My HO on Firefox
A little belated, but here's a great article on Firefox from from Randall Stross in Sunday's New York Times...
Since my intro to Firefox from my boys at iBiblio...kudos to Fred Stutzman...I've been hooked on the open-source browser. The speed is nice, and I'm liking the fact that my PC is less susceptibel to viurses and other tracking devices.
Another advantage is the tab feature that allows you to view multiple pages from one browser opening. However, I did make the mistake of keeping about five tabs open on one page, and I finally realized that the tabs were slowing my connection down. Despite my mistake, I often find Firefox downloading pictures fairly easily. So, there goes another thumbs up for the free browser.
The only disadvantage that I found is that the browser times out or even sometimes acts fairly slow in downloading images from time to time. Yet, with these safety measures in this browser, as Gary Schare, Director of Product Management for Windows, states in the article, the phenomeona on Firefox usage is like buying the new model of a car. As Stross likens, 'the very latest model is not a 2001 Internet Explorer, but a 2004 Firefox'...that's dope.