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Old 31st March, 2006, 05:50 AM
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Firefox doesn't integrate with the operating system like IE and does not depend on active X so adds a worthwhile security benefit. It also allows access to configuration files (type about:config into the address window). Once in there, numerous network parameters like pipelining, max connections per server, etc., etc. can be tweaked to get faster network performance. By Tweaking Firefox and re-setting the TCP receive window, my internet speed doubled and page loading speed tripled compared to the "out of the box" IE.

The bad side of it is that a few web sites only recognize IE, so their pages get a bit jumbled.

Compared to Mozilla, Firefox gets the newer programming and is more streamlined.
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