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Windows 7: Internet Explorer Usage Climbs to a Six Month High

15 Apr 2012   #11

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I'm using IE9 and have done since it was released to market.

Apart from the very occasional "IE9 has encounterd a problem and needs to close" message, I've had no problems at all and get on well with it.
Hi there
Thanks for the info.

next time I'm on W7 I'll re-install it. There've been loads of W7 updates since I last tried it (both W7 and IE9).


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15 Apr 2012   #12
Phone Man

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

IE-10 (W8CP) is NOT included in the stats. Here is the link the article is getting its information.

Browser market share

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15 Apr 2012   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

The main time I have problems with IE9 is when it will crash. It did thast multiple times then Windows Explorer crashed, so I reformatted. I must likely screwed something up
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18 Apr 2012   #14


Still sticking with my beloved Opera.I do have Chrome as well but only use it for a facebook game. I just don't care for IE's UI. Its "here" but only for updates and my V.A. .
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18 Apr 2012   #15

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I switched to Firefox from IE 3 or 4 years ago, but it wouldn't take much for me to go back to IE.

I don't like Firefox's reliance on add-ons and extensions, nor the ridiculous upgrade schedule they have come up with in the last year or so. I wouldn't be surprised if they never recover market share.

Chrome is on my list of not-to-do, mainly because I resent the way that Google tries to insinuate itself into all aspects of my online life--more intrusive than Microsoft by far.
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18 Apr 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I was an ardant fan of firefox and used it almost exclusively for years. Never was able to really get along with Google Chrome in the past.

However, when I discovered the Google Sync feature of Chrome that will synchronize my bookmarks, my apps, my extensions, settings, themes and auto-fills, I switched completely to Google Chrome and haven't looked back. It's great having the same bookmark bar, and shortcuts on all of the machines that I commonly use.

I'm also a Linux and Windows user both. With Google Chrome, when I install the browser on my Linux machines and enable sync, it just completely sets itself up for me, including downloading and installing my Ad Block Plus extension.
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21 Apr 2012   #17
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I use IE 9/10 everyday. I used to be a firefox user, and a safari user and a chrome user. IE is lots better compared to the rest. It's not being auto updated every three months or weeks or constantly changing UI elements.

But IE 9 is the exception to UI changes...
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22 Apr 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
I use IE 9/10 everyday. I used to be a firefox user, and a safari user and a chrome user. IE is lots better compared to the rest. It's not being auto updated every three months or weeks or constantly changing UI elements.
As far as constant updates go, IE is updated regularly with Windows's just not considered a version change like some of the other browsers. With the quick evolution of the web and security issues and such, I personally want my browsers to update often to stay as safe as possible.

I would agree that I don't want constant UI changes. While Google Chrome updates a lot, I don't see UI you must be talking more of Firefox...which I haven't used in a while now.
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22 Apr 2012   #19

Windows 10 64bit

I haven't seen any UI interface changes for firefox for a good time now and all the updates have done is fill up some security holes with patches. Been with the interface for around 5-6months now hasn't changed yet.
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22 Apr 2012   #20

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Same with Chrome. It's mostly security updates. I first started using Chrome when IE9 beta came out and it hosed my system and have never changed since. I also use FF occasionally but only for the Downloadhelper extension and IE9 as a last resort if the IE8 extension in Chrome fails.
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