April 29, 2005
"Don't Click on the Blue E!: Switching to Firefox": Suffer IE No Longer--There's a Better, Safer, More Powerful Browser
Sebastopol, CA--"How did we get to a point where Internet Explorer
(IE)--the browser employed by almost 90% of all web users--enables
gangsters across the world to steal your credit card details with ease?"
asks technology consultant, university professor, and author Scott
Granneman. "Are there any safe alternatives to IE, or are we stuck with
this deeply flawed software?"
For anyone who surfs the Web (and who doesn't?) and has grown tired of
being vulnerable to viruses, Trojans, and spyware because Internet
Explorer left the back door open, Granneman's new Don't Click on the Blue
E!: Switching to Firefox (O'Reilly, US $19.95) introduces readers to "a
new browser on the scene--one that excites users because it offers
something new: a secure, innovative, easy-to-use browsing experience."
Close to being the browser that users' dreams are made of, Firefox is
safer, faster, and more powerful than Internet Explorer. Better yet, it
doesn't cost a penny or require a Windows upgrade! Granneman calls it "the
lean, mean, extensible browser" and he assures readers that Firefox is
able to take on Internet Explorer and win.
Granneman isn't the only one who considers Firefox the browser of the
future. Tens of thousands of computer users--everyday users, power users,
business people, web developers, and programmers--are switching to Firefox
"Firefox isn't the only web browser in the world," admits Granneman. "It's
just the best." His compact guide helps users explore all the new
features Firefox has to offer, including:
A discussion of the Blue E's background and long history of problems, and why other options are superior
Installation and configuration of Firefox
How to take advantage of Firefox's built-in features and capabilities, including tabbed windows, remarkable search capabilities, and live bookmarks
Customizing Firefox with add-ons--all sorts of plug-ins, themes, and extensions at the ready to make something great even better
Tips and tricks for controlling pop-up ads and other annoyances, advanced configuration, and even tweaking the Firefox interface
Don't Click on the Blue E! delivers everything users need to stop being
Internet Explorer victims. All it takes is the switch to a better web
browser for users to enjoy a hassle-free, pleasant, highly functional web
experience that is second to none.
Don't Click on the Blue E!
ISBN: 0-596-00939-9, 287 pages, $19.95 US, $27.95 CA
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