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Windows 7: Firefox flaws account for 44% of all browser bugs

11 Nov 2009   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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When looking for a secondary browser to IE I found Opera was more favorable and now read this one on that seeing the lowest percentage of problems!
They didn't test Chrome (Which I'm on right now)......... I use Chrome as a primary browser but I would definitely prefer Opera as a secondary browser. IE is TERRIBLE! The only reason I haven't (If you can, which M$ has made impossible) uninstalled it is because some "Old School" sites don't support anything but IE!

ZeshanA
Start->Control Panel->Programs and Features->Turn Windows Features On or Off->Uncheck Internet Explorer 8->Apply->Restart when it asks you too

This eliminates IE 8 from the system


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11 Nov 2009   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeshanA View Post
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When looking for a secondary browser to IE I found Opera was more favorable and now read this one on that seeing the lowest percentage of problems!
They didn't test Chrome (Which I'm on right now)......... I use Chrome as a primary browser but I would definitely prefer Opera as a secondary browser. IE is TERRIBLE! The only reason I haven't (If you can, which M$ has made impossible) uninstalled it is because some "Old School" sites don't support anything but IE!

ZeshanA
I wouldn't be making comparisons with an unfinished browser to begin with! The aricle there is making comarisons on widely used browsers not one still on the drawing board until finished up. When looked over here Chrome simply looked too much like half a browser still in beta or maybe now having reached an RC stage.
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12 Nov 2009   #33

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

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When looking for a secondary browser to IE I found Opera was more favorable and now read this one on that seeing the lowest percentage of problems!
They didn't test Chrome (Which I'm on right now)......... I use Chrome as a primary browser but I would definitely prefer Opera as a secondary browser. IE is TERRIBLE! The only reason I haven't (If you can, which M$ has made impossible) uninstalled it is because some "Old School" sites don't support anything but IE!

ZeshanA
Start->Control Panel->Programs and Features->Turn Windows Features On or Off->Uncheck Internet Explorer 8->Apply->Restart when it asks you too

This eliminates IE 8 from the system
Won't other programs that rely on IE stop working? Doesn't MSN need IE?
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12 Nov 2009   #34

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeshanA View Post

They didn't test Chrome (Which I'm on right now)......... I use Chrome as a primary browser but I would definitely prefer Opera as a secondary browser. IE is TERRIBLE! The only reason I haven't (If you can, which M$ has made impossible) uninstalled it is because some "Old School" sites don't support anything but IE!

ZeshanA
Start->Control Panel->Programs and Features->Turn Windows Features On or Off->Uncheck Internet Explorer 8->Apply->Restart when it asks you too

This eliminates IE 8 from the system
Won't other programs that rely on IE stop working? Doesn't MSN need IE?
As in MSN Explorer? or the MSN webpage

Very few websites need IE anymore but they are still some out there. Best way to handle that problem is to use Firefox and download IEtab. It allows you to run tabs in IE mode (the same as opening IE and going to the site)

IEtab may be available for other browsers but I am not sure...
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13 Nov 2009   #35

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

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Won't other programs that rely on IE stop working? Doesn't MSN need IE?
The core DLLs and librarys that other applications use, like Trident which is the HTML Rendering engine is left intact when you uninstall IE. Only the shell and UI for IE is removed leaving the depended on stuff alone.
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13 Nov 2009   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

If you don't want to use IE at all simply unpin the icon off of the taskbar. Later if you find you need it or want to drop another browser you can simply go into the Start menu and repin it again.
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13 Nov 2009   #37

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Meh. I'm not too worried, even if this is true. As long as Mozilla keeps up with patching the holes, I'll stick with them. I'm too reliant on extensions to switch now.
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13 Nov 2009   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Too many addons is never good for any browser since it often more likely to open up new holes. Even with IE one thing I constantly end up unchecking the box for some toolbar a new program being looked over tries to stick on the system here. No thanks!
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14 Nov 2009   #39

 
 

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Too many addons is never good for any browser since it often more likely to open up new holes. Even with IE one thing I constantly end up unchecking the box for some toolbar a new program being looked over tries to stick on the system here. No thanks!
Agree with you there .. have you noticed they are getting sneakier and sneakier .. putting in multiple instances of the checkbox for instance?

CB
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14 Nov 2009   #40

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Too many addons is never good for any browser since it often more likely to open up new holes. Even with IE one thing I constantly end up unchecking the box for some toolbar a new program being looked over tries to stick on the system here. No thanks!
Agree with you there .. have you noticed they are getting sneakier and sneakier .. putting in multiple instances of the checkbox for instance?

CB
One of the reasons FF never went onto the retail 7 here is the fact that I saw an improved browser with Opera 10 as the IE alternate there. It's much easier to work with as well as far less annoyances like that.

Unlike IE you can now actually hide the button for the side bookmarks menu leaving far more room for viewing web pages as well. So far with comparisons between all three of the most preferred I can see why Opera ends up with the lowest percentage of bugs there. The 10 and 10 Unite versions make excellent choices for those not fond of IE and now find FF too buggy!
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