[bksvol-discuss] Re: O.T when can we get firefox?

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 00:04:09 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks for the info, Jake. I hope you all get it soon,
if you want it.  What about Safari? Is that  fixed to
work with assistive technology? My husband has been
using that all the time now, instead of firefox. He
likes it much better.

Cindy


-- Jake Brownell <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey Cindy,
>     Firefox is available as a free download yes, but
> assistive technology 
> like JAWS and Window-Eyes are not yet prepared to
> work with the software. 
> There are lots of built-in functionality so that we
> can navigate the web as 
> efficiently as possible and all of that has to be
> prepared to work in 
> Firefox's environment.
> 
> Window Eyes has released the first public beta that
> supports firefox and 
> Pratik announced that JAWS is set to release at the
> end of this month with 
> Firefox support.
> 
>     So until then we are stuck without it. And of
> course half the reasons 
> Firefox is more secure is because hackers are not
> heavily targeting it 
> yet....
> 
> HTH,
> Jake
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 2:45 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: O.T when can we get
> firefox?
> 
> 
> >I don't quite understand the rest of your subject
> > heading, the questions "When can we get firefox? 
> It's
> > available as a free download, I believe. My
> husband
> > has both firefox and safari on his Mac with the OS
> 10.
> > I find validating with Word on the OS 10 too
> annoying
> > --the up and down arrows are so slow and jerky--so
> I'm
> > sticking with my Mac with the OS 9
> >
> > I subscribe (free) to Tourbus--a great source for
> > information about useful online sites and other
> web
> > information -- it's how I found out about google
> > several years ago. A recent Tourbus pointed out a
> > couple of problems with firefox.
> >
> > Here's what it said:
> >
> > "Oh my... I can see the rotten tomatoes flying my
> way
> > already.  But I have a confession to make.  I've
> tried
> > Firefox on numerous occasions but I'm sticking
> with
> > Internet Explorer, at least for now.
> >
> > Why?  There are a bunch of reasons.  First off,
> I'm
> > just not convinced that Firefox is any guarantee
> of
> > better online safety.  Sure, there have been some
> > nasty bugs in Explorer, but if you run Windows
> Update
> > on autopilot, along with up-to-date anti-virus and
> > anti-spyware software, there are no serious
> exposures
> > that I'm aware of.
> >
> > And Firefox has not proven to be immune to
> security
> > breaches.  If  you're not running the very latest
> > version, you could be at risk. As Firefox grows in
> > popularity, it will become a more interesting
> target
> > for hackers and crackers.
> >
> >  RELATED NEWS:
> >
>
http://www.hotnews360.com/computer-security-news.html
> >
> > I also am annoyed that the fonts display
> differently
> > on Firefox, there
> > is no way to combine toolbars, and CSS elements
> just
> > don't render correctly in some cases.  I've also
> had
> > numerous problems installing plugins.  Firefox
> keeps
> > telling me to install Internet Explorer, the
> Windows
> > Media Player and other stuff I already have, just
> to
> > make some silly plugin work.  (And ummm, isn't the
> > whole idea of using Firefox
> > to GET AWAY from Explorer?)
> >
> > By all means, give Firefox a try, if only to prove
> to
> > yourself that you can live without Microsoft
> owning
> > everything on your desktop.  I don't deny that
> Firefox
> > is an excellent browser, and it has some cool
> features
> > like tabbed browsing that you may love.  If it's
> any
> > consolation, I did switch from Outlook Express to
> > Thunderbird.  :-) "
> >
> > I gather Thunderbird is firefox's email.  I use
> online
> > emails, as you can tell. (smile)
> >
> > CIndy
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --- robert tweedy <rtweedy2@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> Read this and I tried it and the wbbsite read it.
> Hi
> >> to the list.
> >> I had run across an article in a tech news
> >> publication and found this quite interesting.
> >> Many times, as a matter of convenience, you may
> copy
> >> information to your Windows clipboard to paste
> into
> >> a web form.
> >> Even something like a credit card number, to save
> >> having to type it out.
> >> With an exploitation of Java script, a hacker
> could
> >> grab the information from your clipboard and you
> >> would never know it.
> >> To demonstrate this, copy anything to your
> >> clipboard, part of this message for instance.
> >> Then go to
> >>
> >
>
http://www.friendlycanadian.com/applications/clipboard.htm
> >> and you quite likely will see the contents of
> your
> >> clipboard right on the page.
> >> If you're running Firefox, you will not see the
> >> clipboard contents because of that browser's
> minimal
> >> java support.
> >> This site is harmless and is just a demonstration
> to
> >> illustrate that clipboard contents may not be
> 100%
> >> private and to use this Windows feature with
> >> caution,
> >> at least when using the Internet.
> >> Block quote start
> >> Block quote end
> >>
> >> ad_images/SGImage1
> >>
> >> If you want to share pictures, use the calendar,
> or
> >> start a questionnaire
> >> visit
> >> http://www.smartgroups.com/groups/real-eyes
> >>
> >> To leave the group, email:
> >> real-eyes-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Report abuse
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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> 
> 


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