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What's so great about Mozilla?


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OPaul

Looking at the neowin.net main poles I noticed that a lot of people use Mozilla over Internet Explorer. Why?

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Dredlok

Because Mozilla runs under Linux? ;)

I have been waiting for Microsoft to create a version of IE for Linux but it sure is taking them a long time.... lol

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Xahid

you better try it, then of course you will find some great features of it, (absense in IE)

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Stryder68

Why? ???? Because some people like strawberry ice-cream and some like chocolate. Just a matter of personal preference.

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BroChaos

there was a pretty in-depth discussion a few weeks ago, if you search i'm sure you will find it. definately worth the read.

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sanctified

Tabbed windows, great support (1000 times better than IE one), better range of supported tecnologies, dialy public builds, skinable.... I used to hate mozilla some weeks ago, now is my permanet browser, Im waiting for xp lite to unistall IE 6

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dacbo

if you are talking about the past polls on the main page, that poll was rigged by some people so they had to close it, disregard it

as for why people use mozilla over ie in windows the only advantage i can see is that it is not IE and therefore not microsoft

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OPaul

mozilla.exe is using 22,948K of memory when the quick launch is started and 23,900K when I open a window. IE only uses 8,364K. Are there some mozilla components running that are uses a lot of memory? I did the complete installation.

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Xahid
mozilla.exe is using 22,948K of memory when the quick launch is started and 23,900K when I open a window. IE only uses 8,364K

you're forgetting that IE is Built with Windows Explorer.

and MoZilla is completely seperat from win explorer.

thats why it takes more RAM, but see the performance,

which one Loads the web pages faster ?

thats the main reason to VOTE for MoZillA

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OPaul

hmm.. it does seem to do a faster job and finding out what images are already cached. Other then that its just giving me flashbacks to Netscape. And it doesn't seem to display stylesheets correctly.

mozillaVie.jpg

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BroChaos

opaul: please read the other thread back there. of course moz uses more ram, it's not built into the OS. of course moz might display pages correctly, but that's because it is the MOST correct browswer according to the W3C. the reason that page shows up like is the fault of the coder, not the browser.

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username
Originally posted by OPaul

Looking at the neowin.net main poles I noticed that a lot of people use Mozilla over Internet Explorer. Why?

the poll was rigged, spamed, cheated, frauded, whatever, it was then ended.

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Guest deadzombie

I submit that Mozilla uses more memory but less CPU; when Explorer locks up once a day your cpu usage sticks at around 98% during the lock up....by not locking up the entire system Mozilla is nicer on the CPU long term ;)

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BroChaos
Originally posted by OPaul

Where is the fault in the code?

http://www.opaul.tk

hmm, it doesn't seem to validate. try fixing some of those errors, see if it validates, and then give it a shot.

(www.w3c.org)

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yashiro

Who's explorer locks up once a day? Not mine.

Once every six months perhaps.

Can't we stop the petty squabbling?

Just use the browser that you like best. It can't hurt to try another browser occasionally . If you don't like it go back to your old application.

Why is there the incessant need for people to fight over such stupid things?

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Sticktron

#1. There is nothing "good" about mozilla. It is substandard, outdated software whose sole purpose is to be anti-Microsoft. As far as I'm concerned, a "browser" is no longer a "special program". The technology was finalized a few years ago, and is now built into the OS. The only people not using IE are people who can't run commercial software--linux users.

#2. Explorer shouldn't ever crash if you're using XP, nor should IE. If they crash more than once in a blue moon, you have a problem with your system setup.

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BroChaos
Originally posted by Sticktron

#1. There is nothing "good" about mozilla. It is substandard, outdated software whose sole purpose is to be anti-Microsoft. As far as I'm concerned, a "browser" is no longer a "special program". The technology was finalized a few years ago, and is now built into the OS. The only people not using IE are people who can't run commercial software--linux users.

#2. Explorer shouldn't ever crash if you're using XP, nor should IE. If they crash more than once in a blue moon, you have a problem with your system setup.

omg. i don't think you have a single fact right in your whole entire statement.:rolleyes:

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OPaul

yashiro: Who's fighting? Editnm, now people are fighting.

BroChaos: Which errors? The only errors I see are ones telling me I need quotes around all my sizes, ie. hieght="100%"

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BroChaos

there was an error about font sizes too, wasn't there? have you tried making it 100% correct?

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zivan56

OPaul,

Go here to see CSS errors (tons of them!) and here for html errors.

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Vidar

I see you noted "Subheading" "Heading" and "Small Size" in your CSS code, OPaul, but I see no default font size set nor any "class=" for

or any

// for the text within your tables - Ergo, Mozilla is having to do its best to figure out what the HELL size font you want.

Its a simple fix of

Text Here

around those paragraphs... Again, an error due to bad coding.

Or change Mozilla's default Font size from 12/14 to something like 10/12.

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reticence

If tabbed browsing and popup suppression are the main reasons you are using mozilla you really need to give MyIE2 a shot http://myie2.yeah.net/ . Also has quicksearch shortcuts, aliases, content filtering, support for ie addons like the googlebar, etc...

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