Firefox vs. Internet Explorer

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Many of us have faced a problem where we just couldn’t choose which web browser to utilize. Two of the most common internet browsers are Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. I myself had that difficulty in which browser to use, but now I recognize that Firefox has more features than internet explorer. With Firefox you have the option of customizing, it has better security vs. internet explorer and it also has some great features.

(Transition: Now I’m going to explain in detail why you should prefer Firefox over Internet Explorer.)



The first advantage of Firefox is that it’s customizable. It has over 5000 Add-ons.


a. Toolbar/Sidebar Alerts– The browser can alert you on various subjects. (Cassels)

i. Facebook Toolbar

ii. eBay Sidebar

b. Themes – You can set your browser to any theme you choose.

i. Animals

ii. Sports

(Transition: I have told you about customization in Firefox, now I’ll explain the security.)


The second advantage is that it has better & improved security.


c. Security experts (supports or explains the second main point)

i. Experts work around the clock to make your web browsing safer.

ii. “They also work right from the start to identify and address potential problems.” (Firefox)

d. Constantly monitor threats (supports or explains the second main point)

i. They release new Firefox updates to stay one step ahead

ii. “An independent study shows that, in 2006, IE users were vulnerable to online threats 78% of the time. Firefox users? Only 2%.” (Firefox)

(Transition: Now I covered security I am going to clarify the performance of browser.)


The third advantage of Firefox is it shows enhanced, fast performance and features.


e. Performance

i. Uses less memory while it is running

ii. Your pages load faster

f. Features

i. Smart location bar – Type in a keyword and it will include the sites you have tagged, from your browsing history, or your bookmarks.

ii. Restore previous session – This restores windows from your previous session, just in case your browser unexpectedly crashes. Internet Explorer does not have this feature. (Baig)

iii. Instant web site ID- Avoid online scams, unsafe transactions and forgeries with simple site identity.

(Transition: I have now proved why you should use Mozilla Firefox.)

Firefox is the fastest, most secure, and the most customizable web browser available. If you use internet explorer, you are missing out on all the unique options available to choose from. All you need to do is go to and download the Firefox 3. You have nothing to lose; after all, it’s free. If you don’t like it simply just uninstall it. Hopefully, I have convinced you into using Firefox rather than Internet explorer; and also spreading the word

Works Cited


Edward C. Baig. “The newest Firefox browser is nifty — and packed with …” USA Today (n.d.). Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Tarrant County Coll. Lib., Ft. Worth, TX. 10 Nov. 2008 .

“Firefox web browser | Faster, more secure, & customizable.” Mozilla | Firefox web browser & Thunderbird email client. 10 Nov. 2008 .

Joe Cassels. “Firefox unbound.” Personal Computer World  1 Dec. 2008: Research Library. ProQuest. Tarrant County Coll. Lib., Ft. Worth, TX. 10 Nov. 2008 .



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