Sean_85 saidOk besides the given i'm not great with computers.. I know the basics and how to put songs on my ipod 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.