magicalclick

I don't get it. IE7's tab browsing is easier to use. You have closer close button and closer new tab button.

And you have cool stuff like these: You can open all links in one favorite folder to tabs all at once. You can put any search provider in the search bar. ActiveX support. A more obvious way to show your that a content has been blocked. I don't think FireFox has those.

And FireFox is kind of messed up IMO. Like I uploaded a picture onto my website. A very simple HTML code. IE7 shows it fine, but on FireFox, there is one picture not appearing on the page. And when I try to load the image directly, the FireFox found it. Worst of all, there is no little red cross, so I can't right click to refresh it and other users have no idea there is an image. And refresh the whole page won't work either.

What makes people prefer FireFox Usually I have more problems developing web page on FireFox than IE7.



Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

Andreas Johansson

From what I have seen the IE rendering engine is much more forgiving to invalid and incorrect html and render it much better than FireFox. This is not to be considered as a good thing. The forgiveness of invalid HTML/CSS in IE is a "feature" and FireFox is following the standard much better.

I use IE but I like FireFox too. I wish web-developers got better at writing proper HTML and CSS so the webbrowsers could follow the standards when they render a page.

How to write and render HTML/CSS is defined by W3C: http://www.w3c.org

If you are a web-developer you would know the standards by heart. If something does not work as specified in the standard in a browser you would complain on that browser instead of having to write detection code what browser the user is using and adapt to it.

Personally I have not found any reason to use FireFox over IE, even due to security reasons. I have not feelt more at risk using any of those browsers.






Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

Derek Smyth

Hi man,

I think some of it has to do with people wanting to use software thats not been developed by Microsoft.






Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

GerardL

I think it would be mean not to mention the features that were developed for Firefox long before MS developed them for IE7. If you look at the relative primitiveness of IE6 when compared to the equivalent Firefox browsers for the same period it is easy to understand why many people have an affinity or preference for Firefox. Most of the people I know that use Firefox believe that the features of IE7 are directly copied from Firefox and are sticking with Firefox because of loyalty.

I use both, and I can happily say that they both poop all over the 1993 version of Mosaic...





Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

0xDEAD

Firefox is far more configurable and in many peoples minds (60+% of my Computer Engineering class) is far more secure. Firefox supports many different Add-ons to enhance a users experience that IE7 just doesn't have. In addtion Firefox doesn't allow activeX scripts to be executed, which helps prevent security compromises. There is actually a add-on to FireFox to use the IE rendering engine with in Firefox to display pages; just in case a web site doesn't follow the W3 standards or needs activeX.




Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

Rahul Nimawat

Hi there,

I have some points for this discussion.

First, the Security point of view:----->>The majority of these spyware and vulnerabilities are commonly programmed for Internet Explorer being that IE holds over 70% of the internet browser market. There are other browsers out there that can compete with IE, but Mozilla Firefox (formally known as Firebird) is a complete browser filled with tons of features thatA¡éa‚ a„¡és only light in size. From a built in pop-up blocker that works better than many commercial pop-up blockers, to tabbed browsing, these are just two of the factors that contribute to making Firefox an internet browserA¡éa‚ a„¡és dream.

Second:---->> Popup Blocking
In this day in age, an internet browser without a popup blocker is like having a broadband connection without a fireball. A¡éa‚ A“Firefox stops annoying popup windows dead in their tracksA¡éa‚ A, according to Mozilla.org, and thatA¡éa‚ a„¡és exactly what it does. Visiting a popup blocker test page, FirefoxA¡éa‚ a„¡és built in popup blocker was able to close all popup windows while the page loaded and during the page's onload() event. At http://www.popup-blocker.infoA¡éa‚ a„¡és test page, several test can be ran to prove your popup blockerA¡éa‚ a„¡és power. Mozilla FirefoxA¡éa‚ a„¡és built in popup blocker was able to handle the A¡éa‚ A“Stress TestA¡éa‚ A, which according to pop-upblocker.infoA¡éa‚ A| A¡éa‚ A“[Stress tests] attempts to overcome your pop-up killer by trying to spawn large numbers of windows as quickly as possible.A¡éa‚ A FirefoxA¡éa‚ a„¡és popup blocker was able to close all 200 popup windows without even breaking a sweat. Trying this with IE and no popup blocker would probably bring your pc to its kneeA¡éa‚ a„¡és. You can also easily access the list of websites that the popup blocker blocks and altering itA¡éa‚ a„¡és state by a simple click.

Third:Download Manager
A feature which I thought was going to be integrated in Internet Explorer 6 was a download manager. Download managers allow you to manipulate and take control of your downloaded files. Mozilla FirefoxA¡éa‚ a„¡és download manager contains just the essentials to allow you to control your downloads. You can pause your download and continue it a later time, something which is not possible with IEA¡éa‚ a„¡és download manager. Apart from sporting a nice look, the download manager stores the information such as size and location of your downloaded file. When the download is complete, a small notification is displayed in the lower right side of the screen.

Four:-->> Keeps HTML Formatting
Mozilla Firefox is able to keep the html format when copying from a webpage to a text file. For example, when copying html formatted text from a webpage and pasting it on a note pad, the text copied using Mozilla Firefox keeps the format yet the text copied from IE doesnA¡éa‚ a„¡ét.

There are many many more features in FireFox which makes FireFox Coooooooool than Internet Explorer. I myself use Internet Explorer 7 and Firefor both. Yeah, now a days I am on Safari, its nice for its browsing Speed, lightning speed.

I run many websites and I make them compatible with FireFox and Internet explorer 7. Have a view on my own website: http://www.m3xian.org and my city's website: http://www.jaipurcity.info





Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

Vincent T.

Well I personally use both the applications IE and Firefox. I was using IE 6 which did not have an inbuild Tabbed window interface, we had to use Yahoo toolbar to get the tabs. The one thing where I liked firefox over IE was then when I click and say "open in a new tab", I never liked the control to go to that tab, which did not happen in Firefox and which happens in IE. Thats my only reason I like firefox over IE. However when opening HTTPS sites, I trust only IE.





Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

magicalclick

I have to admit that IE6 lacks tab browsing and have to use Yahoo or MSN add-in to do that. FireFox has it earlier. But IE7 has it now also, which I like it better. It is easier to make a new tab with one mouse click, not two. And it is faster to close a tab because close button is in the tab rather than far away in a corner. Also you can open all favorites in tabs all at once and close all tabs except one all at once.

About download. Actually I prefer IE's extreme primitive downloader because sometimes it never fails to download. I have a free FlashGet to do download manager. It does up to 10 threads per download task, and like 10 download tasks at once. And it lets you to download any linked items in the page, very good for download images/video from your-know-what pages, hehe. And it also supports BT.

And IE6 SP2 has pop-up blocker and ActiveX blocker. And I liked the bloo sound and the yellow bar, very informative. IE7 is even better, it lets me to open pops-ups in tabs since I like everything from the site in one browser. It is not default tho.

Anyway, I sound like MS fanboy LOL. But, IE6 SP2 and IE7 are secure. Some poeple don't know that. And of course some people like to install virus intentionally and pretent they don't know.





Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

Nishanth_1980

Now Safari is also available for windows Smile





Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

stevenh18

I use it because of the add-ons and because it seems to be faster than IE.





Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

fulano2040

well im using firefox 2.0.0.6 it now has the close button in the tab
in my opinion firefox its better by the opensource becouse it is easily extensible, it has a lot of plugins and addons for free it can even use the ie rendering and the most important its that is implementing most of the standars thats somenthing that ie inst doing and has been a payne for web designer make their pages ie compatible, if ie does implement the standars it willbe a lot easier to make web pages because every browser could understand the code
and yes firefox was first, opera too, and ie was the last, and least
ie use more cpu time and memory than firefox




Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

MattCheshire

It's the little things that count BIG. Infact no IE has ripped most of FF features I need only one more feature in IE then I probably won't notice as a casual users.

Open for example a big Wikipedia article and try searching for a word in Internet Explorer, a horrible child window open and you have to navigate back and forth. In Firefox just press CTRL+F and you have a nice none overlapping box which can easily be used to search next/previous.

But for web dev work Firefox has plenty better plug-ins.





Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

nobugz

Did you ever notice how the font size changes from 10pt to 8pt in your posts The SP3 version of the post editor would indent every paragraph. The version before that would constantly make the font size smaller for each paragraph. Microsoft doesn't know how to make a reliable post editor for their own browser. The rich text editor in Firefox never had such problems. That makes using FF to post to these forums a compelling reason to keep it around. Throw in the awesome free add-ins like Firebug, Adblock, IE Tab and GreaseMonkey and features like automatic spell checking, I'm not looking to switch back any time soon. Given that Mozilla made $54 million from giving away software for free last year, I'm confident my investment of time in using and learning FF hacking won't go to waste.





Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

cosmicX

I am using both Firefox and IE 7 as well...
Firefox browser offers a lot of extensions that help boost the users browsing experience. Maybe IE7 should come out some useful features to attract the users...






Re: Hot Technology Why do people like FireFox?

magicalclick

MattCheshire wrote:
It's the little things that count BIG. Infact no IE has ripped most of FF features I need only one more feature in IE then I probably won't notice as a casual users.

Open for example a big Wikipedia article and try searching for a word in Internet Explorer, a horrible child window open and you have to navigate back and forth. In Firefox just press CTRL+F and you have a nice none overlapping box which can easily be used to search next/previous.

But for web dev work Firefox has plenty better plug-ins.

Come to think of it, yeah, why is it always a pop-up window for search&replace function They could have made it a tool bar and you don't even have to enable search windows every time since you only have to enable it once.

The spelling check sounds good. I remember there is a power toy for IE6 for dictionary and spelling, but I don't remember where to download it though. It will be cool if IE8 can use ribbon control and have a dedicated tab for seach/replace, translation, dictionary and other stuff reading/editing stuff.

As for the rich text editor, all I hope is I can copy and only paste text with no format. I hate it when I copy text from other page or word and they paste the format as well when I only want the text part. If there is some way I can block the format paste.

I does sounds like FireFox is a better platform though, because it has much faster upgrades. MS should made IE open source. It is free anyway.