# 101 things that the Mozilla browser can do that IE cannot.

1. Nov 24, 2005

### ranger

This is a good little read.

http://www.xulplanet.com/ndeakin/arts/reasons.html [Broken]

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2. Nov 24, 2005

### Pengwuino

Just 101????

3. Nov 25, 2005

### Mk

It still can't make me a pizza.

4. Nov 26, 2005

### ONJ's Noble Steed

I hate IE passionately, but I use Opera, not Mozilla.

5. Nov 26, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
I think item #101 is stretching it a bit. :rofl:

6. Nov 26, 2005

### Reshma

Mozilla is pretty neat.

7. Nov 27, 2005

### graphic7

From my experience, Opera is much, much more stable than Firefox/Mozilla, and the memory footprint is much lower, as well. I've run Opera, Firefox, and Mozilla on a number of platforms/architectures, and Opera always comes out ahead as far as stability is concerned. I've used Mozilla since version 0.7, Firefox since version 0.9, and Opera since version 8.5 (when Opera became completely free). From what I've seen, Mozilla and Firefox haven't gotten anymore stable, yet, I'm able to run Opera sessions for over a month without a crash -- Mozilla and Firefox are lucky to hold up for over a week. I also have the Flash and Java plugins installed on Mozilla, Firefox, and Opera.

8. Nov 27, 2005

### dduardo

Staff Emeritus
If your using Firefox 1.5 try this demo out:

http://www.abrahamjoffe.com.au/ben/canvascape/

The only thing being used is javascript.

 It also runs on the latest Safari and latest Opera. And as usually IE is nowhere on the map.

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9. Dec 1, 2005

### Greg Bernhardt

One thing Mozilla can't do is get 90% market share. muahaha

10. Dec 1, 2005

### dduardo

Staff Emeritus
Yeah, too bad IE no longer has that percentage. It is around 85% due to firefox.

11. Dec 2, 2005

### franznietzsche

Generally I agree. Opera beats Firefox, and is the best browser I have used. However, Opera lacks firefox extensions. Firefox extensions add so much functionality. Mouse gestures, sidebar, foXpose, foxytunes, etc. Firefox w/ extensions, while still less stable than Opera is so much more functional that it still wins out IMO.

12. Dec 2, 2005

### franznietzsche

http://1337tech.org/cms/Articles/Reviews/Firefox-1.5---Is-It-That-Good-2.html [Broken]

They have some interesting comparisons between 1.0.7 and 1.5. Memory usage and speed. No stability data though.

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13. Dec 2, 2005

### Anttech

anyone used IE 7 beta? Seems like it is going down the FF route with Tabbed browsing etc

14. Dec 2, 2005

### dduardo

Staff Emeritus
Here are some screenshots of the latest IE7. It looks butt ugly:

http://www.winsupersite.com/images/reviews/vista_ctp2_24.jpg [Broken]
http://www.winsupersite.com/images/reviews/vista_ctp2_26.jpg [Broken]
http://www.winsupersite.com/images/reviews/vista_ctp2_28.jpg [Broken]

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15. Dec 2, 2005

### Greg Bernhardt

It looks like it's inheriting a windows theme. Kinda hard to tell really what it looks like.

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16. Dec 2, 2005

### -Job-

Here's another thing FireFox can do that IE can't:
. Display "browser not supported" in webpages that require ActiveX support. ( http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan [Broken] )

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17. Dec 2, 2005

### graphic7

I really haven't gotten into the whole Firefox extension thing, so that's probably why I find Opera to be adequate for my browsing needs. I place stability and performance above what little functionality I need in a web browser (fetch a page and display it properly).

18. Dec 2, 2005

### ranger

I sure hope they release skins for that thing. :yuck:

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19. Nov 1, 2006

### Milo Hobgoblin

WOW what an incredibly WRONG list. Half the stuff in there IE does just fine.

20. Nov 1, 2006

### 0rthodontist

I use Opera most of the time. It has mouse gestures and a sidebar.

21. Nov 2, 2006

### lo2

And you know what? I still use IE!

22. Nov 3, 2006

### Anttech

Would you like to elaborate on that? I looked through the list and honestly I couldnt find 50.5 things that IE could do in there. Perhaps in its new incarnation it will fair better. But dont kid yourself, most of it was stolen from Mozilla. IE 6 came out in 2001 it was more or less the same as ie5 which was out in 1999. IE was actually an acquired technology called Spyglass Mosaic from 1995, which it improved on a little, and whats more totally integrated it into the fabric of the OS, so it is hard to see where the OS stops and the www browser starts. Thus making the whole product far more insecure than it should be (Just look at Active-x).

IE7 has reversed that trend, M$finally realised that integrating the www browser and the OS was a bad idea. Only took them 11 years. IE7 is leaps and bounds better than anything M$ has produced so far, they are in the right direction now. But it took long enough, and considering the age of this post, one must conclude that the OP was talking about ie6. Which you seem to think is adequate, but M\$ doesnt, thus the upgrade, and TOTAL revamp.

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23. Dec 4, 2006

### sicjeff

personally i have both ie7 and opera. Opera is so much better. I recently downloaded it due to all of the problems that I have been having with ie7. IE7 is the worst browser out of the competive market.

24. Dec 4, 2006

### Sane

The Dawn Of A New Era Of Web-Browsing: http://ie7.com/

Haha. The new Firefox now has real-time spell checking!

25. Dec 5, 2006

### webdivx

the new IE looks nice. looks like they are finally doing tabbed browsing as well.... but firefox rules... and i will never switch back 2 IE as long as the Fox is around!