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Old Apr 27, 2004, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default Mozilla or Firefox

I've been using IE for centuries and feel like giving something else a try. Which is better for everyday use? Mozilla or Firebird. Also, what are the main differences? Firebird is meant to be the browser of the future but why?

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Old Apr 27, 2004, 10:26 PM   #2
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I think the only difference is that FireFox is just the browser while Mozilla has the HTML editor, email client, and all that other stuff.
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Old Apr 27, 2004, 10:50 PM   #3
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You could try MyIE2 for your IE - it is awesome.

That said, I like Mozilla over FireFox because it has more default config
options as well as the mail and Composer HTML editor.

If you get the AutoScroll and Tab browser extensions, Mozilla can really
kick some serious tail.
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Old Apr 28, 2004, 07:47 AM   #4
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The best way to discover which one you like best is to download and install both and try using them for a few days. And you will also find out soon why they call them browser of the future. It has a lot more features, bettersecurity and better standards support then IE which is slowly getting arhaic like Netscape 4 did a few years ago. And bw sure to check some Extensions for Firefox / Mozilla.
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Old Apr 28, 2004, 09:30 AM   #5
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Mozilla Firefox + Googlebar + Adblock = win

Mozilla.... meh. It's okay, but it's a little too bloated for my tastes, and the selection of skins is lacking.
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Old Apr 28, 2004, 08:22 PM   #6
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Almost everybody prefers Firefox.
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Used both, Firefox is faster with better features. IE is pure hell, worst piece of trash eva.
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Old Apr 29, 2004, 01:51 AM   #8
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Firefox does seem really nice. I can't tell much difference between it and Mozilla though speed wise. I've already decided to say screw IE unless there is something I absolutely need it for.
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Firefox does seem really nice. I can't tell much difference between it and Mozilla though speed wise. I've already decided to say screw IE unless there is something I absolutely need it for.

Get the IEView extension for firefox. It allows you to open a webpage in IE from the right-click menu. I think this is great. I removed all of my shortcuts to IE and only use firefox on my computer. Whenever a webpage comes up a little funny, I right-click it over to IE.
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Old Apr 29, 2004, 11:41 AM   #10
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And even better solution would be an extension which then automatically e-mails the webmaster of the badly coded page and educates him about web standards.
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I went onto firefox a couple of months back and haven't looked back.

How do you get the google toolbar to work in firefox?

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I personally prefer the feel of firefox, I like the themes better, like how it's seperated from the email client and all that, and like how it works with tabs better with the TBE extension(the ability to make the open new tab icon to the right of all the other icons and stuff), but at the moment I'm using Mozilla 1.7rc1.

Mozilla has seemed more solid for me for these last couple of releases and just as fast for me on my machine so I'm using it. I loved the 0.6 firebird build, that was the most stable for me 0.8 is good but is a little bit problematic for me from time to time. I'll get the occasional crash here and there on firefox that I just dont get with mozilla.

But I flip flop back and forth all the time, I'm always testing firefox to see when it gets back to where I want it and both mozilla and Firefox play well together on the same machine so like JLP said trying both doesn't hurt and I recommend that as well.
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I personally prefer the feel of firefox, I like the themes better, like how it's seperated from the email client and all that, and like how it works with tabs better with the TBE extension(the ability to make the open new tab icon to the right of all the other icons and stuff), but at the moment I'm using Mozilla 1.7rc1.

Mozilla has seemed more solid for me for these last couple of releases and just as fast for me on my machine so I'm using it. I loved the 0.6 firebird build, that was the most stable for me 0.8 is good but is a little bit problematic for me from time to time. I'll get the occasional crash here and there on firefox that I just dont get with mozilla.

But I flip flop back and forth all the time, I'm always testing firefox to see when it gets back to where I want it and both mozilla and Firefox play well together on the same machine so like JLP said trying both doesn't hurt and I recommend that as well.
I'm a huge Mozilla fan and find that you can configure the Tab Browser Extensions
to do just about anything you can do in MyIE2. It is incredibly flexible once you get
that extension loaded, and the AutoScroll extension is pretty sweet. They even
built the code for it into Firefox, I do believe.

If it were not for MyIE2 and the fact that so many pages need the IE specific extensions
to work, I'd probably be all over Mozilla 1.7 more than I am. As it is, Moz 1.7 runs on 2
of my 3 machines. Only my machine is really using IE any more. I only use IE on those
two machines when I have to due to page rendering issues.

I don't begrudge anybody using FireFox - I just happen to prefer the full Mozilla product.

Regardless of what you choose, free software and options are both good things.
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The main difference seems to be that some of the new extensions/themes seem to be being developed for firefox only. Beyond that, the only difference between them seems that firefox needs a little more work for some options to be configured from a fresh install.
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The main difference seems to be that some of the new extensions/themes seem to be being developed for firefox only. Beyond that, the only difference between them seems that firefox needs a little more work for some options to be configured from a fresh install.
But MozDev has said that it is Mozilla 1.7 that will be the foundation of all the
splinter efforts, up from 1.4. Won't FireFox extensions work in Moz? If not,
they should be very easy to port over, don't you think?
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