Mr. MattYou have a tendency to over-analyse things which I've seen throughout the forum. It's nothing amazingly complex. I'm not a luddite. I'm actually using Firefox as I type this post, and I use it frequently at work. I just don't like it all that much, I don't find 'tabbed browsing' any more useful than 'tabbed windows', and I don't particularly want or need any of the plugins. Security issues were already a concern to me before Firefox was a glimmer on the horizon and as such, I don't keep sensitive information on a computer anyway, and make sure that IE's flaws are tightened with third-party software where possible (or where I care enough to bother). I already have a pop-up blocker, I already have an e-mail program (OMFG! Not Outlook!). I already have spam protection. Themes? Nice addition, but I once had IE running with Star Trek-styled LCARS, so it's nothing particularly new.
Everything Firefox adds that I would actually use, I already have -- because I already needed/wanted to use it, so I already went and got it.
And after all that, I'm not a particularly big fan of its general interface, how things work, how some websites appear, nor the fact that some of the back office software at work doesn't work because of various issues. Even if I were to switch permenantly to FireFox, I'd be forever switching between the two just for that simple reason.
So you see, it's not complex, it's not some deep Freudian issue that you have to tangle with. I could have summed it up in these few words: 'I don't like Firefox very much, I don't think Firefox is God's gift to browsers, Firefox offers nothing useful to me, get over it'. Mysteriously, that doesn't mean that I've obviously never used Firefox in my life. I'm using FF 1.0 right now. And strangely enough, it's not a case of 'to use it once is to fall in love with it' for everyone. If that means that I'm a luddite and that I hate new things and that I will never ever ever upgrade any of my software ever, so be it. I don't particularly care. You can shove your opinion on the subject so far as I'm concerned. I'm not switching just because you think I should. I don't have the same 'OMG! Microsoft is evil!' disorder that a lot of people seem to have.[/QUOTE]
:) You are right you are far more reasonable than myself, & less taken to over analysing :lol: Funny how we project our own faults onto other's behaviour when it sits badly with us & see the world in a way that fits our personal view. It's ok, we all do it.
[Quote=Matt]You can shove your opinion on the subject so far as I'm concerned.
I consider my opinion 'shoved', 'on the subject'. Mmm it made me feel... warm.
As regards over-analysing... I will over-analyse rather than go with the immediate 'common-sense' conclusion every time. I think with hind-sight that cursory kind of evaluation gives powerful insights such as 'the sun obviously revolves round the earth', things evidently always fall 'down' etc. If I felt the need to be as emotive & polite as yourself then I, (& I would imagine the larger portion of the scientific community), would ask you to 'shove', that thought right there, perhaps, for later use of course. :)
Allow me to take this opportunity to be forward enough to point out to you that, 'You have a tendency to take things too personally, which I've [noted] throughout the forum.' Personal arguements are such a waste of time. You don't have to think anything of myself personally to admit that there may be some validity to my arguments, or not. Evalute them on the basis of fact, not of likes.
17th June 2002
If I took things personally, you'd have been on my seldom-used ignore function a long time ago :p. I was going to post a much shorter response, but I thought you'd be more comfortable with an unnecessarily long one.
IMO only cavemen use IE now...
17th June 2002
Yes, this is what we call 'stirring', Imp. He'd be on there too, actually.
Mr. MattIf I took things personally, you'd have been on my seldom-used ignore function a long time ago[/QUOTE] I hope you don't. IMHO The tone of your posts, often, does not give that impression. [QUOTE=Mr. Matt] I was going to post a much shorter response, but I thought you'd be more comfortable with an unnecessarily long one.
Very cute... :rolleyes: (in the US English sense). I feel a bit like Ged on this one... if I make my posts concise I have found that people frequently do an 'interpretation', (or simply take the most improbable but unwise interpretation) that takes 10x as many posts to 'unravel'. :)
for GF I use IE, cuz it loads faster and more accuratly, but im tryin to use firefox more
No No NO! For forums, liek GF I HAVE to use firefox! I mean look at this pic, look at all the threads I'm viewing. I have it all in tabs instead of seperate windows!!:D P.S How do you make th epic come up with the post instead of having to click on teh attachment?
i use firefox all about firefox!!! internet explorer soo unsafe you can get adwre and spyware faster then i can say ie! my goodness!! anyway i use firefox best web browser of them all :nodding: