Kiwi Polemicist

December 18, 2008

Add-ons for Firefox 3: it’s time to burn your Trabant

I have long used the Firefox browser: why drive a Trabant (Internet Explorer) when you can get a Bentley (Firefox) at no charge? Not to mention the fact that IE has security holes you can drive a bus through.

The great news is that all sorts of accessories (add-ons or plugins) are available for your Bentley, and they don’t cost a penny. The NZ Herald has a mentioned some good ones, and another can be found here.

One of the problems with Firefox is that some websites just won’t work with it, forcing you to get the Trabant out of the garage*. The NZ Herald mentions IE Tab, which should allow to finally give your Trabant the fiery death that it deserves. I could never log on to Kiwiblog using Firefox, and Samuel Dennis has had the same problem. I installed IE Tab, and then I was able to log on to Kiwiblog with no problems. Now, where did I put the matches?


*this is not due to a fault with Firefox, rather it’s caused by people who make websites that won’t work with a browser that has a 21% market share.



  1. Unfortunately IE Tab is not available for Linux. So it won’t help me. Hopefully it helps some others. But it is just another way of using IE, it doesn’t get rid of it for you, just lets you open it from within Firefox as far as I can see.

    It lets you tow your Trabant as a trailer behind your Bentley.

    It is odd that Kiwiblog won’t work with Firefox always, it is made on WordPress and we don’t seem to have problems with other wordpress sites – both of our own blogs are on Farrar must have done something weird with it when he set it up.

    If you’re still going to burn your Trabant, burn its garage and everything, and upgrade to a decent garage with a fleet of Bentleys and Rolls Royce’s:

    Comment by Mr Dennis — December 18, 2008 @ 8:54 am

    • Mr Dennis: you are correct and my analogy of burning the Trabant is probably going too far.

      Having said that, pages that take a week to load when using IE load just fine when using Firefox and IE Tab.

      Comment by kiwipolemicist — December 18, 2008 @ 10:32 am

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