Yeap.. Using Mozilla Firefox for quite some time. Some pages don't display properly but do so once you've reloaded it. Other than that, it's better than IE. At least there is native pop-up blocking which doesn't employ a blanket policy.
Java support isn't an issue since I've installed Sun's Java VM. Got it from when I downloaded Opera some time back.
interesting. perhaps i should give mozilla another chance. i still need some convincing though why anyone would want to develop on the "mozilla platform". perl / python seems to be more viable and easier choices.
i used to follow the mozilla project rather closely but gave up due to the unusability (my opinion) of the earlier versions on my Linux box and all the hype surrounding it. And besides, i really do like IE, which is the reason why for everyday tasks it's Windoze! Linux / FreeBSD for all the server side stuff and the "pretend-to-be-sys-admin" sessions (on a side note, i'm glad i was a net programmer and not a sys admin )
that's why I'm glad that IE is also available on the Mac platform that i am using now. safari is nice too. but there's something about the IE logo and the familiarity that draws me to it :devil:
anyway, wat's the difference between firefox and the one browser included with the Mozilla Suite? same for the included mail app vs thunderbird....are they the same?
Been using Mozilla / firefox since the early mozilla 0.x days. I can only say that firefox keeps getting more and more stable and compatible with more websites with each release. I have never used IE (because of the huge security holes) and will never do so, unless it is for windoze-update. I must say that FF 1.0 preview is a really good job.
However, my browser of choice is opera ( http://www.opera.com/ ). This baby is blazing fast (pretty much faster than moz / ff) and small and extremely customisable.
Mozilla beats IE hands down. If there are any sites which only work on IE, I boycott them 'cos websites should be W3C compliant, not IE-compliant. Of course, if I die-die have to access the site for whatever reason, then I reluctantly use IE.
The extensions are what make Mozilla and Firefox so wonderful. Tabbrowser Extensions and AdBlock are two of the best. I've also forgotten what pop-ups are.
For those who, like me, have no choice but to use IE sometimes (no thanks to lazy Web site developers), here's an alternative browser that uses the IE engine, but provides the very useful tabbed browsing and adblock features: