MSN Slate Magazine: "Firefox trumps Internet Explorer"

Monday July 5th, 2004

Several readers wrote in to tell us that the MSN Slate Magazine ran an article recommending Mozilla Firefox over Internet Explorer last week. Author Paul Boutin mainly prefers Firefox for security reasons, with the browser's lack of support for ActiveX eliminating many virus and spyware concerns. While Slate is owned by Microsoft, it should be noted that the publication has always maintained that it is editorially independent and that Boutin is a freelance journalist.

#21 Re: Re: FIrefox is a necessity

by NXprime

Tuesday July 6th, 2004 11:20 PM

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Look, they *demand* to use the same crud. Plus they wouldn't know what this new firefox icon on their desktop is. They're familiar enough with the IE icon, so why make it harder on them than they should? IE = Internet. I even have the icon in the middle of the desktop screen just the way they like it. I had a hard of enough time trying to explain to my dad that there isn't search sidebar anymore. He likes MSN search results from the sidepanel. I tried like mad to find an extension that adds a search sidebar but couldn't find anything. There's this mycroft thing but all I want to do is change default setting to <> Can't be that hard, can it? Oh btw, if there's a preference that clears the searchbox (navagation bar) once you hit enter, I'd be glad to know what that is.

And I REALLY doubt that these 65+ old geezers would promote Firefox. I mean, they barely know how to use the 'back' button in IE/Firefox. Dad likes to look up car info & gambling resorts and mom like to play <> mini flash games (for five hours). :)

The way they got the virus was through the local library website my mom uses as the homepage. It got hit with the viruses and it spread to their home pc. I know what kind of websites these folks go to so I never thought that they'd get hit with this kind of junk. Oh well, live and learn I guess. :)