Heeding the advice of a family member in IT to "Wait for Microsoft to get the bugs out", I will need to upgrade (from my 8.1 O/S) by July 1st if at all.... My question is whether any of you use the Mozilla-FireFox as your main browser? Is it compatible to Windows 10? There are many privacy and security issues built into FireFox (besides familiarity), and I would like to continue with that. Anyone on our Forum have experience with this?
Everyday with no issues for over a month.
Do you use the FireFox as your primary browser?
I upgraded to Windows 10 several weeks ago and use Firefox as my primary browser. So far so good...
I'm determined to be the last person on earth holding on to Windows XP.
I upgraded the first month W10 came out on all my computers/laptops and have had only one issue with an old video card. Upgraded to a new one with no problem.
Once you remove all the junk from W10 it's pretty good.
I was tricked into upgrading, thinking it was an update to 7. Google Earth and many other programs will not work with 10.
Decided I didn't like it and tried to go back. Lost all my mail, thank God saved to Carbonite. After my computer guy got 7 to work again, Adobe was gone, as was their webcam player.
Whatever you do don't try to go back to 7 or 8.1. The only way to get rid of their constant "ads" for 10 is to down load an app so it doesn't run them.
Cost me nearly $100 and 4 days of frustration.
I don't like things shoved down my throat!
Yes, I use Firefox.
if you have XP or 7, stay with XP or 7. If you have windows 8.1, run as fast as you can from it. OR go windows 10. Takes a while to load. Still not as good as XP/7 but 10 is FAR better than 8. Which is not saying a lot. The days of "user friendly" systems is gone.
Upgraded from 7 to 10 last Fall. everything works. I use Firefox, no issues. Google earth v 7.15, works as well.
On the other hand, my wife's w7 laptop will not upgrade. Got to get busy and figure that one out.
There are many security and privacy issues with Windows 10 too. Everything you do, everything you type, everything you speak (if you have a mic attached) is sent to Microsoft. Anything you create on your computer is sent to Microsoft. If you're an inventor or have intellectual software/files etc on your computer - Microsoft has copies of those files too.
If you really must use Win10, you had better scoot over to Spybot and download their Spybot Beacon and run it. This program allows YOU to maintain control over YOUR computer and turn off all the settings that transfer data to Microsoft. One word of warning though. You have to run Spybot Beacon every upgrade Microsoft installs on your computer because Microsoft will either attempt to turn on some of those settings or even add new settings to get at your private information. I'm not kidding or trying an early April Fools joke. This is why Microsoft is giving the operating system away for free - they are selling your information. If you are installing Win10 yourself, DO NOT install using the default settings - choose to set it up manually.
On a good day I hate Apple with a passion - especially after they have decided they want to allow terrorists to remain anonymous and protected, but this theft of information and intellectual property should have the US government jumping all over Microsoft. Apparently the US government has the same thought process as Apple. I won't support Apple EVER, but I can work around MIcrosoft's attempt of theft.
I have a 4 year old laptop running windows ten with Mozilla as my primary browser. No problems.
I started out with W8, upgraded to W10 with Firefox. No issues, none. I also added the free uBlock and blocked ALL internet ads. Add uBlock origin and you will not see another ad on your computer.
I upgraded to w10 and no problems with it so far. Its been running for 2 months. Tim
I would rather give birth to a porcupine backwards than have another windows computer.
Hear 'ya loud & clear!
Some of us 'choose to dance with the gal we brought to the dance'... (or) 'Ya don't always hafta throw the baby out with the bath water'....
Got tired of the gal stomping on my toes.
10 is truly sorry, you have to buy the office program a year at a time and ten is programmed so that all ads have to run before you can work a page. Its a malangell (sp), yuppie designed thing.
-Things I've learned about W/10-
If you have Windows 7 or 8.1, the upgrade is free until July 1st, 2016. After then, you will need to purchase W10 if you haven't already installed it.
Biggest concerns are Privacy, Security, and Sharing/Remote Access....
Yes, 'FireFox' is compatible. (Able to protect passwords, delete 'browsing History' up to/within 24 hours - i.e. online banking, multiple tabs, etc.)
'WebRoot' is compatible. (Believe Norton & McAfee are compatible, as well.)
If you don't need the 'personal assistant' (Cortana) - disable it!
Add the free uBlock and block ALL internet ads. Add uBlock origin and you will not see another ad on your computer!
Many app/program inclusions available with W10 were not 'free' previously.
Actual utilization begins when we have familiarity.
Privacy: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/how-to-keep-windows-10-from-spying-on-you-12573039942 9.html
After setup you will have to turn off some items that Microsoft will default to "ON". These are over privacy concerns. Google W10 security and you should be able to find the issues.
Go to the control panel and open up "Windows update". (You also may want to double-check in 'Settings'.)
Click on "windows update history"
Look for the following updates...
Highlight and uninstall each one separately.
Acknowledgement to Don, Garnet, Andy and all you others for the insight. THANK YOU!!
Windows 10 comes with a really ghetto version of firefox as far as i can tell.
Windows 10 and Firefox?....my favourite combination.
Will the uBlock work with anything but firefox?
Help me out here? Define 'ghetto version'. (Note that I didn't capitalize that as a noun!)
A friend informed me that she had to use 'AdBlock' with the IE Edge to stop the ads.
The version of firefox that comes bundled with some operating systems is a somewhat detuned version that has less features and doesn't block 3rd party cookies. So by looking for an item on amazon.com you'll find other websites show ads for the exact item listed on amazon you were looking at 2 days before.
I downloaded uBlock and uBlock Origin directly off the Net, My Firefox is a free Net download, and I run Norton 360 with it all. Runs smooth as silk and I haven't seen an ad in 3 months, of ANY kind. Gary
Jim I do believe the uBlock is a download for any system. It should tell you the requirements, I don't recall...Gary
An 'FYI' (?) for anyone.... Simultaneous "Control-Shift-Delete" will clear out 'Cookies'. Please correct me if I am wrong on that. Thanks.
In Windows/Firefox that just cleans out recent history, not cookies. You can install a plugin to Firefox so you have a one-click cookie deleter. There are many.