Monday, October 30, 2006

» Is Firefox 2.0 a dud? | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

 Interesting perspectives -- read the full article

Is Firefox 2.0 a dud?  Are users better avoiding it and waiting until a future build?  Are too many of the new features buggy and incomplete and is the browser overall more unstable that previous versions?  What about Firefox on Vista? 

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So what's my issue with running Firefox on Windows Vista?  It's that it runs in standard user mode and has full access to the system.  Internet Explorer 7 on the other hand runs in protected mode.

Source: » Is Firefox 2.0 a dud? | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

2 comments:

Philip Storry said...

Why would Firefox need Protected Mode if User Account Control is doing its job?

Or has Protected Mode been badly implemented?

I've namechecked you in my reaction to this is over here:
http://www.not-so-rapid.com/philipstorry/dxblog/not-so-rapid.nsf/dx/30102006130132MDOHAH.htm

Thanks for pointing this out!

Peter said...

Thanks for sharing your perspectives -- great questions.