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15 reasons why Firefox is better than Internet Explorer

1. Tabbed browsing . Lets you display more than one site in a window using multiple tabs. You can open a new tab by selecting Navigator Tab from the New submenu of the File menu (or press Ctrl+T). You can also open a link in a new tab by using the right-click menu. You will find configuration options in the

2. Tabbed Browsing preferences panel. Popup blocking Block all those popup ads. To disable popup windows, select Advanced and then Scripts & Plugins from the Preferences window. Then uncheck the box that reads "Open unrequested windows".

3. Prevent scripts from doing various things You can prevent scripts from moving windows, closing them, changing the status bar and setting cookies. To change these settings, select Advanced and then Scripts & Plugins from the Preferences window. Then uncheck the desired boxes

4. Site Navigation toolbar Displays content from the link tags provided by a document, allowing one to navigate to various parts of a site.

5. Sidebar The sidebar provides a number of tabs by default, and others can be added by the user.

6. Can add custom panels to sidebar Custom sidebars can be implemented in HTML or XUL and can be installed from a remote site without much hassle. Sites can add sidebars using the window.sidebar.addPanel() function.

7. More control over text zooming Can zoom text to any size. IE only supports five sizes and has no keyboard shortcut that I could determine. For sites that use fairly small fonts, having more larger sizes in necessary for those without perfect vision

8. Can zoom any text, even that with fixed pixel sizes Can zoom text no matter what units were specified, an often cited issue with IE.

9. Can select from multiple stylesheets provided by page When a page provides multiple (or alternate) stylesheets, one can select between them by choosing from the Use Style sub-menu in the View menu.

10. Page info dialog Provides additional information about encoding, MIME type, referrer and meta tags. Some of this information is also available in IE's properties dialog although it isn't as detailed and the window isn't resizable

11. Detailed form/link/media info dialog The page info dialog provides tabs which have lists of the form elements, links, images and other media in a page. You can even preview images and save them from this window.

12. Save plugins Mozilla saves plugins when saving a Web page as complete. You can also save them from the Page Info window.

13. Themes Provides two themes by default (Classic and Modern), but others may be installed.

14. Its open source.

15. Its not from Microsoft.

I think the firefox revolution has finally began. As long as the open source community continue to improve all its software , i believe in no time Linux and Open Source will rule the industry.

See the 101 reasons why Firefox is better than IE at :http://www.xulplanet.com/ndeakin/arts/reasons.html

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