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    Well well well, IE firefox huh?

    There is a new plugin available for IE that can make Internet Explorer resemble Firefox by adding tabbed browsing capabilities and an integrated search box. Moreover, the plugin improves IE's privacy and security by integrating a firewall designed to block out Internet exploits, phishing sites, spammers, spyware and worms, with a special HTTP filter that removes private data, and an anti-spyware tool that can identify and remove all pests in less then 10 seconds.

    Of course, as this is reported on slashdot, the site is getting heavily slashdotted. I suspect that this is going to be the case for a while.

    Go on guys, keep that fscker down.

    =)

    Link for those interested.
    http://www.getfoxie.com/

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    Re: Well well well, IE firefox huh?

    My guess is slashdotted means making the site unreachable?

    I dont see what the problem is, use firefox... Unless you have a 64 mb ram computer. Then use internet explorer. Thats what happened to my cousins.

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    Re: Well well well, IE firefox huh?

    i dont think that site will be online for a couple days at least i hope to god my site never gets slashdotted. i would request the link be removed for sure

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    Re: Well well well, IE firefox huh?

    Watch MS take credit for this and start a new Anti-Firefox campaign starring this plugin
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    Re: Well well well, IE firefox huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyral
    Watch MS take credit for this and start a new Anti-Firefox campaign starring this plugin
    heh... there's some truth in that

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    Re: Well well well, IE firefox huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by KingBahamut
    There is a new plugin available for IE that can make Internet Explorer resemble Firefox by adding tabbed browsing capabilities and an integrated search box. Moreover, the plugin improves IE's privacy and security by integrating a firewall designed to block out Internet exploits, phishing sites, spammers, spyware and worms, with a special HTTP filter that removes private data, and an anti-spyware tool that can identify and remove all pests in less then 10 seconds.

    Of course, as this is reported on slashdot, the site is getting heavily slashdotted. I suspect that this is going to be the case for a while.

    Go on guys, keep that fscker down.

    =)

    Link for those interested.
    http://www.getfoxie.com/
    it is in fact slashdotted as all get-out.

    I don't really see the point though. Does the firewall block active X, too? If not, then why even bother?

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    Re: Well well well, IE firefox huh?

    What's next? Microsoft gonna patent tabbed browsing?
    Some people say I'm a man of few words, but the fact is that most people talk too much without actually saying anything.

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    Re: Well well well, IE firefox huh?

    Hi,

    What you people think about this:
    Microsoft investigates new IE hole
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1854038,00.asp

    kagashe

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    Re: Well well well, IE firefox huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by xmastree
    What's next? Microsoft gonna patent tabbed browsing?
    Probably they will say in the blurb for IE 7, that it is a revolutionary new browser which uses tabbed browsing, the first browser to support tabbed browsing... ha!!

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    Re: Well well well, IE firefox huh?

    Ugg...it would be like taking a woman home that looked good in the dark club to only discover that she is a he back at your place!
    Those folks who try to impose analog rules on digital content will find themselves on the wrong side of the tidal wave.
    - Mark Shuttleworth

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