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Mozilla Firefox Tops 400 Million Downloads

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  1. malware New Member

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    Less than two years after it crossed the 100 million mark, total downloads of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser have now passed 400 million, although the number does not represent total installations. Since the release of Firefox 2 last October, the browser has continued to take market share from IE. Mozilla is now working on version 3 of Firefox, which is currently in its alpha stages of development. According to the company, Firefox usage in Slovenia is nearing 50 percent market share, which would put it over Internet Explorer for the first time anywhere in the world.

    Source: BetaNews
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    firefox is good. Although I primarially use IE, I use Firefox for downloading.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Well 400 million downloads vs billion IE users is a small number :)
    Firefox has a long way to go until it becomes what we wish it to be.
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    i havnt used IE in a long ass time
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    I use Firefox only...GO FIREFOX!!XD
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    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    Same... firefox is more friendly... the new IE7 is just confusing...
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    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    I use Firefox for pretty much everything purely because of lightweight extensions such as no-script and ad-block. In terms of speed, IE7 and Firefox are pretty similar on my machine (IE loads a little quicker first time) and I like both overall, but I find the Firefox layout a little nicer, plus it had tabbed browsing first so I've just got used to how its tabs work and see no reason to change. Both are as insecure as each other really, as long as you don't go on stupid sites (porn, illegal file sharing ect) and use a decent Firewall and Virus detector, you should be fine.
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    Multi platform

    Well... I use XP, Mac OS X and Ubuntu. FireFox is great because I can use it on any platform that I need. I think that I use FireFox 90% of the time, only if something goes wrong I switch to Safari or IE. :rockout:
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    at home I solely use IE7 - as much as I remember hearing how confuisng it was when it was first released, I honestly didn't think so. I was a little bothered by where they moved the drop down menus to, though . . .

    but here at my gf's house, they use Firefox, and I've honestly never been happy with it - but, I think that has more to do with the person who set this computer up (my gf's mom's boyfriend), as he doesn't allow for any plugins to be installed at all - no shockwave, quicktime, flash player, wma or mp3 plugins. He didn't even realize that you can run IE7 from within Firefox, which is a nifty little trick when needs be.

    But, to be honest, I prefer how IE7 displays webpages - but that's probably because 90% of webpages out there are still designed around IE.
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    My biggest problem with Firefox and IE7 is the fact that it's possible to open an entirely new window. The whole point in tabbed browsing is to get rid of multiple windows. If you click on a link in firefox or IE which opens in a new window, the browser reads it literally. This is why I only use Avant Browser - plus avant browser is faster than both browsers. It's Highly customizable, and it has mouse gestures. Also, it formats web pages the way they are intended - for IE (in most cases).
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    firefox for the win, i dont trust ie7 as being as safe for the consumer as firefox is.
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    I'm sorry, man, not to jock on you about that - but I've always thought that was a lame argument for Firefox. IE7 has so many millions more users over Firefox, that malware writers are going to target the program that will provide the higher volume of infections - IE. But, IE has the corporate funding for it's security development, whereas Firefox doesn't. If The number of Firefox users doubles again within a year or two, I'm willing to bet a fat-ass ton of money that the number of infected Firefox systems will probably triple - the more users, the more malware will pop up.

    Honestly, though, I've never had any security issues with IE7, or it's counterpart MSNE . . . never had any spyware, adware, viruses or other infections. But, the number of complacent, computer-illiterate PC owners out there using IE7 are the ones who end up hurting the browsers rep.
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    Now that there is 400M users are alot propably here, has anyone got an idea how to fix pictures not loading on pages? Sometimes it take half a minute to get a few tiny icons/pics to load.

    I've tried disabling network.http.pipelining & network.http.pipelining.firstrequest
    altering this value network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
    and this too network.http.proxy.pipelining

    doesn't seem to help.. And it's not ISP or the web page, works on IE, but don't want use that (don't use that). Google brings many users with same problem and the main difference with the browsers should be that experimental pipelining that does speed up page load, but I'd like to have speedy load and all pictures too and not 90% page with loading dots circling around :)

    Here's a page that doesn't load the third day map image until long wait/refresh (well maybe in 1 times of 10):
    http://www.weather.fi/
    With IE it loads every time.

    Just opened this page from the news and those two middle intel logos don't load until long wait
    http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/33752/135/
    same thing if you try and load it again from server (shift+f5) once the page is done.
    Again IE is fine, just takes a while to see any of that page, as it waits those server replyes and displays just finished page.
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    Speak for your self ;)

    Firefox has come a long way "keep up the good work" id say :toast:
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    Firefox is fully customizable, the way I want it. I use it now more than IE7.
    It takes some getting used to, but once you figure out how to make it your own personalized browser you won't go back to IE6,or 7.
    It has been a better experience than IE ever was. I have never had any problems with Version 2.0.0.6 at all to date.
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    Well i have both and IE7 is faster in both launching and opening pages...However its true that Mozilla is more customizable....The only thing i really like about mozilla is the spelling checker :)
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    That can be changed in the tabs section in the options, and if that doesn't work then I'm sure one of the about:config settings does because I don't have that problem. Take a look at the Firefox guide on TweakGuides.com, that should have nearly all of the settings in there.
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    Now if FF can be more widely accepted at major banking websites, etc then we will be in business.
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    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    Your a bad bad man, stop using IE before I come slap you on the head :slap:
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    Works with both my banks fine... maybe it's a UK thing?
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    Firefox FTW.
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    You can get a spell checker for IE.
    http://www.iespell.com

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