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Firefox – A Great Alternative Browser Stephen Rahn Kennesaw State University Georgia Department of Education [email protected] http://ksuetc.org/stephen How do I get Firefox? http://getfirefox.com http://mozilla.org How much does it cost? Free to download (5 megabytes)

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Firefox – A Great Alternative Browser

Stephen Rahn

Kennesaw State University

Georgia Department of Education

[email protected]

http://ksuetc.org/stephen


How do I get Firefox?

  • http://getfirefox.com

  • http://mozilla.org


How much does it cost?

  • Free to download (5 megabytes)

  • $6.00 (plus shipping) if you want to order a CD


What Operating System is required?

  • Windows 98

  • Windows 98SE

  • Windows ME

  • Windows NT 4.0

  • Windows 2000

  • Windows XP

  • Windows Server 2003

  • Red Hat Linux 8.0 and later

    • (and a few other Linux packages)

  • Mac OS X 10.1.x

  • Mac OS X 10.2.x and later


Why is it free?

  • Open source (http://www.opensource.org)

    • OpenOffice

    • Linux

    • Apache

    • MySQL

    • PHP


Why is OpenSource a good thing?

  • Because the code is make public, anyone can modify it and/or create extensions for the program.

  • A community of developers works to find bugs and make improvements.


Why was Firefox created?

  • To provide an alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer.

  • To create a more secure browsing experience.

  • To provide users with features which were previously unavailable to most.


How is it more secure?

  • Unlike Internet Explorer, Firefox is not integrated with the operating system.

  • It does not support ActiveX controls and VBScripts (these are known to have security holes).


Is anybody actually using Firefox?

  • http://tinyurl.com/56kp (w3schools.com)

  • http://tinyurl.com/bmx88(onestat.com)


(w3schools)


Some Great Features

  • Pop-up blocking

  • Tabbed Browsing

  • Multiple Home Pages

  • Easy clearing of cookies, history, etc.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Mouse gestures

  • THOUSANDS of extensions


Dictionary Search

Image Toolbar

Image Zoom

Sage

Tinyurl creator

Pdf downloader

Gmail Delete button

Fasterfox

IE View

Popular Extensions


Thanks for Coming!

  • This presentation is available at:

    • http://ksuetc.org/stephen

  • Feel free to E-Mail me with any questions

    • [email protected]


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