- Oct 22, 2002
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lol, how do you make a web browser "compatible" with another seriously flawed web browser and with a poorly designed technology that only exists on 1 closed platform (and is notorious for security issues)?Reality - 15% of web sites aren't completely compatible with Firefox. Firefox is not 100% Internet Explorer and ActiveX compatible.
Shut up before I go back in time 2 weeks and release WMF evilness on you (and at least half the forum) <3Cucumba said:Yawn, it's only what I've been saying about Firefox since the begining. It's nice to see some people are actually doing the research and not talking out their ass or Firefox propaganda pages.
Alot of Internet Explorer's resources are already cached when the system is booted"Firefox is Faster than Internet Explorer"
There's no way to accurately guage that... counting User Agents from website logs will only give you an approximation (and certain types of sites attract different types of browser, e.g. a linux-related site would definitely have a higher FF-usage than MySpace)"Firefox Achieved 10% Market Share in 2005"
Patches/Updates are actually RELEASED for problems, instead of you having to wait for "Patch Tuesday" (or in the case of the forementioned WMF exploit, having to wait over a week for an official patch when your gibsons can be hijacked just by you viewing an image). Local users getting data is far less serious that someone else being able to remotely run code on your boxen.Firefox is anything but Secure with multiple unpatched vulnerabilities allowing exposure of sensitive data to local users.
No, not running your web browser on an admin account is probably a better start, athough using a browser without like ActiveX (which is still fully enabled by default) helps a tremendous deal as well. The lack of serious 0-day exploits in Firefox so far also helps a bit.Firefox is a solution to spyware
"This is very misleading and can lull users into a false sense of security. Use Secure XP to properly secure your system and get a REAL solution to Spyware. Firefox is nothing more than a Web Browser."
I can't name 1 browser out now that fully supports EVERY standard... but at least FF makes more of an attempt that some other browsers. That coincides with the next point as well..."Firefox fully support W3C Standards"
Firefox isn't the issue here, retarded webmasters with nub skillz who use a browser that attempts to improperly formatted code in a somewhat reasonable fashion are to blame. Just because 99% of websites don't make an attempt to follow web standards doesn't mean a browser that does make somewhat of an attempt to follow them is "not compatible". It's called "the webmaster is a ****ing retard" and shouldn't be allowed to write code. He should uninstall Photoshop, ImageReady and Dreamweaver and go hang himself with a cat-5 cable. (or bust out notepad/vi and learn html)Reality - 15% of web sites aren't completely compatible with Firefox.
That is pretty much how I feel about IE. I know it's not the best, I'm not going to get the logo tattooed on my arm or anything, but it hasn't quite failed me yet. But like I said, I use Firefox anyway...which is why I am highly intrigued by this list of stuff Opti just mentioned...It's like my iPod: I know a lot of people have problems with them for whatever reason, but it works for me, and it works well, so meh, no skin off my nose.
Yeah, that pisses me off. Whenever I have access to high speed internet, i always go to WWE.com to see the movies, but they never load all the way.SaiyanPrideXIX said:Just about any site with live video doesn't work right because it doesn't seem interested in running proper codec plugins (major sites, like WWE.com, the videos will just never play, ever). The video will come up, but it will never finish loading.
Hmz, wouldn't call that doing research, he's just promoting the avant browser.Cucumba said:Yawn, it's only what I've been saying about Firefox since the begining. It's nice to see some people are actually doing the research and not talking out their ass or Firefox propaganda pages.
Here he compares with Opera. Compared with IE, Firefox is still more secure. From the same source: http://secunia.com/product/11/. Convienantly this is not mentioned (the avant browser is IE-based).Myth - "Firefox is Secure"
The crux is ofcourse that you actually have to secure IE. Firefox is more safe by default.Anyone who claims Internet Explorer cannot be secured from Auto-installing Spyware either doesn't know how or is lying.
He tests this by rendering some odd pic with html tags? Now that's the way to see if the 'most important W3C standards' are implemented. From his own page: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...rowser_support_summary.php&btnG=Google+SearchFirefox fully supports the most important W3C Standards