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101 things that the Mozilla browser can do that IE cann

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-Author's Note: If you want to recommend other PAYWARE programs, please start your own thread, I was here first. ;-) Thanks...I have been using Mozilla for a few years now, and thought I would share my experiences with it.1)What is Mozilla? A. It is an open source platform which among other things contains a great web browser.2) How much does it cost? A. Zero, Nada, zippo, nothing.. It's FREE3) Why do you like it? A. Hackers don't attack it B. Hackers don't attack it C. Hackers don't attack it D. It's MAIL program is not Outlook, so see answers A,B, & C. E. It contains its own IRC Program, called Chatzilla4) Isn't Mozilla really Netscape? A. NO - Absolutely not. Netscape's browser contains the source code of Mozilla. B. This also means by using Mozilla, you don't get all the AOL crapola, unless you like that stuff. In that case, you deserve AOL.5) I hate Pop-ups. Does it help with that? A. Yeppers, it has a Pop-up preventer.6) Is this completed software? A. Depends on your definition. There are more stable releases, but mostly this is Beta stuff. Actually there is a new version just about every day. They are called overnight builds. I would stick to the main ones, though.7) Where do I get it, and what version should I use? A. http://www.mozilla.org B. Downloads page: http://www.mozilla.org/ C. I would start with Mozilla 1.2b, you can always delete it, if you don't like it.8) I use Linux, Mac, Win XP, WIn95,98,98se,Me, Solaris, AIX, OS2, etc... Can I use it? A. Yep, go to the site and learn.9) So where are these 101 Things you talk about? A. Ahhhhh.... Grasshopper... Go to this site and read them. I didn't make these, this other guy did, so if they are incorrect, go tell him, not me. :-)http://www.xulplanet.com/ndeakin/arts/reasons.html10) What if I don't like it. A. Simple, ask for a refund... Oh yeah, never mind, it's FREE.11) I hate the way my browser looks, can I change it? A. Yep.. Mozilla has themes. Comes with 2, can download dozens of others.12) I'm alergic to lizards, can you help me? A. NO, come to the dark side, the lizard is your friend, the lizard is your friend.13) What does this phrase mean? "All your Browsers are belong to us." A. You would need to spend hours here understanding its meaning. Here is a link:http://www.freerepublic.com14) What is a Liberal? A. Psssttt.... Wrong thread.. :-lol see other posts. Go Away.15) Does Mozilla have newsgroups.A. Yes, it has newsgroups and a composer for web page bulding too.16) Do you have any other fun program recommendations? A. Well of course I do. Here you go.- For Cookie and Ad Blockers I use Guidescope although Mozilla now does this.http://www.guidescope.com- For getting rid of SPYWARE, that all those supposedly free programs you keep downloading install on your machine unbeknownst to you, I use Ad- Aware located here: ALso get Ref-Update 2.0 to do quicker updates in the future. For giggles, after you run it, come back and tell us how many instances of spyware you had on your 'puter. :-lolhttp://www.lavasoft.de- For a firewall, I use Zone Alarm, it is located here:http://www.zonealarm.com- For virus Protection, I use the Best, IMHO. AVG Anti virus. It is located here.http://www.grisoft.com- For those with cable modems or DSL in The United States, here is my backup provider for dial up. I use access-4-free which charged me $4 to set up and I get 10 free hours a month, or worst case $10 a month for unlimited access. No Banners, No ads, just access. Pops throughout the country and they lease great lines.http://www.access-4-free.comOh, by the way. All of these programs are FREE, (except for access-4-free), so no more buying virus updates, blockers, security, etc... Go grab this stuff and learn how to protect your computer on your own.And here is the disclaimer. If it does not work, it means you didn't read ALL OF THE DIRECTIONS, so don't blame me when your computer blows up. :-)Have Fun Folks,Joe :-wavePS - Would you rather have a little e for a broswer, or a lizard?Your Choice. :-)Here are Picture Galleries of My Trip out west in 2002.Gallery #1 Pima Air & Space Museum + AMARC (Boneyard) at Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona. (over 240 Pictures)http://www.pbase.com/sonar5/pimaamarc

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Great post I agree with you 100% You forgot one great feature. TAB BROWSING!

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Or if you like IE, you can use Crazy Browser or MYIE2 front ends - both free - to get tabs and popup blockers. MYIE2 also allows grouping favourites so you can launch them all (in tabs) with one click. Recommended!

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Thanks Joe, that was not only informative, but highly entertaining as well. I'm almost, very nearly, on the edge, really considering installing SP1 for XP. Once I do that (and it hopefully doesn't cause my puter to run down the hall screaming), I will remove IE and get myself a helping of Mozilla. And yes, I know I can install it without removing IE, but one step at a time. After all, my computers are primarily for flight simulation, and they do that very well at the moment.

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