Web Browsers

  dave24 16:57 18 Dec 08
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Because of the current security threat to Internet Explorer, I have begun to use Mozilla Firefox. At first sight, there does not appear to be very much difference between the two, but I would be interested to have other users' pros and cons on IE versus Firefox.

  Clapton is God 19:46 18 Dec 08

What "current security threat"?

There's been a patch available from the Microsoft update site since 18:00 GMT yesterday which solves the "threat".

  @k@n!c 20:36 18 Dec 08

just go to microsoft updates and update your computer all the fixes are in the update ..kind regards akanic

  birdface 10:00 19 Dec 08

8 patches for Firefox and 1 for I/Explorer.So it may be a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire.

  laurie53 10:13 19 Dec 08

If you think they're much the same try Chrome.

  AL47 22:27 19 Dec 08

firefox gets going with all its addons, since switching i love it

i can give suggestions

  Border View 23:51 19 Dec 08

I use Opera and find it so much faster than IE7. Did once have a look at Firefox but wasnt all that impressed.

  rdave13 00:03 20 Dec 08

Doesn't matter what browser you use they'll all be compromised one way or another. May be hype from one firm to another, who knows?
Got yourself antivirus and firewall and antispyware with commonsense surfing and you should be ok.

  dave24 13:44 20 Dec 08

Thanks guys. This does put the benefits of alternative browsers into some sort of perspective.

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