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Windows 7: IE vs. FireFox

27 Nov 2011   #1
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 
IE vs. FireFox

Is it true I should be using Fire Fox instead of IE 9 because it's just all around BETTER???? More secure, FASTER, etc...............? Just always just been kind of a IE kinda guy since day one. Change is hard! Thanks!


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27 Nov 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Ask for opinions sure!
Remember opinions are not always based on logic.

IMHO tis far better to do your own research re the "facts /statistics/ evidence tested" & presented
> view any Browser that might appeal
> read the Company blurb about the product
> then make up your own mind about what is considered appropriate.... or otherwise.

FYI.
Comparison of web browsers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

{Disclaimer. I use Firefox & IE.}
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27 Nov 2011   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

If you like IE-9 go with it. It is a very good secure browser. I have always used FF because I like the add-ons and is what I am use to using. Can't go wrong with either one.

Jim
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27 Nov 2011   #4
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I'm a Firefox user by choice, but IE has shaped up very nicely with the current IE9. Properly configured, it's a great browser to use - so just roll with it.
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27 Nov 2011   #5
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

One of the few things I dislike about IE is the lack of skins. It's the same old skin. With FF and Chrome, you can change the look when you get bored looking at the same real estate.
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27 Nov 2011   #6
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bonkers72 View Post
Is it true I should be using Fire Fox instead of IE 9 because it's just all around BETTER???? More secure, FASTER, etc...............? Just always just been kind of a IE kinda guy since day one. Change is hard! Thanks!
There really is no right answer. Try them out for yourself, see what each one offers, and them make your choice. Each one will have its supporters and detractors.

Me, I like Firefox. But I wouldn't presume to tell someone it's better than the rest. It just happens that when I got a computer again, three years ago, after years without one, I found out that the old Netscape Navigator I remembered from the past was outdated...and the family expert recommended Firefox, and I took the recommendation.....I stick with it now because it is familiar.
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27 Nov 2011   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bonkers72 View Post
Is it true I should be using Fire Fox instead of IE 9 because it's just all around BETTER???? More secure, FASTER, etc...............? Just always just been kind of a IE kinda guy since day one. Change is hard! Thanks!
Each has its strengths and weaknesses. As my partner JMH said I would base my decisions on my investigations, not others opinions.

I was a died in the wool IE user back in XP, but had some problems so I switched to FF.
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27 Nov 2011   #8
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the posts!
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27 Nov 2011   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bonkers72 View Post
Thanks for the posts!
We might be able to give more info if we knew what your needs were or what you were going to use it for.
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27 Nov 2011   #10
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

My personal opinion the default IE 9 & Firefox are about the same but Firefox has more potential to be improved by customizing it.
If you take advantage of Firefox's many extensions its better.
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