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

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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    • 1. Mozilla Firefox NIS Infoconference Presented by: Stephen K. Anthony – CISTI Technology and Research 2006-10-26
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      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorfed/272070086/
    • 3. Popularity
      • Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers
    • 4. 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.
    • 5. Features
      • All the usual things you expect in a web browser plus:
      • tabbed browsing
      • popup blocking
      • easy search
      • simple privacy
      • better bookmarks/history management
    • 6. Features
      • accessible, responsive, intelligent
      • customizable and extendable
      • good download management
      • standards compliant
      • simple and straight-forward
    • 7. 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.
    • 8. 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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    • 51. Nifty tidbit
      • Try the Google Firefox Sync tool:
      • http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/
    • 52. 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 /

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