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Postby Madison » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:49 am

Phatferd wrote:My favorite thing about Firefox is that ever since I have used it I have 0 adware on my computer when I run scans. When I used IE, I had a ton each day...


Sounds like you need a decent firewall. Would solve that problem. ;-D


Actually had my firewall laugh not too long ago. Something tried to access my machine (and do God knows what) and it was designed specifically for Firefox users. It classified it as zero risk since I don't use Firefox. :-b


Anyway, I won't get into the whole IE/Firefox debate, but I will point out that with a decent firewall, no one should have issues with spyware, adaware, etc, no matter what types of sites you tend to frequent. B-)
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Postby Melo255 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:04 am

If you need a decent free firewall just download ZoneAlarm.

Firefox is great. I've been using it for 3 years and for the life of me just cannot see why everyone with an internet connection doesn't use it.

My favorite extensions are:

Mouse Gestures - cannot live without it now
AdBlock Plus - blocks a TON of ads on sites and makes surfing faster
Cooliris - preview any link without clicking anything - awesome
Clipmarks
Customize Google - no ads, more features, other engines, great
Firefox Showcase - Must Have if you open a lot of tabs
Forecast Fox - puts weather on your toolbar
Stumbleupon - using it for a year and it's the best out there
Colorful tabs - not working for 2.0 and it just colors your tabs but it made the browser look great

Add to that a million other extensions and themes, the fact that you can totally customize your entire browser with any features you want, Firefox takes up extremely little room, is faster than IE, that I haven't had a single pop-up in 3 years and spyware is essentially non-existent and what's not to love?
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:05 am

Madison wrote:
Phatferd wrote:My favorite thing about Firefox is that ever since I have used it I have 0 adware on my computer when I run scans. When I used IE, I had a ton each day...


Sounds like you need a decent firewall. Would solve that problem. ;-D


Actually had my firewall laugh not too long ago. Something tried to access my machine (and do God knows what) and it was designed specifically for Firefox users. It classified it as zero risk since I don't use Firefox. :-b


Anyway, I won't get into the whole IE/Firefox debate, but I will point out that with a decent firewall, no one should have issues with spyware, adaware, etc, no matter what types of sites you tend to frequent. B-)


I think you were misinformed about the Firefox risk..but I may be wrong.

Firefox is pretty darn secure but yes your firewall is what you should focus your security on.
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:38 am

acsguitar wrote:
Madison wrote:
Phatferd wrote:My favorite thing about Firefox is that ever since I have used it I have 0 adware on my computer when I run scans. When I used IE, I had a ton each day...


Sounds like you need a decent firewall. Would solve that problem. ;-D


Actually had my firewall laugh not too long ago. Something tried to access my machine (and do God knows what) and it was designed specifically for Firefox users. It classified it as zero risk since I don't use Firefox. :-b


Anyway, I won't get into the whole IE/Firefox debate, but I will point out that with a decent firewall, no one should have issues with spyware, adaware, etc, no matter what types of sites you tend to frequent. B-)




ZDNet wrote:In particular, the open source camp has been scoring major points against Microsoft on the highly emotional subject of security. Rightly or wrongly, the open source route is seen as being a more secure one because of its full disclosure to both developers and adopters. So score another for Firefox in the mindshare stakes.

But why be partial just because an application is open source? The fact that Firefox now can't rest on its laurels the way IE6 did for five long years is a good thing. And as much as we don't want monopolies to dominate the industry, the last thing consumers need is the lack of competition among the vendors. Game on!


The security features in IE7 look good on paper, but this week’s release marks the first time IE7 has been thrown into the crucible that is the Internet. The criminal gangs that control the malware racket are going to be gunning for IE7 and mercilessly probing for weaknesses. I’ll need to see a year’s worth of security bulletins before I’m ready to accept the idea that this time it really is different and IE7 is genuinely safe enough to recommend without reservation to friends and family members.

“Good enough” isn’t good enough for Microsoft in the case of IE7. On issues of security in particular, they’re going to have to earn back trust from a generation that’s been burned pretty badly by security flaws in Windows and IE. That will take time, and there’s no guarantee of success.

Meanwhile, Firefox has one pretty huge ally. Visit Google’s home page using Internet Explorer today and you’ll see the first ad to ever appear on that page – urging you to switch to Firefox.


That's just two, i don't really have the time to post it all. If you type in "firefox vs. ie7" you get a lot of comparisons and Firefox pretty much comes out on top every time. If you could care less though, then why bother even talking about it?

Also, Madison... don't knock it 'til ya try it! :-D
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:51 am

Coppermine wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Madison wrote:
Phatferd wrote:My favorite thing about Firefox is that ever since I have used it I have 0 adware on my computer when I run scans. When I used IE, I had a ton each day...


Sounds like you need a decent firewall. Would solve that problem. ;-D


Actually had my firewall laugh not too long ago. Something tried to access my machine (and do God knows what) and it was designed specifically for Firefox users. It classified it as zero risk since I don't use Firefox. :-b


Anyway, I won't get into the whole IE/Firefox debate, but I will point out that with a decent firewall, no one should have issues with spyware, adaware, etc, no matter what types of sites you tend to frequent. B-)




ZDNet wrote:In particular, the open source camp has been scoring major points against Microsoft on the highly emotional subject of security. Rightly or wrongly, the open source route is seen as being a more secure one because of its full disclosure to both developers and adopters. So score another for Firefox in the mindshare stakes.

But why be partial just because an application is open source? The fact that Firefox now can't rest on its laurels the way IE6 did for five long years is a good thing. And as much as we don't want monopolies to dominate the industry, the last thing consumers need is the lack of competition among the vendors. Game on!


The security features in IE7 look good on paper, but this week’s release marks the first time IE7 has been thrown into the crucible that is the Internet. The criminal gangs that control the malware racket are going to be gunning for IE7 and mercilessly probing for weaknesses. I’ll need to see a year’s worth of security bulletins before I’m ready to accept the idea that this time it really is different and IE7 is genuinely safe enough to recommend without reservation to friends and family members.

“Good enough” isn’t good enough for Microsoft in the case of IE7. On issues of security in particular, they’re going to have to earn back trust from a generation that’s been burned pretty badly by security flaws in Windows and IE. That will take time, and there’s no guarantee of success.

Meanwhile, Firefox has one pretty huge ally. Visit Google’s home page using Internet Explorer today and you’ll see the first ad to ever appear on that page – urging you to switch to Firefox.


That's just two, i don't really have the time to post it all. If you type in "firefox vs. ie7" you get a lot of comparisons and Firefox pretty much comes out on top every time. If you could care less though, then why bother even talking about it?

Also, Madison... don't knock it 'til ya try it! :-D


We need a firefox Texas edition ;-D
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:37 pm

acsguitar wrote:]
We need a firefox Texas edition ;-D


The Firefox: Texas Edition will include the following features:

-It will be 5 times the size of other browsers and will boast about it's bigness constantly.
-Will have an advanced popup blocker that will be designed to only block Mexican pop ups. An additional popup will appear every five minutes proclaiming that you don't mess with it.
-Comes standard with a V8
-The "refresh" button is replaced by a "reload" button, complete with shotgun shell loading action noises.
-Unwanted junk email is no longer called "spam" but rather "Bar-B-Q"
-Will have a kick-ass "snipe hunting" extension
-All websites have a Dairy Queen banner ad
-There is an A/C button on the toolbar
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:20 pm

Coppermine wrote:
acsguitar wrote:]
We need a firefox Texas edition ;-D


The Firefox: Texas Edition will include the following features:

-It will be 5 times the size of other browsers and will boast about it's bigness constantly.
-Will have an advanced popup blocker that will be designed to only block Mexican pop ups. An additional popup will appear every five minutes proclaiming that you don't mess with it.
-Comes standard with a V8
-The "refresh" button is replaced by a "reload" button, complete with shotgun shell loading action noises.
-Unwanted junk email is no longer called "spam" but rather "Bar-B-Q"
-Will have a kick-ass "snipe hunting" extension
-All websites have a Dairy Queen banner ad
-There is an A/C button on the toolbar


Thats awesome...

Some other features:

When you type in cnnsi.com it takes you immediately to the Dallas Cowboys home page.

It blocks out all porn where women aren't blonde with fake boobs.

It superimposes cowboy hats on every picture it loads.

The Home Page is permanently set to George Bush's Campaign Website.

Foxy Tunes only plays country music or else the browser crashes
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Postby sportsguy138 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:37 pm

Lmao, my computer is about 5 years old now, wow that went by fast.

Btw, I downloaded IE7 and it looks pretty good, a lot faster than Firefox for me. Only thing is between the address bar and where it shows the tabs is totally empty. So I can't see my Google toolbar and something else. It just shows the background of my coputer in between. Anyone know what's wrong with this?

Edit: Does anyone know why the font is bolder than IE6? :-?
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Postby Madison » Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:28 pm

Coppermine wrote:Also, Madison... don't knock it 'til ya try it! :-D


I didn't knock it. I simply said with a solid firewall, choice of browsers isn't all that important security-wise. ;-)
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