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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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I’m a Firefox Convert

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I switched from Netscape to Internet Explorer when Windows 98 came out. Go figure. I’ve been stubbornly using IE and refused to even look at Mozilla / Firefox given that I spend so much of my time in email and I always felt (incorrectly) that Outlook and IE would be better integrated than Outlook and Firefox.

I’ve grown increasingly frustrated with IE lately for a variety of reasons, including some bugs that I can’t figure out workarounds for, occassional grungy performance issues, endless popup Windows and Spyware problems, and all the well publicized security issues.

I decided to break down and give Firefox a try. I’ve been using it for two weeks and love it. If you are a heavy browser user and still using IE, you should absolutely consider Firefox. Following are some quick reasons:

  • Much faster / more consistent performance
  • No Spyware popups
  • Tabbed browsing (really wonderful for the heavy user)
  • Great password manager
  • Bookmark sync to an FTP server (for managing bookmarks across multiple screens)
  • Extensive Extensions (http://update.mozilla.org/extensions/)

As a NewsGator user, there’s even an extension for subscribing to an RSS feed in NewsGator.

Thanks Ross for pushing me over the edge.

  • http://www.jinzora.org Ross Carlson

    Glad I finally convinced you Brad! Anyone reading this should download Firefox NOW! Don’t wait, do it, you’ll thank us for it!

  • http://www.duess.com/dayjob Andreas Duess

    All you need to do now, to complete the warm and fuzzy experience, is ditch Windows and get a Mac instead… ;)

  • http://www.kmikeym.com Mikey

    Heh heh, Andreas beat me to the punch. :)

  • http://madeleines.typepad.com Jerry

    I’ve been using it for about a month and love it. But I do have one problem with it (as well as Netscape). My typepad hosted simplistic forms based blog does display properly…the banner image is cut off. I should ask Typepad to fix this. Even more, I should move to MT and move my blog over.
    That said, it’s significantly better than IE or Netscape (which AOHell has turned into an ad machine.)

  • http://www.tombartel.com Tom Bartel

    I told you so! :)

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