Well, I’ve been still using IE 6.0 on my home desktop for a while though I had the old Netscape Mozilla installed on that computer too. I was tired of the messages every time I logged into Netscape so I stopped using it instead of upgrading it. Today someone tried hacking my credit card, as well as my yahoo account, so I decided it was time to upgrade my browser so it would be more secure (and give me tab functionality). I was tempted to check out Google Chrome, but as I’ve been happy with Mozilla in the past decided to go with Firefox. I can tell you I’m loving the automatic spell check right now. No more typos in my entries here on 43Things. 3 years ago
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How I did it: Its easy you just take your internet browser go to firefox.com or something and just keep using firefox once you have installed it. Internet Explorer gets annoying after a while when just trying it after using firefox for a long time because the addons and buttons arent there and you have to do more things manually that you are used to doing really easy with firefox. lol. I switched! You can do it too! Read how I did it… 4 years ago
i really love the Japanese add-ons, and the spell-check that it has :P haha
oh oh oh and the lovely fox-keh—-
i think that’s what it’s called x___x 4 years ago
been running Firefox for three months never looked back! I am a true convert! Long live safe, fast, free internet browsing! Oh, and Firefox 3 will have to be brilliant to topple the current version:) 5 years ago
I don’t know about other people but my Internet Explorer has plague me with error after error! Very unstable and unreliable in my past experiences…But since switching to Firefox, I have had no crashes at all in MONTHS of use – and my IE would crash nearly daily!
I'm a Firefox believer.
RedIon 5 years ago
I never understand how people can have trouble switching to firefox… my mother did not even recognize a difference when I did the switch :p 5 years ago
I had to switch browsers so I could enjoy Gather.com. It wouldn’t work with my Netscape. I am very pleased with how fast it loads up. I haven’t used all the functions yet though. 5 years ago
...is a much better browser than Internet Explorer. I find that it’s faster, more reliable, and has a sleeker, easier to use design. IE has actually adopted a lot of the features of Firefox-tabbed browsing and the search bar in the corner. Firefox’s design is still a little bit simpler and, in my humble opinion, better looking. One feature that I don’t like about Firefox, however, is it’s mail browser. Thunderbird just doesn’t do it for me…Outlook Express is a better choice in that realm.
=) 6 years ago
so much securer (can’t believe that’s a word), amazing extensions and live bookmarks. i switched about a year ago and will never look back. 6 years ago
i still use ie coz its faster. if i absolutely trust a site i will use ie. if i dont then i use firefox. i dont like how slow firefox is though. 6 years ago
Firefox is seriously one of the best browsers out there. Infinitely better than IE, with so many cool features and such. Take a look at all of the awesome extensions! 6 years ago
Firefox is the best browser. Im a little biased to firefox though, my friend started the whole spread firefox campiagn while he was working for mozilla. 6 years ago
OK, a nice helpful 43t’er told me there’s a plug in to help with my IE compatibility problem. Installed it – it works.
Now I’m ready to roar. 6 years ago
The spell check feature that Waterfall Nymph bragged about was enough to make me curious. I made the change earlier in the week and so far, I’m hooked!
My only problem is… I’ve selected a new theme but it isn’t showing up. Is there something special you have to do to get a theme to show?
If you have firefox, what are some of your favorite add on’s? 6 years ago
But I’m not marking this off as done because I’m not sure if I’ll keep Firefox.
A big problem is that it doesn’t seem to be compatible with Live365 – the internet radio station that I pay for a subscription on. I could still use Live365 on IE, and Firefox for other stuff I guess, but that seems like rather a hassle.
On the other hand, I am typing this entry via Firefox, and I’m noticing that it has an automatic spell check! That IS cool…
But the jury’s still out. I’ll give it a week or so. 6 years ago
It should be simple enough.
This weekend! Right after I finish some of this cleaning. 6 years ago
Microsoft annoys me in general. It bugs me that they have such a software monopoly. However, I have had the same hotmail account for the past 10 years, and can’t absolutely give up my email address – I DO sometimes get random emails from old friends I had lost contact with.
But as far as Internet Explorer, I am not too fussed about it. so I’d like to try Firefox now (well, maybe by this weekend).
And the next time I get a computer (probably next year), I’m going to look into getting a non-MS operating system. 6 years ago
The main reason to switch for me were the addons/extensions. I am using them quite often. 6 years ago
Mozilla Firefox is much simpler and it looks great. I can also let my mom work with it. Also Portable Firefox is very useful to carry around on USB flash media. And it’s easy to add functionality with extensions. 6 years ago
I enjoy it a lot, although it doesn’t seem to have all the bells n whistles as Safari. Unless I’ve just not figured it all out yet…
I like how you can save all your tabs, and it loads MUCH faster than Safari too. 6 years ago
i forgot to check this off. i think because it was a gradual thing.
[i always feel like the fox should be on fire.] 6 years ago
I appreciate the tabbed browsing, useful add ons such as gmail manager and foxy tunes. 6 years ago