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Old 11-14-2004, 09:08 AM   #1
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Microsoft says Firefox not a threat to IE


Just days after the launch of open-source browser Firefox 1.0, Microsoft executives defended Internet Explorer, saying it is no less secure than any other browser and doesn't lack any important features

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all news about firefox 1.0
 
Old 11-15-2004, 12:56 AM   #2
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I use firefox even while on Windows... but Firefox is not good at getting the plugins in place... good from the security point of view ... but a layman would like to have everything done automatically. Perhaps this is one place where Firefox needs to improve to a major threat to IE.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 01:19 AM   #3
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hi there

thats is correct but that makes it light also , why install all other plugins when u do not require them.
also it prompts you for any missing plugins and installls then online

yes ,all of the internet users cannot install the missing plugins
maybe here is the room for imnprovement for firefox

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Old 11-15-2004, 01:55 AM   #4
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I use firefox even while on Windows... but Firefox is not good at getting the plugins in place... good from the security point of view ... but a layman would like to have everything done automatically. Perhaps this is one place where Firefox needs to improve to a major threat to IE.
If it did everything automatically it would go back to being a security problem...
 
Old 11-15-2004, 02:02 AM   #5
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Ok, im sick of this. I don't know why people (alot, but not all) don't understand this is Microsoft's way of trying to keep its products on the line, to make money. Even tho IE is supposedly free, it requires a license. (As far as I remember it does. That's how long I have been away from windows.) One of the things I believe is Mircosofts defending there OS and few little applications (so far just a few, obviously there are some that have been over ran already) they have to offer with there OS without having to pay extra.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 02:03 PM   #6
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One thing I don't quite understand is why Microsoft keeps this thing when we all know it is lousy. It is all quite alright to use different products because of taste differences, but IE is just simply a bad product. Give any sane windows user firefox, and he would readily shift. It can't be that M$ doesn' t have anything better to dish out, can it?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 04:31 PM   #7
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Well, realistically IMO Microsoft has no other stance it can take on this issue, because there would be absolutely nothing to be gained by agreeing that IE has security problems and/or that it compares unfavorably to other browsers. Besides, it is a rare company indeed that would admit that a competitor's products are better - certainly I would not expect, say, anyone at Coca Cola to agree that Pepsi had any redeeming features. -- J.W.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:26 PM   #8
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One thing I don't quite understand is why Microsoft keeps this thing when we all know it is lousy. It is all quite alright to use different products because of taste differences, but IE is just simply a bad product. Give any sane windows user firefox, and he would readily shift. It can't be that M$ doesn' t have anything better to dish out, can it?

bullshit! IE is by far the best browser for windows, it has options and features that no others do, and due to it's integration it loads quicker and has a lower memory footprint too.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 01:25 AM   #9
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bullshit! IE is by far the best browser for windows, it has options and features that no others do, and due to it's integration it loads quicker and has a lower memory footprint too.
sorry ror!!

but u seem to be the 0.X% of people who have not been able to get better performace than IE on windows

caarry on with IE as u say so
my word of advice
1.do keep visitng microsot.com to check out for latest updates on IE ,if u r using winXP
2.visit qualsys.com for the latst this weeks threat in IE

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Old 11-16-2004, 08:59 AM   #10
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Yeah, the fact with IE I can disable javascript, flash etc better than firefox can helps too. (well, both can easily outright ban, but IE has security settings that a) I can get it to prompt for whether I want flash to display (firefox can't even disable flash if it's installed ) and b) I can outright ban everything except for an accepted "allow list" of sites in my trusted zone, another feature I miss when using firefox.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 09:43 AM   #11
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hi there

try out the adblock extension with firefox
just 200 kb

it will help u more

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Old 11-16-2004, 12:02 PM   #12
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I use firefox when on linux, why would I want an adblock plugin?

I block javascript, I GET NO POPUPS, or fake urls, or window resizing, or rollover menus, or areas of the screen that move around, or flashing colours, or anything else that makes the web horribly unusable.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 12:28 PM   #13
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hi there

adblock extension for firefox is usefull if u want to diables images flash javascripts etc on firefox

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Old 11-16-2004, 01:31 PM   #14
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thanks
 
Old 11-16-2004, 05:49 PM   #15
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ill sum my side up with these words...

tabbed browsing! Its all about the tabs.
 
  


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