I mentioned Mozilla Firefox recently and I thought I should go ahead and explain why I said you should be using that as your web browser of choice. I am a strong proponent of Firefox and everything that is going with it. (If anyone wants to send me a Firefoxshirt, let me know!)
If you are using Mozilla Firefox as your browser of choice, you might want to read this as I am going to talk a little about why it is better than the other “leading brands” such as Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 6.whatever they are at now.
Mozilla has better security. Why? The number one reason why Firefox is better than Internet Explorer in my opinion is that most of the hacks/cracker/malware people are building their attack worms and viruses and everything else to attack those using Internet Explorer. It is what comes with Windows and the browser of choice for unwitting PC users such as your dear old Granny. (Sorry to the experienced IT professionals reading this who use IE, but if you are using IE I strongly suggest you ask yourself if you are how shall we say, with it?) This makes Firefox safer because it is not the main target. Firefox also includes better ad blocking software by default.
Mozilla Firefox contains so many more levels that are worth shaking a stick at compared to Internet Exploer 6.whatever. If you do some reasonable hunting online, you will find that Firefox has all manner of extensions, themes and of course everyone's favourite these days, tabbed browsing. Firefox has all sorts of the “little things” that make browsing the internet safer, cooler and of course, faster.
Mozilla Firefox is my browser of choice and I cannot imagine using the internet without Firefox. I have it as the default browser on both my PC and my MAC. (Firefox is slightly slower on my OS Tiger 1.07Ghz Ibook) Firefox is quite the memory hog, if you don’t like the tabbed browsing, like me, you like to have multiple sessions of Firefox open and I can sometimes have up to 50 Mozilla windows open when I am deep in a complex internet search or just lazy about closing unused or no longer needed windows.
When you make your decision to go to Firefox if you have not already made it, it is a sound one. Take my word for it.
What are your experiences with Firefox, does anyone actually prefer Internet Explorer these days?