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No.
I'd rather download IE.
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post #42 of 92
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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
FF failed me after they re-organized their website, making me have to spend countless hours searching for my add-ons.

Still better than IE though.
(Though anything is basically, except safari.)
What are you talking about. They made the addon/extension page a lot easier to navigate and search. It was a lot harder to find it when it was disorganized.
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post #43 of 92
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Originally Posted by Bluecow003 View Post
You all sound like sheep. Pledging to download an internet browser? I know these are unpopular comments, but I just don't know why people defend and uphold Firefox like it's the second coming of Christ.

I tried FF when 2 came out and just never understood why I needed to get a 2nd internet browser. To each their own I guess.
It's not really pledging to download the browser, it's pledging to download it on that date to maybe break a world record. I'm sure most people who pledged were going to download it anyway, just maybe on a different date.

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Haha

No.
I'd rather download IE.
Oh look everyone, it's a troll!
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Well that's sort of what I'm saying. Why do you guys care if Mozilla breaks a world record with the most downloads in one day? I'd be willing to bet that you wouldn't try to do that with just any download. I mean if Microsoft said they wanted to try and break the world record when they distributed SP1 for Vista, I doubt everyone would be so enthusiastic. But to download FF, everyone goes ape****. I've just never understood the fanaticism (word?) with FF. I mean people around here literally get excited to download FF. It's an internet browser.

EDIT:
I looked up fanaticism, it's a word. My brain knows words I didn't even know existed.
fa·nat·i·cism (fə-nāt'ĭ-sĭz'əm)
n. Excessive, irrational zeal.
Edited by Bluecow003 - 5/29/08 at 11:23am
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Wait, you didn't know fanaticism was a word? haha.
Well, the reason people like it so much is because they prefer to use it over IE which comes installed on windows and is not open source. For some reason, nerds go crazy over open source.
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Wait, you didn't know fanaticism was a word? haha.
Well, the reason people like it so much is because they prefer to use it over IE which comes installed on windows and is not open source. For some reason, nerds go crazy over open source.
I don't think I had ever used the word fanaticism before.

Anyway, I think you hit the nail on the head their. Just another wonder of the nerd universe I guess.
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Lol Cuba has 20 wth....i thought they didn't have internet.
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I don't think I had ever used the word fanaticism before.

Anyway, I think you hit the nail on the head their. Just another wonder of the nerd universe I guess.
Maybe because IE is inferior compared to Firefox? Everyone who can't figure out why people like FF, I'll make it easy. Would you rather have some bloated slow car that was forced upon you or a Corvette that someone gave you for free?

IE7 may be a lot better than previous versions, but that's not saying much.
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Lol Cuba has 20 wth....i thought they didn't have internet.
I don't know about the internet, but i saw a news thing a while back about the general populace getting computers for the first time. Maybe even communist government officials like open source software.
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Maybe because IE is inferior compared to Firefox? Everyone who can't figure out why people like FF, I'll make it easy. Would you rather have some bloated slow car that was forced upon you or a Corvette that someone gave you for free?

IE7 may be a lot better than previous versions, but that's not saying much.
That still doesn't explain the fanaticism for FF. I mean the way people talk about FF goes beyond just another good program. People literally get excited about new versions of FF and they sing it's praises from the mountain tops. It's quite comical to me actually.

I don't want to start a FF/IE debate. I just use IE because it does everything I need an internet browser to do and it's already installed and I don't need 2 browser's installed and I don't want to waste time uninstalling IE. Call me lazy, but IE does work and I already have it.
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