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Windows 7: Firefox To Drop Version Numbers Entirely

16 Aug 2011   #31
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The pure proprietary induced lack of customization loses me on IE every time.

Nothing against it, quite nice actually, but not being able to customize or add some few certain functionalities suited to my needs is not suitable for me to use in everyday situations.


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16 Aug 2011   #32
kneel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7 Premium, & XP
 
 

I personally don't like the look/feel of any of the new browsers. I'm still a FF guy...but they made it too much like Chrome, which I really don't like.

I don't really care either way...just want a decent browser...is that so much to ask these days? ;-)
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16 Aug 2011   #33
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Dunno if this is really going to affect how FF works or not, but if it becomes a nuisance I will just swap to Chrome (since FF is going to look like it anyways).

Llordbob
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16 Aug 2011   #34
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I laugh... Seriously, I do; what more is there to say?
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16 Aug 2011   #35
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I'll stick with it. Firefox has never failed me. I use Chrome on my netbook, but on my primary machine, it's FF all the way.
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16 Aug 2011   #36
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
This is what Microsoft does better with product releases: they don't release new versions of their software every six months. That gives people plenty of time to get cozy with the software, love it, and then get bored and upgrade to the next version in three years....unless if you're weird.
I couldn't disagree more with this. Microsoft has been playing catch up for years and years and years. They have always been extremely late to the part in the web browser front. The primary reason I moved away from IE (years ago) was the fact that it didn't have a built in popup blocker, nor did it support tabbed browsing. So, I find other browsers that were far more modern in their feature set. I've never really looked back.

It seems that over the years, the story is always the same. IE6 is going to be standards compliant and far more secure. Wait until IE7 gets here, its going to be the most secure browser ever. Well, IE7 isn't great, but boy IE8 really steps up the security and will be standards compliant. So, have you seen IE9, this one is really great. I honestly have never really noticed anything compelling with any of these releases and always go back to the other browsers.

Up until about 3 months ago, Firefox was pretty much all I would use. But I got disappointed in all of the releases and the add-ons breaking with each new release, so I started playing with Chrome. I found that the plug-ins that I really wanted (like Adblock Plus) were available in Chrome. What sold me on Chrome was the sync feature allowing me to keep my work pc's and home PC's synced as far as bookmarks, my bookmark bar, and my history. (I know Firefox has a sync, but compared to the Google Chrome version, it was just slow and unpredictable).

And from a security standpoint, perhaps unfounded, but I feel better not having Active-X controls installing on my machine.
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16 Aug 2011   #37
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Heh, tabbed browsing was FIRST available for IE (as an add on). Later available on FF built in.

IE actually spoorts a LOT of customizability, but fewer people take advantage of it so ther is not as much of a public knbowledge base about it and in the end not as much development on it.

And really, I think that Coke Robot was being a little more step-back philosophical about software development in general. I think that the fatc is. MOST people and definately all buisness WANT a fairly stable (read non-chaning) platform for longish periods of time. Then can accept breaking interrupts every 2-4 years.

Sure.. maybe not for US! But.. really, think about most peoples needs for a browser...

The idea that software updates itself continuously with UI surprises and compatbility surprisies on a monthly or even weekly schedule is really fairly user and buisness hostle to a VAST majority of users. I (as a software developer) aslo find it a much sloppier way of relesing that pushes many more running bugs into peopls hands than proper WELL tested out beta and relese cycles that last months instead of days or weeks.
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16 Aug 2011   #38
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Heh, tabbed browsing was FIRST available for IE (as an add on). Later available on FF built in.
But I don't consider bolt on's from outside third parties when I discuss the features of a browser. It's the fact that the companies didn't get off their own butts for such a long time that turned me onto seeking alternatives. Same thing with a built in pop up blocker...I don't want to have to download some stupid Yahoo Toolbar or add-on for something as simply as a pop-up blocker...but for years that was what you had to do with IE.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
And really, I think that Coke Robot was being a little more step-back philosophical about software development in general. I think that the fatc is. MOST people and definately all buisness WANT a fairly stable (read non-chaning) platform for longish periods of time. Then can accept breaking interrupts every 2-4 years.
Yes, I understand where he is coming from. As a Linux admin, I can appreciate the frequency of distro releases like Fedora and Ubuntu...but for production systems that I depend upon, I always go with the enterprise class versions like RHEL and CentOS..which have a 5+ year supported lifecycle. Sure it might not always be bleeding edge, but I bet it's still running and supported.
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16 Aug 2011   #39
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
The pure proprietary induced lack of customization loses me on IE every time.

Nothing against it, quite nice actually, but not being able to customize or add some few certain functionalities suited to my needs is not suitable for me to use in everyday situations.
I'm prejudiced against IE since the only time I got totally nailed by Malware was via a BHO. It's just a target that isn't there with other browsers. I used to like MaxThon. IE engine with tabs and lots of fun AddOns. But that IE ActiveX Control engine gets you into the same BHO vulnerability.

I always preferred software that let you set up your way. IE always seemed to me like I had to do it its way or it wouldn't work. Same bitch I have with Opera. What's it about 10 years or so they have the Wand form filler in the browser and refuse to encrypt the info. Now that's being stubborn. Makes something that could be usable useless in my book.

Firefox is fun to play around with and has some nice AddOns and themes. But they need to get it to snap up off a busy HD before it will be my primary browser again.
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16 Aug 2011   #40
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
This is what Microsoft does better with product releases: they don't release new versions of their software every six months. That gives people plenty of time to get cozy with the software, love it, and then get bored and upgrade to the next version in three years....unless if you're weird.
I couldn't disagree more with this. Microsoft has been playing catch up for years and years and years. They have always been extremely late to the part in the web browser front. The primary reason I moved away from IE (years ago) was the fact that it didn't have a built in popup blocker, nor did it support tabbed browsing. So, I find other browsers that were far more modern in their feature set. I've never really looked back.

It seems that over the years, the story is always the same. IE6 is going to be standards compliant and far more secure. Wait until IE7 gets here, its going to be the most secure browser ever. Well, IE7 isn't great, but boy IE8 really steps up the security and will be standards compliant. So, have you seen IE9, this one is really great. I honestly have never really noticed anything compelling with any of these releases and always go back to the other browsers.

Up until about 3 months ago, Firefox was pretty much all I would use. But I got disappointed in all of the releases and the add-ons breaking with each new release, so I started playing with Chrome. I found that the plug-ins that I really wanted (like Adblock Plus) were available in Chrome. What sold me on Chrome was the sync feature allowing me to keep my work pc's and home PC's synced as far as bookmarks, my bookmark bar, and my history. (I know Firefox has a sync, but compared to the Google Chrome version, it was just slow and unpredictable).

And from a security standpoint, perhaps unfounded, but I feel better not having Active-X controls installing on my machine.
Yeah, I come from the same place, for a LONG time, I've always thought IE was superiorly inferior compared to Firefox, and safari, and chrome. But after using all three of those, they seem either too chrome-knockoffy or very unstable.

Honestly, I was surprised I switched back to IE. It took me like, three months to wean off safari but what sold me on IE was the utter prettiness and speed of without much CPU use. Besides, I can get to bookmarked sites faster from looking at the favicon than the webpage preview...
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