Off-topic: Firefox tweaking guide

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Firefox tweaking guide "Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox for short, is just a free Internet
browser. It's not a cure for cancer. It doesn't wash your car or make
you a frothy coffee. So why all the fuss and hype over Firefox? In a
nutshell, the reason is simple: Firefox is a true open source
competitor to Microsoft's Internet Explorer."

"What's wrong with Internet Explorer?" you say - well for starters Microsoft was getting complacent. Internet Explorer's vulnerability to numerous security breaches was growing by the day, yet many simple things MS could do to patch these up were left undone. Along comes Firefox as a legitimate challenger with a range of great built-in features and MS has suddenly been forced as part of Windows XP SP2 to incorporate many of these much-needed security and convenience features into the latest version of the world's most used Internet browser. In fact Microsoft has already announced that the upcoming Internet Explorer 7 will include even more features which resemble those of Firefox. All of this has been spurred on solely by Firefox's existence and growing popularity. So even if you're a dyed-in-the-wool Internet Explorer user, you have Firefox to thank for the current and upcoming improvements to IE.


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