Solid State Member
I'm not here much as I am of the carbon paper age and find most of this over-whelming. I hope this is not too basic a question, but here goes.

I have IE on my HP laptop (XP home) and my wife has a desk top with XP
we have a cable modem wired to the desk top and a wireless router
for the laptop's internet. Many have told us that we shouldn't be using IE as a broswer, and some recommended Mozilla. I tried it and found it to a problem. Recently I've been told to use firefox. I don't know why IE is a problem, and if Mozilla didn't work will firefox be better.
I have spy subtract, spybot and adaware on the laptop and desktop.
Any help is much appreciated.


Baseband Member
Reason why everybody hates IE cuz it's Microsoft and IE doesn't have much security to stop spyware and stuff like that. Mozilla Firefox shouldn't be a problem, It just helps keep spyware and other things that could put your PC hurting after awhile Firefox stops that stuff. Well most of it anyway.


Fully Optimized
Also IE loads everything at once. Which even on a cable takes a bit. Firefox loads everything as it COMES. Also tab browseing. I don't hate IE because it comes from microsoft. I don't liek it cause firefox has better options.


In Runtime
Firefox also can be run in safe mode. So you don't have to tweak anything to run safer...
Internet Explorer renders better :p and Internet Explorer is not an afterthought thrown into Windows, it is a hardened War veteren, it did afterall smash down Netscape. Firefox will just be like Mother like Daughter :D Being that they're both pansie girl Browsers.

And of course, I can't vouch for the sort of Porn you lot go on, but I've never get a problematic thing through Internet Explorer, and I don't use a Virus Checker or a Firewall. Use SP2, it will do you fine. Eventually people who like Firefox will have to make up a new way to get users of Internet Explorer over, because working on a ploy that has been outdated since SP2 is a bit old. It is easy to get 10% of a Consumer base as a new-thinking vibrant company, AMD and Firefox show us that, but can they keep it against a more powerful foe and the rest of the market who have the sense to stick by those who have proven themselves :D