What really the big diff between IE and other web browsers like Firefox...

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    Apr 23, 2008 4:49 AM GMT
    Ok besides the given i'm not great with computers.. I know the basics and how to put songs on my ipod icon_razz.gif so I was wondering what would make Fire Fox better then IE? To me both are just Internet browsers.. its like Target to Wal-mart but really what makes one better then the other?
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    Apr 23, 2008 4:55 AM GMT
    All I've ever used is IE i'm kind of set in my ways. afraid of change lol... icon_redface.gif
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    Apr 23, 2008 5:59 AM GMT
    um well, I think its the speed in which they process the HTML codes and so you can surf faster. High speed internet is part of how fast you surf the net, but the speed in which your browser process your page is another factor. I think that is it.... well, I'm sure there is more to it, but I really don't know much about it either. that's all I got from the apple website haha. I'm not a computer nerd.
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    Apr 23, 2008 8:18 AM GMT
    http://www.flexbeta.net/main/articles.php?action=show&id=32

    It's not like Walmart. hehe.

    It's like... say... the difference between mass-produced canned pineapple and actual fresh ones. icon_razz.gif

    The Add-ons alone is enough reason to switch. Frankly I can't imagine life without them LOL. Whenever I'm forced to use IE, I still get amazed at how clunky it really is.
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    Apr 23, 2008 8:37 PM GMT
    Sean_85 saidOk besides the given i'm not great with computers.. I know the basics and how to put songs on my ipod icon_razz.gif so I was wondering what would make Fire Fox better then IE? To me both are just Internet browsers.. its like Target to Wal-mart but really what makes one better then the other?


    FireFox (generally) does a better job of protecting you from exposure to malware that some sites might try to install on your computer. IE's old codebase and high level of integration into Windows means that it is, in most cases, more vulnerable to this junk.

    For web nerds, FireFox is vastly superior. Unlike IE, it isn't years behind in supporting new technologies and it actually complies with the standards set forth for how web pages are supposed to be rendered. IE is a train wreck, even with the latest improvements, but web developers are forced to jump through hoops for it because so many people still use it.

    From a personal data security and malware-avoidance standpoint, I'd say you're better off with FireFox, but it isn't the end of the world if you stick to what you like.
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    Apr 23, 2008 8:40 PM GMT
    The IT guy at work says that Internet Explorer is always being attacked. Microsoft is loathed by some IT nerds. Firefox is more secure it seems. I use IE but I have the latest Norton Anti-Virus to protect my home computer from the evils of the internet (spyware, viruses, etc.).
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    Apr 24, 2008 2:23 AM GMT
    Thanks guys and year I know Target is way different bad comparission.. We still don't have that in Canada yet.. everything but actually.

    So i'll be sticking with IE then cuz I have Norton if its an issue of security.