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Old August 8th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #1
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likes/dislikes... should I download it or no?
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Old August 8th, 2009, 10:02 PM   #2
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I dislike all IE. Only use it when necessary. Firefox FTW.

IE8 is merely OK.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #3
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I dislike all IE. Only use it when necessary. Firefox FTW.

IE8 is merely OK.
x2. And by when you say, "Only use when necessary", you mean never.

It's slow and shitty. There's no reason not to use any other browser. A simple google search will yield browser benchmarks to further prove the shittyness of it.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #4
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see here:
http://www.codexon.com/posts/firefox...era-benchmarks

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/929/1/

But then again, this thread isn't necessarily about the "FASTEST" browser.. but more-so the opinions on IE users. So this info may or may not be relevant to you. However, if it's consistently ranked one of the slowest and unstable browsers currently available.. I found myself asking, Why would anyone use it instead of other free (and far superior) programs that do the same thing?
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Old August 8th, 2009, 11:26 PM   #5
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I'm forced to use IE at work. I was using FF off a thumbdrive for awhile, but was told to stop. I cant stand it.

I havent used IE at home in years.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 11:47 PM   #6
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I'm forced to use IE at work. I was using FF off a thumbdrive for awhile, but was told to stop. I cant stand it.

I havent used IE at home in years.
We cant use jump drives for anything at work anymore. It sucks.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 01:06 AM   #7
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x2. And by when you say, "Only use when necessary", you mean never.

It's slow and shitty. There's no reason not to use any other browser. A simple google search will yield browser benchmarks to further prove the shittyness of it.
I have applications at work that only work in IE, or behave better in IE. (Lotus iNotes, internal timecard system, etc...)
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Old August 9th, 2009, 06:07 AM   #8
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IE8 sucks!

go buy some crayons and try and draw the incoming screens...its faster. secondly the program fumbles its opening application so often I have to restart it several times before it runs right. waste of bites
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Old August 9th, 2009, 08:20 AM   #9
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Thanks I will ixneh the pop up window
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Old August 9th, 2009, 08:22 AM   #10
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Im prolly wrong here but I think IE8 had some kinda security hole in it that microshaft can't find a fix for....
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Old August 9th, 2009, 08:46 AM   #11
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Chrome or Firefox.

NEVER use IE.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #12
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I rarely use IE any longer, however if you are still using IE, IE 8 is an improvement in speed, security and performance over earlier IE versions.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 09:40 AM   #13
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The newest version of IE is bugged, it dosn't know how to handle some PHP Background CSS Codes, simple html, and somehow MS screwed it up.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 09:43 AM   #14
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I've tried FF, Chrome and Safari. I like FF the best. My wife is used to IE and thus I keep IE on the home computer. IE 8 works okay but occasionally it will bog our PC (Vista with Cable Modem) and run very slowly.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 11:18 AM   #15
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Using IE is like bangin a hooker without a rubber, then acting surprised when your hootus turns green and falls off.

There are so many security flaws/ openings, it's resource-heavy, and half the time, it doesn't even function correctly on stuff you SHOULD be looking at.

I'll parrot everyone else's sentiment when I say; Firefox. And, if you want to make your browsing 1000x safer, get the add-ons called "Adblock Plus" and "No-script". I've been running both of those for about a year and a half now, I look at some pretty shady crap online, and my antivirus (AVG) as well as Hitman and Malwarebytes scans always come up clean.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 11:36 AM   #16
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We have to run IE at work due to web based applications that do not run on firefox and even then we're stuck on 7.0 I find a lot more won't run properly on 8.0 than will.
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