[opendtv] Re: It's Active X, not IE

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2004 18:39:21 -0400

John Golitsis wrote:

> I forwarded the last story to my brother, and he began
> espousing the virtues
> of Mozilla Firefox, so I thought I'd give it a try.  So far,
> I'm thoroughly
> impressed.  There's only 1 web site that I've come across so
> far that has
> insisted on IE.  Firefox is noticeably faster and has the
> neat ability to
> open up new sites in different tabs within the same browser
> window.  I've
> been using it exclusively for the last couple of days and
> intend to continue
> doing so, provided I don't run into any significant issues.

But can it do Windows Update and Office Update?

Back when, I used Netscape Navigator only. Then came Win95,
where if you happened to install IE, even if by mistake, you
were stuck with it. Then came Win98, with its built-in
Windows Update feature, an its built-in IE. It's been fine
all along to install Mozilla or anything else, but to make
use of teh Windows Update feature, unless something has
changed recently, you still need IE.

In any event, it appears that *any* browser with Active X is

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