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Old 01-10-2005, 09:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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what many fail to realize is that from a network security aspect esp in the workplace, IE is about the only way to go. Firefox is a security risk...

picture this... what does Firefox download? answer: anything you tell it to.
this is bad news for a security admin.

true it blocks many popups and spyware targeted at IE, and it is "faster" b/c it is a slim down version of Mozilla.

Firefox is great for home/personal use, not for use in corp./secure networks.
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Old 01-10-2005, 09:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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True, Roshi.

As well as the fact that Firefox won't work with most Intranet apps.

Oh, and for some reason the oh-so-glorious Firefox STILL can't figure out how layers work...

And I guess Firefox's devs didn't think it was important to be fully compatable with such unkown technologies as FLASH and XML.

IE took a big hit for security...but that's only logical for the size of its user-base and the nature of the competition.
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Firefox rules..No ways is Opera better like some of you people say ..
Did you ever try Opera?


Plugins work perectly in Opera: Quicktime, Shockwave DCR, Flash, JAVA...
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Did you ever try Opera?


Plugins work perectly in Opera: Quicktime, Shockwave DCR, Flash, JAVA...

trying to get multimedia plugins to work in firefox is a real @&#*@@$@@#


one more thing... opera is ten times more flexible.. you firefox guys, compare the preference windows in firefox and opera
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<sarcasm>That's because Firefox is an incredible, well-thought-out product.</sarcasm>
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hmmm...Firefox won?? very predictable. cant say much about Internet Explorer though. is Opera really that good?
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hmm...now i'm in a tough position. ppl say it's good, and some say it sucks big time. i guess there's no harm in just trying, so i'll see for myself. hope the interface is good...
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BINGO!

Houston, we got an intelligent user here...

Download, try, test, keep-or-ditch...

That's the best thing you can do.

I keep Firefox, Netscape, and Opera on my web dev machine...for the sole purpose of seeing what the other browsers won't be able to handle. I can usually judge how advanced a page is that I've put together by how badly Firefox, Netscape, and Opera display it. If a page uses the latest technology (from the past 1-4 years), I can watch those other browsers fire off like little ASCII atom bombs...
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