Originally Posted by StangGt95
I DL & notice some pages don't work in Firefox, had to dl a plug-in. Instead I just used IE.
Guess it depends what you want to use it for. Security use FireFox--IE for everything else, espeacially it you click on a link that has a video, I have to dl a plug-in for FireFox, but for IE it just plays it. Guess it's one ot those "Whatever works for you".
FireFox = ~7 meg download
IE = ~30-60 meg download
It's quite evident IE comes pre-packaged with most of the multimedia plug-ins. I prefer FireFox's method. Do I really
need all the plug-ins included with IE? Most likely not. And in the unlikely case that I do, I can just download and install them when I come across the occasional site that I need that particular plug-in for.
In most cases, keeping up to date on audio/video codecs (something you have to do with IE anyway), and having Flash and Shockwave installed... takes care of about 95% of the multimedia content on the web. Flash+Shockwave+FireFox != ~30-60 megs... wtf else is IE installing?!
(look at that, they go to the same company), and FireFox
. There's support for 90-95% of the web. The other sites require IE, due to heavy ActiveX requirements (which you can
install ActiveX with FireFox... but why the fuck would you want to?! That's one of the major sources of IE's abysmal security flaws.), or some off the wall (and probably spyware riddled) video/audio player, or some other crap ass "browser enhancement".