Firefox has so many bugs....losing ground now!

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February 24, 2012 at 21:05:20
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Well, I have been toggling back and forth between IE and Firefox in the last while...The latest firefox seems quite full of bugs...constantly coming up with not being able to find the server.

I was using FF on facebook and my yahoo mail so I finally switched back to IE once again. What a treat! I have many spanish friends and with FF I always had to use an online translation to have an idea on what they are posting...NOT with IE...right below the spanish there is a translation button...so VOILA...there you can see the spanish and the english with no effort at all.

In Yahoo with FF, there were lots of blank e-mails that I thought were yahoo related...WRONG...it was FF with the problem. as soon as I switched to to IE the e-mails were all there...imagine that, after e-mailing my buds and saying that they were sending blank e-mails.

I can't believe that so many people still ONLY use FF to spite M$ ...LOL.
Tell us what you think about these 2...I'm willing to listen.
Try pasting an URL in FF and see if it automatically becomes active....then try it in IE...hmmm

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#1
February 24, 2012 at 23:53:05
I only use Firefox for Ebay and M$ Small Business Live, as view better, never been a Firefox fan..

I use Chromium (Linux Joli OS nickel-browser) 99.9%

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#2
February 25, 2012 at 10:14:02
I use WaterFox, Firefox compiled for 64 bit machines. Faster then plain Firefox.

For translations I use the add-on: FoxLingo
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fi...

I'm just a click away from translating whole web pages or just the selected text among other options.

Nice add-on.

MIKE

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#3
February 25, 2012 at 19:07:06
I would recommend Google chrome.
http://www.google.ca/chrome?hl=en&b...
I use it for everything.

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#4
February 26, 2012 at 08:46:19
"I would recommend Google chrome....I use it for everything"

You apparently don't care about privacy then. Google has a close relationship with the CIA & NSA. I don't use it & never will, but if you do, make sure to cover your azz as best as possible.

http://www.howtogeek.com/100361/how...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2175...


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#5
February 26, 2012 at 11:39:15
if you still use xp, what are your options? use a 3 year old IE or use something else.

larry


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#6
February 26, 2012 at 13:34:56
SWIron Browser is better than Google Chrome: http://www.srware.net/en/software_s...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#7
February 26, 2012 at 14:27:21
thanks jolicloud...I'll give that one a shot. Opera is another pretty good browser.

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#8
February 26, 2012 at 20:47:25
Never was a fan of Firefox. I liked IE 5-8, but IE9 and its GPU acceleration introduced some pretty aggressive font smoothing. I now use Chrome and wonder how I ever managed without it.

I don't use it very often, but Opera is another good browser.

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#9
February 26, 2012 at 21:02:04
Yikes, I downloaded SWIron Browser and it came out in a weird language, so I'll sure pass on that one!

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#10
February 26, 2012 at 21:50:09
Here's an interesting discussion on the latest Avast update which involves the installation of Chrome somewhat surreptitiously by all accounts: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?to...

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#11
February 27, 2012 at 04:45:17
I LOVE Chrome so much. I don't think the CIA or NSA will want much from me anyways. Perhaps laugh at my bad e-bay habit. I particularly like having my favorites bar appear at the top on any PC I use, makes life easier.

I actually do take privacy seriously, but no matter what browser you use, everything and I mean EVERYTHING you do online can be traced back to you. They were tracking down online law breakers in the late 80's and still do now. A very interesting topic indeed, go to TED and look it up heh.

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#12
February 27, 2012 at 06:13:05
"EVERYTHING you do online can be traced back to you"

No, it gets traced back to your IP address. It only gets traced back to YOU if you give out your personal info, which WAY too many people do because they think they're safe.

http://spi.dod.mil/LPS-Public_for_D...


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#13
February 27, 2012 at 06:18:15
#9 obviously you did not download the English Version

#11 I linked to SWare Iron Chromium Browser, because essentially Google Chrome is Chromium Browser with their spyware:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromi...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#14
February 27, 2012 at 06:38:27
riider I've tried LPS, not bad. Have you tried this one?
http://distrowatch.com/index.php?di...

larry


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#15
February 27, 2012 at 09:56:10
I use LPS when I want to be "secure", like online banking transactions or placing online orders with a credit card. I've never heard of Tails before, but I'll have a look. Thanks for the tip. Not sure I like this comment in the descript of the latest release but at least I wasn't running the previous version, lol:

"This is a bug-fix release mainly aimed at fixing serious bugs and security issues. All users must upgrade as soon as possible"


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#16
February 27, 2012 at 14:45:47
#9 obviously you did not download the English Version
hmmmm....I sure did

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#17
February 27, 2012 at 15:26:00
when I go to this site using tails or incognito it gets my ip wrong and different every boot.
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

when I go to google news instead of automatically giving me US news it gives some other country.

larry


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#18
February 28, 2012 at 04:44:27
For years now my main browser is firefox. Current i am using the latest stable FF with adblock and so far no single problem.
I also have chrome installed but i only use it to open saved pages and heavy PDF documents.
I am not a fan of silent updates, i hate when the app use my bandwidth without me knowing.

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#19
February 28, 2012 at 17:07:18
Re #1.

Wow, that Chromium rocks for speed.
Even measured download speeds are way faster, so I'm keeping it onboard just for that.

Downside:
Now I know why folk complain about adverts on here - cripes.
Haven't seen them for years on FF with Adblock, or IE with other fiddles.


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#20
February 28, 2012 at 17:23:41
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...

larry


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#21
February 28, 2012 at 17:30:15
larryf215

Does Chrome Adblock also work on Chromium? I like Google's search engine but have phobia about Google themselves, so I don't want to get locked in somehow by default.


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#22
February 29, 2012 at 02:44:39
Yes, the Chrome Web Store works on Chromium based Browsers, of which there are several as listed in the Wikipedia Link.

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#23
February 29, 2012 at 05:19:04
Thanks for the Adblock info jolicloud. I note that although the Chromium install procedure is just unzipping a self-extracting zip to a folder, it also puts a folder & files in a sub-folder of Documents & Settings and produces registry entries. Something to bear in mind when uninstalling it as it does not, of course, appear in the Add-Remove area of the Control Panel.

Back to the topic:
Whatever our personal preferences this shows what joe public think, who are voting with their feet:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:U...
So it seems both IE & FF are losing ground to Chrome at a similar rate. Although IE is currently ahead, if the trend continues it could be behind Chrome in the long term as FF & IE drop away.

One thing that is unique to IE is that you can put a button on the browser bar which can run a program or open a folder/file. This is something I personally find quite useful.

Otherwise I've found IE -v- FF pretty even generally, although one or other might better suit ones own particular usage pattern.

EDIT:
There were bugs in Firefox versions v10.0 and v10.0.1 (one of them was updated within days). Later versions work OK for me.


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#24
March 5, 2012 at 07:51:33
Google Chrome comes bundled with EVERYTHING these days.. That's an easy reason to dislike it, right there. Moreover, the bundlers do not do it for free, I'm guessing, so what's the incentive - and why.

Anyway Firefox is quite possibly the buggiest software -ever- created, starting with its memory management (which might never be solved, lol), but I love it to death. It's open source and conforms to all my needs, most of the time (hehe).

I'll try not to post too much here, but just remember how numerous local-proxy programs (url and script filtering, etc.) were "replaced" over-night with Firefox add-ons like NoScript and AdBlock Plus. It was a revolution. :$

So while Opera, Chrome and others may come in handy when doing certain things online, Firefox remains a primary browser on this box - whether you give 2, or not. :P :D


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