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December 11, 2004

Why Firefox?

Hello, readers! If you are using Windows, I suggest you switch to Firefox immediately (if haven't already done so). Plenty reasons why you should - including RSS support. That will guarantee you checking my blog on a daily basis. Opera is also good being the fastest browser on Earth but is somewhat ugly.

However, on a Macintosh, I prefer OmniWeb. Firefox and Opera simply don't feel Mac-like. A good application has to conform to the UI guidelines. That makes applications seem both professional and intuitive. I will write more about this in my next article.

Most websites are tested to work with IE Win and Safari. This leaves Firefox in an odd position of being left untested. But this isn't exactly the problem. Many websites are not written in valid HTML. For better or for worse, browsers have to handle malformed HTML. And they have to handle it in the same way IE does it.

But the evils of Microsoft don't stop there. It is not enough for Microsoft to deliberately break web standards. They have to make other browsers break theirs:

Link: http://deb.opera.com/howcome/2003/2/msn/

Whatever you, get a modern web browser which conforms to web standards, has up-to-date features like tabs and doesn't get your computer hacked every other day.

Posted by Oleg Ivrii at December 11, 2004 06:59 PM


Firefox rox!
Besides, it's a lot cooler than IE.

Posted by: aSo at December 15, 2004 04:33 PM

and for me, alot slower =(

Posted by: Eric C at December 15, 2004 04:34 PM

Firefox doesn't let me stream videos properly using Media Player off of Startrek.com!!!!

Boo Firefox =)

Posted by: Tout at December 15, 2004 04:34 PM

i never liked opera so much. it's not compatible with a lot of websites i visit (silly fansites mostly).

Posted by: jess at December 16, 2004 09:59 PM

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