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I can't believe this, since Firefox 3 beta 3 I been stuck to it because IE 8's beta is failing with bugs and all. I always hated Firefox now iam getting glued to it.. updating to beta 4 right now and it looks pretty going by the pics.

I think I got Firefox'd.. M$ better shape up or ship out with that IE 8..
     
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I dl'ed firefox last week and am getting hooked too. Am going to try the beta jiust to see.
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How in the world could you have hated Firefox EVER? It's the god of browsers. IE is disgusting and has always been.
    
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How in the world could you have hated Firefox EVER? It's the god of browsers. IE is disgusting and has always been.
I completely agree!!! I've loved firefox every since it came out. I've never had the problems I've had with IE and if you didn't realize firefox is the one that started tabs and everyone else followed. I don't see how anyone could hate it. Everyone I showed it to loved it right away.
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How in the world could you have hated Firefox EVER? It's the god of browsers. IE is disgusting and has always been.
That is an opinion. You just tried to state an opinion as a fact.

The proof is that Firefox is open source, meaning there are less security loop holes for people to find. There are also numerous extensions to optimize your browser. And the biggest deal about firefox is, It is an all around more secure browser.


How can you dislike firefox for that?
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I like Opera WAY better then FF and IE.
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That is an opinion. You just tried to state an opinion as a fact.

The proof is that Firefox is open source, meaning there are less security loop holes for people to find. There are also numerous extensions to optimize your browser. And the biggest deal about firefox is, It is an all around more secure browser.


How can you dislike firefox for that?
Well thank you. You backed me up. I did do a bit too much opinion and came off a bit strong. Totally did not mean to...

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I like Opera WAY better then FF and IE.
I guess that's good too, firefox just has uber plugins, but if you don't use any than Opera is great too.
    
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I prefer IE, but have used firefox for more than 6 months in the past. I also prefer opera over firefox, due to startup times and the fact that pages don't load weird (IMHO Firefox's image loading is weird)
I always seem to go back to IE out of habit/convinience.
I also HATE tabs, so ie7 has all tabs disabled, as would FF.
I'm downloading Firefox 3 for the first time now, will let you know what I think.
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I prefer IE, but have used firefox for more than 6 months in the past. I also prefer opera over firefox, due to startup times and the fact that pages don't load weird (IMHO Firefox's image loading is weird)
I always seem to go back to IE out of habit/convinience.
I also HATE tabs, so ie7 has all tabs disabled, as would FF.
I'm downloading Firefox 3 for the first time now, will let you know what I think.
Strange... but to each his own I guess.
    
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OK heres my thoughts (I am aware its a beta and some of the annoyances will be ironed out and graphics may be improved)-

The Good-
-IE settings transfer wizard is great and works well.
-The image loading is massively improved from older versions
-Native style skin - looks nice with vista
-It seems to start up faster than FF2
-Web pages 'feel' like they load quicker than IE
-The bookmark button on the address bar is great. Just click the star and its favouritised, could be a feature I can't live without.

The Bad-

-The History menu in toolbar is fairly useless to me
-Seems to be no way to properly DISABLE tabs
-Status bar seems minimalist compared to ie7 (but thats personal preference)
-Stop/Refresh button is not combined out of the box
-If the address bar could be transparent like ie7 that would be the s3x, but I guess M$ is keeping that secret close to their chests (Plus its an integral feature of explorer)

The Ugly-
-The back forward buttons look really ugly to me [opinion].
-The hover style over the menubar items (file, edit etc.) is ugly. They should have stuck to the windows style mouse-overs - solid colour background not 3d effect.
-The menu bar is too narrow (height wise). I prefer symmetry. The menubar should be the same height as it is in ie7/explorer to totally integrate with the shell.

Overall I am very impressed. It seems much better than firefox 2. I still don't think it will make me give up ie7 but who knows what it will be like when released.
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