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Recently, someone I know made the following comment on the post I wrote about Firefox crossing the 1 billion download mark:

If Firefox is so popular, how come it still can’t run the Windows Live OneCare scan from Microsoft??

The short answer to this is they don’t have to. Part of the appeal of Firefox and the other alternative browsers is that people have a choice and they also get access to the underlying code, which lets  them change things to suit their needs.  For an example of this, just look at the quality  and quantity of Extensions available to Firefox users; IE8’s add-ons are just getting started and are likely not as developed at this point.  In this particular case, I’d look at IE Tab, a solid extension which I’ve found does a fair job of simulating an Internet Explorer setup.

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Written by @chrisfinazzo

August 3, 2009 at 8:55 pm

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Firefox passes billion milestone

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I switched from IE 6 during my freshman year at Rider and haven’t looked back since.

Written by @chrisfinazzo

August 2, 2009 at 10:13 pm

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Hillary Clinton is asked for Firefox in the US Department of State

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One department has already gone and made the switch, let’s hope the others follow suit.

(Via Mozilla Links)

Written by @chrisfinazzo

July 16, 2009 at 1:53 am

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35 Absolutely Useful Firefox Plugins For Web Designers And Developers

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Good, although I would add:

  1. Web Developer by Chris Pederick – Absolutely essential for web developers.
  2. ColorZilla by Alex Sirota – Good for UI mockups instead of having to worry about remembering hexadecimal values for colors, this does the hard work for you.
  3. DOM Inspector by Shawn Wilsher – Simple, but does the job.

In addition, although not an add-on, I would replace FireFTP with Cyberduck. After only 1 summer of using it, I would gladly pay for a piece of software that is as polished and full-featured as this.

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June 21, 2009 at 4:06 am

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