Firefox is that great Web browser that everyone’s talking about. If you’re not using it yet, you should be.
In this exclusive feature, you’ll discover the top 10 reasons why you should consider using Firefox as your primary browser. It’s a great program. Here’s why.It’s Free
- Completely, utterly free. You don’t have to pay a penny to download it.It runs on everything
- Windows? Yes. Macs? Yes. Linux? Yes. You’ve got a recent computer? Firefox will almost certainly run on it.It’s small
- It takes up very little disk space, so it’s a quick, simple download.It's expandable
- You can add almost any functionality you want via plug-ins. There’s a huge community of Firefox developers out there offering nifty software extensions that you just plug into your browser.It’s secure
. Firefox doesn’t run ActiveX components or VB script. This makes it far less vulnerable to malicious hacking than Explorer.Switching is easy
. Firefox is smart enough to help you transfer your existing bookmarks, cookies and other settings from your current browser when you install.It’s skinnable
. Firefox’s look and feel is completely customizable. Use the Themes Manager to download and manage any of hundreds of skins.Google is built-in
. You don’t have to waste your homepage on Google, when you can search directly from the Firefox control bar.It’s well respected
. Firefox has been named PC World’s Product of the Year, Softpedia’s User’s Choice, Forbes’ Best of the Web, SC Magazine’s “Editor in Chief” award, CNET Editor’s Choice, Laptop Magazine Editor’s Choice.It’s got tabs
. If you’ve ever dealt with a gadzillion open Explorer windows at once, you’ll know what I mean when I say that organizing your Web tasks and windows is a critical path for getting work done. Firefox’s tabbed interface allows you to collapse all those windows onto a single screen and move quickly (and easily) back and forth between your different Web site “worlds”.
If you are still using IE, it's time to switch, and discover firefox on your own.Lifehacker