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Offline mikeymike

"shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« on: July 05, 2004, 07:07:51 PM »
http://slate.msn.com/id/2103152/

I don't see any flying pigs around either!

PS: I've taken a screenshot of that page.  Gems like this come once in a lifetime :-)

Offline KennyR

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2004, 07:18:21 PM »
That's because anyone who still advocates IE for general use needs a straightjacket and a long stay in a padded room. Now not even MSN can now deliver the mindless advocate's cry of "idiot at keyboard" whenever a new exploit appears without looking like morons.
 

Offline mikeymike

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2004, 07:23:48 PM »
We are talking about a company who hates open source with a passion... I think someone is going to get fired for that article making it onto the site...

Offline sir_inferno

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2004, 07:24:58 PM »
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mikeymike wrote:
http://slate.msn.com/id/2103152/

I don't see any flying pigs around either!

PS: I've taken a screenshot of that page.  Gems like this come once in a lifetime :-)


hee hee  :-D
 

Offline BoingBoss

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2004, 07:58:25 PM »
Hi mikeymike,

Do you think that Firefox will install over IE or is IE embedded in Windows and can not be removed?
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Offline KennyR

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2004, 08:08:12 PM »
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Mikeymike wrote:
We are talking about a company who hates open source with a passion... I think someone is going to get fired for that article making it onto the site...


I hope he's a union member :)
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2004, 11:18:54 PM »
Use IBrowse not FireFox.

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Offline weirdami

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2004, 11:35:50 PM »
Slate may be some sort of independent from Microsoft deal. Either that or MSN doesn't wan't to appear biased or cencorshipery by squashing stories. Microsoft sure would look bad if it came out that they were supressing stories that put them in a bad light.
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Offline HopperJF

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2004, 11:39:23 PM »
Mozilla Firefox has a long way to go yet.
Having said that, it beats the pants off ALL versions of IE, and will do for years to come even with the current version against future versions of IE.
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Offline Vincent

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2004, 11:44:32 PM »
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HopperJF wrote:
Having said that, it beats the pants off ALL versions of IE, and will do for years to come

:lol:

That's not really difficult tho is it? :-P

At least the last few attacks have made m$ sit up and do something about it.
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Offline Speelgoedmannetje

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2004, 12:10:31 AM »
Well, tis a hoax for sure.
I say that because I can't remove the internet explorer (6) icon from my Windows desktop and move it to my 'programs' folder on my desktop as I do with all my programs (I had to install IE6 because I have to use the faculty's website, wich is mainly based on 'blackboard', and wich can only be used with IE6).

It has been made impossible to remove the icon from the desktop just for advertising purposes :-x :-x :-x :-x

anyhoo

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Offline Acill

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2004, 12:22:53 AM »
Thats funny. i use Ibrowse and Safari myself, but I do have the lates OSX version on my computers as well. I like it, but its not as stable on mac as Winblows I hear.
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Offline Merc

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2004, 12:49:56 AM »
You can install Firefox on top of IE, when it runs it will ask if you want to make it the default browser, and then once you say "yes", delete the icons from your start menu and desktop :)
 

Offline Krusher

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2004, 12:53:44 AM »
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by Merc on 2004/7/6 1:49:56

... once you say "yes", delete the icons from your start menu and desktop :)


Or be all cool and find yourself a tool to permanently erase IE6  :lol:

I'm glad I'm using Opera :-D
 

Offline Merc

Re: "shocked and awed"!: MSN recommends Firefox
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2004, 12:58:49 AM »
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Krusher wrote:
Or be all cool and find yourself a tool to permanently erase IE6  :lol:


Yeah, too bad that seems to be impossible  :-x...
I didn't look into removing IE right away in case Firefox turned out to be really bad, but with FF the default, IE might as well not exist anyway  :-D