Featured Program included on 8daysaweek Discs and USB Flash Drives
The selected programs are high-quality, easy to use and enable you to get work done, or have fun with your computer. On this page we feature one of the popular Open Source and Freeware programs (over 55 on the Windows® CD) included on our discs and USB Flash Drives.
5 reasons to use Firefox:
The Safest Browser?
An independent study shows that, in 2006, Internet Explorer users were vulnerable to online threats 78% of the time. Firefox users? Only 2%.
Because Firefox is open source, an international community of experts are constantly monitoring threats and releasing new Firefox updates to stay one step ahead. Being open source means anyone can help find weak spots.
You can customise your security settings and control the level of scrutiny you'd like Firefox to give a site. Enter exceptions for sites you visit frequently.
Customising Your Online Experience
Firefox has the most ways to customise your online experience specifically for the way you use the web. There are more than 5,000 Add-ons (little extras that help Firefox to meet your unique needs).
You can now find and install add-ons directly in your browser with the Add-ons Manager. No need to visit the add-ons web site.
Firefox also offers online support for users. A link at the top of your browser takes you to a support site with the answers you'll need.
Firefox's support website has a searchable knowledge base of articles, plus forums and tutorials full of solutions and tips for a better experience.
Firefox 3 has improved memory management, using less of your computer's memory while it's running.
A redesigned page rendering and layout engine means you see web pages faster—and in the way they were meant to be seen.
Each new site appears as a new tab (not a new window) and can be accessed in one click. If you accidentally close a tab, you can reopen it in one click. Rearrange the order of your tabs by dragging them in one swift move of your mouse.
Saving on exit means that when you open Firefox, your tabs and windows look just like they did when you closed it down. No need to reopen all your windows each time you start a session.
Firefox aims to make its browser available in as many languages as possible, with over 40 different translations available.
By minimizing keystrokes, allowing users to zoom in on web pages and supporting screen readers, Firefox is easy to use for people with mobility disabilities and visual impairments.
Other programs for doing this: There are at least 2 other browsers on our discs, each offering unique solutions, depending on how you want to browse the web.