Sunday, August 10, 2008

368th Post - Welcome to Firefox!

Well, earlier this evening, I took the plunge and changed my browser here at home to Firefox. It is version 3.0.1 if that kind of thing matters to you.

I use a pretty old computer at home. You might laugh at me if I tell you what it is, so I won't, but trust me: It is old. It has a 3.5" floppy drive. I was running IE version 6.something, but it kept crashing, over and over. Websites that had been stalwarts for me would no longer load, or would crash upon loading. In trying to upgrade to a newer version of IE, I was told that I would need an XP service pack 2 or better. I am not about to upgrade the operating system on this old pc. I figured I would try a new browser, and had heard good things about firefox. I downloaded it about an hour ago.

I find it works fine, but is a little slow. That would be a function of the cpu I use here. Perhaps it is time to hint for a better pc.


I find this browser has some features that IE doesn't have. Typing in a url, Firefox tries to anticipate what I want by suggesting previous url's already in the bookmarks list. I like that a lot. There is a link for the latest news headlines, from the BBC currently, but there is probably a way to have it look at other online news sources. I like FF so far. I am looking forward to learning more and more about it.


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