT.

    * Another reason I am training myself to become dependent on ACT is the impending release of Vienna, the new OS from MS due out 2008-2009 which is strictly online applications (I stopped mentioning it about 6 months ago -- you think Vista has problems!). I wish to remain independent of needing an online umbilical cord to be able to use my systems, and ACT is the only browser/internet utility that is stand alone, gets upgraded, and is less of a challenge than learning Linux......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasili View Post
    Personally, I build in IE and use SlimBrowser to get me around the web (also OS, but much slicker than FireFox, and is not so finnicky). Besides, I can skin it with whatever look I am in the mood for!

    The real reason so many of you are "FireFox Fanatics" is because it was the first FREE alternative to IE way-back-when, and not because it was superior in any way whatsoever (which just goes to show you how simple marketing works wonders)!

    As a matter of fact, many of the issues FF faces yet today (and provides so much constranation here in VT) have not been resolved effectively to satisfy most professionals on the net, let alone be an obvious constant nuisance to casual users......like the mention of MS updates and many downloads not processing properly -- almost forces one to get a third utility such as IDM just to take care of business!

    * One of the first and still the best alternatives to IE which not only is more robust and multi-functional but is also the same foundation many other utilities are based on by sharing/*******ting code is the browser in ACT.....but, this all-in-one tool (admin, email, contact manager, browser, HTML doc preparer, etc.) seems too difficult for the majority of people to learn how to use.
    er no, its not about marketing its about me liking it better and as i said it FF loads pages faster.

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