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    Smile Firefox

    What are the benifits of Firefox? What makes it better than Internet Explorer?

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    all the best features of firefox are mentioned here:
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

    i'll assume this is something that has been asked a million times before on this forum aswell.. so a basic search would've probably helped you.
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    1) Better support of programming standards (CSS, DOM, etc.)

    2) Tabbed Browsing

    3) Extensions

    4) Themes

    5) Better overall security (FireFox doesn't use Active X)

    6) More frequently updated

    7) Faster page rendering

    8) It smells nicer

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    8) It smells nicer
    very much so i think the biggest comment i get from my neofoxes is that not all the websites work. then i have to go through the routine that firefox is the one that's correct, microsoft is wrong...
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    Built in pop-up blocker.
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    Built in pop-up blocker.
    So does an up-to-date IE

    I like Firefox because it's simple. It can be extended with extensions but I like it that it just works and it does it's job well without any sidetracks.

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    Biggest advantage:
    It's not IE.

    Therefore you'll have to try very very hard if you plan on getting Spyware Adware Scumware and viruses. You can uninstall it (wow) it's not integrated with the OS it doesn't bungle your code, and it's just generally better.

    If you're not using it or Opera make the switch.

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    Themes and extensions are a really nice bonus when using Firefox, tabbed browsing can be problematic sometimes (I can't seem to enable it :P), and some site displays will differ between Firefox and IE. Overall, the benefits of Firefox far outweigh all the annoying popups, spyware and other imperfections of IE!

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    No spyware

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy1960
    Built in pop-up blocker.
    Duh, I forgot that one.

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    Downloads manager.

    Incremental image loads

    Pipelining (BEST FEATURE EVER.) With pipelining I can get consistant 300KB/sec, without I get about 140. (That was when I tested it off of the MNU mirror on Sourceforge, I know that some servers won't support more than one connection etc. etc....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbalsdon
    all the best features of firefox are mentioned here:
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
    This may be the link you were looking for (or then again, it may not have been)

    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/why/

    Edit: yikes, where have the styles gone from that page?
    Well, here's another version:

    http://www.switch2firefox.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by someonewhois

    Pipelining (BEST FEATURE EVER.) With pipelining I can get consistant 300KB/sec, without I get about 140. (That was when I tested it off of the MNU mirror on Sourceforge, I know that some servers won't support more than one connection etc. etc....)
    Pipelining will do nothing to increase download rate. What pipelining does is reduce the amount of connection overhead when downloading many small files from the same server via HTTP by reusing a connection instead of using multiple connections. It won't, however, make the download rate any higher (or lower).

    Tell your friends Spread the word. There's too many people spreading misinformation about pipelining and connection accelerators.
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    I thought pipelining made multiple connections to the file..? Well, either way, Firefox downloads files at double the rate MSIE does - don't know why, don't need to know why, I'm just happy.

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    Pipelining will do nothing to increase download rate. What pipelining does is reduce the amount of connection overhead when downloading many small files from the same server via HTTP by reusing a connection instead of using multiple connections. It won't, however, make the download rate any higher (or lower).
    For a single big download, especially on a slow connection, I agree, the difference would be negligible.

    However, if you're downloading lots of little bitty files on a fast connection from a high-latency site, it could seriously increase the download rate, since you won't be wasting loads of time negotiating all the connections.

    When downloading a page with a few dozen small (<10kb) images, with 300ms latency, on a high bandwidth connection, the difference should be really noticable. While the peak download rate will be the same, the mean download rate could be much higher.
    Last edited by blufive; Oct 5, 2004 at 15:33. Reason: fix mi speling


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