Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )



Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> Firefox, whats the bennies?
Bookmark and Share
dundee 
Posted: 08-Mar-2006, 10:06 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
Group Icon

Group: Scotland
Posts: 1,170
Joined: 01-Aug-2003
ZodiacReed


male





can one of you techies out there give me the lowdown on firefox web browser?

what are the benifits over IE if any....


--------------------
jim

www.greyaengus.com

"If I say something that can be interpreted in two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, I meant it the other way."

often in error, never in doubt.

if guns kill people then my pencil mis-spells words
quote: larry the cable guy

sometimes what ya think ya want
isnt what ya thought ya wanted
till ya get what ya thought ya wanted
and then what ya had is gone....
PMEmail PosterUsers WebsiteMy Photo Album               
Top
Madadh 
Posted: 08-Mar-2006, 12:25 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline





Lord High Hound of all Ireland
Group Icon

Group: Founder
Posts: 833
Joined: 29-Sep-2003
ZodiacReed

Realm: Maryland

male





Dundee,

Firefox gives you a lot of options that are not in IE. It has the ability to block pop-up and cookies without buying anything. It also allows for easy extension to add features. And its free.

I use it on all of my systems (Linux and Windows).




Did I mention that Uncle Bill does not get one red cent from this product.




--------------------
-----------------------
Céad Mile Fáilte


May God hold you in the hallows of his hands



American First, Irish Always



user posted image
PMEmail PosterUsers Website My Photo Album               View My Space Profile.
Top
oldraven 
Posted: 08-Mar-2006, 12:58 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



The Protector of the Unknown
Group Icon

Group: Scotland
Posts: 3,316
Joined: 20-Oct-2003
ZodiacHazel

Realm: Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia

male





It's infinitely more stable, and tab browsing!!!!!

Based on Netscape, but so much better.


--------------------
Caw

"I am a Canadian by birth, but I am a Highlander by blood and feel under an obligation to do all I can for the sake of the Highlanders and their literature.... I have never yet spoken a word of English to any of my children. They can speak as much English as they like to others, but when they talk to me they have to talk in Gaelic."

-Alexander Maclean Sinclair of Goshen (protector of Gaelic Culture)

We need more Stan Rogers.

jams
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
sisterknight 
Posted: 08-Mar-2006, 01:34 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
Group Icon

Group: Ireland
Posts: 5,897
Joined: 12-Jan-2006
ZodiacOak

Realm: montreal west, quebec

female





don't know all taht much about computers but i do know that i use both modzilla and firefox.....the guy i use says not many people know about them so there is not big problems with too many user......other than that,who knows wink.gif


--------------------
non nobis domine,non nobis sed nomini tua da gloriam.


OKAY, WHAT DID I DO NOW??
PMEmail Poster               
Top
Aaediwen 
Posted: 08-Mar-2006, 07:20 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
Group Icon

Group: Super Moderator
Posts: 3,061
Joined: 09-Oct-2003
ZodiacHolly

Realm: Kentucky

male





Tabbed brosing
(why I originally jumped on the Mozilla bandwagon)

Customize it to the gills, and if it doesn't do what you want, well just write a piece for it that does for fomd where someone else has:
https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/?appl...e-13a3a9e97384}
(go from better browser to really cool uber-browser that does what I want it to how I want it to)

Browser hijacking? What's that?
(doesn't use the holes that hijackers exploit, and runs on several systems completely immune to malware)

the pop-up blocking isn't perfect, but it cuts out I'd say 98%
(You can't bribe a company into letting your pop-up through)

Runs on just about anything you might want to run it on. I run it on Linux, XP, and 2000. It runs on Mac, and I used to run it on Solaris (I no longer have that machine operating). I keep aiming to put it on my 486, but I have yet to get the patience to configure X on it.
(if you can boot it, it'll run it, maybe I should run it on my iPod after I get a new one)

It's rock solid, Micro$oft doesn't have their grimy paws on it and Crudpuppy doesn't like it.
(so it'll probably keep all the cool features, get more, remain solid, and remain open source)

Then there's the customizable search window built into it, which rules too.
(google at thy fingertips, a plus)
Also, a somewhat handy download manager (although I have a patch to display all that in a status bar... gets it out of the way)
(keeps it all together, instead of those messy little clueless dialogs)

It's Open Source, so you can custom build it for *YOUR* computer to run the way *YOU* want it to (provided you have the required tools)
(tweak tweak tweak)

It doesn't try to get away with violating the HTTP RFC, and thereby causing slow performance when talking to a real web server
(I found out when debugging this site that IE does try to cut corners, which causes stuff to break, Firefox plays nice though and so runs faster)

I could probably come up with some more ways Firefox > IE


--------------------
Poet and seeker of knowledge



Mountain Legacy -- Born in the isles, raised in Appalachia
PMEmail Poster My Photo Album               View My Space Profile.
Top
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

 








Celtic RadioTM broadcasts through Live365.com and StreamLicensing.com which are officially licensed under SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN.
©2014 Celtic Radio Network, Highlander Radio, Celtic Moon, Celtic Dance, Ye O' Celtic Pub and Celt-Rock-Radio.
All rights and trademarks reserved. Read our Privacy Policy.
Celtic Graphics ©2014, Cari Buziak


Link to CelticRadio.net!
Link to CelticRadio.net
View Broadcast Status and Statistics!

Best Viewed With IE 8.0 (1680 x 1050 Resolution), Javascript & Cookies Enabled.


[Home] [Top]

Celtic Hearts Gallery | Celtic Mates Dating | My Celtic Friends | Celtic Music Radio | Family Heraldry | Medival Kingdom | Top Celtic Sites | Web Celt Blog | Video Celt