If you read my first post, you might have noticed that I use a strange program called "Seamonkey" for my Internet needs, instead of the popular Firefox or the risky Internet Explorer.
To explain why, I have to take you back in time, to 1996, to the First Browser's War. At that time, I was using Netscape Communicator. I just loved having a single, perfectly integrated program that could take care of browsing, email, and web page creation..
When the original (4.x) Netscape died, Mozilla and Netscape 6 came out, and I switched, but it was clear that this where not really 100% what they should be, with long loading times and a sluggish interface. That's when Firefox (Phoenix, as it was known then) was born. The idea was to have a browser-only lightweight competitor to IE. But as time went on, Mozilla was becoming faster, and Firefox, now the favorite, was getting more and more features. By 2006 the Mozilla Suite became "Seamonkey" after being abandoned by the Mozilla Foundation and saved by the user's community.
As of today, Seamonkey 2 has the same rendering engine that Firefox 3, and it's smaller and lighter than Firefox+Thunderbird.
That's why I say NO to Firefox, the little browser who grew to much, yes to Seamonkey, "the all-in-one internet suite"
P.S. If you are looking for a really light browser for M$ Windows, try K-meleon
I just got another of those emails.
"This is not Spam", "A close friend of my brother", "I work in a legal office and I know this is legal and true"…
It seems that any excuse is good to make people believe that they can get free money from Microsoft© just by sending an email to everyone in they address book.
Well, let me tell you. If you ever did so and expected to get easy money… YOU ARE AN IDIOT and should be BANNED FOR LIFE from using a computer.
Those are the same ones who wonder where spammers got their email address from, or how their brand new PC is full with viruses when they only used it for a week or two.
Even if it was possible for Microsoft or AOL© to track all the emails you send (and know what is in them, to verify you are sending the right one) Even if they had enough personal information to send you a check (if you use Yahoo or GmailM how would MS or AOL know) why in heavens sake would they send you more money than they make from you in a year just because you emailed 10 friends???
Then we wonder why the world is in the sorry state it is. The answer is simple. The world is full of idiots