Why do people keep contacting Blue Damage telling us to try out Firefox? A couple of months ago, our entire staff (we all run Windows 3.1) tried out Firefox and came to a few conclusions about this terrible excuse for a piece of software. The general synopsis of our conclusion revolves around it sucking almost as much trying to surf the internets on a Mac.
First off, you can’t customize Firefox at all. You are basically stuck with the defaults or WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). Maybe they should make this software open source so people can develop useful plugins or nice themes for it. Internet Explorer has tons of cool plugins like Cool Search, MySearch etc. Some plugins will even change your IE homepage to a neat internet portal so you can effortlessly purchase provisions like Viagra and play Online Poker!
Secondly, there is no tabbed browsing. Everyone is ranting and raving about Firefox’s tabbed browsing, but, it doesn’t even work! Everytime you click on “new tab” it brings up a picture of Tony Danza laughing at you. A lot of good that does! Tony Danza is totally awesome, but, people don’t want to see him everytime they open up a new tab! How about a tabbing system that works already?
Finally, and most importantly, you can’t even click on hypertext links in Firefox! You have to right click the link, copy it then paste the URL into the address bar. This is a huge waste of time and a major inconvenience! The whole idea behind hyperlinks was that you would just be able to click on the link and the page would automatically forward to the one requested.
While Firefox is being spread around like herpes, anyone on the market for a new browser should stick with Internet Explorer 5. It’s everything a real browser should be, plus more. Don’t contact us and tell us to try Opera either, we had the same problems with that browser. Not to mention, Opera plays audio clips from Andrea Bocelli everytime you close the browser.