Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 9th Nov 2009 14:20 UTC
Editorial Hands up if you use Firefox. Have used it? Know about it? Heard of it? 'Sites up and down the World Wide Web today will be celebrating five years of Firefox. When I sat down to write this I worried about having to list the history of its features and landmark events and the news of the past five years. Other sites will be comprehensively doing that, there is nothing I can add to that list that Google can't surmise. Instead I will be telling you what Google does not know, my story of Firefox and what Firefox has meant to all of us.
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Never used FireFox regularly
by Anon9 on Mon 9th Nov 2009 17:52 UTC
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I used to use IE 3.0 and occasionally Netscape, but then I transitioned to Mozilla and eventually to Opera. I've been using Opera since before FireFox existed. Whenever I've tried FireFox, I've always preferred Opera.

I don't understand the love of extensions. I like how Opera includes the functionality I want built-in so I don't have to get extensions.

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Parry Hotter Member since:

At least I feel a need to secure my browser from a privacy perspective and Opera amongst others simply does not cut it in this area.
Referrers, cookies, flash cookies, javascript, xss, web bugs, DOM storage, clickjacking...the list of tools available to the evildoer to track and mess with you is quite extensive.

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Anon9 Member since:

You can easily turn off referrers, cookies, plug-ins, and javascript if you want to. Just hit F12 (or go to Tools->Quick Preferences or Tools->Preferences) and uncheck what you want to disable.

However, it is an all-or-nothing setting for each of those. You can't disable flash cookies without disabling all of flash, for example.

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