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Get Firefox
is the new name for that Netscape open source spinoff that came to be known as Mozilla, then Firebird, and now Firefox. Its a nice alternative to Safari, and does some things better, some not.

  • Firefox loads web pages a little slower than Safari, I think.
  • Loads java applications much, much faster and they run more smoothly.
  • Blocks popups like Safari, but lets you know they exist with a small icon in the status bar, in case you need to see them.
  • Buttons and form inputs are not OS X native, but can be styled by web authors to match the web site (whether this is good or bad is a matter of opinion).
  • You can choose to block images for a particular website.
  • Autocompletes URLs in a less annoying way than Safari (doesn't overdo it).
  • Page info command (handy for web developers).
  • New icon is pretty.
  • Evokes images of Clint Eastwood in a flight suit.

In any case, it's nice to have options, and with Safari, Firefox, Omniweb, and Camino available for the Mac there are more decent options than ever before.


beck said:

Clint Eastwood is a hottie

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