I take what n0e says way too seriously
28th November 2004
One quick question about it - I just installed Firefox (yes, I know, I was using IE for way too long), and it was running fine until about 5 minutes ago. Whenever I try to get to BCFiles.com, it'll tell me that "The connection was refused when attempting to contact bcfiles.com". What's going on here, and how do I fix it? But, the main point - What's so good about it? I haven't seen any big differences between Firefox and IE, so why's everyone raving about it so much?
7th March 2005
When you first get Firefox, there are some plug-ins that may be needed to display certain web-pages correctly. You can get them from the main site. FireFox is a better browser than IE due to not using Active-X and limiting chances for spyware and adware. When I first got it, I haven't used IE since!
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
i like it for tabbed browsing, insane amouts of plugins and extras.....and ADBLOCK!!!! a must have
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
I'm getting that on all the filefront sites, though i don't think its a Firefox issue since my IE says the same thing. *Edit: All sites are working now. I like Firefox because it is a little bit safer than IE, you get tabbed browsing, it has some pretty cool themes and extentions you can download, and it seems to load alot faster than IE on my computer.
46 and 2, are just ahead of me
23rd September 2004
no, you do not need any plug-ins or anything. I am using firefox, and i frequent bcfiles daily. The on;y thing i can think you need may be macromedia flash player 7, which is the only plug-in i have installed.
10th May 2005
i too have recently convereted to firefox, and hve to say i love it, and refuse to use IE, but there is 1 little annoyance. Sometimes, when i got ot satrt up firefox, a box pops up and says that the default profile is in use, even tohugh there are no FF windows open... the only way i can get out is by ctrl+del, not that big of an issue, but why does it do that?
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
if firefox errors, usually due to a windows screwup....it leaves ff open, but you cant access it...and when you try to reopen ff, it wont let you due to conflicting ff profiles
What does the Fox say?
23rd November 2002
blurb23 But, the main point - What's so good about it? I haven't seen any big differences between Firefox and IE, so why's everyone raving about it so much?
Point 1 has already been mentioned.
1. No ActiveX, and it is not integrated into Windows. Internet Explorer is so deeply tied to Windows, that it is a backdoor in Windows itself. A Hacker can use IE to take over the computer, with relative ease.
2. Tabbed browsing. Right-click, or "middle-click" a link. When properly configured, this is much better than having a taskbar cluttered. It basically gives you a lot more room. (coming soon to IE7)
3. Extensions. Big thing here. If Firefox doesn't do something in particular, the just download an extension. I've installed Adblock, ForecastFox, and BBCode. Adblock blocks ads... ForecastFox shows your local weather forecast... BBCode allows you to use the right-click menu of Firefox, to work with BBCode, such as that used by Gaming Forums (File Front). It is very usefull.
Then there is the Session Saver extension, which will allow Firefox to open back up to EXACTLY the same page it was one, when closed, or crashed out. When IE crashed, I got seriously angry. When Firefox crashes, with this extension installed, I worry not at all. I just load it back up, and finish what I was doing.
Extensions are great, and there are hundreds of them, to choose from.
4. Themable/Skinable. Do you like being able to change the appearance of WMP, or WinAMP, or other programs? Wouldn't you like to have that feature in a Web Browser? Firefox, and Opera have this feature. I like the smooth gradient of Noia Extreme, or Mozilla Modern.
5. Built-in Pop-up Blocking. Okay, this is supposedly in IE6 for XP, but only for XP. Not only that, but I've heard that it doesn't really work in XP...
6. Open Source. Yeah! Why stick to some stingy old closed source app, when there is a guaranteed free, and cross-platform app available?
7. It is Standards compliant! The Best Standards compliant browser around. This is a big issue. Internet Explorer is among the least standards compliant browsers. It breaks so many rules, it is rediculous. Microsoft plays by its own rules, and it just allows them to charge more for their software. Do not feed the monopolies people!!!
8. It was developed partly, by the Netscape team. The team that taught Microsoft how to make web browsers, Netscape was once the best. IE has not changed much, since the original Netscape went under. Think about it. IE has not changed, since Netscape went under... Do You understand!!????
Without people using other software, Windows will continue to produce poor quality software!!! People who use Windows, usually do not care, and yet pay hundreds of dollars!!!! IF I am going to pay $200 extra, for every part of my computer, that I upgrade, then I want it to be worth it. Not this Microsoft peice of junk.
IE did not have tabbed browsing, or Pop-up blocking, untill Mozilla came along. They stated they would never have tabbed browsing in IE, because we are too stupid to use it.
Windows was not themable by default, untill KDE, and Gnome showed Microsoft what for! Open Source Innovates, Microsoft copies, or buys.
MSPaint, was originally developed by ZSoft, and called Paintbush. I have an old ZSoft Paintbrush disk, for Windows right here side of me. The NCSA made the original IE, and Spyglass software sold it. Microsoft took Spyglass, and turned it into IE. Check the About page, it says it. Then they stole features for Netscape, and integrated it into Windows, to kill Netscape. From Internet Explorer 3, to IE6, there is almost no noticable difference. Atleast to me. Now IE 7 has Extensions, Pop-Up blocking, better standards support, and Tabbed browsing. Thanks to Firefox. Use Firefox, and see what Microsoft is really afraid of.
3rd February 2005
:agreed Couldn't say it better myself. Viva la Firefox!
30th January 2004
MagMoweri too have recently convereted to firefox, and hve to say i love it, and refuse to use IE, but there is 1 little annoyance. Sometimes, when i got ot satrt up firefox, a box pops up and says that the default profile is in use, even tohugh there are no FF windows open... the only way i can get out is by ctrl+del, not that big of an issue, but why does it do that?
You can fix that error by using the task manager, clicking on the 'Processes Tab' and ending firefox.exe. Should fix the problem. =]