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    Is Firefox what it claims to be? Can IE7 do it?

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    by stargazerr ·

    I am currently using Mozilla Firefox 1.0 and I find it great. I am still a schump stuck with dial up so I am very concerned about speed.

    Besides I hated having to scan my computer for viruses again and again. The amount of spyware attacking my system has reduced since Firefox.

    What do you guys think?? Is firefox commendable or is the new version of IE,i.e, IE7 which old bill has promised us, going to be better. Will IE7 go where no one has ever gone before?

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    • #3329951

      How many times

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to Is Firefox what it claims to be? Can IE7 do it?

      do you say you have the solution to every problem before shmucks stop believing it?

      How many times have they CLAIMED to be secure.
      How many times have they CLAIMED that other OS’s are not secure?

      I loved when 2k server came out. What did they compair it to for reliability? NT. Buy our new product because it is better than the last crap we took you for.

      IE HAD to be incorporated into Windows (right netscape?). Now it is getting pulled back out. Will this really make all the difference in the world?

      As long as ease of use is valued OVER dependability and security, M$ will not have a quality product unless you are running it as a stand-alone product without links to other computers. That or third party software are the only ways to secure Windows at this point in time while still keeping all the functionality.

    • #3351687

      Microsoft is nuts

      by stargazerr ·

      In reply to Is Firefox what it claims to be? Can IE7 do it?

      Use linux…More fun and certainly more secure….anyway firefox seems to be slowing down according to the current trend…I rather that it slowed down coz if it became popular it will have as many attacks as IE

    • #3331244

      Firefox 1.0.1

      by craig herberg ·

      In reply to Is Firefox what it claims to be? Can IE7 do it?

      This is what many of my clients use, at my urging. Not only does it NOT use ActiveX, when security issues arise, they are fixed fairly quickly. For example, the window injection vulnerability, used by ID theft phishers, remains unpatched in IE, and DID affect Firefox, until 1.0.1. Check out http://secunia.com/multiple_browsers_window_injection_vulnerability_test/

      Good luck.

      Craig Herberg

      • #3251517

        agree

        by prana7 ·

        In reply to Firefox 1.0.1

        IE always update new security. private companies found leak or weak security and let microsoft know that it s bad! they made new script to fix bug and update update too much.

        i love firefox i know it is slow but it worths and nice. there have cool feature you like to add theme or so. I already update firefire 1.0.1

        make sure you check update from firefox never know there need to update or so.

        good luck

    • #3247290

      no more trust in IE

      by jp-dutch ·

      In reply to Is Firefox what it claims to be? Can IE7 do it?

      It has been two years since MS started its Trusted Computer Initiative, which should have put an end to leaky software. Alas, we all know what reality is like…
      I don’t trust MS anymore to deliver a (reasonably) safe browser. I stopped using IE and started using Firefox 1.0.1 (upgrading to 1.0.2 soon) and since then spyware hardly troubles me.
      Ik always perform a weekly sweep with Adaware (Free version) and Spybot (S&D).
      By the way, I don’t think WinNT/2000/XP is such a bad OS, only MS should stop tying in MS Office and IE in so tightly (and wrongly!).

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