Link: Firefox - Rediscover the Web.
Hi All –
Here are a few additions to last week’s New Year’s list worth perusing:
This week’s theme covers resources for learning about Mozilla’s Firefox web browser, an alternative that many are finding more appealing than Internet Explorer and Safari. Available to Linux, Windows, and Mac users, Firefox allows users to customize their Firefox interface with various extensions, plugins and themes.
As a newcomer to Firefox, I still have a lot to learn about Firefox and I am not sure I personally would choose it as my default browser. I still like Apple’s Safari for some tasks. For instance, bookmarking with Furl is much faster in Safari. Also, I like how I can add pictures directly from the web to iPhoto if I am using Safari. However, the customizing capabilities of Firefox are intriguing and I definitely prefer it over Internet Explorer. Mac users should take note that Microsoft is no longer supporting IE for Macs, so it’s worth your while to explore other alternatives.
Next week’s theme is geography… so send me any sites you’d like to share with Friday 5 subscribers!
1) Mozilla Firefox and Features of Firefox from Wikipedia
Learn a bit about Firefox and the Mozilla Corp here.
2) Mozilla Corporation – Home of the Firefox Web Browser and Thunderbird Email Client
Download and install Firefox from this web site.
3) Firefox Central | Mozilla Corporation
Customize your browser by selecting and installing various extensions, plugins and themes from this set of pages. Recommendations are provided and it’s very simple to configure Firefox to suit your browsing needs.
4) Macworld: Feature: The Power User’s Guide to Firefox
For additional information, visit this set of articles aimed at the more advanced Firefox user.
5) Special: Geek to Live – Lifehacker
Again, for the advanced user, here is info on how to set up quick searches in Firefox.
6) Bonus: My Two Favorite Extensions
Blogger Web Comments for Firefox
When visiting a blog, this extension allows one to see if other bloggers have commented on the site.
This extension was brought to my attention by one of my colleagues. Thanks, Liese! Stumbleupon suggests web sites based on your preferences.
Podcast of the Week: This Week in Tech with Amber MacArthur and Leo Laporte
This particular episode from November 2005 contains an interview with two people involved with Mozilla.
Widgets of the Week:
Blog or Blog Entry of the Week:
Quick OnlineTips: 50 Best Firefox Extensions for Power Surfing
The Collaboratory Project