I switched from Internet Explorer over 6 months ago and I haven’t been happier. Firefox has many enhancements that IE6 cannot top. Tabbed browsing is by far my favorite as well as the ability to install extensions that further the usage of your browser. I use Performancing (a blogging editor extension) a lot and it saves me time, I simply open it up within my browser, type away, and post articles directly to this blog. Aside from that, there are a ton of extensions that offer enhanced security and a safer browsing experience.
Firefox 1.5 has an intuitive interface and blocks viruses, spyware, and popup ads. It delivers Web pages faster than ever. And itâ€™s easy to install and import your favorites. Packed with useful features like tabbed browsing, Live Bookmarks, and an integrated Search bar, Firefox will change the way you experience the Web, for the better.
- Performancing: Performancing for Firefox is a full featured blog editor that sits right in your Firefox browse and lets you post to your blog easiy. You can drag and drop formatted text from the page you happen to be browsing, and take notes as well as post to your blog.
- FlashGot: Download one link, selected links or all the links of a page at the maximum speed with a single click, using the most popular external download managers for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD (dozens currently supported products, see http://flashgot.net for details). FlashGot offers also a Build Gallery functionality which helps to synthetize full media galleries in one page, from serial contents previously scattered on several pages, for easy and fast “download all”.
- IE Tab: Very useful extension. Allows embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox.
For more extensions be sure to check: https://addons.mozilla.org/?application=firefox
Firefox description via Developer’s Site.