Shouldn’t You Be Using Firefox By Now?

July 22, 2008  |  Infographics

I've been using Mozilla Firefox for years and have nothing but good things to say about the most recently released Firefox 3. Whenever I borrow someone else's computer, and all he has is Internet Explorer, I feel wrong and dirty.

When I think Internet Explorer, I think vulnerability, crashing, spyware, adware, sluggishness, and more crashing. I imagine running AdAware on my mom's laptop over and over again.

This calendar graphic on the Mozilla front page captures that idea nicely. While a bar graph, pie chart, or just the numbers alone would have shown the data just fine, the calendars put the numbers into perspective. The calendars give readers a way to relate to the data, which makes the story all that much more clear.

[via Cool Infographics]

10 Comments

  • Yeah, I’d like to use Firefox exclusively, but the fonts render poorly, and using Google RSS, I keep getting an error message. I have disabled all add-ons with no success. It’s so bad that I can’t scroll thru a dozen feeds without getting the “oops…” message.

    So I’m bi-browser: Safari when I want to read RSS, and Firefox for the heavy lifting.

  • Yeah, I’d like to use Firefox exclusively, but the fonts render poorly, and using Google RSS, I keep getting an error message. I have disabled all add-ons with no success. It’s so bad that I can’t scroll thru a dozen feeds without getting the “oops…” message.

    So I’m bi-browser: Safari when I want to read RSS, and Firefox for the heavy lifting.

  • that’s weird, although i think i’ve heard of that problem before. personally, i never had that trouble.

  • that’s weird, although i think i’ve heard of that problem before. personally, i never had that trouble.

  • The calendar graph seems to suggest there are no threats in November and December, even for IE. Wouldn’t it be better to pick the dots at random ? It also suggests December had 34 days that year. Why not us a more realistic calendar ?

  • The calendar graph seems to suggest there are no threats in November and December, even for IE. Wouldn’t it be better to pick the dots at random ? It also suggests December had 34 days that year. Why not us a more realistic calendar ?

  • huh, looks like there was an oversight with december. someone accidentally put three extra squares at the beginning. i think the rest of the calendars are accurate to the 2006 year though.

    Random could be a good choice, but the difference wouldn’t look as dramatic even though the same number of squares are filled in.

  • huh, looks like there was an oversight with december. someone accidentally put three extra squares at the beginning. i think the rest of the calendars are accurate to the 2006 year though.

    Random could be a good choice, but the difference wouldn’t look as dramatic even though the same number of squares are filled in.

  • Never had a problem with IE, not once. I guess its the sites I got to. I dont know. I dont know anyone else who’s had a problem other than news reports – but then I dont believe a thing I hear in the news unless it has a video and even then….

    Having said that, I use FF and probably 80% of the time. Its nice, I like it and like the customizations I can add to it. But I never had a problem with IE and I really dont know what all these reports of problems are.

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