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Old 01-17-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Mozilla and IE


I am student going to be in college in fall 2005......
I use IE at home....its not that great
I used Mozilla at linux class....seemed good

when I buy my computer for college....(unforuntaly it'll be windows XP)
should i continue using IE......or just make the switch to Mozilla

and why
 
Old 01-17-2005, 01:15 PM   #2
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I'd suggest you use Mozilla on your new computer with XP; actually I'd suggest Mozilla Firefox.

As for why: Firefox has great features such as tabbed browsing; a plethora of extensions; is less prone to spyware and most of all Firefox updates on a regular basis.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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Mozilla is not as prone as IE to browser hijacks, spyware etc, due to the fact that is doesn't use activex. The tabbed browsing and popup blockers are very good as well. I would go with Firefox, coz it's a lot lighter than mozilla and it's just a web browser. You may still need IE on some sites, but personally I don't bother with such sites coz my home and business PC's are Linux only.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 01:18 PM   #4
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The Seeker 11 posted just before me. Sorry if my post sounds repetitive.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 01:53 PM   #5
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Stick with Mozilla!

Last summer I downloaded the Mozilla browser and Thunderbird e-mail program to use on Windows XP instead of IE and Outlook Express. They worked very well. The e-mail program has a very good system to stop spam getting into your inbox.

Then, early last month, my hard disk crashed and when I got the computer back from repair, with XP reinstalled, I tried using it at first with IE and Outlook Express. I don't know if it the new XP program was faulty or if it quickly acquired a virus, but within a few days it was totally unusable because of spyware and adware. I wasn't even able to instal my AVP properly to check if there was a virus there.

I went to the shop for a load of replacement programs to deal with these problems, but then decided to buy Suse Linux instead. I'm still struggling to get internet access on it, but looking forward to life without all those other hassles!

Tom
 
Old 01-17-2005, 02:25 PM   #6
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i think i know what I'm gonna use now....thanks
 
Old 01-17-2005, 03:37 PM   #7
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Excellent, but might I mention one more thing...

IE is a memory hog, Firefox isn't.
 
  


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