The Firefox Browser

Internet Explorer–which comes bundled with every version of Windows–was the de facto web browser for many, many years. That has changed drastically in the recent past. Mozilla Firefox now holds approximately 27% of the market share, with Google Chrome coming in third at 18%.

Many customers ask us “What’s The Difference?” Our answer is this: in terms of loading basic web pages, really nothing. However, with the proliferation of so many web-based viruses, trojans and worm infections, browser security has become a major concern of late. And that is a very good reason to consider changing browsers.

We always recommend Firefox. In general, Firefox is better because it’s an Open Source software. Developers the world around collaborate on Firefox every day to make it safer, faster and all-around better. Since revenue is NOT the driving force behind Firefox, the game becomes quality instead of quantity.

Firefox has a rich community of “plug-ins” that can also be added to the browser. These add-ons give you extra functionality, layout options, tighter security, and plain ole’ fun. When done right, your Firefox experience can be productive and worry-free.

The only caveat is this: there are a handful of web pages that simply won’t load well with Firefox. These sites will include government pages, financial institutions and Windows Update. No big deal; just keep your Internet Explorer shortcut handy for those times.

In addition to computer repair, we can teach you how to setup and configure Firefox to make for a great web-surfing experience. This will do two things: make your cloud experience better, and keep viruses off your machine.

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