Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Friends Don't Let Friends Use Internet Explorer

Instead, they tell them about Firefox.

According to Wikipedia, Firefox is the second-most popular browser in current use worldwide, after the insufferable apology for a browser that is Internet Explorer.

Firefox would be vastly superior to IE if for no other reason than AdBlock Plus, one of dozens (hundreds?) of Add-ons that helps provide what it rightly calls "a better browsing experience".

As its name indicates, AdBlock Plus helps to—duh—block ads. Such that, you know, you don't see them.

And there was much rejoicing...

Other add-ons worth getting:

  • Flashblock, which blocks annoying Flash animation

  • Stop Autoplay, which, as its name suggests, prevents embedded audio and video from automatically starting when you a page containing same

  • Session Manager, which "saves and restores the state of all windows - either when you want it or automatically at startup and after crashes. Additionally it offers you to reopen (accidentally) closed windows and tabs."

If you don't already have Firefox, do yourself a favor and get it.


Deb said...

You forgot the really nice parental control features that actually work (gubble),and a kiddie interface that kids can use. Firefox is awesome.

John Jansen said...


Our kids aren't old enough to use the Internet yet, so I hadn't known about those features.

Good to know!