Firefox, the selfsufficientish browser of choice

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Firefox, the selfsufficientish browser of choice

Post: #133018 Andy Hamilton
Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:23 am

Just had a quick look through the web stats and found that 47% of our visitors use firefox. I thought that was interesting enough to share. When we first got stats it was a good 80% of people who used internet explorer and firefox was even beaten by Safari.
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Post: #133019 Annpan
Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:30 am

I'm on Safari now, but much prefer firefox - but I got a new computer and promised myself I would try to acclimatise before I start installing all sorts of gubbins on it.
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Re: Firefox, the selfsufficeintish browser of choice

Post: #133031 Shirley
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 pm

I use Flock which is powered by Firefox - probably shows up as FF on the stats. I find it most useful for keeping up with Flickr/Myspace/Facebook/email/YouTube activity.
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Post: #133040 StripyPixieSocks
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:56 pm

Yep, looks like Firefox is doing well...

Eat, Drink & be Crafty -

Firefox - 49.7%
MSIE 7.0 - 16.6%
MSIE 6.0 - 11.9%
Firefox 3.0 - 10.9%
Firefox 2.0 - 7.3%
Safari - 3.1%
MSIE - 0.5%

Urban Self-Sufficiency -

Firefox - 38.2%
MSIE 7.0 - 32.1%
MSIE 6.0 - 13.4%
Firefox 3.0 - 5.8%
Firefox 2.0 - 4.6%
Safari - 4.3%
MSIE - 0.8%
Firefox 1.0 - 0.2%
Camino - 0.2%
Firefox 1.5 - 0.2%
Opera - 0.2%

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Post: #133050 eccentric_emma
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:49 pm

I LOVE firefox. Sometimes I borrow my parents computer and they have IE and its dreadful. Firefox = brilliant!
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Post: #133060 snapdragon
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:38 pm

techno-numptie question
What is Firefox please?
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Post: #133075 StripyPixieSocks
Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:56 pm

snapdragon wrote:techno-numptie question
What is Firefox please?


A better, more secure, faster alternative browser to Internet Explorer.

Take a look: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

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Post: #133091 wulf
Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:34 pm

I'm not overly surprised. I suspect the average -isher is likely to feel happier with a browser that has been created because lots of people wanted to make something free, excellent and adaptable rather than the one created by a huge multinational which has demonstrated some questionable business ethics in the past.

Current versions of IE are better than they were but even there, I think the influence of Firefox has been a major contributing factor. The 'fox is certainly what rocks my browsing world.

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Re: Firefox, the selfsufficeintish browser of choice

Post: #133094 snapdragon
Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:34 pm

StripyPixieSocks wrote:
snapdragon wrote:techno-numptie question
What is Firefox please?
A better, more secure, faster alternative browser to Internet Explorer.

Take a look: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

aaah I open t'internet on aol as that does my emails etc - I sometimes use explorer when i've already signed in to aol but not before 'cos it makes aol go funny and i cant open Ish and my other forums.
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Post: #133097 Rosendula
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:55 pm

That's interesting.
Do you think I might be bu88ering up the stats though, because I have Ish as my homepage, so every time I open my browser, I 'visit' Self Sufficientish?
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Post: #133106 missy
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:07 am

i was using opera but it kept having a wobbly on ebay and a couple of other sites so i started using firefox. we already had both as my husband prefered firefox
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Post: #133108 Camile
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:12 am

Hello,

Just thought I would mention Google Chrome
http://www.google.com/chrome

It's much better looking and usable than Firefox and any other browsers.

You can type in your search in the adress bar and will send you straight for a search in Google, the homepage is a thumbnail of your most visited pages .. and it never crashed on me once.

Great stuff
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Post: #133117 StripyPixieSocks
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:41 am

I'm not sure if they have fixed this or not in Google Chrome but:

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights that you already hold in Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content, you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.

Not good in my humble opinion

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Post: #133130 Camile
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:56 am

to be honest I have no clue what you are on about.

Could you explain that please ?

Thanks
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Re: Firefox, the selfsufficeintish browser of choice

Post: #133138 Andy Hamilton
Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:55 pm

StripyPixieSocks wrote:I'm not sure if they have fixed this or not in Google Chrome but:

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights that you already hold in Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content, you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.

Not good in my humble opinion


Well that sounds to me that Google would have the right to use my articles and pass them off as their own if I was using the google browser as I wrote them. Is that correct?
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