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  • 5.0 stars

    "Extremely fast and user-friendly."

    November 9, 2004  |  

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0

    Summary

    I'm so impressed with just how good Firefox is. I have been reluctant to make the switch from IE6, but after having used Firefox for a week, I really don't know why I waited for so long. The themes (skins) are great, and I particluarly love the extensions (plugins) - they're so easy to modify :-)
    I could go on and on, but instead:
    One advice to you: Get it. Now!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Incredible"

    November 9, 2004  |   By zamiam

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0

    Summary

    I can hardly believe Firefox. There are NO popups, and with the Adblock extension I have almost NO ads. Since usuing FF, my Adaware and spyware S&D scans pick up NO spyware. And I forgot the best feature: Tabbed browsing. Why didn't Microsoft think of this when they designed Windows? Another extension I recommend: Mouse Gestures. Enjoy this amazing freeware. And donate - It will make you feel less guilty for having it so good.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Adequate"

    November 9, 2004  |   By dextroz

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0

    Summary

    The only missing in FireFox (out of no fault of its own) is compatibility with the Google Toolbar. Google please make one for FireFox!!!

    Thanks guys!

    Your browser is a real 'killer' ;-)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "World Most Fastest Web Browser"

    November 9, 2004  |  

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0

    Summary

    Still the best and the faster. MUST USE......

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Free from worries"

    November 9, 2004  |   By 808

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0

    Summary

    This browser is excellent! It is stable, has loads of features and you can add more as you like. It renders pages fast. If it doesn't render a page right, well it's only the websites designer that is not complying to HTML standards, but to MS imperfect coding. So if you want a page to render well in firefox, bug the webmaster to learn to design to standard!
    Also, I'm free from security worries. If there is a security warning, it's patched quickly, unlike MS who takes AGES to issue a patch, which most of the time doesn't work.
    So FireFox is the way to go! If you don't use it, well suffer if you eventually get some spyware or your important details are stolen from you because you're using IE.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "EL MEJOR BROWSER!"

    November 9, 2004  |   By Luis19580

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0

    Summary

    Yo a tratado varios browsers y el Mozilla Firefox es el mejor! Es mas rapido que los restos.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "wonderful"

    November 9, 2004  |  

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0

    Summary

    I have been using FireFox for about 4 months now and I love it. It is fast, flexible, compatible and just one great piece of software.
    Thank you all of those that have put work into this software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Answers for the skeptics"

    November 9, 2004  |  

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0

    Summary

    1. Doesn't work on certain pages: This is a great claim - with little to no proof to substantiate it. I've been using Mozilla Firefox for a long time now (nearly two years - from around 0.2), and their rendering engine (gecko) is far superior and standards compliant than IE. What does that mean to the average user? While there are pages and sites that today are only tested under Internet Explorer, more and more web developers are testing FIRST on Mozilla/Firefox because of it's standards compliance and that means a better experience in the end for everyone. I'm not suggesting that developers/designers don't care about IE compatibility, but I'm seeing more and more sites targetting standards first, and IE second because IE's cripled standards compliance is a pain to design for. I speak from personal experience as a web developer.

    Also, bear in mind that as the market penetration of standards compliant browsers grow, site maintainers are increasingly being pressured to make their sites comply. It's when a non-standard browser like Microsoft's Internet Explorer gain a monopoly that the web becomes a scarey place to visit.

    2. Not enough features built in, and the insecure nature of extensions: Well, this is obviously personal preference.. I don't like running bloated software. Let's call that a personal preference. I do like having software that does exactly what I want it to do - and not much else. What that means as a web developer is that I like having additional tools available to me for doing my job such as a javascript debugger and a document inspector. My wife, who could care less about developing web sites, still likes to blog on live journal - so she has an extension just for her that lets her blog quickly without having to deal with live journal's slow site, and unfriendly blog editing interface. Now, I don't think the "mass market" would appreciate wrapping our two personal favorite extensions up in to everyone's installation. Not that these extensions aren't great, but they aren't for everyone - do you see where I'm going with this?

    Can you name the last "extension" you installed for Internet Explorer? It wasn't googlebar (oh, which by the way Firefox has a great built in google toolbar search feature built in (that also lets you search using other sites such as ebay, yahoo, amazon and others) ).. Nope, it was all the adware and spyware that came with visiting your favorite "free" site. Why are Firefox's extensions better than IE's activex extensions? Because Firefox ALWAYS prompts you before installation, and extensions are only allowed by "whitelisted" web sites, much the same way you can allow a site to utilize pop-ups. If you get a virus from Firefox (even though I've never personally heard of one), it's not from extensions that installed without you knowing about it..

    On the other hand, ActiveX doesn't require user confirmation and that means any site can execute code without you knowing it - that's how you get a huge amount of your spyware today.

    I want a small, flexible browser without compromising security or ease of use.. and the extension model that Firefox uses is second to none.

    3. And Finally.. Overhyped, disappointing, overrated, slow? ... oh and don't forget buggy:
    Alright, you win, there's obviously a lot of hype about this browser - some evil marketing genius is laughing an evil laugh someplace because he's duped everyone into "trying his product".

    Look, there is so much "hype" because there are a lot of people, like me, who have been really impressed by this free, open source project (managed by a non-profit organization).. so much so that we wanted to tell other people about the great experience we've had. The only hype you hear is real people who have found Firefox to make a difference in their web browsing. If you expect the web to speed up, if you expect to defy the inevitability of bugs (I can personally attest that things like importing IE favorites and running video streams have worked flawlessly for me.. but I'll grant you that it's entirely possible it didn't work for user X, Y or Z) not only in the browser but bugs in the sites you visit.. if you expect that it will include the kitchen sink.. you will be disappointed.. but that's not the fault of the browser or of the people that recommend it..

    This is a great web browser, but just as important to me is that it's a great project with a great, diverse community that support it and own it and will continue to grow and nourish it. I invite people who don't like it as well as the people who do to join that community and help take back the web.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "one of the best alternatives"

    November 9, 2004  |  

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0

    Summary

    this is not a shell over the ie browser like avant and slim and does not crash as often as ie does. very quick encoding and great features. tabbing is kinda weak, but makes up it up with superior everything else.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This browser ROCKS!"

    November 9, 2004  |  

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 1.0

    Summary

    Try this browser and you will be on your way to a better internet surfing experience! The features are awesome! Wish I tried this before...!

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