July 09, 2005

My Firefox upgrade

I finally decided to start messing around with firefox (about time eh?) The main reason was that I seem to keep coming accross cool apps that are developed for the browser so I caved and loaded yet another browser... it's likely a good idea anyway so I can test all our websites using the various form factors. Right away I note some very cool features... for example, the installation and migration from IE was totally painless. I've already added some custom scripts like the "send text to mobile" app which lets firefox users highlight text from a webpage and send to a mobile cleint (US only though). I'm also looking into some flickr and mappr apps for firefox as well which should enable me to do some cool things. For more info see http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/central.html

6 comments:

Alex said...

Yeah while I continue to use both, the more modules and such I find for my firefox, the less I use IE...

Derek said...

I am also in the "conversion" phase. I love FireFox though. Why IE hasn't come out with tabbed browsing yet is beyond me.

n8schicht said...

I also gave Firefox a shot, and I don't regret it at all! Since I got "infected" I am only using Internet Explorer for keeping my Windows up-to-date, and for the rest of the Inet I'm using the Fox...

Alex said...

I like to run both at once and see which is faster.

:) Usually IE :(

But thats ok I guess.

Jim said...

I'm not an inet techie, but the Fox RULES. I know it's a bit slower to start, but it's handling of pop-ups has been great and tabbed browsing makes your taskbar so much less cluttered. Since I started using Firefox I've not looked back.

I might bug you for some how-to's on the script topic sometime.

Thanks-

dvs said...

I have been using Firefox for some time now (over a year) and have to say it is the best browser that I have ever used to date. Have tried Opera, IE, Netscape, Mozilla (original bundle before Firefox was introduced), Konqueror and a few others. As far as IE being faster, it is probably since Windows has half if not more of the files needed for IE loaded upon boot already that it seems faster. I run Firefox in Linux and it loads in a fraction of a second fully ready to go. The browsing speed between IE and Firefox is actually the same as long as IE doesn't have all of those “cute” add-ons slowing it down. Firefox has a lot of built in features which far surpasses that of IE in capabilities. Firefox is one of the easiest ways to add another level of protection from the unwanted software automatically being installed onto your computer.