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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Brief Moment of Geekdom

posted by Jazz at 10/27/2004 10:56:00 AM

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I just downloaded and installed the new Firefox web browser. If you want to try it out, you can find the free download here. I'm not positive yet whether or not I'll be switching to this as my default browser, but I have a few early observations and they are all positive.

First, the installation was incredibly fast. I had the whole thing done in a couple of minutes. You are asked if you want to import your bookmarks, cookies, web site registrations, passcodes, etc. when you install it. If you say yes, it seamlessly and quickly imports them with no other actions on your part, and sets up your personal toolbar, preferences, etc. before it first opens up. Most impressive.

The reviews thus far give this browser high marks on security vs. spyware, and it has an almost foolproof pop-up blocker.

The interface is very intuitive and users of both IE and Netscape should have zero trouble working with it.

The entire application is tiny compared to IE and Netscape, so it takes up less room on your drive, and opens and closes extremely quickly compared to those other browsers.

I'll play with it some more, but so far I'm liking it.