I am a big fan of Firefox Mozilla. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to using Internet Explorer (IE).
It is because of IE that my computer got infected by one of those Trojans – an ugly computer virus that you get whenever you browse some very unfriendly sites. And I am not just talking about porn sites here, I’m talking about those innocent looking hyperlinks that Google suggested when you typed “Dating Sites” in its search engine. Now, you might not be an old hag looking for a fancy date, you might be a not-so-internet-savvy home owner looking for some really good refinancing company online because your friendly neighbor said he got a good offer from the internet but he doesn’t want to tell you where he got the offer. Or, you just clicked on one of those “You win $XXXX” ads you received in the mail. There are just so many possibilities, right?
So stupid eh! But it is not our fault! It is never our fault not knowing what to do. If there is anyone to blame, we have to blame Microsoft. Let us blame Microsoft for not being able to protect its customers from those BAD people who makes our computers sick, buti sana kung nagkakasipon lang ang computer, but NO! Pakshet na malupit! We need to fucking reformat our computers because it got infected! What the fuck! IE is so full of security holes and Microsoft – its maker – can’t seem to fix it.
Oh sure they tried to fix the problem, that’s why we now have IE7. If you’re using IE6 and you’re using genuine MS Windows OS, then upgrading to IE7 is just a click away. But hey, who would want to buy a very expensive product when you can simply buy the same product at an extremely cheaper price. I’m talking about Php 100 here man! That is why for most of my friends, including me, we would rather buy pirated DVDs, and pirated computer software applications instead of buying the real thing. Who would want to buy a Php 1000+ worth computer software, when you can buy the same product for just Php 100, and you can even ask the nice sales lady to lower the price to Php 80 or Php 60? Right? This is where MS became a little wiser, they now check for the genuine version before they authorize any MS software upgrade. Galing ano! Hehe! Too bad, I’m using pirated Windows XP.
So I guess I just have to say bye-bye to my dream of upgrading my explorer to an IE7. At binatukan ako ng barkada kong maangas pagdating sa computer. What the fuck was I thinking daw? Why would I want to upgrade my IE6 to IE7 when I can just change my internet browser?
He started telling me about spyware that makes your internet connection slow. He talks about registry, and I was spacing out. I can’t understand a word he is saying because I know nothing about computer stuff. So I begged him to talk to me in Tagalog. So he started asking me if I experience slow connection, and I said, “YES!” And then he asked me, why I had to reformat my laptop, and I said, “Coz, It got infected by this virus called Trojan”. That’s when he showed me www.mozilla.com. And he explained to me that I need to download Firefox. And so I did, madali naman kasi akong kausap. And I believed him when he said that I just need to try Mozilla and my surfing experience will be different, really different – it will be A LOT BETTER! I was mesmerized, hypnotized by those expressive eyes. What was I thinking? He is straight! Ghaddammit Shit! I started thinking about sex when I heard him say “experience” and “a lot better”. Tangina! Usapang libog na naman.
Anyway, so I installed Firefox, and I opened my new internet browser. It was downright UGLY! I didn’t like the color. What the fuck! It is ORANGE! Kumusta naman di ba? My friend said, “Antanga mo talaga, i-click mo kaya yung “Themes” and select the theme you want”. Hehe. And that’s exactly what I did.
And that was my first day of what will be a lasting relationship, me and my Mozilla.
I’ve been using Mozilla Firefox for almost 5 months now. My browsing speed is amazingly fast. I don’t experience those annoying pop-ups anymore. And the best part to it, I’ve never heard my anti-virus screaming “VIRUS ALERT” for quite sometime now, and oh yeah, I’ve been browsing a lot of porn sites. Haha!!