June 30, 2004

Browser blues

Given the latest IE security glitch, which other browser for Windows has the best features? If I switch, what should I switch to? (If you say Mozilla, remind me to go back to this article for a useful tip about loading Java).

If you're just used to IE, btw, here's a nifty tool which allows you to determine what browser "helpers" are currently on your machine.

Posted by Linkmeister at June 30, 2004 12:06 PM

Firefox rocks. I haven't tried the 0.9 version but am using the 0.8 version with very very few problems.

Posted by: hayneyz at June 30, 2004 05:11 PM

Firefox all the way!

Posted by: Ryan at June 30, 2004 05:37 PM

Firefox. Sarah and I are both designing for it now...

No discussion: tabbed browsing (excellent for research!), blocked popups...

I'm running it on Win2k and Linux (Firebird on Win95b); it just works.

Posted by: dan at June 30, 2004 07:30 PM

Grrr. PCMag has hidden BHO Cop behind a subscription-only barrier, but BHO Demon is free, and seems to work just fine.

Posted by: Christina Schulman at June 30, 2004 08:44 PM

I hadn't realized it required a subscription; oops. I went over to the graciously-provided BHO Demon and downloaded ver. 1.0 (479k) and it gave me a list of three perfectly legitimate BHO's, so I'm safe so far. Nice to know.

Thank you, Christina!

Posted by: Linkmeister at June 30, 2004 09:07 PM