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Internet Explorer 50 25.91%
Opera 11 5.70%
Safari 1 0.52%
Firefox 122 63.21%
Netscape 4 2.07%
Other 5 2.59%
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:50 PM   #41
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Firefox all the way. Except for the pesky pages that won't work with FF, then I use the IE extention. The lack of ads, popups, and spyware cropping up is just plain awesome. Of course as soon as I open up IE for whatever purpose, there's flashing ads all over the place. Grrr!


The reasons to switch are all too apparent once you get used to FF.
Where can I find the IE extension ?

I'd like to completely take IE off my computer, after next reformate (because of an unrelated issue) I'll need to get it

What Extensions are Firefox users using?
I'm using
Foxytunes
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:51 AM   #42
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IE Tabs. Btw, you can't ever really take IE off your computer; you have to have it on to make Windows work.

I use:

FasterFox
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IEView
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BBcode (really useful here)
Download Manager Tweak
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Answers (really useful)
Download Embedded
IE Tab (awesome)
Chatzilla
HOST.IP Geolocation Plugin (cool)
Leet Key (cool)
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And... I guess that is all.


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Old 03-10-2006, 03:44 AM   #43
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I fell in love with Firefox as soon as I started using it. I've found that the popup blocker in Firefox is much more efficient than the one in IE, but my absolutely favorite feature is the tabbed browser. I think the most current version of Netscape has tabs, too, but I'm sticking with Firefox.

The downloading utilities thing (flash, Quicktime, etc.) is annoying for a while, but once that's taken care of, it's a breeze.

As for extensions, I didn't even know about them before I saw this thread...

I just installed FoxyTunes, colorful tabs, Mozilla Calendar, and Minimize to tray.


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Old 03-10-2006, 03:15 PM   #44
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I mainly use MSN explorer. I use it because IE on my computer is stuffed up. It tends to close without warning which really annoys me. So I have definitely gotten used to using MSN explorer for the internet.


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Old 03-11-2006, 05:03 PM   #45
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Used to have MSN explorer on here 3 years ago but I absolutely hated it
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Old 03-12-2006, 01:13 AM   #46
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I have IE......I could care less.
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:53 AM   #47
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@Samuel Dravis-
Actually IE is a Windows component and can be removed



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Old 03-12-2006, 03:23 AM   #48
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Well, I was meaning for Windows Update to still function. Other than that, yeah.


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Old 03-12-2006, 03:40 AM   #49
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I coulda swore something about it being different in Vista, I hope so.
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:53 AM   #50
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The version on XP won't work on Vista so it has to be different.



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Old 03-12-2006, 01:36 PM   #51
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@Samuel Dravis-
Actually IE is a Windows component and can be removed
IE cannot be removed.

In part of the anti-trust proceedings against Microsoft, one of the chief arguments for MS's case was that IE was an integral part of the operating system. After it having been "removed" by the prosecution's experts, a tech from Microsoft (I think he was on the IE dev team) took everyone through a set of procedure's that ended in a fully functional IE back on the system.

The fact is its a shell for Windows Explorer.


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Old 03-12-2006, 11:21 PM   #52
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IE cannot be removed.

In part of the anti-trust proceedings against Microsoft, one of the chief arguments for MS's case was that IE was an integral part of the operating system. After it having been "removed" by the prosecution's experts, a tech from Microsoft (I think he was on the IE dev team) took everyone through a set of procedure's that ended in a fully functional IE back on the system.

The fact is its a shell for Windows Explorer.
Oh sure and MS goes around calling other companies "Communists", their the ones being totalitarian.

Found a great FF extension called Stumbleupon, basicly you click a button on the toolbar and it takes you to random pages people found interesting, also gives you ability to submit intersting pages to the Stumbleupon community

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Old 03-13-2006, 04:32 AM   #53
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firefox ftw!!


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Old 03-13-2006, 05:08 AM   #54
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Yup Firefox here too...

Though I also use Maxthion on my laptop it isn't too bad either.


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Old 03-13-2006, 05:58 PM   #55
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Safari. Never used FF, the only other I have was Explorer. Safari is better.
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Old 03-13-2006, 11:54 PM   #56
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The only problem I have with FF is that it eats up memory if it's left up too long. A lot of memory...


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Old 03-31-2006, 01:26 AM   #57
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Hmmm...let's see...
"grew" up on IE, cause that's all there was at the beginning. On AOL (would rather dig my own eyes out than go back to them..(on dial-up go Earthlink)) learned that using Netscape outside AOL gave me better connection and download speeds than IE on AOL. (33k and 1k...vs...50k and 6k). Switched to cable, learned that Netscape was bought by AOL, and converted to FF after that with no reason to look back. I only keep IE for those sites that "can't" load without it.
Firefox hands down.
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:36 PM   #58
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This may only happen to me but one falt firefox has is that it wont let you use or see some internet features. one example happens on yahoo music. Whenever i try to view a music video it wont let me see it because "the browser doesn't support it".



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Old 04-10-2006, 07:13 PM   #59
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I finally got FireFox!


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Old 04-18-2006, 12:46 AM   #60
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Opera. Has all the features I use. Like mouse gestures, sure I can get them in Firefox, but why take the time to download FF and look for the mouse gestures plugin when I can just use Opera (which is a smaller download by the way)
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Old 05-06-2006, 01:34 AM   #61
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This may only happen to me but one falt firefox has is that it wont let you use or see some internet features. one example happens on yahoo music. Whenever i try to view a music video it wont let me see it because "the browser doesn't support it".
No it's not you. FF doesn't support it. But if you have the IE plug-in, you can open Yahoo Music in an IE tab. Then you should be able to see it. There are a few sites that are IE "only." But.....stick with FF, it has the best of both worlds.
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Old 05-06-2006, 01:36 AM   #62
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I finally got FireFox!
Good for you! You like it? You've tried the extentions and/or themes yet?




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Old 05-13-2006, 08:59 PM   #63
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I've got Internet Explorer. I haven't had any experience with the others. I've had Internet Explorer almost as long as I can remember.



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Old 05-14-2006, 03:28 AM   #64
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lol, you watch it? Where you from?

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Old 05-15-2006, 09:50 AM   #65
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IE cannot be removed...The fact is its a shell for Windows Explorer.
IE can be removed. It takes some effort to do it but it can be done.

If it is only a shell for Windows Explorer, you could easily remove it. Its not. Its integerated into Windows, but its not an explorer shell. Shells are easily changed.

I don't have the latest version of Maxthon so I can't say how good this feature is, but they added an encrypted remote file access to it.

go give Maxthon a try http://www.maxthon.com/



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Old 09-18-2006, 03:58 AM   #66
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IE. I hate IE, but I have to use it in order to post threads on this forum.




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Old 10-26-2006, 02:57 PM   #67
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you can use Firefox to do that too.
i do.


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Old 10-26-2006, 05:21 PM   #68
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I use Firefox, but I really don't see how it's better than IE. I don't know what people are talking about with Spyware and ****. I never got any. I only switched to Firefox because of the tabbed browsing.
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:53 PM   #69
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actually, the tabbed browsing was the reason 90% of the people switched. then they came up with several bashes on IE to make everyone else shift as well


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Old 10-26-2006, 07:06 PM   #70
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I use Firefox, but I really don't see how it's better than IE. I don't know what people are talking about with Spyware and ****. I never got any. I only switched to Firefox because of the tabbed browsing.
Same, i never had a problem with it.


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Old 12-20-2006, 05:01 AM   #71
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I also never had a problem with IE. And I use it. Never had adware, spyware or anything else.


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Old 12-20-2006, 06:21 AM   #72
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:24 AM   #73
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Mozilla Firefox of course. <3

Those who use IE are usually just uninformed.

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Old 12-28-2006, 05:39 PM   #74
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I use Firefox now, although I kept IE installed, otherwise I couldnt use Windows Update, which annoyed me.

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Old 01-08-2007, 07:44 AM   #75
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