Firefox and Netscape or IE 13:32 23 Jan 2006

Are there any main differences between Firefox and Netscape or IE particularly in relation security or resourse issues?

  Belatucadrus 14:06 23 Jan 2006

No windows based program is immune to exploits from the thrice damned writers of such code, but Firefox is more resistant to it than IE as it's a stand alone application and doesn't integrate into the OS to the same degree. The Mozilla guys also seem rather quicker at plugging security holes once they are found. I'm not aware of any Firefox resource issues.

Combine this with the conveniance of tabbed browsing, improved speed and the ready availability of extensions to enhance usability and you see why I prefer Firefox to IE.

There are the occasional pages to be found that don't display correctly in Firefox, the "IE Tab" extension fixes this nicely.

  gel 15:28 23 Jan 2006

Hello I have used Firefox since November 2004 and never had a problem. I recently up dated to the newer version of Firefox and all is OK.
Go for Firefox -much faster than IE.
The only downside I have found is that Windows Update prefers working with IE which is only natural I expect
There are plenty of comments on Firefox if you use the search facility in this forum

  woodchip 15:37 23 Jan 2006

The Browser least used today is Netscape, A virus writer will Target a Browser that is the most likely candidate to pass the virus on etc. So in this order IE, Firefox, Netscape. I use Netscape 7.2 As it's got a good Mail Client click here 15:42 23 Jan 2006

Thannk you all for your reply.

Much appreciated. 15:43 23 Jan 2006

Sorry misprint

Thank you all

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Microsoft Surface Book 2 hands-on review – bigger and 5x faster

Best kids apps for iPhone & iPad

Que faire si son iPhone ou iPad est tombé dans de l'eau ?