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Windows 7: IE10, Long time in, Good Or Not? What's the status of the browser?

22 Nov 2013   #31
Outlander

W7x64 Ult.
 
 

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I'm trying to decide what to do also. I've been running IE9 for 1 year+ on my laptop since it came preinstalled. I just upgraded my desktop from IE8 to IE9. IE8 was getting so unreliable on my desktop but IE9 so far seems to be working well.

But I'm still two browsers behind, so do I upgrade to 10 or 11? Since they were initially developed for Windows 8 and then adapted to Windows 7 my limited research tells me I may not like the interface. Not sure though. Any advice?
Same here...Had 10 and 11...Meh...at best. Newer is not always best for everyone....And of course the old if it an't broke, don't fix it??


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22 Nov 2013   #32
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yep. I'd advise to stay with IE9. Get yourself Firefox and/or Chrome and keep one of them fully updated so that you have the latest standards. Their latest versions seem to be alot more reliable and play nicely with a much broader range of sites.

Trouble with IE is it's tightly integrated with the OS. It's for that reason I want it to be reliable over performance. It depends what you use it for. I find IE9 works really well across any website, IE10 and IE11 (which is even worse) not so well. I'm not doubting they are fast but it's a very tiny difference in my perception. But I access my FTP drive from outside and inside my LAN and I find IE10 and IE11 hasn't been tested properly as it slows to a crawl navigating the folders in browser view, move to explorer view and it's fine but then files do not auto launch when clicked on. You have to drag locally which wasn't an issue with IE9. Also the handy compatibility view icon has been removed from the address bar in IE11 - why did they think that was a good idea?

IE9 isn't going to be out of date anytime soon. It'll be years before sites may start having issues by which time most of us would of upgraded their machines and a much later (hopefully more reliable) version of IE will be out. IE10 and IE11 were designed for the atrocity that is Windows 8. Adapting it to windows 7 was an after thought and really they shouldnt of released it in my view, its caused many people headaches.
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22 Nov 2013   #33
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Same here...Had 10 and 11...Meh...at best. Newer is not always best for everyone....And of course the old if it an't broke, don't fix it??
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 View Post
Yep. I'd advise to stay with IE9. Get yourself Firefox and/or Chrome and keep one of them fully updated so that you have the latest standards. Their latest versions seem to be alot more reliable and play nicely with a much broader range of sites.

IE9 isn't going to be out of date anytime soon. It'll be years before sites may start having issues by which time most of us would of upgraded their machines and a much later (hopefully more reliable) version of IE will be out. IE10 and IE11 were designed for the atrocity that is Windows 8. Adapting it to windows 7 was an after thought and really they shouldnt of released it in my view, its caused many people headaches.
I'll stay with IE9 for now.

Problem is, it may not be "soon" but IE9 will go out of date at some point. IE8 on my machine became unuseable with many websites less than 4 years after I got it with my computer. IE9 will go the same route. I can't see why its usability would last any longer than previous versions. At that point IE12 or IE13 will hopefully be better than what you say about 10 or 11.
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22 Nov 2013   #34
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yeah I see your point. But there is no guarantee MS would make IE12 or beyond available to windows 7. Obviously that would suck big time because IE11 is buggy. But it's the sort of stunt MS may pull. In that scenario I would rather be stuck with IE9 than IE11.
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