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January 17, 2007

Firefox Guy

by @ 2:43 am. Filed under Technology


I’m a Firefox guy…plain and simple. Yes, yes, I know, Microsoft just released the new and improved Internet Explorer 7.0…but it doesn’t matter to me…I’m sticking with Firefox…Why? About a year ago a virus attacked my computer and crashed it…I mean “really” crashed it. The virus installed hundreds of pop-ups advertising produces ranging from (excuse me) toe fungus eliminators to “six pack abs” creators. Every time I tried to open my Internet browser I was inundated with these pop-ups. This was the beginning of the end of my relationship with Internet Explorer. I started to do some reading on what might have caused the virus.The first thing I found was that most of the “strange people” that create these viruses target Internet Explorer because it’s the market gaint. I also read about a FREE open source browser called Firefox…and…it was much less vulnerable to viruses…so I downloaded it, tried it and I was hooked. Today 79.6% of Internet surfers use IE and 14.3% use Firefox (by the way, Firefox has increased in usage every year since it became available)…I know in this week’s techie periodicals Internet Explorer executives are bragging that they now have 100 million users. Congratulations Microsoft…but as Ben Franklin once said “fool me once and shame on you, fool me twice shame on me”.

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