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Rediscover the Web with FireFox

Rediscover the Web with FireFox

Have you used Mozilla Firefox yet? It’s a free web browser that many consider superior to the old standard web browser, Internet Explorer, by Microsoft. I have been using Mozilla Firefox, or Firefox for short, for several years now, and have enjoyed it alot.

I started using Firefox in Highschool, after being introduced to it by a friend. Previously, I had only used Internet Explorer, and the crummy AOL browser. It took me a little while to get used to Firefox, but when I finally started using it all the time, it clicked. My web browsing experience has never been the same. The largest different I noticed at first with Firefox was that it allowed for easy tabbed browsing. Basically, you can keep multiple web windows open at once, and switch between them without having to minimize the program. It saves on memory, and allows for much speedier Internet surfing. The second big difference was that Firefox allowed you to download ‘plugins’ or ‘addons’ created by other people, that can do everything from instantly translate foreign languanges on a web page to monitor spyware to allowing Gmail to act as a external hard drive, and so on. These addons really help set Firefox apart from it’s closest competitor, Internet Explorer. Also, it is supposedly more secure than Internet Explorer (IE), and I’ve seen my IE get corrupted thanks to spyware, but my Firefox stay safe and operatable.

While the vast majority of Internet users still seem to use IE, more …