Because my eyes are geting old
FF will work with all web sites that are written to the HTML standards. It may fail on pages that are written specifically for IE, but there is an extension called IE Tab that lets you load those pages in a FF tab using the IE renderer.
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Because my eyes are geting old. The text zoom feature is better implemented in FireFox than IE7.
When I need it, I find the IE7 zoom feature works very well.
The "Home Basic" version lacks too many features
That sucks. I can live without the media features but I need the fax software.
I was surprised to find out that Microsoft (MSFT) only supports sending and receiving faxes in the Business and Ultimate versions of Vista.
A couple of third-party vendors are readying Vista fax products. RKS Software (www.rkssoftware.com) is preparing a Vista version of its $19.95 MightyFax, but says the work "is proving to be quite difficult" and is "taking somewhat longer than we anticipated." NetCFax (www.netcplus.com) is planning to release a Vista-ready version on Feb. 25. Unfortunately, this is a fairly expensive multi-user product, with prices starting at $169.50 for five users.
...Microsoft's marketing materials don't mention the disappearance of a capability that Windows users have long come to expect.
Finding Vista's Fax Flaws - BusinessWeek
The only thing I miss that is not in "Home Premium" is the Microsoft Fax & Scan software since that is not in the Home versions of Vista.
Microsoft's marketing materials don't mention the disappearance of a capability that Windows users have long come to expect.
Do you use Firefox as your browser? If so, do you find it satisfactory? Is it compatible with all websites and/or forum software?
Why is Firefox preferable to Internet Explorer?
I am considering switching to FF and would appreciate further insights.
Firefox 2 still rules the browser roost for now, despite a much improved version of Internet Explorer. The most obvious new feature for IE 7 (tabs) has been in Firefox forever, and the security additions from Microsoft aren't enough for us to allay concerns over new possible exploits. Lastly, the extensibility of Firefox 2 is its knockout punch, and IE's add-ons cannot compare. The flexibility and customizability of Firefox might be best suited to more advanced Web users, but it has earned its spot at the top of the browsers.
CNET Prizefight: IE7 vs FireFox 2.0