FireFTP vs. FileZilla

I have been using the FireFTP XUL application for months now. It is a Firefox extension written by Mime Čuvalo that is a really good FTP client. And it’s integrated with Firefox. Since then I was poking around on the Internet, looking actually for Notepad++ (the programmer’s editor) on SourceForge. In one of my searches I found FileZilla. Now here is a real FTP client. FireFTP was good, but it was unable to use SFTP (that I could find), so connecting to Web storage at the University of Minnesota, where I have 20MB of space, was not an option. They…

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Firefox 2.0.0.1 Update

Last week, I blogged about the increase in new-window time from ten seconds to 26 with the upgrade from Firefox 1.5 to 2.0. I am happy to say that, whatever the reason, it has been fixed in the new update (version 2.0.0.1). New windows now open in only five seconds. That’s 80% less than before. Firefox just keep on getting better. Now if they would just fix the issue of it terminating at random…

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Updating Firefox is Good

Just a note to those of you who haven’t yet switched to the new version of Firefox, here’s a little incentive: if you’re having troubles with extensions and still using version 1.5, try upgrading. Though my extensions still have occasional problems, I find that restarting often fixes the problems, so the upgrade works better than the old version.

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Firefox Extension Incompatibility (?)

I recently noticed that some menu items were missing in my copy of Firefox, like “Restart Firefox” and “Extension Options”. I analyzed the errors and realized that they were all supposed to be written in the menus by one extension: MR Tech’s Local Install. After some diagnostics, disabling certain extensions, and disabling recently installed extensions, I found the culprit: GMarks. It seems the two extensions are incompatible. GMarks blocks the menu access or something. I’ve had to disable it, but it’s not as big a deal now that I have the Google Toolbar 3 Beta for Firefox, which has similar…

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Excuse Me?! This Sounds Like an M$ Strategy

OK, some people have finally lost it. Brought to my attention by the post at http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1307, trackback attached to this post, a small website called Explorer Destroyer is calling for discrimination against IE users. Bah, I say. If someone wants to switch to Firefox, they will. But blocking IE completely (this is Level 3 in the script) and forcing a Firefox download to view a site is crazy. And the site owner gets money for causing their visitors undue aggravation! One dollar for every referral. I smell conspiracy. Update (12/12/07): I’ve revisited this opinion in a .

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