I beg to differ on some points.ilusha55 wrote:Well, I would like to make a statement here
IE is a more solid browser than FF or Mozilla IMHO.
The Auto fill feature is irreplaceable in my opinion - Mozilla just got some sort of clone but it doesnâ€™t work the way it is meant. Then, in IE you have the "memory" that catches everything that is typed and recall it every time you type something similar (in Google for example).
You say: the speed. I say that most of pages are developed for IE and I think they will be for long time (Microsoft is a chief).
Then you may say extensions: well, once I needed a site (this to be exact http://mp3spy.ru/en/) to play a piece of music when I clicked. You may think I downloaded an extension and OK. No! I got all of them checked and downloaded (which is not a good thing either). Neither WMP nor Winamp got this music streaming and I got so tired of always searching for "extension" that I used IE for a first time over a long period of time.
It is low speed browser - but it works
I mean when I make a transaction over an Internet I just canâ€™t trust Firefox which extensions are made by its own users. Just canâ€™t. I am sure each person has his own site where he just closes FF and goes to IE because of some sort of trust in IE. Thereâ€™s this wave of Firefox being the best browser - but it doesnâ€™t mean that IE got worse. And even the version 7 is coming this summer.
For an ending go here --} http://www.gamespot.com/ and observe with your Firefox.
The autofill works fine in FF, some web sites have security settings to disable this so things like credit card numbers/Social Security #'s arent left behind... But the google search INCLUDED with FF always shows everything I typed in the past.. Try double clicking in a text box ...
One of the things that makes FF so much more liked is that it is SAFER.
Mozilla FF has 8 unpatched vulnerabilitiesat this time, at a moderate rating.
MS Internet Explorer has 78 Security Vulnerabilities at this time, at a HIGH rating.
3 of Mozilla's 8vulnerabilities that are rated at moderate all deal with SPOOFING, (See this for details), which can be easily turned off, the rest are minor issues and some what improbable.
IE on the other hand has many more issues, since its integrated so much into the OS it can affect the OS and make it highly unstable and vice versa.
IE allows ActiveX scripts this is a huge vulnerablitiy, MS JVM also is more vulnerable than Sun microsystems Java plugin that FF uses for Java apps.
Now why didnt that page stream your music?
Is it a hidden activeX script or a vulnerable Java code... Im not sure, some very good java applications were written exclusively for MS's code and wont work in FF using the plugin.
But any Java app should be considered a threat since it is basically a application and can do alot of damage.
As far as ActiveX scripts... this is a hazard, I can only think of one sight I trust to run a activeX script in and thats microsofts own windows update page.
In the above instances I would open IE and use that.
You may reiterrate that you can set IE's security settings on high and this wont be an issue, this is true but who really does this, also since its very easy for a malicious program to change those settings since IE is a basically apart of the OS you can become vulnerable very easily without knowing about it.
FF being opensource and having extensions and being debugged by thousands of people should actually make you feel more safe than ANYTHING.
Think about it, FF website isnt just linking every extension they come across, all of these guys know code and how it should be used, they review the code before linking to it. Try doing that with secondary apps for IE... Impossible!!!
Opensource is an incredible way of getting things done, This forum is using PHP, an opensource product....
IE has been UNstable since the day the bought it, its an old design thats patched occasionally to fix CRITICAL threats..
Without secondary apps and downloaded as is.. FF has RSS, Tabbed browsing, better FIND (text search in a page), Pop-UP blocker, Google search built in, 4.7mb download.... Its faster, more options, etc...
The extensions are just the icing on the cake, and its a hell of a list of icing choices.
I dont get the link to gamespot though, I go there all of the time, looks and loads great.
If you are refering to FF showing garbled info or they dont look right. Some websites arent validated in html, FF may have issues showing these sites. Any web designer/webmaster I know all uses and checks their website with a Validater and actually prefer using Mozilla or Opera over IE for personal use (they mainly donâ€™t use a windows based system anyway...but have to, to see how the hmtl/css looks in IE for formatting reasons).