Re: Firefox vs. Safari (and a question)
- From: dorayme <doraymeRidThis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 18:22:09 +1100
In article <jollyroger-952872.22085811102008@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Jolly Roger <jollyroger@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
dorayme <doraymeRidThis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <28nt3p.a6d.19.1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Black Dragon <bd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just today, I switched my default browser: Safari 3.1.2 -> Firefox 3.0.3
(on a hot-rodded 1.5 MHz G4 running OS X 10.4.11).
We're (my wife and I) are the proud owners of a new iMac (20" / 2.66Ghz
/ 4GB RAM / 320GB hdd) and it's our first Mac. It definitely won't be our
last either. :)
I came here wondering if there's a compelling reason to not use Safari
as the default web browser and there's a thread already for the
No, there is no compelling reason for you. There is for JR and others.
But you and I and your wife and I are different people who will happily
use the internet and when we get fed up with anything at all will have
other browsers with other features that will make up shortfalls. But we
will not do this until we fully experience the need for it. Do not blind
yourself with science yet, use a quality browser, Safari and see for
To sum up, no, there is no reason at this stage for you, me and your
I suspect you've never tried true ad-free browsing (Firefox with AdBlock
Plus). Either that, or you are a rare breed of human who actually enjoys
flashy, moving, distracting ads and pop-up windows interrupting your
browsing experience. Otherwise I don't think you'd make such a statement.
You miss significant other possibilities! <g>
I said there was no reason at this stage. The guy has just come to a Mac
and Safari and Mail are flagship apps that are really very good indeed.
Someone new to Mac ought to give them a bit of a go and not to be
steered away from them by various arguments that are good for other
knowledgeable folk like yourself. They should not get too involved at
this stage in complicated assessments of criteria. Let some frustrations
At this stage, no, there is no reason at all not to use Safari. Another
respondent seemed not to understand this point either and even seemed to
pretend not to know the expression of being blinded by science... There
is a time for serious assessment and there is a time to be assured that
Safari is not something to be avoided.
You are impressed by something even better in various ways for the
browsing you do. Fine. I am almost completely untroubled by ads because
I tend not to hang around sites that much have them. And I easily can
flip to iCab or FF or many other browsers with controls for things that
Safari does not have if I feel the need.
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