IE7 V.S Mozilla Firefox

July 2nd, 2008.

There are some features in Firefox you might not know about. Some of them woulb be the about:name commands. These would consist of:
– about:credits
– about:robots
– about:buildconfig
– about:license
– about:mozilla
– about:config

About:Config is probably by far the most useful of the previously listed commands. All you have to do to get to any of them is type, or copy and paste, the name of the command in the address bar and hit enter. Check out This article from PC world called Hands On: 12 Quick Hacks for Firefox 3. Hands On: 12 Quick Hacks for Firefox 3 is a great article. One thing I thought as I was reading that, I can’t believe how easy it is to see other peoples passwords!!!!

June 23rd, 2008.

It’s been awhile since I’ve added anything to this page, and since FF3 just came out I figured now is a good time. First I would like you to check out my post Innovation(s). Innovations(s) is a post all about recent innovations. Including FF3. FF3 is a pretty good browser. It looks WAY better than FF2, and I like the way I handle Bookmarks, and the way I handle feeds in FF3. I checked out IE8 beta recently and it was pretty lame. It looks the same, which leads people, or at least me, to believe that there really aren’t that many changes. Well let’s look at it this way. IE has had the same interface for 2 years now. As far as I can see, and remember, Firefox has enhanced their interface at every release. I do have to say that IE7 was a huge improvement over any other version of IE, but that can be expected. Or at least, should be expected. (that’s not how it is all the time, I mean, look at Vista). And another thing. A lot of people use the FF Add-ons, I use some myself. If you’ve downloaded IE8 beta you’ll see that they tried to mimic Firefox’s Add-ons but without success. I tried out IE7, and after using FF for about a year, going back to IE was like going from Vista to MS-DOS (not that I have). All in all, there aren’t any cosmetic changes to with IE8, but once the full version comes out I’m going to check it out and see if there are, in fact, any changes worth noticing.

April 17, 2008

Well Firefox hasn’t improved at all. I’m going to try checking my email. Woo-hoo.

Okay, I think I figured it out. But first, Yesterday I installed SpywareBlaster yesterday and ran it. It the blocked some add-ons in Firefox (I hadn’t actually noticed a difference until now). Now when I went in to check my email I only had two emails. My first theory was that if I had a certain amount of email then Firefox would crash. So I only had two email in my inbox. I went in and read them and Firefox didn’t crash. I decided to read some of my older email that made Firefox crash. I opened it and SpywareBlaster blocked an add-on. I believe this add-on was the reason Firefox was crashing. Now maybe Firefox will work.

April 16, 2008

I just got done checking my email and in the middle of reading one of my emails Firefox crashed. It doesn’t crash when I sign out anymore, just when I’m in the middle of reading an email.

April 14, 2008

Now I hate Firefox again. I went and reinstalled Firefox 3 beta 5 in the hopes of getting my Smart Bookmarks back and it didn’t work. And now guess what? once again, I can’t check my email in Firefox without it crashing. I submitted this report to the Mozilla foundation. This is the whole statement including name email browser version etc.

Name: Zachary

Email: zachman1094atyahoodotcom

Product: Firefox Release Candidate

Summary: Firefox is a good browser but if I can’t even check my email I’m going back to IE.


I can’t check my Yahoo! email in Firefox 3 beta 5. This would be

understandable but I can’t check my Yahoo! email in Firefox 2 either.

Firefox looks good but if I can’t check my email in Firefox, meaning I

have to juggle between IE and Firefox then I’m going to choose IE.

Browser Details: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5

From URL:

As you can see I’m not happy at all.

Previous date.

I’m running Firefox 3 beta 5 right now and so far it’s really nice. I’m about to check my email and see if it crashes like it does in Firefox 2.

Well it worked like a charm! I can check my email in Firefox! Now I can ditch IE. Yes. I did have to go in and restore my bookmarks to the latest version. Firefox 3 beta 5 looks great to. Though there’s now back or forward buttons. Strange. And another thing. The option where I can have Firefox check my spelling as a type isn’t working. I’m beginning to remember why I decided to leave the beta testing to someone else…. Nevermind, I found the forward an backward buttons. Now I’m happy.

Very Previous date.

As most IE7 users know you can have more than one home page in IE7 and some might know that you can’t do that in Mozilla Firefox. Now you can. This is how to do it:

  1. Open ONLY the pages you want to be your home pages.
  2. Click Tools and scroll down to Options…
  3. Under the tab Main in the Startup section where it says Home Page: click Use current pages.

This will enable more than one home page to open when you open Firefox.

IE7 V.S Mozilla Firefox.

To find out what a browser’s market share (percent of people using it) is go to this link.

A smaller percentage of people use Firefox but that might be because IE comes pre-installed on a PC. That’s why Firefox is more secure. If there were more people using Firefox then there would be more of an advantage for hackers to exploit loopholes.

Well first off I had used IE7 for awhile before switching to Mozilla Firefox for security reasons. See Security Announcement by Thinking that maybe Mozilla might just be trying to promote it’s product? Read the two following articles also. This article is from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team Microsoft Internet Explorer does not properly validate source of redirected frame This following article is from Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities

I would also add that I was running Internet Explorer 6 (I think it was at the time) when I acquired two virus’s from I wont ever know that if I was running Mozilla Firefox if I wouldn’t have gotten those virus’s. One thing though. As you can see from the chart IE is much more popular than Firefox. That might be why Firefox’s security is better. If there was more of a profit in hacking Firefox then IE would be more secure. There’s no way to always keep something secure. That’s because by the time it’s discovered and added to a definition file, downloaded to your PC, the particular piece of malware or Spyware or Virus is infected a fairly good amount of PCs!

You might also be interested in reading IE7 flaw, or not? From If you searched Internet Explorer 7 you’d find that the top rating was 7.0. If you’d search Mozilla Firefox the top rating is 8.3. Big difference.
It’s not that I have anything against Microsoft, I use their computers, but some of their products aren’t as good as they could be.

Well today I ran AdAware after checking my email in IE7 and guess what? It found 22 privacy risk cookies, just from checking my email, nothing else, in there from IE7. That’s really bad.

What’s safer: Internet Explorer or Firefox?

Gates hammered over IE 8.0 secrecy. Web developers want Internet Explorer updates I definitely want updates so I can stay on top of my game but I wont go asking and complaining about it. I was still exploring IE7 (somewhat, I had already built the first draft of this website on there) when I switched to Mozilla Firefox. IE7 is somewhat confusing though. I guess it can’t be helped if you want a fully functional browser though.

There is one great feature of IE7 though, it the Save Target As option. (If you’re using IE7 to find this feature right click on a link and scroll down until you see “Save Target As” option and click it. You might have some problem saving it though. On some websites you can but only on some.)

Download Firefox 3 Beta 2. This version is mainly for developers, not exactly for the general public. I for one am going to wait fo the bugs to be worked out until I download it but you can download it Here. Read PC Mag’ review Here.

I ran AdAware for about 25 minutes and it found a privacy risk cookie just from going to and trying to use the Save Target As feature to save one of there songs. For future reference it didn’t work.

This was said on
“…which highlight the improvements found in IE7 that would help the browser regain competitiveness against a more full-featured Firefox browser…”

Problems In Recent IE Cumulative Update I used to use IE. I have used IE4, IE5, IE6 and IE7 and I haven’t had any problems with IE yet. I still use IE7 and older versions on others computers and one mine every once in awhile. IE7 is still a good browser, even if it’s slow, looks similar to Vista and it’s security isn’t what it could be. Tabs were definitely a good choice by Microsoft, you could download tabs from other places but it looked better when they were built in. Internet Explorer 8 beta nears release But I guess it wont be long before IE8 will be coming out. We’ll just have to see what it brings.

I would like to say that I can view every website in Mozilla Firefox that I could it IE7, IE6 and so on. I can view HTML pages I created just fine. Though another thing is that I can’t go into Internet Options (Options for Mozilla Firefox users) and open the cookies and Temporary internet files strait from there. I have to know exactly where I am to find the folder. Though IE7 lacks the master password feature I still think it’s a great browser.

Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 3.

I recently HAD this on my computer and it was really bad. There was one really cool feature called Smart Bookmarks though. It recorded the last pages I visited along with the ones I visited most recently. If you like to be on the cutting edge the sure get this but it your still content with Firefox 2 then wait till all the kinks are worked out.

Now I would like to share some wisdom. Probably the only reason I found so many problems with IE and none for Firefox is because I only looked for the problems in IE, not Firefox. Had I looked for Firefox problems then I would have found some there to.

The only reason I’m using Mozilla Firefox is because I heard it had better security. Now let’s think about this. I dumped IE7 for Firefox. That’s like moving to a Mac because it has better security. There’s virtually no difference! I think I will definitely move back to IE once IE8 comes out, or at least try IE8 out.

Lately I’ve been having problems with Firefox, It’s been crashing regularly.

Okay now this is getting ridiculous, Firefox crashed about five times already, and it’s only 6:4_ AM! (Ignore my timestamps, they’re not acurate) it’s to early for this. If Firefox keeps crashing I might have to go back to IE. That’s what I’m using now.

April 2, 2008

Firefox is crashing at and When I’m on IE, like I am now, IE doesn’t crash, but no, Firefox does, the alleged, “Superior” browser.

April 4, 2008

I’m getting tired of Firefox crashing, it’s gotten to the point where I can’t check my email because when I log out Firefox crashes, and I can’t go to and read a magazine because Firefox will crash as soon as I get to Now I’m juggling between Firefox and IE7 and it’s not fun. Hopefully this problem will be fixed in Firefox 3.

April 18, 2008

Despite Firefox 2 (and 3 beta 5) not passing the Acid 3 tests (Firefox 3 beta 5 passed the 1st and 2nd acid tests, not Firefox 2) I finally got it stable. If you’ve been reading my page IE7 V.S Mozilla Firefox you would know that I was having problems with Firefox. The problems were that I couldn’t check my email, or log into any Yahoo! service, without Firefox crashing. You would also know, if you have been reading my page IE7 V.S Mozilla Firefox, that I downloaded SpywareBlaster yesterday and it blocked the add-on that was crashing Firefox whenever I checked my email. So thanks to SpywareBlaster Firefox is now stable for me. Before I had SpywareBlaster I blogged and read websites in Firefox and then went to IE7 to check my email. That was not fun. So I’m very happy that Firefox is stable for me.

April 12, 2008

I had this huge post on a PC Magazine forum and Firefox crashed losing all me work I just typed up! I’m just about ready to go back to IE7. When IE8 comes out I think I’m moving back.

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