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Good New for FireFox users. Bad news for IE
« on: December 18, 2008, 08:09:22 AM »
In a news report yesterday there was a small segment on Internet Explorer.  It seems that Hackers have found a "hole" in the system that allows them to steal login/password information from you. They are suggesting that everyone stop using IE (6-8) until they can fix the loop hole.  So Tracy,  Firefox should get a big boost here in the coming weeks.  Unless of course you use Nutscrape. Does anyone still use that?

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Re: Good New for FireFox users. Bad news for IE
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 08:11:28 AM »
the system update from M$ that patches this issue came out yesterday.

IE is a piece of crapola anyways, i thought pretty much everyone used firefox instead already.

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Re: Good New for FireFox users. Bad news for IE
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 08:40:03 AM »
I heard about that security hole the other day too Dick. I just had an automatic update to my PC for IE7 that I suspect was to fix it. No matter, I haven't used IE7 in a long time. Firefox is the way to go. Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Good New for FireFox users. Bad news for IE
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 08:50:39 AM »
Firefox tends to be a memory hog, Opera is a good one to try out - that said I use Firefox.   If you're on a MAC you can get Firefox, but Safari tends to be a better choice.  Or you can buck it up and run Linux, no worries about virus and crap.  If anyone is interested I'd be happy to help set up a Linux box - I run Ubuntu, but SUSE is a good one also.  Actually, I've got an old PC with Ubuntu loaded, and a monitor if someone would want to trade a Monarch or ROC (or any other good beginner disc).  It's a Pentium III, and I think only 512 RAM, probably only a 20 or 30 gb HDD, but it runs Linux fine.  It's not worth much, and it's just taking up space in my closet, so I'd trade for a disc...  Anyway, IE is a POS, hands down worst browser in my book; besides being a memory hog it's unstable and code bloated.  A quick Google search will show there are several browsers out there, some more lightweight than others, but if you've got enough memory on your box you pretty much can't go wrong with Firefox.  Not to mention is has a number of add-ons (I like Foxmarks) that make it pretty customisable and user friendly.

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Re: Good New for FireFox users. Bad news for IE
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 09:04:24 AM »
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Re: Good New for FireFox users. Bad news for IE
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2008, 09:34:45 AM »
Try Google Chrome as well!
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Re: Good New for FireFox users. Bad news for IE
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2008, 11:50:56 AM »
Safari is running just fine, as always. Also, what's a hacker? ;) ;D

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Re: Good New for FireFox users. Bad news for IE
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2008, 12:03:21 PM »
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Re: Good New for FireFox users. Bad news for IE
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2008, 04:34:34 PM »
Safari is running just fine, as always. Also, what's a hacker? ;) ;D

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Re: Good New for FireFox users. Bad news for IE
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2008, 07:38:21 AM »
Safari is running just fine, as always. Also, what's a hacker? ;) ;D

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Re: Good New for FireFox users. Bad news for IE
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2008, 09:40:11 AM »
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