Firefox 1.x, 8 unpatched, most severe flaw: "less critical"
IE6, 18 unpatched, most sever; "extremely critical"
Did it hurt when you shot yourself in the foot, or will the shame sting more
Only in your silly black-and-white fallacy does any FF user think his or her browser is "perfect". Of course it isn't; it has flaws. But the FF community is actively trying to recitify those flaws and create a better browsing environment. Same goes for Opera. Microsoft, however, was happily distributing an obsolete browser for years before finally deciding to clone their major competitor - once their market share started to erode.
quote:What I have found, and they agree, is that with Firefox installed, you get ample spyware installed. I had 27 findings with spybot alone, and you know as well as I do that no program finds them all.
Your anecdote is irrelevant and if anything, points to a clueless user rather than a browser flaw.
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Since we're sharing our personal anecdotes, I will say that I've been using FireFox regularly for at least one and a half, maybe two, years. The only spyware I ever get is tracking cookies (yeah, I know, that's not spyware - that's my point). I have FF on 4 or 5 different computers and run spyware detectors regularly, and still, no spyware/adware/malware etc.
I used to have a problem with one or two sites that were designed to run in IE, but with the IE Tab extension, I just click an icon and the page thinks it's in IE and runs just fine. Which brings me to the one thing I do dislike about FF, and that's having to re-install extensions when I upgrade or put FF on another computer. I can live with it, though. Oh, and of course, the infamous cache problem here at snopes, but I don't mind changing the config. I can see if someone isn't as comfortable changing things that could be a problem, though.
As for tabs, I didn't like them at first, but now I really do appreciate that my task bar isn't all cluttered with little buttons I can't read (I open a lot of tabs, especially when browsing on the ULMB). Of course, to get them the way I like them, I have to use more extensions (colored tabs, for example), but that's just me being picky.
So even though FF has its quirks, IE isn't perfect either, and to me, it's just a personal preference. And I like the icon.