@Brandon Cassata: Yeah, I like firefox for all of those reasons, plus some others. I have found that IE really is much slower than FireFox (for me), and has huge security holes, every time I open it about 10 popups open immediatly, with more that come at random times later.
@Crystal Clear (H.E.S.): I am pretty sure I have seen people put smilies in thread titles before.
Anyway, I don't see how IE is any more simplistic, Firefox has the same backwards, forwards, reload, stop, home, ect....
@X_Sheep: Really, vitalize works fine for me and I installed it easily. I thought firefox was actually easier to install plug-ins than IE.
@DaVince: As Phizzy said, IE isn't other browsers, I don't mind netscape, opera, safari, konqueror, or anything like that.
@Broomie: Well, I like Firefox enough to advertise it a bit, but if you don't like it that's fine with me, as long as you use it.
Alot of times FireFox does bug me about installing plugins that I already have installed, but they work anyway, so I ignore them. As far as those popup Keaton, thats prolly a pure case of spyware right there, which even farther proves IE's disability to defend againced it, though the combination between: Ad-aware, Spybot: Search & Destroy, and Microsoft AntiSpyware, should not only fix the problem, but avoid it from happening granted you scan every once & awhile & with Microsoft AntiSpyware, keep it running in the background. It will request permission for most system changes that Spyware would do without your permission, it makes sure nothing gets past you without your permission.
I do use firefox, but I don't believe why people think its totally different and superior. Sure, it's not quite as vulnerable to spyware or popup-adds (thats probably the only reason why I use it), but if you have any adware/spyware on your pc it's best to get rid of it anyway because they can cause crashes and slowdowns.
Sometimes forefox is a pain on sites that use plugins, like on fileplanet. I also hate firefox's download manager, half the time when I download a big file the thing turns out corrupt. Also, if the internet connection drops mid-download it doesn't seem to want to re-connect to the server and you have to start downloading again.