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Look at Security Statistics - Use Firefox

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by amaser1, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. amaser1

    amaser1 Donator

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    I would like to encourage everyone to try Mozilla Firefox (web browser) instead of Internet Explorer. I would quite quite comfortably state that it is the best web browser I have ever used. And I've tried quite a few.

    It amazes me how many people use Internet Explorer, despite the fact it is riddled with security holes and is the prime target for most malicious software programs for a few reasons:

    -the aforementioned security holes (which are numerous)
    -it is made by Microsoft (C) (TM) (R) (which seems to be hated by a lot of people)
    -it is the most widely used browser in the world (why, I don't know)

    Crackers, Hackers, Virus authors have a much higher success rate if they target the weakest means of entry, and if that means also happens to be the most widely used browser in the world, they're guaranteed a lot of success...

    Try Firefox instead, it's fun...

    If anyone has tried it and didn't like it, tell me why, because I can't fault it.

    It is only a 7mb download, totally free, seriously everyone should give it a go... It is more secure, has a better interface, and I love it...

    I welcome any replies...

    Al
     
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    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    IE comes with windows so most newbies don't really know any different, I have asked poeple in the past what browser they were using when trying to help them with a problem, and some don't even know what their using. :eek:
     
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    I have been on Fire Fox for years,one of the best out there :up:
     
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    It is true, I say to people "are you using Internet Explorer?" and the say "no I only have Google!". It's not their fault that they don't know any better as they either just are not pc savvy or haven't had time to learn. These people are much more easily tricked into downloading stuff, and paying for services they don't need though, and therefore can and do get scammed.

    But Firefox is superb...

    Al
     
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    I've been using it for a while, and I have no problems. My other computer on the other hand has IE (never bothered with Fire Fox because it was already a lost cause when we got it) is riddled with viruses, spyware, etc.

    I would also recommend FF, you can download different skins for it too which changes the appearance if you don't know what a skin is.

    Download here.
     
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    I have been on Firefox for years and never had a problem with it. Would strongly advise anyone to use it.
     
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    I use firefox too :):up:
     
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    I was using firefox but seem to be using chrome more and more these days. :p
     
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    Chrome has some great features. It doesn't work with yahoo mail, which is a downer for me... but it could become the best browser ever, with a little work... I like how light it feels...

    Al
     
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    I use Firefox at home and work, though at work we where told we had to use IE as Firefox was not as secure... that IT bod was promptly sacked a few weeks later...
     
  11. amaser1

    amaser1 Donator

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    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA... that is pretty funny..

    Al
     
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    Guvnor RBM Keyboard Hero

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    Whats worse, we are one of the largest specialist IT firms, that no one ever hears of...

    It is of great annoyance to the majority of my team that we are software/hardware support team and dont have admin rights to our own desktops, having to call on IT support from else where in house who are some times dangerous wrong in ideas for a fix...

    Well keeps us on our toes I guess
     
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    Oh dear... How's the pay??

    Al
     
  14. Guvnor RBM

    Guvnor RBM Keyboard Hero

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    Not bad once past the grease monkey level :D
     
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    That's ok then...

    Do you do support for Linux as I have been running Ubuntu for 3 years now...

    It makes a lot more sense than Vista...

    Al
     
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    Well I use Linux on my laptop, and love it, it never goes wrong... where as our systems that we work on all run a crazy mix of XP Embedded and Windows 2000 with a mix of shells running over the top...

    Im still very very green with Linux though
     
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    FIREFOX IS THE BEST.. USED IT FER YEARS NOW..:up:
     
  18. amaser1

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    yeah but I find it fun to learn... A lot of things are so much easier on Linux, and again, having such a considerably smaller user base, it is far less targeted than Windows (TM) (R) (C)...

    Al

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    I started by first switching to Firefox, then to OpenOffice, and then discovered the whole open source community, developing free software, which is of great quality (mostly), which is free to use, free to change in any way you want (not that I have the skills to), and free of activation, product keys, DRM, and other lame encumbrances....

    And to tell you the truth... It's pretty darn great...

    If anyone wants to know the best things I love about Linux... reply to say so.

    Otherwise, I won't bore you...

    Al
     
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    Yes please do tell, i like input. :)
     
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    Ok... These are the things I like best about Ubuntu Linux

    1 - It's free
    2 - It's small - 700mb Download for whole system including office suite, games, photo editors, loads of stuff.
    3 - Great Hardware support out of the box - everything on my laptop was detected and configured for me, my camera, printer, camcorder, wireless, phone all worked as soon as I plugged them in. (obviously I didn't plug in my wireless)
    4 - Ease of installing new software - instead of trawling through the internet to find a program, downloading it from some dodgy looking website that has a million ads, I simply open up Synaptic (a program in the menu) this then lists 26,000 programs that are available for immediate download, I can search by program type, name, or function. Click on install, Synaptic then tells me what other programs or files this program needs to work properly, offers to install them all for me, I click yes, it downloads them, installs them, configures them, and I didn't even have to click next, next, next, next, next, finish. I just click finish.
    5 - All programs that you install with synaptic, or are already installed, are checked for updates by Synaptic, it means you can keep all your programs running at the latest version with the minimum fuss...
    6 - Visual effects - Quite simply they wipe the floor with the eye candy you can play with on Vista
    7 - More secure than Win do'hs... By design.
    8 - Great Community - Like this forum

    If I think of any more I'll add to this list

    Al

    ---------- Post added at 22:54 ---------- Previous post was at 22:50 ----------

    Instead of using Synaptic to install a program I can just click on a Terminal

    (known as "Command prompt" or "Dos prompt" in windows)

    and type

    sudo apt-get install name-of-program

    enter my superuser password

    and magic happens... Job done.

    al

    ---------- Post added at 22:57 ---------- Previous post was at 22:50 ----------

    Oh just in case you were wondering...

    all these available programs are held on secure, managed, servers. And all my updates, program downloads have run at a constant 500-700kb per second...

    That's a pretty quick download.

    also

    look up Linux Eye Candy of Youtube... or go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuUAPl0GVpQ


    Al
     
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