MOZILLA FIREFOX 3.6
MOZILLA FIREFOX 3.6 FEATURES
"Instant Web Site ID - Want to be extra sure about a site's legitimacy before you make a purchase? Click on a site favicon for an instant identity overview. Another click digs deeper: how many times have you visited? Are your passwords saved? Check up on suspicious sites, avoid Web forgeries and make sure a site is what it claims to be."
"Private Browsing - Sometimes it's nice to go undercover. When this feature is enabled, you won't leave a single browsing fingerprint behind for others to discover. You can slip in and out of private browsing mode quickly, so it's easy to return to what you were doing before as if nothing ever happened (you can also browse privately all the time). It's great if you're doing your online banking on a shared computer or checking email from an Internet café."
"Anti-Malware - Firefox protects you from viruses, worms, trojan horses and spyware. If you accidentally access an attack site, it will warn you away from the site and tell you why it isn't safe to use."
"Anti-Phishing - Shop and do business safely on the Internet. Firefox gets a fresh update of web forgery sites 48 times in a day, so if you try to visit a fraudulent site that's pretending to be a site you trust (like your bank), a browser message big as life will stop you."
"Outdated Plug - Some web pages require that you install small applications called plugins to watch videos, play games or view documents. These plugins are written by other companies, and it can be hard to make sure they're always up to date. Since outdated plugins are a security risk, Firefox will let you know when you have a plugin that's vulnerable to attack and direct you to the right site to get the updated."
"Pop-Up Blocker - Banish pop-ups (and pop-under windows) from your surfing experience once and for all. Or, find a happy medium choose to view blocked pop-ups or create an allow list of sites whose pop-ups you're okay with seeing."
"Over 6,000 ways to customize - The sky's the limit with a growing library of over 6,000 Firefox add-ons, little extras you choose to download and install for a browser that works your way. Manage online auctions, upload digital photos, see the weather forecast in a glance and listen to music all from the convenience of your browser. There's no need to open a new window or tab for each task. If you're not sure where to begin, try Fashion Your Firefox a handy Web application that recommends add-ons based on your interests."
"Dress Up Your Firefox with Personas - We've enhanced our themes to give you access to thousands of lightweight browser themes, meaning you can change the look of your Firefox to practically anything with a single click. Choose anything from simple designs to colorful patterns to content from partners like Harry Potter, Bob Marley or Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong Foundation."
MICROSOFT INTERNET 8 FEATURES
"Enhanced Security - Internet Explorer 8 introduces the capability to detect malicious code running on compromised websites, helping prevent identify theft. Domain Highlighting also prvodes easier interpretation of web addresses (URLs) to avoid deceptive and phishing sites, while the Data Execution Prevention feature protects PCs from viruses and other security threats by preventing certain types of code from writing to executable memory space."
"Improved Performance - Internet Explorer 8 includes many performance improvements that contribute to a faster, more responsive web browsing experience in the areas that matter most. Internet Explorer 8 starts quickly, loads pages fast and uses a powerful new Tab page to increase access points. In addition, the script engine in Internet Explorer 8 is significantly faster than in previous versions, minimizing the load time for webpages."
"Better Productivity - Internet Explorer 8 delivers advanced web experiences faster that make it easier to build rich, intelligent web applications. New platform features such as Accelerators, Web Slices and Search providers focus on the specific needs and business functions. Internet Explorer 8 is also backward-compatible for websites and web applications designed for Internet Explorer 7."
"Enterprise Ready - Internet Explorer 8 is the business-ready browser, setting standards for Enterprise-class deployment, management, compatibility and security. It is designed to be compatible with applications written for Internet Explorer 7 and has a complete range of deployment tools including a Deployment Guide, Internet Explorer Administration Kit for customization, Slipstream, Systems Center Configuration Manager and Windows Server Update Services. Internet Explorer includes more than 1,300 group policies, allowing IT professionals to customize Internet Explorer 8 to meet the needs of their enterprise. In addition, professional support is available by phone or email."
"Overview - Windows Internet Explorer 8 includes a host of new features, enhancements, and other improvements driven from real world scenarios and customer desires that puts the Web at your service. This document will give you more information and examples on how to create rich user experiences and make sure your Web sites are ready for Windows Internet Explorer 8."
"Accelerators - How many steps does it take with your current browser to map an address, translate a word, or perform other routine tasks online? Until now it was likely a series of cutting and pasting information from one webpage to another. Now there's a better way. The new Accelerators in Internet Explorer 8 help you quickly perform your everyday browsing tasks without navigating to other websites to get things done. Simply highlight text from any webpage, and then click on the blue Accelerator icon that appears above your selection to obtain driving directions, translate and define words, email content to others, search with ease, and more. For example, with the "Map with Bing" Accelerator in Internet Explorer 8, you can get an in-place view of a map displayed directly on the page."
"Stay Safer Online - The Internet has enhanced our lives in nearly every way. However, as more of the things we do every day depend on the Internet, online crime has risen in turn. Cybercriminals are using increasingly sophisticated and deceptive methods such as: Malware - software that a cybercriminal can use to steal your bank account information, track everything you type, send out malicious software or spam, or harm your computer. Phishing - an attack where a cybercriminal pretends to be a legitimate organization, such as your bank, in order to deceive you into giving up personal information such as credit card numbers and account information."
"InPrivate Browsing - When checking e-mail at an Internet café or shopping for a gift on a family PC, you don't want to leave any trace of specific web browsing activity. InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer 8 helps prevent your browsing history, temporary Internet files, form data, cookies, and usernames and passwords from being retained by the browser, leaving no evidence of your browsing or search history. You can start InPrivate Browsing by opening a new tab and selecting Browse with InPrivate or selecting it from the Safety button on the top right corner of the browser window. Once you complete this action, Internet Explorer 8 will launch a new browser session that won't record any information, including searches or webpage visits. To end your InPrivate Browsing session, simply close the browser window."
BROWSER VERSION AND SPECIAL FEATURE
FIREFOX 3.6 VS INTERNET EXPLORER 8