Skip to main content
Buy TET Life art on Skateboards and more. etourist Skateboards Store.

Firefox versus Internet Explorer.

Firefox versus Internet Explorer

I use Firefox and Internet Explorer browser about 50-50 i.e. I use Firefox about 50% of the time and Explorer about 50% of the time. Why? Because they both only work how they are supposed to about 50% of the time. In order to get a 100% operational browser I need to use two browsers!

Right now neither browser seems to be able to handle flash video properly despite having run it with no trouble in the past. I'm constantly subjected to jerky video and/or video that stops downloading half way through and refuses to continue. You might say it's the flash plug in that is the problem but I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling flash with little luck.

Whilst flash is my biggest problem Explorer is currently playing up by gradually grinding my whole system to a halt. It seems to eat up RAM until finally the system reports that there isn't enough memory to '...run the application' despite the only application running being Explorer. Add to this that every time, without fail, closing down Explorer results in that stupid 'Explorer as encountered an error and must close' box popping up (stupid really when I'm already closing the browser) and asking if I'd like to send one of those 'talk to the hand' error reports to MicroSoft.

I have the latest release of Firefox running (2.0 at this time) and it doesn't work with the Yahoo toolbar. Yahoo's toolbar is something I use extensively. Whilst the fault is really with Yahoo for being slow to upgrade their plug in I don't see why those people creating Firefox couldn't make their browser more backwardly compatible? Backward compatibility is the spirit of the web. For web coders like me we're always told to design web pages so that they are still viewable by people still supporting older browsers.

So whilst we're talking about Firefox I also wanted to address the so called 'higher security' that Firefox supposedly offers over Explorer. It doesn't. Firefox is the kind of browser that allows anyone to write plug ins/extensions for it. In fact I believe the entire browser is an open source project. This means that anyone can write destructive code for it with assistance from being able to see how the source code works. Much easier than writing malicious code for Explorer which isn't open source at all.

The only reason why Firefox is more secure would be a matter of statistics...more people use explorer therefore it is more likely to come under attack by malicious coders. Perhaps fewer people write malicious code for Firefox simply because there is no challenge in it?

Okay, so I'm not going to continue this rant by listing all my don't likes with each browser (such as: I hate how Firefox handles file downloads). However in the time I've been writing this article I've been waiting for Firefox to start downloading a flash video. It hasn't even started yet. Looks like I'm going to have to head over to Explorer to see if I'll have any better luck there.

Firefox versus Explorer. No contest. They both suck. (And don't think I haven't looked at Opera with your lack of plug in support).

Comments


Buy Gifts and Apparel featuring art by TET

Popular posts from this blog

Guest Post: MY SOOPER DOOPER NEW CONSERVATORY/ART STUDIO!

Jo's new Art Studio/Conservatory. Today's guest post is by Artist, Writer, and Mental Health Advocate, Jo B Creative who writes for her blog,  Creating My Oddessey . Y ou should see our (almost) brand new conservatory, half of which is my art studio. 'Lucky me!' I think to myself. Not every creative bod can boast that. It's HUGE! Like a giant greenhouse. We first moved to our pleasant cul-de-sac house - great for raising kids - when our son, who's on the cusp of thirty-one, was four. One of the main reasons that we wanted it was that, apart from its location on the fringes of a historic market town in rural Hampshire, UK, it had a sizable conservatory looking onto the back garden. It was brown wood framed and had a corrugated transparent roof sloping down from downstairs ceiling height. On the face of it, it doesn't sound that glamourous, but we loved the idea of a conservatory. Luxury! I even liked the red brick walls which it was built against -

Batman v Superman: Dawn of the Onesie #Sadbatman

Although we haven't seen it clearly for sure, film director Kevin Smith (who has seen a well lit, color photo of the suit), says Ben Affleck's Bat costume is pretty much identical to the Frank Miller, Dark Knight Returns suit. If that's true then Ben's world weary Batman will be going 'old school' and be wearing his underpants on the outside (as he should).

The Star Wars Saga: Episode II, Attack of the Clones *All Spoilers*

Continuing my series of posts, as one of my local TV stations shows every Star Wars movie in order, every Saturday, for the next six weeks leading up to the release of Star Wars, Episode VII, The Force Awakens , here is my response to and thoughts on  Star Wars, Episode II, Attack of the Clones . After The Phantom Menace I just wasn't interested in seeing Episode II in the cinema. I don't think I made any effort to see it or even had any anticipation for it's release.

The Star Wars Saga: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace *All Spoilers*

One of my local TV stations is showing every Star Wars movie in order, every Saturday, for the next six weeks leading up to the release of Star Wars, Episode VII, The Force Awakens in theaters this Christmas. I plan to watch each film, at least two of which I've never managed to watch all the way through. Then I thought I'd blog about each movie here. Not so much a review but more my thoughts about the film, ranging from what I like, to what I see as a problem and maybe my thoughts on original trilogy re-releases and updates. This post I'll start with Episode I, The Phantom Menace but first, a little history of my fandom.

getpaidtodraw.com - Your Questions Answered.

Is it a scam? Is the sales message too good to be true? Can you really sit back, relax and get paid thousands of dollars in residual payments? If you've discovered the site getpaidtodraw.com and have been looking for someone who has bought this product before taking that leap then this review will peel back the glossy sales message and give you the answers. Prior to buying this product I came across much distrust and misinformation about getpaidtodraw.com by people who hadn't purchased it. There was a real need for information so I decided to take the leap and make the purchase specifically so I could write this informed review. Note that I am not, in any way, a getpaidtodraw.com affiliate. For this review I will be focusing on the getpaidtodraw system which includes; the ebook, instructional videos and database along with access to the systems author Jules Camber (who replies to emails as 'Jamie, President of Champ Entertainment, Inc and Beats365, LLC'). I'll

Boom Crash Opera Born Classic But Not Again

Boom Crash Opera are an Australian Band that reached the peak of their popularity in the mid to late nineteen eighties. They are a band that I knew about at that time but was never really excited by until they released their ill fated double album Born and Born Again in 1995 (Album cover pictured). At the time of its release I was very much into emerging Australian musical acts and was also looking out for new sounds that were different and had kind of a futuristic/electronic sound. Artists that I was buying at the time included; Swoop , Nine Inch Nails and Pop Will Eat Its Self . As well as a really interesting release by David Bowie, the concept album, Outside . Born was a fairly radical departure for Boom Crash Opera (BCO). The first single, Gimme , was often compared to the sounds of Gary Glitter, particularly his single, Rock n Roll part 2 , because of the pounding drum loops. Watch the video below. My favorite single from the album is dissemble which probably went now

Course Review: YouTube for Bosses - Sunny Lenarduzzi. How to grow your YouTube Channel into a Business

YouTube for Bosses Free Mug...  or the most expensive mug  you'll ever buy? I've been subscribed to  Sunny Lenarduzzi's YouTube channel for a few years, learning a lot on how to grow a following on sites like YouTube and Instagram. If you have any interest in growing your own YouTube channel I'd highly recommend watching some of Sunny's videos on the subject.  Definitely explore her 2019 back catalogue for the most useful information. This year she's been on a bit of a 'being authentic' pivot that, personally, doesn't resonate all that much with me (but probably speaks volumes to anyone with similar experience). I'm not saying she shouldn't or isn't being authentic, it's just I didn't subscribe to hear stories about her life journey. To get back on track, Sunny runs a successful online business with her flagship course, YouTube for Bosses , a stand alone paid course that does act as something of a gateway to further paid (but opt