December 14, 2004
Dear CNET Members,
Happy Tuesday! Well folks, here it is, the first edition to our Community Hot Topics Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. The words on everyone's lips lately: Firefox, baby! Some of you love it, some of you hate it--but nearly all of you were talking about it. Thanks to CNET's Security Watch column, "Dear IE, I'm leaving you for good" and the Sunday Smackdown, "Firefox vs. IE," the TalkBack sections were ringing in with fascinating opinions as well as helpful hints on how to live with both browsers. More than 1,000 of you have also submitted user opinions on the new browser, with an amazing 95 percent giving Firefox the green light. Keep the opinions coming!
This week's hot topic:Quick Hits
Firefox vs. IE
Since its official launch, the CNET Community can't stop talking about Firefox. Is it really better than IE? You've provided some great takes on the subject.
Weighing in on CNET's Security Watch column, CNET member beyes1 counts Firefox's enhanced security and better pop-up blocking as the main reasons to make the switch.
Read beyes1's full post in CNET TalkBacks
Firefox isn't ready
Aranboy hails Firefox as a "fun toy" but points out that many sites still won't load correctly if they're not optimized for the new browser--not to mention the fact that Firefox's open-source environment brings its own security issues.
Read Aranboy's full post in CNET TalkBacks
Just use them both
Still can't decide? Mark K brings up a good point: since IE and Firefox have their strengths and weaknesses, he's going to use both!
Read Mark K's full post in CNET TalkBacks
Foxfire Helpful Hints:
Importing bookmarks from IE to Firefox
Submitted by soorganized, in Windows XP Forum
Firefox: deleting autocomplete entries
Submitted by grandpaw, in Browser Forum
Reading Hotmail with Firefox
Submitted by tyrantiger, in Browsers Forum
Firefox User Opinions
Submitted on the Firefox product page
Want to weigh in on the Firefox vs. IE debate? Check out this poll, then speak up in the TalkBack section.
Here are some interesting comments you've submitted on CNET.com.
Cingular/AT&T Wireless merger
TalkBacks posted in Ask the Cell Phone Diva
Which cell phones would you take--for free
TalkBacks posted in Fully Equipped
How to deal with "rude" products.
TalkBacks posted in Works for Me
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