Friday, December 02, 2005

Surf the Web BETTER

Obviously, this blog is about writing, but once in a while news comes out that's worth reporting on, even if it's not entirely writing-related. In this case, it's about web browsers--what you're using to view this blog right now.

And this week, the Mozilla foundation has released version 1.5 of their increasingly popular Firefox web browser. If you're still using the browser that comes built-in with Windows, now's the time to give Firefox a try! Some people say it has better security than Microsoft Internet Explorer. I'm not going to argue that here. What I will say is that I was very skeptical when I tried it out. But after using it for a week, I could NEVER go back! It truly makes your web experience better.

Then, once you've downloaded and installed it, don't stop there. Download these plugins which will automatically install into Firefox. They are what will make it really fly. Soon you'll be enjoying the web--and this blog--like never before!
  • Customize Google -- This makes your Google searches better by adding small pictures of the websites beside each hit and more.

  • Fasterfox -- Makes Firefox run as fast as possible on your system, so you're not waiting around as you surf the net.

  • IETab -- This allows you to still view pages in Internet Explorer mode if they're specifically formatted for IE.

  • PDF Download -- This allows you to view PDF files in your browser, easily, or download them.

  • Tab Mix Plus -- Adds a BUNCH of great tab additions.

Then, while you're at it, click to install this theme: Noia 2 Extreme. It will make Firefox look cool too!

After installing, let me know what you think of Firefox.


Christopher Maselli


Spatula said...

I use it already and I LOVE it!!

Mitali Perkins said...

Me, too, and it works great on my Mac. Thanks for all the extras, too! They make it feel like a luxury model!