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Firefox Still Gaining

It looks like Firefox is still gaining ground out there in the browser wars. Many people felt like Internet Explorer 7 might kill off the home grown glory that is Firefox 2, but they were wrong. The guys over at Information Week have a nice in depth look at the battle between the browsers since IE7 debuted.

Although Microsoft recently touted the 100 millionth installation of Internet Explorer 7, Web measurement firms said that the new browser is simply being swapped out for older editions and hasn’t had an impact on Firefox’s continued climb.

“[As of] January 8th, we had the 100 millionth IE7 installation,” said Tony Chor, an IE group program manager, in an entry on the team’s blog. “Even more important than installations is usage. According to WebSideStory (the company we use to measure browser usage), as of this week, over 25% of all visitors to sites in the U.S. were using IE7, making IE7 the second most used browser after IE6.

+ Read More Over at Information Week!

Use Internet Explorer and Firefox

If there any reason why you can not use more than one browser? No. A lot of folks get caught up in being “uber fans” though and don’t realize that all browsers have some good points and some bad points. This article I found yesterday really got me to thinking – it might have the same effect on you as well.

Naturally, all of this has generated a bit of contention among users of Microsoft Windows where Firefox fans put down IE and users of IE 7 say they don’t want to bother with changing anything on their computers that is working. I’m an unlikely Solomon, but I do know what I would order if I were in charge: Use them both.

+ Continue Reading Firefox or Internet Explorer? Why Not Both?

Wiki Editing Help

I do not pretend to know much about wikis on the Web, what they are there for or what you should really do with them. Of course, neither does eighty percent of the Web, so I do not feel so much out of the loop just yet. That is where a Firefox extension like Wikipedia Toolbar comes into play.

The Wikipedia extension makes editing of Wikipedia pages easier by adding a new toolbar to your browser and by providing new menu items in the context menu (right mouse key). You can read more details, have a look at it or jump right to the installation..

It might not make wikis any more interesting or teach you how to use it. It will though make editing them a heck of a lot easier.

+ Download and Learn More About the Wikipedia Toolbar for Firefox!

Side Note: to get this extension to work in Firefox 2, you will need to use Mr Tech Local Install

Kill IceWeasel

I don’t want to have to rename this Web site IceWeasel Facts!

Yesterday Brian McKenna wrote 5 Reasons to Support IceWeasel, which is a (in my opinion) lame answer to acachinero’s Need a Reason? Here are 5 for stopping the Firefox fork. And here are mine…

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Great Text Editor for Firefox

When it comes to editing text forms on a Web site, you are pretty much stuck with the tools the Web site provides. Some Web sites and scripts do it very well – while others tend to suck. What is the answer? Give the WYSUWYG Firefox extension a try!

wySUwyg is an Extension for Firefox browser which allows you to format the content of any TextArea. Just right-click on any web based form you want to fill, and launch the editor. It makes HTML formatting as easy as using a word processor, by bringing the power of Xinha editor to your browser.

+ Learn More About the WYSUWYG Firefox Extension!

Ghostfox

This is a Firefox extension review that might best be served for Halloween, but I’ll share it with you now because I don’t think I can wait that long before I let the cat out of the bag. Ghostfox shows up and disappears instantly, discreetly, blended with your application so the Web pages look like part of it and not like the Web at all.

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Firefox in the Stars

Now I am not a big fan of posts for the sake of posting, but this photo just seemed a little too weird. I had to spread the word about it. The picture is of a nebula recently discovered in deep space around the time that Firefox 0.8 was released. It looks like the Firefox logo.

Then again, if you look at anything long enough, it will look like the Firefox logo. I could have sworn I saw it this morning in my cereal too!

+ Go Check Out the Photo for Yourself!

Switch to Firefox!

Need a few good reasons to switch your browser of choice? Well thanks to Switch2Firefox.com you now have a good step by step resource on how to do so.

More people are interested in switching from IE to Alternative Browsers than ever before. See why they made the change and how easy it was. Discover the 101 features that Mozilla offers over IE 6.0. Learn all the great ways browsing the web with Firefox can give you a better digital life. And understand how firefox can make your life easier and your possibilities endless.

+ Learn More About Switching to Firefox!

Firefox Reaches 200 Million Downloads

First things first, I have to say congrats to the folks over at Firefox. No mater how many folks out there might say that Firefox isn’t the browser for them for this reason or that reason, 200 million speaks volumes. It shows there has been and will be an audience for such a browser.

Here is what Asa Dotzler had to say via the SpreadFirefox.com Web site:

Let me start off by saying that YOU ALL ARE AMAZING! Today the Firefox download counter crossed the 200 million mark. We know that this number doesn’t represent actual users because this number includes both Firefox 1.0 and Firefox 1.5 (soon Firefox 2,) because not every one completes every download, and because not every download results in a new Firefox user.

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