I don't feel any loyalty to IE just because I'm forced, on a practical basis, to use the Microsoft OS. I started with Netcape I can't even remember how man6y years ago, have gone up the line with them and will continue to do so. I do use IE.......on those once a year occasions when some site requires it. As Netscape improved as time went on, so does Mozilla. It's a case of chacun a son gout. And I don't want to be any more captive to what Microsoft might be hiding in IE that nobody even knows about. Bill Lurie Spider wrote: > >Lately I have been reading a lot from well intentioned support technicians >encouraging people to dump IE in favor of Mozilla or some other type of >browser. This has always seemed to me as an unfair attack on Microsoft >since the flavor of the posts seem to blame them for the security problems. >Microsoft is not the one doing this guys and gals. It's the bad guys. >Dumping IE is akin to allowing drug pushers to push us out of a >neighborhood. I'd rather take the "no surrender" position. > >It is my contention that moving to another browser will not stop the >attacks. They target Internet Explorer because that is where their target >market lives. Trust me, they will go with the flow. They must be defeated >not avoided. A look at Security Tracker will illustrate my point. Mozilla >is a common alternative mentioned by those that advocate dumping IE. Well, >look at the current threats posted on the Mozilla Browser >(http://www.securitytracker.com/archives/target/1291.html) and compare them >to the current threats posted on Microsoft Internet Explorer >(http://www.securitytracker.com/archives/target/49.html) Do you think that >Mozilla is a safe alternative? Perhaps safer then IE at the moment, but >what happens when Mozilla gets recognized as the "mainstream" browser? My >contention is that the ratio of threats to Mozilla will increase and surpass >IE. Me, I'm sticking with IE. I happen to like it and Microsoft's response >to the problems, they fix the issues as they come up. > >Now, that is not to discourage someone from using another browser. It's the >reason / scare tactics I object to. If another browser trips your trigger >then go for it. I dumped Netscape years ago for performance issues. >Internet Explorer has always performed well for me. Every now and then I >give Netscape / Mozilla another trial run, but I never have found it up to >par at least for the way I use a browser. > >Spider >http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 > >http://spider1.blogspot.com/ > >http://erablog.net/blogs/Spider1/ > > >-----Original Message----- >From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >[mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of >0e60wq102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx >Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 8:30 PM >To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >Subject: [24hoursupport] IE > > >Here is an alarming comment on the IE browser. Comments anyone? > >http://www.rense.com/general54/e.htm > >I've read about an alternate browser called Firefox, but they want you to >download and unzip a whole bunch of subdownloads that would take me forever. >It does come highly recommended though. > > > > > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.