What Browser Do You Prefer
Posted 04 December 2005 - 05:50 AM
You need something to get rid of the afvertisements!
I use Internet Explorer with AdsFilter and I never have spyware and not many ads.
Posted 04 December 2005 - 07:20 AM
tried Opera briefly, but found it's not nearly as configurable as FF IMO. however i'd recommenced Opera for anyone who wants a good, secure and fairly feature rich browser out-of-the-box with a minimum of fuss.
over the years i've tried FF a few times and couldn't see what all the fuss was about. now that i've been using it exclusively for probably close to a year, i DO see what all the fuss is about for me, there is no other browser. out of the box it's very slim and very fast. add all the extensions you want to give it the functionality YOU want. the downsides i've found is not sorting bookmarks alphabetically with folders first (there are work-a-rounds) and slower application loading times (and again, there are work-a-rounds). as far as not being able to access windows update, i consider that a plus. with IE, OE, WMP and many other windows annoyances and security hole riddled apps removed (nLite), there is far less use for windows updates. MFSN hosts a list of updates (http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=31886) and then there's an auto-update for FF users here: http://windowsupdate.62nds.com/ .
This post has been edited by atomizer: 04 December 2005 - 07:21 AM
Posted 04 December 2005 - 07:45 AM
Since I dont use Windows Update (and its possible to use it with FF now), I had no reasons to stay with IE.
Security was the main reason that made me change to Firefox ... Now, I dont even think about using another Microsoft browser!
Firefox all the way!
Posted 04 December 2005 - 08:14 AM
interesting you mention that. i had heard that MS released an extension or plugin for FF users to be able to access WU. i spent some time searching and found many articles, but no links. also didn't find anything on the M$ website.
Posted 04 December 2005 - 11:11 AM
This post has been edited by bms: 04 December 2005 - 11:17 AM
Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:05 PM
Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:50 PM
I haven't used another browser for at least five years......Although I've downloaded and played with all the others...Netcaptor Pro has a security configuration and toys that I can't find elsewhere...
So for my Personal Prefernce..It's Netcap Pro..
Stops the grungies.. http://www.netcaptor.com/
Click On *Take The Tour*....
This post has been edited by Dagonet': 04 December 2005 - 12:54 PM
Posted 04 December 2005 - 01:06 PM
Posted 04 December 2005 - 01:16 PM
Take the Tour....
The tabbed system is by far in my preference....Clean up is immediate...Locks and Blocks anything you want to..
Just alot of little items I haven't found elsewhere.. I don't care for FF's Tabbed System...Nothing like NetCaps..
You IE Folks might want to have a gander at this site..Secunia......As of Nov 21/2005
Proof of Concept code has been released for a 6 months old Internet Explorer vulnerability. Criticality rating increased to Extremely Critical.
The vulnerability has been confirmed on a fully patched system with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Internet Explorer 6.0 and Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4.