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« on: July 02, 2004, 07:11:15 PM »

AND STOP USING INTERNET EXPLORER!!!!!

Dept. of Homeland Security Says to Stop Using IE

And even more encouraging, recommendations that IE users should consider switching to another browser has resulted in a large spike in downloads of the Mozilla Organization's Mozilla and Firefox web browsers

Can we PLEASE kill IE?  Please...?
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2004, 08:57:43 PM »

Crap!  I keep forgetting to use my Mozilla.  I just automatically go to IE when I start up my PC.  I'm beginning to suspect some insidious Microsoft brainwashing technique.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2004, 09:41:30 PM »

Mozilla rules!
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2004, 10:27:37 PM »

Opera!

unless you use Gmail :cry:
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2004, 11:21:27 PM »

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Opera!

unless you use Gmail :cry:


Ugh!  Opera is just as buggy as IE.  No thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2004, 11:45:33 PM »

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Ugh!  Opera is just as buggy as IE.  No thanks!


Not to argue, but you counter by reccomending a beta version of software (Firefox)?  I'm not claiming that Opera is free of bugs (although I haven't run into any), but I think it's a damn fine browser.  I would argue that it is the most customizable (as long as you know what you are doing).

I finally got tired of fighting with my browser.  I actually liked Phoenix (way back in version .5), but the bugs and other strange behavior drove me to try out Opera.  I haven't looked back!

Regardless, it isn't IE.  That's certainly a step in the right direction.  Maybe we can all look forward to running Safari in the future. :twisted:

If you want a truly secure browser look for Lynx.  Text-only baby!
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2004, 12:27:55 AM »

I just know that when testing and browsing standards-compliant sites, things tend to break more in Mac IE 5 and Opera the most.  Mozilla is pretty rock-solid now, and the firefox beta is making leaps and bounds with every release.

you forget, mozilla isn't a beta and firefox is based off of it.  Besides, the article recommended it, not me. Tongue

I use Safari when I can.  I wish apple would port it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2004, 01:53:53 PM »

But Firefox is FREE and Opera costs money if you don't want an ad banner.

Free almost always wins in my book.   Also, I've been using Firefox for a month, long enough to visit all my usual sites and I've had no issues with it.
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2004, 05:43:50 PM »

I still use Firefox .8, as .9 doesn't support some of the things correctly I have to have in my surfing (ad-blocking and mouse gestures). Other than that, it's an absolutely fantastic browser.

Never see an ad, can simply move my mouse to navigate, and nothing will EVER install behind my back.
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2004, 01:34:32 PM »

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I just know that when testing and browsing standards-compliant sites, things tend to break more in Mac IE 5 and Opera the most.


Well there you go.  I never understand why Mac users would want to use IE.

And I assure you, if anyone of the other browsers was used as commonly as Windows IE, we'd be finding out about exploits and security holes in them as well.  Here's an article about a Mozilla/Firefox vulnerability that's popped up.

I'm not saying that Microsoft's got the best security coding or anything, but when you're number 1 in use, the hacker community is going to find (and most likely exploit) your product.

As for web standards and stuff, I agree, there's issues...but then again there's always going to be issues as long as we've got so many competing products.  It would be great if all the browser makers would just create a common rendering engine, and then distinguish themselves with their shell, but I'd imagine that won't ever happen, at least not in my lifetime.
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