Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 220.127.116.11
Forum Moderators: open
Is it time to abandon Mozilla and go with Monkey?
(I generate no e-mail from my local computer, so the email "feature" of Mozilla/Monkey is not an issue).
Or, is Firefox the way to go?
(Yes, I run through Outpost Firewall, and Avast. ;)
My concern is maintaining the quality, and regular features of Mozilla, but if I do a new instll, between Monkey or FF, which is most secure and fault free overall, from the experiance of this Forum's users?
Thanks for your resonses.
SeaMonkey is the natural next step if you like the Mozilla suite - it is the equivalent of Mozilla 1.8 would have been, it has all the security and back-end updates from the Firefox branch, and it is as stable as Mozilla 1.7. I highly recommend it rather than staying with Mozilla 1.7.
But as Firefox and SeaMonkey have different profile locations, why not download and try both? You might prefer the extra features offered by the numerous Firefox extensions.
On the security side, as both browsers share the same codebase they are affected by many of the same vulnerabilities. Both Firefox and SeaMonkey receive regular updates.
O.K. , this is a slam dunk. I'll certainly install BOTH SeaMonkey and FF and play with them together and
determin my wife and my preferences.
I will save off my "long" Bookmark list and Profile (I asume SeaMonkey and FF will import with no problems)
and then install the two new bowsers. I feel the excitement building!
Please, Ogletree, you made a curious comment that I would appreciate a follow-up.
You mentioned, "I have ff set up to reject any cookies from google".
Would you please elaborate on why you made this decision? How would that benifit me or others?
So comparing Mozilla Suite or SeaMonkey to Firefox is comparing apples plus oranges to just apples.
If you only need the browser, and not the e-mail client and other features, then Firefox might be the way to go. Based only of a few years of use, Firefox seems to roll out security and Gecko updates first, then Mozilla Suite and SeaMonkey follow a few days later.
Note also that Firefox can update itself automatically, and does so by default unless you choose otherwise. It downloads small "patch" files and installs them, rather than requiring you to download the whole program package and re-install each time there's an update, as Mozilla Suite and SeaMonkey currently do (That could change, at least for SeaMonkey).
Downloading them all and testing them is a great approach, unless you're on dial-up. :( Cost is certainly not an issue. :)
And "paranoia"? Cookies? How bad can it get? Lets just say I never memorize my Social Security number, can't be to carefull! (I've never felt that "Socially secure" anyway ;) and since I don't know it , its hard for I.D. thief s to pry it out of me...let alone grab my cookies.
JdMorgan, I use Mozilla Composer w/spell checker and don't want to loose that feature. SeaMonkey has it I gather, so am leaning that way, but will still load both Browsers. Thanks for makeing me recall the value of various browsers for site testing.
And no, speed is not an issue.
For years I was on Dial-up (no hi-speed access in Rural Cow Town here for years) Finally got cable access, never looked back.
Thanks all for your input!