Posts tagged ‘firefox update’

New Firefox

Improved security.  Go to options by clicking the ‘hamburger menu’ [the geeks call it that because it looks something like a hamburger…], click on the question mark/help, click on About.  It’s also quicker but if Mozilla is hyping it for more security it’s time to get it, now.


It is absolutely noticeably faster.  I’m going to look at how many ‘hooks’ are set, now, which I discovered was my problem with Chrome.  It was always running in the background.  No, I only see one exec file with Process Explorer (a useful tool from Microsoft/Sysinternals; not all of the tools in there work on 10 to say the least but this still does, and software gotten from there should be safe [and scanned before installing regardless]; think of Task Manager on steroids and to genius from average.

August 8, 2017 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

About Alternative Browsers

This is a scary subject for most people.  They don’t know (quite) what a browser is in the first place and after that it keeps getting a bit more vague.  My main advantage is experience.  I couldn’t get formal training in programming because I wasn’t good enough at math to qualify for the curricula for that particular discipline.


You probably use Internet Explorer.  Firefox is a good alternative for browsing the web, and a bit easier to use.  It’s also generally safer than Internet Explorer.  The main reason that I mentioned this is that Firefox has just released a new version.  I have already tested the beta rather thoroughly and had no problems at all with Windows XP (I only have a gig of RAM and a moderately fast computer so it’s a fair test).


May 19, 2008 at 8:13 am Leave a comment