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Firefox vs Internet Explorer

iWillLiveforever
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I am just curious to see what people think the ratio of Mozilla users is compared to Internet Explorer users is, I've always wondered.
Feb 14 '07 #1
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MMcCarthy
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I am just curious to see what people think the ratio of Mozilla users is compared to Internet Explorer users is, I've always wondered.
I converted to Firefox a few months ago because I wanted the tab facility but I was getting too many javascript errors with IE7. I think the ratio will still come down in favour of IE though as it is still widely used in companies.

Mary
Feb 14 '07 #2

Ganon11
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It's still a matter of preference. I've used IE7 and was pleased with it, but I prefer Firefox's feel and the fact that all my bookmarks are still intact. Still, I'm not going to embark on a futile crusade praising Firefox and cursing IE - it's up to each individual.
Feb 14 '07 #3

yoda
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I am just curious to see what people think the ratio of Mozilla users is compared to Internet Explorer users is, I've always wondered.
i use firefox a lot for my pc and my mac but i do pefer firefox over IE any day.

Yoda
Feb 14 '07 #4

drhowarddrfine
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I have not used IE in two years for technical reasons. IE is nine years behind web standards and holds back web development. It hasn't progressed on the DOM since 1998, It doesn't properly support CSS as other browsers do, it doesn't recognize xhtml served as xhtml, it doesn't do SVG, and I could go on and on.

There is a reason why Chris Wilson, lead developer of IE is reeling from attacks by web developers and is desperately trying to save face. Market share of IE is slowly declining while other browsers are increasing. Two years ago, IE had 95% market share while today it is said they are 85% or less.

And I haven't talked about security yet.

IE7 is, verifiably, the worst browser on the planet. Please use anything else.
Feb 14 '07 #5

Motoma
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I have Linux, and use Firefox as my standard browser. However, I have been fooling around with Opera a little bit, and though it leaves a bigger memory footprint, it is nicer to look at.
Feb 14 '07 #6

Loismustdie129
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I just got Ubuntu 6.06 which comes with Firefox, as does most all linux distrobutions. I must say I have enjoyed using Firefox ever since I started using linux. Although with Ubuntu it comes with Opera as an option and that is really nice too, I would use them with feeling but my computer slows way, way down with Opera.
Feb 14 '07 #7

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Go off to the techie forum.
I come here to relax
Feb 14 '07 #8

tpgames
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Firefox all the way because Opera works really goofy with cPanel. I like to edit several files at once, and have them all up on separate tabs. Opera puts them all in the same tab. IE? Ever since they decided to not support Mac, I've decide to boycott them. I haven't even bothered to make my website IE compliant. Nor, have I tried to make it Safari or Opera compliant. It just happens that Firefox likes my coding better. Eventually, I will get my site working for Opera, but not Safari for a very long time. They have too many bugs.

Security: I won't even touch IE in this area. Let's just say that there's a reason why a specific cartoon mentioned Microshaft couldn't pay for all the bugs people would find, if they had offered a reward. Can't think of the name of the cartoon, and I can't do it justice here. Sorry! My apologies to the author of the cartoon! You are very good! It's something friendly.org??? :>)
My opinion on why most people use IE: They are usually not techies, not programmers, and not up and up on the ins and outs of computers and various browsers. They can name them, but really don't know the scoop and hubbub being said about the various browsers. IE came with their computer, and they just simply use it. However, as people get more techonological advanced, and more use to computers and all, I do believe that more people will run from IE.
Feb 15 '07 #9

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I have IE6, FF, and Opera mostly for testing I still use IE6 I don't like the slower rendering with FF.
Feb 15 '07 #10

Banfa
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I use FF at home and IE and work.

Personally I suspect that IE will always have a large market share because generally most people non-computer literate people just use what is already on the machine.
Feb 15 '07 #11

tolkienarda
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i use firefox because of the toolbars people make i love the webdeveloper toolbar with rulers and all of the way awesome stuff it does, also the foxytunes is cool my friend uses several as well and it is nice to have an interface that works on both ubuntu and xp i've started using mozzila for most of my internet applications, i have some problems with seamonkey's mail service but i like it way more than outlook. while i am on that note can someone suggest a realy good e-mail manager, my work has a crappy online service but i realy dislike outlook.

eric
Feb 15 '07 #12

MMcCarthy
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i use firefox because of the toolbars people make i love the webdeveloper toolbar with rulers and all of the way awesome stuff it does, also the foxytunes is cool my friend uses several as well and it is nice to have an interface that works on both ubuntu and xp i've started using mozzila for most of my internet applications, i have some problems with seamonkey's mail service but i like it way more than outlook. while i am on that note can someone suggest a realy good e-mail manager, my work has a crappy online service but i realy dislike outlook.

eric
Have you tried gmail (googlemail)?
Feb 15 '07 #13

tolkienarda
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Have you tried gmail (googlemail)?
yea i have a gmail account for my personal uses but my work has their emails
mine is eric@nextstep-designsolutions.com and we use webmail.nextstep-designsolutions.com but the interface is terriable and as far as i know i can't forward my e-mails from this to gmail if i am correct i would love instructions.

eric
Feb 15 '07 #14

markmcgookin
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I use FireFox 2, but I have IE and Opera on my comp to test out my websites on. IE7 is such a rip off of all the best features of Opera and FF..MS Strikes again!
Feb 15 '07 #15

Ganon11
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I use FireFox 2, but I have IE and Opera on my comp to test out my websites on. IE7 is such a rip off of all the best features of Opera and FF..MS Strikes again!
Why spend all that time researching and developing new software when you can just rip off existing software? It may sound off-topic, but Burger King does it all the time. McDonald's restaurants research every possible store location to find the best place to open a new store - they spend millions on this research. But whenever BK learns that McDonald's is opening a new store, they open a BK nearby because they know how effective McDonald's research is. So BK and MCD's both get the same benefit, but it cost MCD's a lot more.
Feb 16 '07 #16

tolkienarda
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kinda like windows vista duplicating mac OSX,
my office just got a new computer that runs vista and if i wasn't used to the mac interface from school i would have been totaly lost. it kinda makes me mad not because i mind people stealing ideas from eachother but because XP was becoming a half decent operating system. I of course am too poor to buy software so i use gimp and stuff which brought me into the world of linux but XP was still good.

eric

wow i can't type tonight
Feb 16 '07 #17

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To be honest: I only use opera... It nice, very secure, fast (more speedy than FF and IE), nice features, very costumizable, built in bittorrent.

Firefox is nice, but very ugly and not very costumizable (in my opinion) (and I do not want to download a skin), slow

IE is ugly, not costumizable, buggy, everything but not secure, crashes every 5 seconds, extremly slow
Feb 16 '07 #18

tpgames
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Why spend all that time researching and developing new software when you can just rip off existing software? It may sound off-topic, but Burger King does it all the time. McDonald's restaurants research every possible store location to find the best place to open a new store - they spend millions on this research. But whenever BK learns that McDonald's is opening a new store, they open a BK nearby because they know how effective McDonald's research is. So BK and MCD's both get the same benefit, but it cost MCD's a lot more.
Humor For the Soul:
Just a funny side note, when Burger King had their commercial for the Whopper, McDonald's Big Mac benefitted from the commercial. They couldn't keep a Big Mac in the store. The BK across the street, got a lot less business. (In Elk River). Other managers at various McDonald's reported they couldn't keep Big Mac on the shelf either. LOL Info was received from my brother who used to work at that McDonald's and had managerial friends in both places, and at other McDonald's.
Feb 16 '07 #19

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Have you tried gmail (googlemail)?
I love my gmail account!
Feb 16 '07 #20

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yea i have a gmail account for my personal uses but my work has their emails
mine is eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com and we use webmail.nextstep-designsolutions.com but the interface is terriable and as far as i know i can't forward my e-mails from this to gmail if i am correct i would love instructions.

eric
I would advise against posting your email address it is a good way to be spammed.
Feb 16 '07 #21

tolkienarda
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I would advise against posting your email address it is a good way to be spammed.
thanks for the warning but if i get lots of e-mails it looks like i am doing alot of work and communicating with clients ;-)

eric
Feb 16 '07 #22

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