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

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This is a good little read.

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

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Just 101?

Mk
It still can't make me a pizza.

ONJ's Noble Steed
I hate IE passionately, but I use Opera, not Mozilla.

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

Reshma
Mozilla is pretty neat.

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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.

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

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Greg Bernhardt said:
One thing Mozilla can't do is get 90% market share. muahaha

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

franznietzsche
graphic7 said:
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.

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.

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

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

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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dduardo said:
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]

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

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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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franznietzsche said:
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.

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).

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dduardo said:
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]

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

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

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

And you know what? I still use IE!

Anttech
Milo Hobgoblin said:
WOW what an incredibly WRONG list. Half the stuff in there IE does just fine.

Would you like to elaborate on that? I looked through the list and honestly I couldn't find 50.5 things that IE could do in there. Perhaps in its new incarnation it will fair better. But don't 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 what's 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$finally realized that integrating the www browser and the OS was a bad idea. Only took them 11 years. IE7 is leaps and bounds better than anything M$ 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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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.

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

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

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!

BernardG
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.

We Window users are stuck with IE thanks to windows update. :grumpy:

I have all three, IE, Firefox and Opera. I like Opera the best. But very rarely Opera does not render a page correctly causing me to use Firefox.

i have firefox what ever the latest version is i can't remember (im not on my comp at the moment) and any thing that requires a downloaded plugin will not work or will not download correctly. so that makes IE valuble at times... and yes firefox is VERY unstable! but i love it

B. Elliott
Anyone use Apples Safari web browser? A friend of mine uses it religiously and his liking to it got my interest.

Is the memory usage on par with Opera?

Thrice
Once you discover extensions on firefox you'll never be able to quit.

I have all three, IE, Firefox and Opera. I like Opera the best. But very rarely Opera does not render a page correctly causing me to use Firefox.
I, every rare once in a while, run into a page that has issues with Firefox. The beauty is that I DL'd the extension "IE Tab" and all is well. I simply press a button and firefox runs an IE page within it. It may not be the most efficient in terms of programming, but I think it's a slick idea to fix little annoyances.

Firefox was way ahead of IE and now they are just starting to catch up. I simply do not trust IE because of all of the security issues it has had over the years.

shes_got_issues
Obbb i adore firefox. its sweet trying to seem IE's attempt at competing though, i mean they've got tabs an EVERYTHING now - jokes

Confused
I only like the tabbing.