Mozilla firefox

  Forum Editor 18:08 24 Feb 04
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I've been testing it for a while, and have to say I'm extremely impressed. Does any share (or disagree with) my opinion?

  Belatucadrus 18:51 24 Feb 04

I've been running it for a week or so, so far found it stable, fast, with a better control layout than Mozilla itself. I like the way new tabs open in the background rather than blocking the open screen and I even like some of the skins available. So far very impressed.

  IClaudio 18:56 24 Feb 04

and I'm very impressed. It's going to take a while to get used to as it's a different mindset to IE6, but I'll persevere.

I particularly like the background loading of pages and the ultra-customisable interface, with dozens of plug-ins.

  Forum Editor 19:02 24 Feb 04

any faster than IE? I fancy I detect a slight speed increase on a broadband connection, but I may be deluding myself.

  Falkyrn 19:20 24 Feb 04

I've also found this latest build to be far more stable than previous ones and I've also noticed the speed increase

  Edstow 19:41 24 Feb 04

Downloaded it a couple of weeks ago for website compatibility testing. Now finding I use it more and more as the general purpose browser.

Very impressed so far, and yes, it does seem fast.

Ed

  Belatucadrus 20:43 24 Feb 04

Yes it does seem faster, but I've not run any comparisons with IE to confirm it.

  PurplePenny 22:21 24 Feb 04

Is it very different to its old incarnation of Firebird? I like that a lot but haven't got around to downloading Firefox.

PP

PS can I crack my Firefox joke again since no-one got it last time ... huh? ... huh? ... oh go on...

  GANDALF <|:-)> 00:01 25 Feb 04

Is it me or is Firefox rather similar to Avant browser, of which, I swear by?

G

  redelf 12:00 25 Feb 04

I had been using Firebird for some time as my preferred browser and find the new Firefox even better. The automatic pop-up blocker is superb. Regarding speed, I do find it, subjectively, faster than IE and, for some reason downloads seem faster than before.
Using it the other night, Firefox also displayed a warning notice that a web site had attempted to open without my permission and asked if I wanted it or not - this was not a firewall warning , it was from the Firefox browser itself.
I also liked the way it automatically imported my IE favourites. Another handy feature is the one-button clearing of cookies, history, temp files etc. Easily superior to IE and now my browser of choice.

  JerryJay 12:22 25 Feb 04

The best thing about firefox/firebird is you can change web page display font size which you cannot with some web site with IE. I actually like firebird better than firefox because you do not need to install with firebird. I do not like any program which install things all over places. Why don't they keep the simplicity of firebird with firefox.

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