What's the difference between Firefox and Internet Explorer?

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What's the difrents betwin firefox and Internet Exploler ?
I regulary use IE is Firefox beter and why is that ?
 
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Firefox ftw!I never use IE.I simply hate it.A lot of times it happens to open about:blank as homepage even if Google is set up as homepage.I hate the tabs and its look.And the searching annoys me a lot.
But IE opens faster some pages then Firefox.
 
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to be hones firefox does not protect you from spyware , I did a small spyware serch even thou I neverd opend IE and fount some spyware in my system, regular site spyware's but still not one bit of protection from them , and the speed seems to be the same even beter for IE then firefox
 
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Yes it does. You've never used it anyway, you really wouldn't know.
 
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I use firefox and it's faster, better and more secure than IE(latest version)!
 
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Using IE is like having unprotected sex. Only difference is you'll catch a virus almost every time.
 
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Using IE is like having unprotected sex. Only difference is you'll catch a virus almost every time.
<3 unprotected *Cough*,





Anyway..... FireFox has its bad things as well. Such as java problems, if 1 tab is slow, so is all the other tabs, etc.
 
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Once Firefox 3 comes out, it will pwn all other web browsers.
 
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Barney0528 said:
Once Firefox 3 comes out, it will pwn all other web browsers.
Don't get your hopes up there. They've decided not to fix more than half of the bugs already plaguing the beta. I actually went back to 2 from 3 a few months ago. I consider that an upgrade.
 
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Don't get your hopes up there. They've decided not to fix more than half of the bugs already plaguing the beta. I actually went back to 2 from 3 a few months ago. I consider that an upgrade.
It anyway pwns ;D
 
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Don't get your hopes up there. They've decided not to fix more than half of the bugs already plaguing the beta. I actually went back to 2 from 3 a few months ago. I consider that an upgrade.
Really? I stopped using 2 because whenever it crashed, it'd erase my favorites. I've been using 3 for some time now and it hasn't failed me yet.
 
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Firefox is tweakable / customizable in speed, skins, addons.

I have done some tests about 1-2 months ago to measure.

Firefox : 2.0.0.13
Internet Explorer : 7.0.6000.16386

So, my personal results :

Load time:

Ubuntu 8.04 x64, IE: 1,1 Sec.
Ubuntu 8,04 x64, FF: 0,2 Sec.
Win XP Pro x86, IE: 0,4 Sec.
Win XP Pro x86, FF: 0,3 Sec.
Win Vista Ultimate x64, IE: 0,9 Sec.
Win Vista Ultimate x64, FF: 1,0 Sec.

Using various tweaks, speed(mbnet.fi):

Ubuntu 8,04, IE: 1,2 Sec.
Ubuntu 8.04, FF: 0,9 Sec.
Win XP Pro x86, IE: 1,2 Sec.
Win XP Pro x86, FF: 0,9 Sec.
Win Vista Ultimate x64, IE: 1,2 Sec.
Win Vista Ultimate x64, FF: 0,9 Sec.

I also remember reading somewhere that FireFox processes javascrip.ts and images faster than IE, not sure about this though.

So, i guess this is one factor as to why Firefox is better. There are tens or hundreds of other reasons as well, but i can't be assed to write any more.


EDIT : Why is javascrip.ts censored?
 
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Aside from plugin issues, firefox is much more enjoyable as a browser. Popups are few and far between. Viruses are scarce. Load times could be better, but are you really in that much of a hurry to view a page?
 
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Nixanthros said:
Really? I stopped using 2 because whenever it crashed, it'd erase my favorites. I've been using 3 for some time now and it hasn't failed me yet.
Yes really. What sent me back was mainly the lack of support for QuickTime. There was about a 50% chance it would crash on me when I tried to watch a QT movie or listen to an MP3.
 

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