Sure, Firefox is fine, but it ends at that IMO. I find the basic browser a pain to use properly because it has limited functionality by design to allow for expandablility via extensions. Great concept, not-so-great implementation. I had to find about 10 or more extensions for Firefox until I found it to be even usable. Secondly, I found that plug-ins (not extensions) were slow: flash is alright, the WMP plug-in is a bit slow, Java is borderlining unbearable, and the Adobe Reader plug-in is brutally
slow! ...And this is running Firefox on a box with 320MB RAM and an AMD 1800XP. I'm convinced Firefox is just as slow on any computer.
And, as long as Firefox continues to use about:config as the portal for its core settings, it will remain a "geek" browser for those who even like it.
As far as I'm concerned, MSIE is missing only tabbed browsing, which is easily remedied using a MSIE shell browser or tab plug-ins for MSIE. BTW, I read that MSIE will be getting tabbed browsing in version 7 (this summer).
|Is it easy to get used to a tabbed system like firefox? I'm so used to alt-tabbing multiple IE windows I do it without thinking.
Yup, use a IE shell browser or a plug-in that allows you to use tabs. You could try one of these shell browsers:
- Crazy Browser
- Slim Browser
Or one of these tab pluggins:
- Micrograden WebTools
(cost $15 though
- More, maybe?