Don't Click on the Blue E!

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For all those surfers who have slowly grown disenchanted with Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, Don't Click on the Blue E! from O'Reilly is here to help. It offers non-technical users a convenient roadmap for switching to a better web browser?Firefox.

The only book that covers the switch to Firefox, Don't Click on the Blue E! is a must for anyone who wants to browse faster, more securely, and more efficiently. It takes readers through the process step-by-step, so it's ...

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Overview

For all those surfers who have slowly grown disenchanted with Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, Don't Click on the Blue E! from O'Reilly is here to help. It offers non-technical users a convenient roadmap for switching to a better web browser—Firefox.

The only book that covers the switch to Firefox, Don't Click on the Blue E! is a must for anyone who wants to browse faster, more securely, and more efficiently. It takes readers through the process step-by-step, so it's easy to understand. Schools, non-profits, businesses, and individuals can all benefit from this how-to guide.

Firefox includes most of the features that browser users are familiar with, along with several new features other browsers don't have, such as a bookmarks toolbar and window tabs that allow users to quickly switch among several web sites. There is also the likelihood of better security with Firefox.

All indications say that Firefox is more than just a passing fad. With the USA Today and Forbes Magazine hailing it as superior to Internet Explorer, Firefox is clearly the web browser of the future. In fact, as it stands today, already 22% of the market currently employs Firefox for their browsing purposes.

Don't Click on the Blue E! has been written exclusively for this growing audience. With its straightforward approach, it helps people harness this emerging technology so they can enjoy a superior—and safer—browsing experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596009397
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/20/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,456,384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Granneman specializes in helping schools, non-profits, and business harness emerging technologies. Through presentations, consulting, and publications, Scott explicates the power of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and related technologies. He has helped educate thousands of people of all ages—from pre-teens to senior citizens—on a wide variety of topics. A mix of educational experience and practical know-how enables Scott to deliver the kind of hands-on solutions his clients expect. And, as the Internet continues its phenomenal growth, he helps his clients take full advantage of each new evolution of this emerging technology. Detailed information is available at www.granneman.com.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: The Problem with the Blue E
  • Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring Firefox
  • Chapter 3: Firefox Features
  • Chapter 4: Killer Firefox Add-Ons
  • Chapter 5: Advanced Firefox
  • Appendix A: Other Web Browsers
  • Appendix B: Firefox Options
  • Colophon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2005

    Wonderful Alternative to IE

    I recently installed Firefox on my PC and regretted not having made the switch from Internet Explorer sooner. This book is an excellent 'user's manual,' detailing the various features of this browser. And it's one 'manual' that's easy to follow and discover why the author feels strongly about Firefox. The first chapter is a 'history' of the so-called 'browser wars,' explaining how IE came to be so dominant, along with the origins of web browsers. The next chapter describes how to install and configure Firefox, which is fairly easy to do. Subsequent chapters discuss Firefox's features, its 'Extensions' (or plug ins) and themes (aka 'skins'), and the book's final chapter is devoted to 'power users,' although with a little practice most readers could learn the items described here. One thing the book does describe are the various ways you can customize your own version of Firefox, and that's fun in of itself. I usually have trouble trying to 'customize' any of my software, and clearly with Firefox, it's easy to do. I've already added ForecastFox (a weather forecast tool) and added two or three extra search engines, in addition to the ones that come with Firefox. If you have 'made the switch' to Firefox or are thinking about it, this is a great book to buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2005

    detailed comparisons

    Is there an alternative to Internet Explorer on a Microsoft machine? This book certainly claims so. It is a strong endorsement of the new Firefox. Whether or not this might be so to you, the book is certainly a well put explanation of Firebox. In some ways better than a standard text on a given computer program. Have you ever noticed that most of those pointedly ignore the details of a competing product? So that a book on Oracle's 10g might shun any nitty gritty comparison with IBM's DB2. Here, there is very pointedly a detailed feature comparison with IE. Not all the features of IE or Firebox are covered. But enough to give you an idea of the differences. When comparisons are made, there is no mincing about. Quite aside from all this, the book also discusses Firebox being able to easily handle the wildly popular RSS and blog feeds.

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