I never thought I’d see the day in which I said “I’m switching from Internet Explorer”, but today it happened.
My friend Anton showed me the delights of FireFox, and after dealing with a recent attack of malware and spyware, downloaded through IE, I decided to give it a shot.
first thing that is great about FireFox is the use of tabbed browsing.
Yes, there are plug-ins available for IE but it’s nice to use a browser
that has them built in. I was next shown the extensive list of
extension plug-ins available for the Gecko based browser and was rather
impressed with how many useful downloads on the list I’d want.
appears to be much better in FireFox than IE. My blogs website loads
much quicker, almost instantaneously, compared to a 2 second pause in
Google searching is built in, no need for addition of G’s toolbar or Tweak UI.
all, the biggest reason for my switch to FireFox is because of malware
and spyware. Each site I’ve visited on the subject has suggested to not
use IE, or to run a collection of registry hacks that lock it down. The
security options alone in IE are vastly complicated, and there are so
many of them that it’s hard to keep track of which settings should be
applied for optimum protection. FF’s settings are simple and effective.
I’m not done playing just yet, but for now I’m happy with what I’ve seen.