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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

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
How do I get Firefox?
  • http://getfirefox.com
  • http://mozilla.org
how much does it cost
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
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
Why is it free?
  • Open source (http://www.opensource.org)
    • OpenOffice
    • Linux
    • Apache
    • MySQL
    • PHP
why is opensource a good thing
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
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
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
Is anybody actually using Firefox?
  • http://tinyurl.com/56kp (w3schools.com)
  • http://tinyurl.com/bmx88(onestat.com)
some great features
Some Great Features
  • Pop-up blocking
  • Tabbed Browsing
  • Multiple Home Pages
  • Easy clearing of cookies, history, etc.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Mouse gestures
  • THOUSANDS of extensions
popular extensions
Dictionary Search

Image Toolbar

Image Zoom

Sage

Tinyurl creator

Pdf downloader

Gmail Delete button

Fasterfox

IE View

Popular Extensions
thanks for coming
Thanks for Coming!
  • This presentation is available at:
    • http://ksuetc.org/stephen
  • Feel free to E-Mail me with any questions
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