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Firefox: why it’s my web browser of choice

January 19th, 2016

Martin

I’ve been using Mozilla Firefox since version 0.9 way back in the prehistoric era of 2004. Back then Internet Explorer 5 was by far the dominant web browser, and I admit I was just keen to buck the trend. But it quickly became clear that supporting alternative browsers was (and is) healthy for the growing Web. It’s still my opinion that the Web would not be the thing it is today if not for Firefox and the developments and standards it allowed.

I’ve dabbled with the Google Chrome, and as a web developer I need to keep copies of other web browsers around. But why have I come back to Firefox again and again, and why do I stay? Read more

Stop software hijacking your computer

April 28th, 2014

Martin

Every week, I get calls from people who’s computer has been hijacked. Their favourite search engine is covered in adverts, or there are pop-ups stopping them browsing. Many of these problems are caused by software sneaking onto your computer when you’re trying to install something useful.

I’m going to show you how to stop yourself being a victim. Read more