If you aren't using Firefox as your internet browser, you're still in the Middle Ages (unless you use Safari). Internet Explorer is so Stone Age. If you are using Firefox, don't you just love love love it? If you don't, put on your Big Girl Panties (or Big Boy Britches) and go get it here. It is free. MotherPie has had Firefox since early November '04. Read more about it here and here. Firefox, from Mozilla, (an open-source software project), has been downloaded over 160 million times.
Firefox offers faster browsing, live bookmarks, is easy to install, blocks viruses, spyware and popup ads. But the best thing is that it has tabbed browsing. By hitting the control key and then clicking on a link, the page opens on another tabbed page. This makes finding your way back and forth as you browse so much easier.
MotherPie's tip for one of Firefox's best little-known tool: hit the forward slash on any page and type in the word you are looking for and it immediately highlights the word and scrolls right to it (makes research a breeze). Awesome feature adding to the findability of information out there. Another cool findability hack tip for Firefox: Steve Rubel has a way to get integrated technorati search into the Firefox browser.
Firefox has won a ton of awards. There isn't a reason in the world you shouldn't be using this. It makes reading the newspapers online like turning the page. Grow up ladies (and men out there, too) and go get this cool Web 2.0 app. More here on Mitchell's blog and here on Asa Dotzler's site.
Using Firefox's Live Bookmarks: If you have Firefox, you will see a little orange square at the right of your URL address bar. Put your curser over the button with the white lines and it says "add live bookmark." If you click the button a drop box then appears and the second line asks you where to bookmark. If you click create in: "bookmarks tool bar" and click "add," MotherPie will show up right under your URL window and you can click it for the latest "live feeds." Simple and cool, huh?
Update: Firefox just released its newest version on 7/12. E-week has a review.