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Old 01-24-2007, 11:10 AM   #1
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Talking Firefox Now like IE with tabs


Hi
After blowing up my boot MBR, I'm in Windoze land and just got the new IE from Bill!

Er is this a re-skined Firefox? looks like it to me.

I know M$ like to copy but this is ridiculous, just goes to show how good Firefox is!!!

We'll be having multi-boot next of non M$

Cheers
Bob
 
Old 01-24-2007, 12:00 PM   #2
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In all fairness, Firefox didn't come up with tabbed browsing. It's just become more mainstream since Firefox became popular.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 12:01 PM   #3
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Your title was backward though. Made it sound like Firefox copied IE.

You're right though IMO.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 12:06 PM   #4
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Yeah, FF wasn't the first one with tabs. And why shouldn't Microsoft make also their browsers the kind of people like to use? I mean, it's just foolish to create software that isn't liked of. If it's clear a browser like FF is commonly used, it's just a good idea to brush up their own browser towards the same outlook.

If you consider that funny, how about this IceWeazel thingie? If you laugh at MS "copying Firefox", I think you should die of laughter thinking why somebody would grab Firefox, remove Mozilla logos and do all the work just to have a non-Mozilla-logo'ed browser..
 
Old 01-24-2007, 12:21 PM   #5
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did you have to pass WGA to download it?
 
Old 01-24-2007, 12:50 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by b0uncer
If you consider that funny, how about this IceWeazel thingie? If you laugh at MS "copying Firefox", I think you should die of laughter thinking why somebody would grab Firefox, remove Mozilla logos and do all the work just to have a non-Mozilla-logo'ed browser..
Well, this is more of a trademark/copyright and security patching issue. Kind of the same reason why CentOS exists, because they can't legally use Red Hat's trademarks. The Debian distribution has certain guidelines that apply to software libre (freedom) that can't be met at this time because of Mozilla's trademarks. So to maintain their creed of freedom, they had to strip out Mozilla's images and names.

There's also a side issue about making security updates and stuff that they're working to resolve w/ Mozilla because Debian typically supports older versions of firefox for much longer (they're still supporting 1.07 that was shipped with Debian Sarge) than Mozilla is willing to support them. Mozilla wants all security patches to be checked by their people, but none of their people care about 1.07 since firefox is at 2.0...
 
Old 01-24-2007, 01:01 PM   #7
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 04:34 PM   #8
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Actually wasn't Opera or one of the IE addon the first browser to have tabs?

Firefox is very popular and its popularity continues to grow, especially with the growth in Open Source and Linux.

Not that the Debian/Mozilla thing hasn't been beaten like a dead horse but here you go:
Facts about Debian and Mozilla® Firefox®
http://web.glandium.org/blog/?p=97

Personally I run Iceweasel, but changed the name
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061205 Firefox/2.0.0.1 (Debian-2.0.0.1+dfsg-2) so the Google extensions and a couple of sites would work with it.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 07:09 PM   #9
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bye bye all. 8)

Last edited by AshleyScott; 01-29-2007 at 03:42 PM.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 04:48 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by jtshaw
Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

Humble apologies!

I didn't think it wold get this amount of notice, was a bit togue in cheek'

I'm writing this on Puppy Linux as I cant boot linux at the moment, just windoze.

I'm hoping puppy can write to the MBR and get me back my stuff.
I've managed to back it all up though.

Cheers
Bob
 
Old 01-26-2007, 09:10 AM   #11
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Last I checked it was Opera. Ahh, I miss it... too bad the bloody thing blew up in my face >:O

Why you using IE? Is opera.com so far away? ;P


(Forgots the firefox site x.o)
 
Old 01-27-2007, 12:24 PM   #12
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Last I checked it was Opera. Ahh, I miss it... too bad the bloody thing blew up in my face >:O

Why you using IE? Is opera.com so far away? ;P


(Forgots the firefox site x.o)

I was messing about with 64studio and blew up the MBR with windoze on it.
So all I had was windoze, It did the usual phone home thing and installed IE 7.

Played with it for about 10 mins and loaded Firefox up.

I have Opera around here somewhere, although I'm now back on my 64studio!!!!!!

and have bitten the bullet and am now putting the windoze drive in another PC.
Wonder if it will just boot or get confused??

Cheers
Bob
 
  


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