Isn't Firefox safer just because it has scripting and ActiveX disabled or limited by default?
No, Firefox is safer because it is Open Source, and once a bug or exploit is identified, dozens of programmers from around the world work to fix it, and the best implementation of the fix is applied.
Microsoft IE has security issues that have been identified for YEARS and have not been fixed.
Firefox fully supports RSS, CSS, and is W3 compliant.
IE has not been updated in more than 2 years for any other reason than to patch security hole after security hole that they keep finding.
Firefox IS superior, even though some sloppy coders and hacks only program for Microsoft, those kinds of sites are getting fewer and farther between, and most ALL Internet Explorer ONLY sites never pass W3 certification.
A lot more sites are writing specifically for Firefox/Mozilla browsers these days.
Firefox may not run on a few IE sites, but it displays sites FASTER, and more correctly, and according to the latest HTML and W3 certifications, is approved for use by CERT and is generally a much more stable and smaller application.
Edited by xenophobe, 14 February 2005 - 02:52 AM.