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Firefox 3 vs Internet Explorer 7

Okay, I gave it a shot. For roughly a month I used Firefox 3, hoping that by the third version they would have most of the bugs worked out- like the memory leak in Firefox 2, fully intending to use Firefox from this point out. Not that I've had any problems with Internet Explorer, but I wanted to take advantage of the many add-ons that exist for Firefox. My experience with Firefox 3 (not the beta, mind you) was not a positive one. I was only running a handful of Firefox 3 add-ons (all properly compatible with FF3) but experienced numerous and frequent problems, with the address bar becoming corrupted and repeating itself, with frequent crashes and lock ups where Firefox would become completely unresponsive for 10-20 seconds at a time. And yes, I've heard those that say well- the add-ons are causing that behavior, and that is true to a point, but not all. When I was experiencing issues, I would disable and/or remove all my add-ons, and frequently, the add-ons had no effect on th

Windows Vista

Windows Vista is a superb operating system. It's vastly more secure, more capable, more stable, and with more new and useful features than any previous version of Windows. And yet... the rumors and myths are more prevelaent than ever. Rarely does a week go by where I don't have to debunk the myths that Windows Vista is 'horrible' and should be 'avoided at all costs.' Just this week, I received an email from a client stating that "...a local computer person told me that Vista may be scrapped, somewhat like the old Windows ME edition - - - and they recommended purchasing the Windows XP PRO rather than Vista. Have you heard any of that - or is it just talk?" Here is my response: "Regarding Vista, the truth is that Vista is far and away superior to XP- in many ways including security, functionality, ease of use, and stability. My primary system is Vista and I always recommend Vista over XP, unless you’re stuck with a legacy application or obsc

Boom De Ah Dah!

Check out this awesome commercial running on Discovery Channel. I especially love the clip from Future Weapons and the clip of Stephen Hawking.