View Full Version : Mozilla Firefox 1.0 released

11-11-2004, 04:23 PM
With the rash of vulnerabilities afflicting the aged Internet Explorer, it's time to 'move up' to the brand new browser
Mozilla Firefox 1.0 (http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.0/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%201.0.exe)

You can also find optimised builds for your processor here: Moox's optimized firefox builds (http://www.moox.ws/tech/mozilla/releasebuilds.htm)
A reference for which 'M' build you should be using is available here:

For me, what I did was installed using the official setup file, removed the files iin the firefox folder and extracted the optimised build into that folder. This way, I gain from registry settings from the setup and also an optimised build for my processor.

12-11-2004, 12:20 AM
I use both Firefox 1.0 AND Netscape 7.2
Since both are from Mozilla, can anyone tell me the advantages/disadvantages of either one?

Both support tabbed browsing - the "selling" point about Firefox, so no big deal.

I actually prefer Netscape 7.2 because of a few processes that I am rather comfortable with such as opening a website with Ctrl-Shift-L that pops up an URL box unlike Firefox which uses Ctrl-L and that forces you to type in the URL box in the location bar on the browser's top.

12-11-2004, 04:37 AM
i can't tell for sure since i've not used netscape since ver 4.7 but if you're comparing FFox with Netscape 7, the rendering engine's the same so no difference there. I guess the biggest difference would be the look and feel and the memory footprint as FFox is the browser only component in the whole Mozilla suite.

Netscape would a closer match with Mozilla than to FFox.
Use FFox if you need a browser only and don't want to waste additional space and memory on unused componets like composer, mail, etc.

With regards to the Ctrl-L, I guess that would be a preference. I believe Mozilla still uses the pop-up box when pressing Ctrl-L but don't hold me to it. The last time I used Mozilla was before I switched to Phoenix 0.6

Using extensions is a great way to personalise FFox according to what you need. I would recommend getting
1) Adblock
2) Tabbrowser Extensions
3) Flashgot
4) IEView
5) Bookmark Backup

12-11-2004, 04:59 AM
Talking about browsers, I have been using Opera, now version 7.5. Any clue how this compares to Firefox ? I am exceptionally pleased with Opera's mouse gestures and operations.


12-11-2004, 05:22 AM
If you're looking to use mouse gestures, it is available as an installable extension in Firefox.

Some other useful extensions would be:
Habari Xenu (RSS feed reader)
*for those who don't know what RSS is for (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/live-bookmarks.html)

Display weather forecast in the browser. Pretty nifty I might add ;)

Adds in the menu option to automatically translate using babelfish or google on the current page

And another nifty feature is the keyword function added to a bookmark for quick retrieval. For example, I can type:
dict anathema
the page automatically opens dictionary.com with that search string.
To know more on how to use it goto

Alexius Lim
08-12-2004, 02:27 AM
Hi... any comments on the Firefox Mozilla browser...

I've just installed it on my laptop... and suprisingly, its quite fast. Clean and loads/browse like the early Netscape... seem quite stable too... :)

How about feedback from others....


(Merry Christmas too!)

08-12-2004, 03:11 AM
Err...AlexiusLim :) ...been using for more than 1 month...looks alright at the moment...n has not been invaded by spywares as much as IE...only occasional of tracking cookies...which are a norm...err...speedwise no comment...so far so good...with bonus features...ahem...still unexplored yet by Orchi..:)

Ahem...but heard from Firefly...who swears he is not mixing well with his distance relative at the top of the foodchain...despite having the characteristic of the similar scorching flame.... :D

Alexius Lim
08-12-2004, 03:19 AM
Now.... any comments on Orchi posts... :D

This is one funny fella thats always making me LMBO!(scarily enough... when one's laughing alone in the dead of night.... :D , that fella cud be reading Orchi posts and reply... :p )

Its always fun reading Orchi's replies and posting!

08-12-2004, 10:56 PM
Using it for couple of weeks. Easy to use and like the tabs and no pop ups unlike IE where you need to install google toolbar to prevent pop ups.

only thing I've seen is that i need to reassign my home page and update my bookmarks.For some reason this info is lost, although it imported the info from IE plus me manually doing it all over again after the first time the info was gone. Happen twice so far.

09-12-2004, 02:31 PM
aroki, I'm not sure what's the problem you're describing. Perhaps a step-by-step description on what transpired after installation until your IE favourites imported by Firefox?

13-12-2004, 02:59 PM
Got my first feel of using Firefox and I am overjoyed!!!! It's fast, no pop-ups!!

My IE is invaded by pop-ups and spywares. It's so slow when browsing
that I usually give up on surfing! But now, I can surf away with Firefox!!!

Looking forward to learn more about Firefox browser and new functionalities/extensions! Pls share them here.

14-12-2004, 03:14 PM
For firefox geek wanabes and anyone "fed up" with IE, this link may be of interest..


Happy tweaking...!!


15-12-2004, 09:02 AM
For firefox geek wanabes and anyone "fed up" with IE, this link may be of interest..


Happy tweaking...!!


great link there fonzie!
for those who wants to access firefox's config, open up firefox, in the address bar, type about:config