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deanbo

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I am running XP Pro with IE 6 and i would like to try Firefox instead.
I have downloaded it but not yet installed it as i thought i would check here for any potential probs or anything unusual that i need to know beforehand.

My PC is an AMD XP 2500 barton CPU with a K7 MSI mobo and 512mb DDR2700
and a 120 gig HDD.

I have only had a PC for a little over a year now and compared to most of you i'm a novice.I have installed and uninstalled plenty of things so i am OK with that usually.

So is there anything I need to know before i do it ? I realise that some sites still need IE,so will installing firefox uninstall IE ? Or can i have both ?
Will i damage IE at all by running firefox instead ? I've read of probs with IE repair and i could do without that.I have never done this before,so naturally i'm a bit apprehensive about it.But i'd really like to try it for myself.I am on dial-up and will firefox be slower than IE on dial-up ?I read about Opera as well and that sounds fast.I use this PC just for me with no LAN or bluetooth,just a single-user PC on dial-up and i only have a scanner,printer and a 128mb MP3 player that connects via USB,if that helps at all.
I've had a good read of past topics to see if this was already covered but couldn't find anything specific to my needs in there,so apologies if i'm going over old territory in advance,and all my thanks to anyone who helps. :tazz:
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Don't worry, Firefox won't uninstall or damage IE. And you can download a plug in for Firefox that lets you view certain pages in IE that don't display correctly in Firefox. :tazz: As for Opera, it is my browser of choice and as a fellow dial up user [though not for much longer, yay!] I have found it to be even faster than Firefox and IE. :)
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Oh great that sounds good,is there a link anywhere on here to that plug-in?

Opera sounds good too and i turn off the bells and whistles with XP anyway, i've heard that Opera is a bit basic.Is that true?
I probably wouldn't mind if it was a bit less graphic intensive,being on dial-up.

I intend to go BB soon as i'm fed up of dial-up and i'm a mod on a guitar forum where they all record original stuff,so i never hear the songs as it takes an age to D/load them on dial-up.thanks cadence,i'll do it tomorrow and i'll hunt for that plug-in too.Cheers :tazz:
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opera does have the reputation for being the fastest browser and I think its true because it really makes a dramatic difference, especially if you're on dial-up. it's not really basic, you can't add to it like with firefox extensions but what's already there is pretty good.

the extensions mirror is a great place for firefox extensions.
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The View This Page In IE plug-in for Firefox:
http://ieview.mozdev.org/
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Thanks everyone for your help,if i have any probs no doubt you'll see me soon.cheers :tazz:
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For opera's view in IE button:
http://nontroppo.org...i/CustomButtons

just drag and drop the button to any toolbar.
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