Many of you have considered installing the Firefox browser but haven't yet because of the unknown. Some of you may have even tried it but went back to IE (Internet Explorer) because no one was around to explain how to use and configure it. Some of you have no idea why you would even want to switch from using IE to Firefox. This article will cover all that and more including how to create a one of a kind unique browser just for you. You can't do that with IE.
Because of the complete lack of custom options in IE as well as it's constant security holes, Firefox was born. At the time, IE was more popular than all other browser options combined but there was no way to customize it. It's rapid adoption and exponential user base growth was due solely to the fact that it started out as secure, addressed all new security issues in a timely manner and offered users limitless was to customize it. Because it's open source software, Firefox will always be a step ahead of IE when it comes to stability and security.
Why open source? With the source code publicly available, thousands of independent users can review and test it for potential issues. With closed source browsers such as IE, if Microsoft doesn't find a problem internally, it will most likely be found first by a malicious hacker and exploited. Open source software such as Firefox is more secure and robust because so many more independent people are reviewing, probing and testing it. Their much more likely to find and fix an issue before it can be exploited.
What does all that mean to you? You'll know that your using the safest most secure browser and it can even be customized by you. You have access to thousands of other customizations already created and you can share the ones you may create with every other Firefox users. Firefox doesn't leak your personal and financial information as you use it and any issues that are found in the future are usually fixed within 24 hours. IE is not supported by the huge user base that Firefox enjoys so it's security issues can linger for months all the while being exploited.
How can Firefox be customized when IE can not? Little pieces of software called themes, plug-ins and extensions allow you to control Firefox. There's a plug-in that lets you keep an eye on the weather anywhere in the world as well as notifying you instantly about severe weather alerts. Astronomers can see, at a glance, sunrise, high noon, sunset and moonrise as well as when the next full moon will occur. Do those flashing banner adds annoy you? Banish them permanently with the Adblock plug-in. You don't have to create your own customizations if you don't want to because there are thousands already in existence to choose from. If you do want to create your own, Firefox will even show you exactly how to do just that.
Firefox is extremely stable and secure because it enjoys a loyal and active user base which you can join for free. As you use your browser, you private info stays private. Due to the fact that Firefox is open source, it constantly improves over time. You have full control to customize it any way you want. If you have a need for customization that doesn't already exists and you create it, you can share it with millions of other Firefox users.
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