Saturday, August 06, 2005

Firefox

Hi, today's been rough day for me. Today, I was on a mission to spread my name in the world of DOTA and as I make my way to tBun Sungai Long, the anticiapted glory that awaits kept me in high spirits.
Today, my team consist of Roy, Eldred, Weng Ho and me and we're a force to be reckoned with...
As we sat down on our battle machines, the other team accepted our challenge and the war began.
It was a tough war (the details are a bit complicated) but in the end, we lost.....SIGH!!!! its the curse of tbun!! WE lost almost everytime we challenge them..arghh...sry this is getting to me.
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Ok, about the site, I am actually using firefox as my browser and I 've noticed that the blog displays differently for IE. I don't know the cause tight now but I will find it out. But..if you ask me, I would say go and use Mozilla Firefox as it is better than IE. It has more security features and it looks cooler..
Check out the review below.

FIREFOX PROS

1. The Mozilla Firefox browser is amazingly lean. At just over 4.7MB to download and install, Firefox does not suffer from being overweight (unlike Microsoft IE6 at 80MB). The 4.7MB Firefox install does not include plug-ins like Java Virtual Machine, Flash Player, Quicktime and Shockwave, but those features can be added through 30 minutes of user effort.

2. Firefox supports plenty of user shortcuts and keystrokes. Both novices and power users will like the helpful little perks like “Type Ahead”, CTRL-enter to complete URLs, and CTRL-T to launch new tabs. In many ways, it feels like Microsoft IE, and IE users will find it easy to switch to Firefox.

3. Integrated pop-up blocking! Yes, Firefox will shut down those pesky advertisements for you. No need to install 3rd party software…just set your Firefox options in your Tools menu to prevent pop-ups.

4. Power User Feature: Firefox can prevent annoying Javascript code from hiding your status bar, resizing or moving your window.

5. Larger viewing area than IE. With smaller toolbars, Firefox can fit nearly 10% more surface area onto your monitor.

6. Nifty bookmarking features for researchers! It is possible to bookmark and folder-organize multiple tabs at once.

7. Theme skins can be customized. If you like to doctor your browser appearance, then Firefox will not disappoint.

8. Tabbed browsing, without adding large memory overhead. This is perhaps the single most-useful feature for power users: the ability to run multiple web pages without cramming your RAM memory. A simple CTRL-T keystroke permits you to read your webmail, search Google, check the weather, and listen to your Internet radio, all within a single RAM occurrence of Firefox. Big points to the developers for this feature!

9. Bookmark Favorites appear in a slick toolbar format. Unlike the often cumbersome menu of IE, your Firefox favorites/bookmarks can be displayed as toolbuttons in horizontal fashion. You can even automate those bookmarks to check the web page for updates, and report back to you. Wonderful for watching stocks, your favorite sports team page, or monitoring news.

10. There are no glaring security holes, unlike IE. For things like online banking, stock trading, using eBay for bidding on auctions, and paying for goods with Paypal, Firefox is not a hacker target, and has been proven to be effectively safe from getting your passwords hijacked.

FIREFOX DOWNSIDES

As much as Firefox is a great tool, there are some small deficiencies in this application. Gratefully, these deficiencies will be quite minor for most users, and with impending improvements, these glitches will likely be repaired within the next 12 to 18 months.

1. Images inconsistently load slower than IE. While Internet Explorer will render most web pages quickly on DSL or cable bandwidth, Firefox seems to intermittently take 30% to 100% longer to render the same graphics. This is not a consistent flaw; it seems unique to whichever website you are visiting.

2. Firefox does not integrate well with Outlook or Outlook express email. With little annoying things like viewing HTML email, or launching links from a message, Firefox does not respond quickly, and often fails to respond at all.

3. Firefox also fails to integrate with Pocket PC Windows and USB cradle synching. Although only a small percentage of users actually download web calendars and web mail into their Pocket PC’s, that small percentage will be frustrated until Firefox fixes this.

4. Firefox will not render the same web page format and styles that IE will. For example: where you would normally see a page's black table outline in IE, you will see a blurred grey outline in Firefox. Not a show-stopper, but annoying, especially to web developers.

5. Plug-Ins do not auto-install as easily as IE. To add Flash player, Shockwave, Quicktime, and Java Virtual Machine, Firefox users need to manually search and download/install these tools. Sometimes, you will even need to tweak the installs using Firefox Tools menu.

6. Power User Complaint: intermittently, HTML form buttons fail to respond to the keyboard enter button in Firefox. For example: to log into one of my online bank accounts, I normally enter my account number and PIN, and press enter to submit. In Firefox, I need to switch to my mouse to press submit. This is a small peeve for those of us who love our keyboards.

Whether you are loyal to IE, Opera, Safari, Mozilla, or Netscape, the imperfect-but-lean Firefox is a highly recommended alternative. With so many helpful little features like pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, horizontal bookmarks, and integrated Google, Mozilla's Firefox is working hard to win its users affection. By focusing on the most-appreciated browsing features, the Mozilla developers are giving users a slick and lean alternative to the bloated-and-insecure Microsoft IE browser.

5 Comments:

Blogger Roy said...

ar...today's game keeps me on nerves!!!!we will revenge 1 day!!!break the jinx of tbun

9:28 AM  
Anonymous kaizeru said...

you all dun have me kakakakakak mwuahahahahaa *berlanc* XD XD XD

jkg sia, if i go always will lose if thye get medu.

anyways, i'm supporter of opera and i think oni opera and ie cant see ur edits. ie sux big time.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Sky.Live said...

Ie sux big time,
My votes still goes to firefox. follow by opera. The thing i dont like about opera is that small little anoying ads.

Regarding ur disadvantage,
Images inconsistently load slower than IE
It can be mod by change some script and installing some plug-in, detail is available in my forums.

Firefox does not integrate well with Outlook or Outlook express email
I dont use outlook and will never use it unless i have to. Same thing goes to internet explorer as it also doesn't intergrate Mozzila thunderbird. FIrefox intergrate will thunderbird nicely..
Conclusion : every software developer hopes that every user will stick back to their own software

Firefox also fails to integrate with Pocket PC Windows and USB cradle synching
There is a compact version of firefox, but not too sure whether they works for Pocket pc or not. Opera the best in mobile browsing.

Firefox will not render the same web page format and styles that IE will
This is not a disadvantage but just that most web developer has used to IE due to selfish Microsoft to include IE as their defaut browser. Most user are using it and that's y most website are purposely created to view perfectly under IE. For firefox.. It's new and gaining popularity. Only time will prove future of webpage developing trend.

Plug-Ins do not auto-install as easily as IE
This is the advantage and also disadvantage. IE install all plugin easily including trojan, spy/adware too....

Power User Complaint: intermittently, HTML form buttons fail to respond to the keyboard enter button in Firefox.
no Idea....

Hi, today's been rough day for me. Today, I was on a mission to spread my name in the world of DOTA and as I make my way to tBun Sungai Long, the anticiapted glory that awaits kept me in high spirits.
Today, my team consist of Roy, Eldred, Weng Ho and me and we're a force to be reckoned with...
As we sat down on our battle machines, the other team accepted our challenge and the war began.
It was a tough war (the details are a bit complicated) but in the end, we lost.....SIGH!!!! its the curse of tbun!! WE lost almost everytime we challenge them..arghh...sry this is getting to me.

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