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Firefox Does Not Go Any Faster

I feel somewhat vindicated today. Why? Well after reading this post over at Windows Skills, I feel like the world makes a little more sense. I had never noticed any difference when installing these extensions or programs that were suppose to make Firefox faster. Turns out they might not do a thing.

There are many articles and tools which promise to increase your browsing speed. Well, I usually don’t like spending too much time on this but today I decided to try a small tool and show you the results. I’m sure the guys at TotalIdea did a good job looking for ways to improve our browsing speed if we use their freeware application so I didn’t spend more time looking for something else.

Read things over for yourself, leave your comments and let me know what you have to say on the subject. Can you really get Firefox to go any faster that it already does?

Asa Explains Firefox 2’s Phishing Protection

It seems like a few people are either confused or trying to cause trouble when it comes to the anti-phishing tools that are built into Firefox 2. Well, thankfully to debunk any myths there might be out there, Asa Dotzler has stepped forward to clear a few things up.

Sometimes it’s easier to just make shit up than to actually research a story. That seems to be the case with the (no byline) story at Platinax Small Business News.

The article starts off by claiming that to use the phishing protection feature “properly, you have to send Google a record of every single website you visit.” Not only is this blatantly false, but even the most cursory investigation of the feature would have revealed that.

Next, the writer tries to walk the absurdity back a bit by saying that “[phishing protection] does require an explicit opt-in”. But once again he’s wrong. Users get the benefit of this feature out of the box and without any privacy issues.

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