Desperate Firefox fanboys going for a campaign with a condom

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  1. noaihmtch

    noaihmtch Red Card

    Mar 12, 2005
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  2. nsa

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    The preferred abreviation for Firefox is FX.

    As noted in the article, all vulnerabilities are patched in FX 1.0.3. :)

    Would that M$ be so responsive. ;)
     
  3. Chiquitibum

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    what, ive always seen FF.
     
  4. noaihmtch

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    doesn't make difference. it's just a browser that is going to die very soon
     
  5. Chiquitibum

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    doubt it but there is always opera,

    bill gates giving it to you heh? and your liking it. LOL
     
  6. kerpow

    kerpow New Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    Anyone tried the Netscape 8 beta? I'm assuming it must be pretty similar to FF since they are both built around a Mozilla engine. But who would really use it? People are using FF to get away from the corporate world of Microsoft, why would they jump into bed with AOL/Time Warner.

    I suppose it really boils down to to who ships it with their PC's. Dell, HP etc. won't pre-install FF but might bundle a new Netscape build.

    (I've always abbreviated it to FF - does that conflict with anything else)
     
  7. Achtung

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    You mean like how the preferred abbreviation for "Premium Hamatachi" is "noaihmtch"? ;)
     
  8. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

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    Yeah, the article is pretty clear about that. It's not that Firefox is significantly less vulnerable than IE, but that it's more proactive about addressing flaws before they become a problem.
     
  9. nsa

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    http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/faq
    Sorry, I was wrong. It's Fx, not FX. ;)
     
  10. JeffS

    JeffS New Member

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    MS is notorious for letting huge security flaws in their products fester in the marketplace for long periods of time while they figure out how to patch it. Once they figure out a patch, then they announce the security flaw.

    Mozilla/Firefox, and all open source software, proactively deals with potential flaws ahead of time, announcing them once a vulnerability is found, and promptly fixing them.

    So, since Mozilla/Firefox is open, honest, and proactive about dealing with potential security flaws, and MS deliberately hides security flaws (letting them do as much damage as possible) until it suits MS to announce them, stupid articles like the one linked in this thread make it look like Firefox has big security problems, then idiot MS drones like noaihmtch get in a lather over it.

    Firefox isn't perfect, and has never claimed to be. It's still vastly superior in the security department than IE.

    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5253112.html
    http://news.com.com/More+security+hiccups+for+IE/2100-1002_3-5457105.html
    http://www.betanews.com/article/Security_Flaws_Found_in_Outlook_IE/1112405695
    http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/32755.html
    http://news.com.com/2100-1023-275643.html?legacy=cnet
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3840101.stm
    http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2004/tc20040629_7343_tc119.htm
    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,108611,00.asp
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/29/ie_security_holes/
    http://csdl.computer.org/comp/mags/ic/2004/06/w6008abs.htm

    These links were found by Googling "IE security flaws", which returned 647,000 matches.
     
  11. Chicago1871

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    Desperation is a stinky colonge.
     
  12. Kryptonite

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    Another reason, Hofmann said, is that Firefox doesn't use ActiveX technology, which he blamed for the preponderance of Microsoft's browser security woes.

    "This is the major architectural advantage that we have," he said. "With the ActiveX and the security zone model, Microsoft has taken browsers in a different direction, which provides a mechanism for the most serious exploits in Internet Explorer."


    One computer security expert called the security contest between Microsoft and Mozilla a toss-up, though he lauded Mozilla's responsiveness and Firefox's pop-up controls.


    Yeah. Popups, spyware, and viruses rule. I think i'll be switching back to Microsoft IE and waiting another 6 months to pay for an upgrade to the latest Windows just to get a browser from 2003.

    Hell, does M$ even have PLANS for tabbed browsing? Or is that a $30 upgrade??


    Over/Under on when this guy gets a yellow card?
     
  13. nsa

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    Fixed your post. :)
     
  14. noaihmtch

    noaihmtch Red Card

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    "Firefox security flaws" returned 606,000 matches. Considering its current extremely poor weak hopeless market share, it's totally unforgivable. Of course I don't belive all of the articles are related to Firefox as I searched them the same way you did which is absolutely incorrect. Learn to properly search on search engines before you devote your life and soul to Firefox and Linux. I know you are dreaming of utopia where no Microsoft applications are around and keep brainwashing yourself that non-Microsoft products are more stable and trustworthy which is by all means untrue. Just give it up for God's sake. I am telling you more you try, more you hurt & isolate yourself.

    Microsoft rocks! I love you Mr. Gates! I love you Mr. Ballmer! :cool:
     
  15. noaihmtch

    noaihmtch Red Card

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    Why should I get a red card? What do you mean by "another"? :confused: Is telling the truth about Firefox that bad? Are the Firefox fanboys all insecure like you? :confused:
     
  16. Chiquitibum

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  17. Kryptonite

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    Results 1 - 10 of about 56 for "firefox security flaws". (0.32 seconds)


    Results 1 - 10 of about 629,000 for firefox+security+flaws. (0.05 seconds)


    Yeah, an edit in boolean sentencing really can make a difference.


    Hamatachi, I've even included screen shots, if you wish to check.
     
  18. Kryptonite

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    I'd suggest you open a new tab and read this thread.


    Plus, you look really retarded when you get red carded and come back posting the same messages you were previously posting.

    Oh well, at least you weren't dumb enough to think of something like SuperUltraPremiumHamatachi.
     
  19. noaihmtch

    noaihmtch Red Card

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    First, who is hamatachi? If I'm him then I'd be gone long long time ago
    Second, tell that to Jeff. He is the one who doesn't know how to search.
    Third, I don't want any screenshot with firefox. It makes me dizzy
     
  20. Chiquitibum

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    waaaht, get proxy? change isp? postin from other location?

    lol
     
  21. noaihmtch

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    Great IE running on a Mac and assisting the user to surf on the Internet safe and secure :cool:
     
  22. noaihmtch

    noaihmtch Red Card

    Mar 12, 2005
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    I prefer to open a new window.
     

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