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IE and FirerFox?


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RockyIV

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Hey Guys, :tazz:
I have IE and itz causing many problems, so I thought of getting FireFox! since FireFox can't do all the things IE can do!Is it possible for me to use both of them at the same time and not stuff my computer up?
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Sure you can download and run Firefox alongside Internet Explorer just fine. I currently have four browsers installed on this system - IE 6.0, which I'd gladly dump at any given point but can't, no thanks to XP's crazy integrations and things, the latest versions of both Mozilla Firefox and Opera, plus Deer Park Alpha 2, the beta release of the next generation Firefox browser. And nope, no problems for me whatsoever. :tazz:
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Thanks!I'll get it!
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Not bad!Itz seems a bit slow compared to IE! Well itz better than IE getting hacked!!
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Not bad!Itz seems a bit slow compared to IE! Well itz better than IE getting hacked!!
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The more you use it the faster it will appear to get.
Ive had mine for a long time now and it blows IE out of the water.
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I agree with you phybyr0ptyk 100%! It has got atleast two times faster since I first used it!Thanks
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Agreed. I too thought the same thing when I first made the switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox - Firefox was a heck slower to open, slower to load pages, slower to do just about everything, but I stuck it out. Now that I've gotten used to Firefox, I don't find it all that slow anymore. Opera is maybe a teensy bit faster, but I'm still, ultimately, sticking to Firefox. The last time I used IE to view an IE-only page, I was seriously horrified at its horrendously slow loading times. I've never once dared to return to Internet Explorer since. :tazz:
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Agreed!
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But what's screwy is that you can't get windows updates with a Firefox browser. The microsoft updates site says you have to be using Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.

Edited by becca77, 07 August 2005 - 05:43 AM.

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I think it was a post in this website. that someone mentioned that you can install Windows Updates using FireFox?
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I also got Netscape!Very good themes availble and quite good!Lots of features, So you have more control!
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But what's screwy is that you can't get windows updates with a Firefox browser. The microsoft updates site says you have to be using Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.


That shouldn't be a problem for most Windows users at all, since the Automatic Updates feature on all XP systems should be turned on to the Recommended setting by default - at least, that is how it is with my computer. Once you have had that cleared, all important Windows Updates will be automatically downloaded and installed onto the PC, Internet Explorer or not.

The reason why people who attempt to retrieve their updates manually from the Windows Updates website through any browser other than IE fail to do so is because that feature requires Active X to work. Since Active X is supported only by Internet Explorer, users of Firefox won't be able to download the updates onto their computer through that website. Given the fact that Active X has been exploited goodness knows how many times to invade unsuspecting users' computers however, I tend to think of Firefox's lack of support for Active X as more of convenience, rather than a hassle. ^_^
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That's something similar to what I saw! Thanks CassyKins!
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