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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Why Firefox is Better than Internet Explorer

By Mackenzie C

Even though Firefox is newer than Internet Explorer, it is considered by many, to be superior in security and reliability. While Internet Explorer may boast its new features in recent upgrades, there are plenty of bugs that people are encountering and for the most part, the majority of the 'newer features' IE brags about, were already available in Firefox for a while.

One of the most recent embellishments to Internet Explorer is the tab browsing. This is a very useful feature; however Firefox has had it for over a year now. Regardless if there are or aren't any bugs in this particular IE feature, given their track record, I give Firefox a thumbs up on this one because it's old school for them at this point.

Additionally Microsoft Internet Explorer offers protection against phishing scams with its anti-phishing scanner. Due to the rise of phishing threats, it is a well received and necessary feature. However, Firefox offers this same safety feature with its Google Toolbar extension.

And while Firefox might not be absolutely one hundred percent secure, the bugs are realized and repaired much faster due its Open Source software. While some feel this poses unnecessary security risk, by making the source code readily available to the public, it receives more support and contributions from various software developers. In contrast, with Internet Explorer, Microsoft is solely responsible for fixing security issues, which sometimes means delayed response.

Then comes the Internet Explorer Web Developer Toolbar extension feature. This ingenious feature offers welcomed tools to web developers by way of troubleshooting web pages. But, you guessed it, still yet another pre-existing and perhaps superior feature available with Firefox tools.

To sum it up, even with Microsoft Internet Explorer running alongside Firefox, the fact still remains that Firefox has had few problems from the beginning. With both being neck to neck in available features the competition is stiff. But if you're ready to put some of the new features to work for you in web browsing, why not check out the dependable one that been doing right all along. You can download now, Firefox for FREE, plus learn some special tips that will allow you to make the most out of Firefox tools.

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