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Old 07-05-2004, 02:34 PM   #11
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just started using it withing the past week. getting used to little itty bitty differences
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I really hope I had some part in your change.. maybe for posting this.. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...c_cmp/22103407
I know, I posted it earlier, but it'* awesome, and only proves IE/Window'* flaws.

The ONLY problem I have with mozilla is I am not able to open certain .wmv links, if anyone has a remedy for this, let me know.
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Old 07-05-2004, 07:15 PM   #13
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linky no worky...
link dont work do to the word filters of the forum that is if your referring to mine, an I can crash mozilla just as often as ie or opera, nothing is crash proof
yeah... I was guessing four letter words that start with f, it'* not fork.
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I really hope I had some part in your change.. maybe for posting this.. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...c_cmp/22103407
I know, I posted it earlier, but it'* awesome, and only proves IE/Window'* flaws.

The ONLY problem I have with mozilla is I am not able to open certain .wmv links, if anyone has a remedy for this, let me know.
This seemed to help me

Go to:
Edit
Preferences
Left column:
Navigator
Helper Applications
Right Side:
New Type
MIME Type = video/wmv
Description = Window Media Video
Extension = *.wmv

Try checking open with Default Application
but if it still acts up use this
Open It With: and Browse to : C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
and I have "Always ask me before handling files of this type" checked
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Old 07-05-2004, 08:16 PM   #15
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Eh, I still am loyal to IE. It works fine, most websites are optimized for it, and there aren't many security problems. If you get a virus, it'* your fault.
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Old 07-05-2004, 08:26 PM   #16
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Eh, I still am loyal to IE. It works fine, most websites are optimized for it, and there aren't many security problems. If you get a virus, it'* your fault.
agreed
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Old 07-06-2004, 01:34 AM   #17
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I've never run across all the problems people claim to have with IE (or any other MS product, actually). But, I don't download all the "free" crap some people do, I don't play with P2P (Kazaa, etc), and I routinely wipe my history, cookies, and other temp files.

I have, tho, had people want me to fix their computers, and the only way to do it was wipe and reinstall. Some of them bugs is vicious....
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:19 AM   #18
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i believe in the next couple years mozilla will be the industry standard. Open Source and free software are gaining much obvious popularity.

and there has been no word from m$ that there'* a new and improved IE on the way.

But for now.....i have both IE and Firefox on here......its interesting from a programming standpoint to view pages in different browsers to see the differences
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I installed Firefox on my computer at work to try it out. This was a couple weeks ago. The next day, I come in to find out that Windows is hosed. Some files were corrupted, so Outlook was screwing up connecting to the Exchange server. Then I lost all my special drive mappings cause it wouldn't connect to the right domain controller. I tried to fix it, but I ended up re-doing my whole machine. I didn't lose anything, but it was a pain in the ***. I'm not saying Firefox caused it, but ya never know.

The point is, IE is fine. Most websites are optimized for it, and it runs very fast. Like all software, it has problems, but if you treat it right, it will run fine. I've used this for years and I will stick to it. I know how it works very well and it has a great deal of options and flexibility with other software.

This isn't the first time I've read these threads. I've been to other message boards with people preaching how great it is. It'* just not for me though.
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Old 07-06-2004, 05:06 PM   #20
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Sol, maybe you can walk me thru, why: 1. I am now 100% virus free. 2. 100% adware, malware free and yet the same homepage hijack in IE occurs as well as the same popup window.

I have also cleared the error in the registry pertaining to that now defeated spyware and trojan, which was called TROJ. AC.

I am using Mozilla to avoid it (the hijack), and I would rather use IE...I'm no whiz, but at least it works.

Any ideas?
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