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Old 02-24-2004, 10:42 AM   #1
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Why should i use firefox instead of mozilla?


I use mandrake 9.2. I've heard firefox 0.8 is better than mozilla (1.6) . Is this true? If yes in which way?(is it lets say faster?more convinient?more secure?)

Thanx!
 
Old 02-24-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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It's hard for anyone to decide for you. Try it and see for yourself.
Firefox can be installed in under a minute as it's pre-compiled. Simply un-tar. run and enjoy.

If you want opinions though, I like firefox better. It's fast and simple. I run it on my windows boxes at work too. me so happy.....
 
Old 02-24-2004, 11:21 AM   #3
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firefox(fast) = mozilla(slow) w/o all the bells and whistles
 
Old 02-24-2004, 11:56 AM   #4
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Mozilla is more then just a web browser. I also use it for mail, and have even used its WUSIWUG editer, and also used it for IRC. For a person like me it is prefered.

If you only will uuse it for webbrowsing, then maybe firefox would be prefered.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 01:11 PM   #5
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I tried firefox for two weeks and found a few niches that Mozilla had that I prefered over firefox so I went back to Mozilla, whew...long breath.

In Mozilla you can set the mouse scroll to a number of lines at a time whereas in Firefox I couldn't find this option.

When using an e-mail program other than mozilla (while using firefox) it won't open a new window from a link in the e-mail if another instance of firefox is currently open.

These are two that stood out to me, there were others but I can't remember them off the top of my head. Overall, I think firefox is a good, fast web-browser but I prefer the multi-functionality (good scrabble word lol) of Mozilla instead.

rberry88
 
Old 02-24-2004, 01:48 PM   #6
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Originally posted by slackman
firefox(fast) = mozilla(slow) w/o all the bells and whistles
Which "bells and whistles" is that??

I'm just asking. I don't have firefox.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 10:37 PM   #7
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Which "bells and whistles" is that??

I'm just asking. I don't have firefox.
u should read more carefully because rberry88 already answered this question. mozilla has build in e-mail support, irc + alot of other usefull (and some not) applications.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 12:04 AM   #8
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u should read more carefully
 
Old 02-25-2004, 12:09 AM   #9
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I was talking with a buddy of mine yesterday that worked for AOL. He apparently knew some of the developers of Mozilla and was told that when they pulled Firebird and Thunderbird out of Mozilla, they didn't just leave behind the other components. Apparently they also left behind a bunch of old, entangled, buggy code. Apparently the separation enabled an easier flushing of the system.
 
  


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