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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.
Not the nerds, but the people that can think on their own.
Those of the people that cannot think on their own, rely on the advertisement to show them what to buy/use. Rational people make a comparison and choose what will suit their needs best. In my case - FF is faster than IE and has more add-ons (especially - Web Developer). Has better rendering engine and the most important(maybe not best) - has easy to understand DOM (If you write JS for Firefox is more intuitive/easy than writing for IE). And the really most important is that it is W3C compliant. I have spend hours to curse IE developers to eight generation, because they didn't added to the DOM, the target that fires the event. (Why do you think there are more workarounds for IE than for the other browsers?)

PS. Opera is faster, but I have met some rendering bugs and has no extensions.
Edited by metala - 5/29/08 at 3:00pm
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Not the nerds, but the people that can think on their own.
Those of the people that cannot think on their own, rely on the advertisement to show them what to buy/use. Rational people make a comparison and choose what will suit their needs best. In my case - FF is faster than IE and has more add-ons (especially - Web Developer). Has better rendering engine and the most important(maybe not best) - has easy to understand DOM (If you write JS for Firefox is more intuitive/easy than writing for IE). And the really most important is that it is W3C compliant. I have spend hours to curse IE developers to eight generation, because they didn't added to the DOM, the target that fires the event. (Why do you think there are more workarounds for IE than for the other browsers?)

PS. Opera is faster, but I have met some rendering bugs and has no extensions.
I'm going to apologize ahead of time because I really don't mean to start a debate, so I'm sorry. I just find the fanaticism over FF fascinating. You're reasons for using FF are legitimate because of the web development add-ons. Like I said earlier in this thread, all these people sound like sheep signing a pledge to download an internet browser on a certain day. I mean to say people choose it because they think on their own is a little far fetched. I think a lot of people only ever tried it because of how much other people talk about it.

As for FF being such a wonder browser, take this article for example:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,146279/article.html

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You open up Task Manager and find that Firefox is chewing up 95 percent of your CPU cycles. Once you kill the browser and start over, you're running fine again.
and

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And Firefox's developers worked to make sure that add-ons, notorious memory thieves, . . .
Sure it sounds like FF3 will be better, but it sure sounds like FF2 was worse for performance. I don't recall IE having these issues.

Anyway, my whole issue is just how nuts people are over FF. It's just an internet browser.
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I'm in
FF3 FTW
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Ahhh so, I love Firefox and it's definitely better than IE. I don't glorify it, but I love it.

I'm adding my pledge...
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I use Firefox but I do not believe it is superior to IE7 in any way. Mainly for the reason that not all website work on FF and ALL websites work in IE7. Your browser may be awesome, but if it doesn't work 100% of the time when your competitor does, you lose.
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i'll dl/install it at all the business school lab computers. some of the only ones on campus not configured to use FF

plus i'll dl it repeatedly from different IP's using wi-fi

pauldovi...read the post above by metala. as a web developer myself, I spend 20X the time and effort getting things to work in IE...sometimes i have to break my code and make it cluttery and bad in order for it to work in IE...(ex - CSS hacks, just for IE; javascripting is messed up (different) in IE than in ANY other browser...hmm)
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I use Firefox but I do not believe it is superior to IE7 in any way. Mainly for the reason that not all website work on FF and ALL websites work in IE7. Your browser may be awesome, but if it doesn't work 100% of the time when your competitor does, you lose.
That was the big reason I didn't like FF when I tried it. There were sites that didn't work well on it, in particular, my homepage. So everytime I opened up FF, I had to look at a crappy version of my homepage.
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I have yet to find a page that FF doesn't display properly although I don't tend to visit many pages outside of the ones I use habitually since I'm more of a gamer/downloader than a web monkey.
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Ready to DUMP firefox , the freezes and losing by bookmarks is starting to really PISS ME OFF , then most of the addon files show "corrupted" when i try to download them , what happened to the GOOD firefox?????????
    
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I'm thinking of leaving Firefox. Most other tabbed browsers are multithreaded (each tab runs as a separate thread), but Firefox is not. One loading tab slows the entire browser to a crawl especially when loading media-rich pages.
IE easily handles pages firefox cannot and an error caused by one site in a tab can cause the entire browser to crash. >:0
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