Happy Birthday little fox!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Revdkathy, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Revdkathy

    Revdkathy BobTheSkutter's wife Moderator

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    It was TrekBBS who first introduced me to The Fox. And now he's five years old today. Wow! Doesn't seem so long!

    Now I'm even getting just a little familiar with the fox's friend, the penguin.

    How many users here switched to the fox?
     
  2. WillsBabe

    WillsBabe Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm with the fox. I think I picked it up because of the bbs, too. Happy birthday!
     
  3. Crusher Disciple

    Crusher Disciple Admiral Admiral

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    It's only been 5 years? I would've thought it had been around longer.
     
  4. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    I believe I was introduced to the fox via its cousin, the now-defunct lizard. I very rarely use anything else.

    Here's to many more years. :beer:
     
  5. ElimParra

    ElimParra Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I thought it was longer than that until PyschoPere said something on facebook a few or two about it.
     
  6. ITElf

    ITElf Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I forget how I came to be a friend of the fox...I've been using it since it's early days, so it was probably recommended to me. Or I read about it. Or something.

    Damn my useless memory!

    :D
     
  7. RJDonner&Blitzen

    RJDonner&Blitzen Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I forget where I first heard about it, but it was probably here. And I've been using it at least three years, I think, so I guess I adopted it early on.

    Happy Birthday, Firefox. [​IMG]
     
  8. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Hurray for the fox!

    It took me a couple of months to warm up to the idea of it after my brother in law first started talking about it, but I never looked back.

    I wonder what browser I used the first couple of months I was on-line :confused:

    (Oh btw: Firefox is one of the few browsers that support animated PNGs, hence the bouncy logo ;) )
     
  9. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    Signs of intelligent life...

    [​IMG]

    :D

    I can't remember where I heard about it. The version number was 0.8 I think, something like that, so it was way early. An Aussie computer mag I'm pretty sure.
     
  10. ITElf

    ITElf Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ That ol' fiery fox has been around a lot longer than we thunked...

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I started using the fox around .80 (still my favorite version).
    Hard to believe it's been 5 years!

    Happy birthday, Fox!

    J.
     
  12. JonathonWally

    JonathonWally Admiral Admiral

    It was all in Mozilla first before they decided to separate just the browser from the rest of the stuff.

    I'm trying to remember, I think I started using Mozilla in '02
     
  13. cultcross

    cultcross The truth is precisely the opposite Moderator

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    Same here, it was largely the BBS that got me into Firefox.
     
  14. Crusher Disciple

    Crusher Disciple Admiral Admiral

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    Okay, that makes more sense.
     
  15. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    I too was eventually lured towards the Fox having been a staunch fan of operatic works, and as a feature-packed alternative to IE it saw a lot of action with me. However, recently that fox has become bloated, fat, greedy, and gluttonous, at least towards me, so I eventually threw the thing out and settled back in for several nights at the Opera. But I still occasionally revisit the Fox for the occasional evening of Loathing. :bolian:
     
  16. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft Premium Member

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    I was using the Fox back when it was still a fiery bird.
     
  17. ITElf

    ITElf Vice Admiral Admiral

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    In the context of this thread, this is bordering on the heretical and you're clearly a demon.

    :D
     
  18. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft Premium Member

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    I have tried Opera and Chrome, even whatever the Apple one is, and despite the (sometimes serious and annoying) flaws I still prefer the fox.
     
  19. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    Ultimately it was the (sometimes serious and annoying) flaws that made me fall out of love with the Fox. Still, I do like a lot of the things about it, including some of the add-ons like Greasemonkey and Tab Mix Plus. And Download-Em-All... that came in very useful on some days... :)

    As long as I'm not being blasphemous, then I'm OK with that. :D
     
  20. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Yeah, I like Opera, but I am so comfortable with Firefox, despite it's flaws, that I don't ever stay for long. I've used Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Camino, Mozilla, Netscape, Avant, Epiphany, Maxthon, K-Meleon, Konqueror, and nothing has kept me like Firefox. I have yet to meet it's equal.

    J.