Showing posts with label Mozilla Firefox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mozilla Firefox. Show all posts

March 19, 2017

Week Of Linux News March 2017

The Linux Mascot
Tux; the Linux Mascot
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Eight year old vulnerability fixed in Linux kernel, Ubuntu 12.04 end of life, Fedora 26 Alpha delayed, Firefox leaves ALSA users with no sound.

February 13, 2017

Managing RAM Usage On Mac

Leo Laporte
A screenshot of Leo Laporte 
In this episode of The Tech Guy!,Leo Laporte takes a call from Kurt in Calabasas, CA about managing memory usage on an older Mac with 8GB of RAM.

June 4, 2016

May 11, 2016

What's The Best Web Browser? (May 2016)

Austin Evans
Austin Evans
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Austin Evans, a technology enthusiast, tells us his opinion of some of the top web browsers.

October 17, 2015

Huh? People Still Use Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
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Today, I went through my Blogger dashboard and was astonished when I learned that I had the most views from those people who used the Internet Explorer browser.

October 7, 2015

My WordPress And Google Chrome Issue Is Solved

Google Chrome
Google Chrome
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On Friday 2nd October, 2015, I wrote an article that was entitled, Does WordPress Have An Issue With Google Chrome?

For almost five days, I was unable to log in to my WordPress account via my Google Chrome browser; I am proud to state that the issue has been rectified (The irony is, I did not do anything; apparently Google's or WordPress's engineers sorted out the issue; hmm. I will never know for sure; but I am glad that it was fixed).

As I have mentioned in a past post, I use the Google Chrome browser for the purpose of blogging; whether it be Blogger or WordPress.

Anyway, I am still mystified; I am still left in the dark as to the reason why I was unable to log in to my WordPress account via my Google Chrome browser (I will speculate by saying that it was some type of server issue).

For the record, Google Chrome is a fantastic browser; it usually works well.

By the way, I was not the only person who was unable to log in to their WordPress account via their Google Chrome browser.

Hmm. Mysteries and more mysteries.

What do you think could have been the issue for these past five days?

I would love to read your theory about my situation in the comments thread of my blog.

Also, I would like to thank the folks over at Mozilla Firefox for their fast and efficient browser; the one that I used to access my WordPress account with for these past five days.

Things are back in order and I can now celebrate!

October 2, 2015

Does WordPress Have An Issue With Google Chrome?

Question Mark
Question Mark
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Those of you who have been following me from day one would be aware of the fact that I have two blogs; one here on Blogger and the other one over at WordPress (Although I spend most of my time on Blogger, I do check out my WordPress blog daily to see if any upgrades took place in my absence; since WordPress is always doing upgrades).

I started my day by checking out my WordPress notifications on my Android smartphone.

Later on in the day, I made the the decision to log in to my WordPress blog via my laptop computer; most of the times, I would use the Google Chrome browser for the purpose of blogging. However, I noticed that I was unable to log in; my numerous attempts to log in to my WordPress blog via the Google Chrome browser ended up being a futile task.

I was not at all worried about being hacked, because I use the same username and password on the WordPress mobile app on my Android smartphone (And, as always, I was granted access to my WordPress account via my Android smartphone; so, I knew without a doubt, that the issue was with the Google Chrome browser).

When I opened up my Mozilla Firefox browser, I typed in my username and password in the designated log in area of WordPress and I was granted access to my WordPress blog.

I tried logging in to WordPress again on the Google Chrome browser and I was still unable to log in to my WordPress account.

What in God's name could this be?

Is this some type of glitch?

Or, does WordPress have an issue with Google Chrome?

On the bright side, I can still access my WordPress account via the Mozilla Firefox browser on my laptop computer and via the WordPress mobile app on my Android smartphone.

Sometime later today, I will check to see if I can log in to my WordPress blog via the Google Chrome browser on my laptop.

At the moment, I am not making it a big issue; but if I was unable to log in to my Blogger account via the Google Chrome browser, I would have been throwing a tantrum.

January 25, 2015

Going Back And Forth With Browsers

Popular Browsers
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One of the nice things about Blogger's dashboard is, that I get to observe which browsers were used the most by those people who visited my blog.

And, guess what? Most of the time, Mozilla Firefox is at the top of the list (The first runner up is usually Google Chrome).

However, I am not at all surprised by the fact that a lot of people have chosen Mozilla Firefox; after all, it is an excellent browser; it is one of the most secured browsers that one could ever come across.

The biggest irony of all is, that I hardly use it; but I used it frequently in the early part of 2014 and I stopped; the reason for this being: that I started using Google Chrome again (And, it is not because it is better than Mozilla Firefox; I merely missed utilizing the Google Chrome browser; in the past, it used to crash a lot; but since I sent Google a Crash Report, Google Chrome, has not crashed and it is working way better than yesteryear).

Now, if Mozilla Firefox works great, logic would dictate that it would be the browser of my choice; but Google Chrome has regained my respect.

For quite sometime, I have been considering reinstalling the Opera browser on my computer; I uninstalled it in the past, because I thought that I had too many browsers on my computer and at the time, I wanted to keep things simple by only using Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

If you use your computer a lot, you would no doubt find yourself using a particular browser for a particular task (So, even though it is not mandatory to use numerous browsers on your computer, they do come in very handy).

Besides, Opera is really fast; it would be an asset and it would come in very handy for special projects (Opera is one of those browsers that I have missed using and in the past, it used to be the default browser on my computer).

Many of us have our favourite browsers (And, there is nothing wrong in that).

Maybe, I will try using different browsers on certain days of the week with the intentions of giving them equal usage.

No offence intended to those people who only use Internet Explorer; but I think that sticking to only one browser is a method of shielding oneself from technological infinite possibilities.

What are your views on this? Do you use many browsers? Or, do you stick to only using one browser on your computer?

I would love to read your opinion on that via the comment section of my blog; so do not be afraid to share them with me.

November 13, 2014

Have We Underestimated Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer Icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In regards to the Windows 8 Operating System, Internet Explorer loads the fastest on it (So, two thumbs up to the guys over at Microsoft for doing a great job).

Today, very few people that I know would want to utilize the Internet Explorer browser.

In regards to browsers, Mozilla Firefox is my favourite and I would prefer to use it instead of the Internet Explorer browser.

When we first started using a computer with a Windows OS installed on it, Internet Explorer was what most of us used; because it was readily available; it was pre-installed; part of the Windows OS.

As time went along, we furthered our technological knowledge and we became aware of other browsers; we learned about them and then decided which ones we wanted to download on our computer. 

If my memory serves me correctly, I believe that the first browser that I ever downloaded was the Mozilla Firefox browser; I saw it being used by my friends and by my relatives and I also had the experience of using it myself on other computers (So, it was a natural thing for me to think about downloading that particular browser).

I can tell you (and a lot of people can tell you too) that the earlier versions of Internet Explorer was rubbish and were filled with many security flaws; which is why a lot of people opted for the more secure Mozilla Firefox browser.

Today, the Internet Explorer browser has beefed-up security protection and it moves with lightening speed; however, a lot of people are staying away from it, because of the bad reputation that it acquired in the past.

I am in love with my Mozilla Firefox browser; I have been using it for years and I would not even dream of leaving it out for the Internet Explorer browser (Even though the Internet Explorer browser loads faster than my Mozilla Firefox browser).

The truth is, there is really no need to install any other browser on a computer that runs on Windows 8, because Internet Explorer is most proficient.

Moreover, you and I would continue to use our favourite browsers, despite the fact that the Internet Explorer browser works superbly.

April 3, 2014

How Many Browsers Do We Really Need?

browsers
browsers (Photo credit: kjhosein)
In the old days, I had lots of browsers installed on my PC; they came in handy, because sometimes a browser would give trouble and I would use the others to pick up the slack.

In the past Google Chrome was the most used browser on my PC; it was beautifully designed, but it had a flaw; it consumed a lot of memory and it used to crash a lot.

After engaging myself in some deep thought, I decided to rid myself of it, because of major security issues with the Google Chrome browser.

Opera was nice while it lasted; but I thought that it wasn't fast enough (Now, that is just my opinion. I am sure that there are people who use the Opera browser and they haven't experienced any kind of issue).

It worked nicely back when I was using Windows Vista; unfortunately, Opera doesn't work that spectacular on my Windows 8 system; so I said a permanent "Goodbye," to it.

One of my favourite browsers in the past was, Safari; it was a very fast browser. But, unfortunately, Safari is no longer operational on Microsoft computers (Well, at least that is the verdict with those Windows users who have been utilizing Safari. Guess what? Safari still works on my Windows 8 system; but it has slowed down tremendously).

Although Safari is a browser that consumes a lot of one's computer memory, I still kept it, because it is no longer available for download on Windows and mines still works.

When I first got my PC, one of the first things I did was: I paid the Mozilla site a visit and downloaded a Firefox browser for my computer; even though I didn't use it regularly back then, it is now the default browser on my computer.

In regards to Windows Internet Explorer, I didn't have much of a choice, because my PC came with it.

Yesteryear, Windows Internet Explorer was one crappy browser.

Today, Windows Internet Explorer moves at lightening speed on my Windows 8 system (I am of the opinion that it is the best browser for Windows 8 and the funny thing is: I hardly use it).

In reality, we don't need many browsers on our computers; two or three will actually do fine. It makes no sense keeping browsers on our computer if we are not going to use them; so, we might as well delete the ones that we are not using and free up the memory on our computer.

March 14, 2014

Web Browsers And I

Microsoft Notebook Optical Mouse 3000
Microsoft Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 (Photo credit: liewcf)
By experimenting, I found out that Internet Explorer is the fastest and most suitable web browser for Windows 8; in spite of my findings, I haven't been using it often, because of the fact that I feel more comfortable using Mozilla Firefox.

When I became disenchanted with Google Chrome, I went back to using Mozilla Firefox (And, to be honest with you, I have no regrets of ever doing so).

Anyway, the engineers at Microsoft have done a fabulous job in regards to improving Internet Explorer.

Many years ago, when I first started using a PC, Internet Explorer was the worst browser around; it was so horrible that I made it my priority to download other browsers on my PC.

Today, I have to give those engineers over at Microsoft a standing ovation; they personally saw to it that that Internet Explorer was one of those browsers to reckon with.

However, we all have our personal preferences where browsers are concerned; for example: if I am on an Apple system, I would prefer to utilize Safari.

December 4, 2013

It Is Always Good To Have A Backup

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Today, my Google Chrome browser decided to give some trouble; it didn't want to connect to any of the URLs that I entered into it. At first, I thought that I wasn't connected to the internet. Then, I looked below towards the right hand side of the computer monitor and saw the internet connection icon; I was still connected to the internet.

Luckily, I have more than one browser installed on my computer.

I opened up my Mozilla Firefox browser and started perusing blogs on the internet.

As a matter of fact, if I didn't have additional browsers installed, I wouldn't have been able to publish this article of mines.

Most people would have at least two browsers installed on their system; Windows Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Do you have extra browsers installed on your computer? Or, do you use only the default Windows Internet Explorer that most PCs come with?

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