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Presentation about Firefox browser for the CISTI NIS InfoConference Oct 26, 2006

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  • - For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Stephen Anthony, technology architect. I worked for many years in your directorate as part of the advanced services section before it was discontinued. Some questions before we begin: How many people have used firefox? How many people use it as their regular browser? How many people are having to support patrons who are using it in their institutes?

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  • Mozilla Firefox NIS Infoconference Presented by: Stephen K. Anthony – CISTI Technology and Research 2006-10-26
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorfed/272070086/
  • Popularity
    • Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers
  • Operating Systems
    • Windows 98
    • Windows ME
    • Windows NT 4.0
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP ( Recommended )
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Linux kernel - 2.2.14 or higher
    • Mac OS X 10.2.x and later
    • Available in over 30 languages, including English and French.
  • Features
    • All the usual things you expect in a web browser plus:
    • tabbed browsing
    • popup blocking
    • easy search
    • simple privacy
    • better bookmarks/history management
  • Features
    • accessible, responsive, intelligent
    • customizable and extendable
    • good download management
    • standards compliant
    • simple and straight-forward
  • Customizable
    • Any and all parts of Firefox are customizable.
    • You can change or code to all the buttons, functions, menus.
    • Allows for fantastic extensibility.
    • Plugins can be created or downloaded to extend the existing functionality of Firefox.
    • It is extremely fast and easy to do, as compared with most other browsers.
    • Very popular with library developers.
  • Firefox in the library
    • Custom searches
    • Extensions and toolbars for libraries
    • Greasemonkey
    • COinS
    • Help bring the library services to the patron, instead of bringing the patron to the library (website).
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  • Nifty tidbit
    • Try the Google Firefox Sync tool:
    • http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/
  • Links
    • Mozilla Firefox - http://www. mozilla .com/
    • Firefox Extensions - https:// addons . mozilla .org/
    • Firefox Features - http://www.switch2firefox.com/
    • Firefox stuff for CISTI - http://lab. cisti - icist . nrc - cnrc . gc .ca/
    • Google Firefox Tools - http://www. google .com/tools/ firefox /