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Windows 7: Why does IE get so much dislike?

11 Mar 2012   #1
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 
Why does IE get so much dislike?

Or is it just my friends, one of them which considers Google their god.

Personally I started using Firefox since version 3 i believe.
It was great it work fine on XP. I didn't know about computers and IE would always crash for some unknown reason.

Anyways so i been using FF ever since then.
However recently in the last 5 months i have slowly started using IE. Mainly because of how Firefox just has problems starting up and says it's still running. I open up task manager look for Firefox and have to close it, then try opening Firefox again. Recently Thunderbird is doing this to me too!!
Over time i found myself using less and less tabs on Firefox, today right now i found myself using IE alone Firefox is close. Google Chrome well i have it but only to test web pages load correctly.

I also like Bing especially on Mobile Smart phone. I don't need a weather app or Movies Playing app. It's there obvious and easy to get to.

Bing bar on IE also makes it easy and quick to look at weather, latest headlines, and facebook.

Anyone have any thoughs on this ?




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11 Mar 2012   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

IE6 got a reputation as a lousy and very insecure browser. IE has been getting steadily better since then, but a lot of people still have a bad opinion of it based on the way it was years back.

A good comparison might be Norton Utilities. They were the gold standard ten to fifteen years ago, then turned into a lousy bloated suite which prevented viruses mainly by tying up so many of your computer's resources that the virus couldn't find any free RAM in which to execute. (A mild exaggeration.) Nowadays, Norton is getting good reviews again but a lot of people still think of them as being crummy. Reputations are easily damaged.
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11 Mar 2012   #3
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

there's a saying going around for our IE users,

"does it open up HTML5? it's not IE".
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11 Mar 2012   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ie9 is probably a very good browser.

personally i don't use it because i think it's ugly as sin! the address bar is too short and squat, the tabs are too industrial and 'brutal', while that back button makes me feel ill. if i don't like how a program looks, then i don't enjoy using it so much, and as my browser is probably my most used program these days, then i want to feel comfortable running it.

it's great that we've got a few browsers to choose from, and can take our pick.
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11 Mar 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I think it's just a matter of personal choice.

I use IE9 and get on well with it. I don't bother with tabbed browing as I have my most-used websites in my Favorites folder.

I don't know about Google being a God (I'm sure the Almighty would have something to say about that ). I just find Google so intrusive and although I use it as a search engine, that's all I use it for.

I've tried Chrome and Firefox and wasn't over-impressed with either, but I agree with Mickey - just try each of the many good browsers available, and then stick to the one you like the best.
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11 Mar 2012   #6
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
ie9 is probably a very good browser.

personally i don't use it because i think it's ugly as sin! the address bar is too short and squat, the tabs are too industrial and 'brutal', while that back button makes me feel ill. if i don't like how a program looks, then i don't enjoy using it so much, and as my browser is probably my most used program these days, then i want to feel comfortable running it.

it's great that we've got a few browsers to choose from, and can take our pick.
I love mickey's irreverent and loving way of cursing off IE9! I will try and add a few technical points. That really makes micky megabyte's post such good reading and mine not so!
I am very sure Big Bill is slipping up! He's pushing us to 64-bit OS, yet the latest offering(IE9) of his is yet to be a fully integrated 64-bit one!

Playing the "honest broker", i gave a fair trial to the native browser! Man, it was a freezing cold experience! Then i found out that "waterfox" existed and going into the details ,it was a fully integrated 64-bit browser, miles ahead of Opera!

Once you get going with WATERFOX, you won't look back. A flawless performance! Is Redmond listening?
The less said about FF, the better!

Regards,
sree
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11 Mar 2012   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks sree,

irreverent is my middle name!
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11 Mar 2012   #8
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

IE had its largest market share drop in years in the last reported survey. I think they are at about 52%. So while they may have gotten better and are competitive against others, more people are choosing the alternatives.

Except for a short dalliance with FF a few years ago I have used IE since I've been online. But I think I may be switching soon as I can't seem to solve a script error issue. To what I am not sure. I had thought it was going to be Google Chrome but now I will consider Waterfox.
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11 Mar 2012   #9
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I use IE9 for much of my browsing and tend to prefer it over Firefox which I also use quite a bit. IE9 has the option to hide the Favorites bar and so tends to give more space. Also having the Favorites on the right is fine now after using IE8 for many years. Like previous poster I do get some script errors - not that many - but the only way to sort them is to terminate IE which is annoying.

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11 Mar 2012   #10
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I use it occasionally. Not a lot, but I don't have anything against it. Personal preference,really.
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