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Authors: Scott Granneman
ISBN-13: 9780596009397, ISBN-10: 0596009399
Format: Paperback
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Date Published: April 2005
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Scott Granneman

Scott Granneman is an author, educator, and consultant. Scott's book on the Firefox web browser, "Don't Click on the Blue E!: Switching to Firefox," has garnered wide praise. In addition, he is a monthly columnist for SecurityFocus and for "Linux Magazine," and he blogs professionally on the Open Source Weblog. He is currently an adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches a variety of courses about technology, social software, and the Internet. Finally, as a co-owner of WebSanity, Scott helps nonprofits and businesses use the company's Content Management System to take full advantage of the Web's communication, sales, and service opportunities. He's been using Linux for a decade, and swears by it.

Book Synopsis

For all those surfers who have slowly grown disenchanted with Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, "Don't Click on the Blue E!" from O'Reilly is here to help. It offers non-technical users a convenient roadmap for switching to a better web browser--Firefox.

The only book that covers the switch to Firefox, "Don't Click on the Blue E!" is a must for anyone who wants to browse faster, more securely, and more efficiently. It takes readers through the process step-by-step, so it's easy to understand. Schools, non-profits, businesses, and individuals can all benefit from this how-to guide.

Firefox includes most of the features that browser users are familiar with, along with several new features other browsers don't have, such as a bookmarks toolbar and window tabs that allow users to quickly switch among several web sites. There is also the likelihood of better security with Firefox.

All indications say that Firefox is more than just a passing fad. With the USA Today and Forbes Magazine hailing it as superior to Internet Explorer, Firefox is clearly the web browser of the future. In fact, as it stands today, already 22% of the market currently employs Firefox for their browsing purposes.

"Don't Click on the Blue E!" has been written exclusively for this growing audience. With its straightforward approach, it helps people harness this emerging technology so they can enjoy a superior--and safer--browsing experience.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: The Problem with the Blue EChapter 2: Installing and Configuring FirefoxChapter 3: Firefox FeaturesChapter 4: Killer Firefox Add-OnsChapter 5: Advanced FirefoxAppendix A: Other Web BrowsersAppendix B: Firefox OptionsColophon

Scott Granneman specializes in helping schools, non-profits, and business harness emerging technologies. Through presentations, consulting, and publications, Scott explicates the power of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and related technologies. He has helped educate thousands of people of all ages—from pre-teens to senior citizens—on a wide variety of topics. A mix of educational experience and practical know-how enables Scott to deliver the kind of hands-on solutions his clients expect. And, as the Internet continues its phenomenal growth, he helps his clients take full advantage of each new evolution of this emerging technology. Detailed information is available at




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