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Windows 7: IE8 Officially Becomes World’s Most-Used Browser

08 Feb 2010   #51
monkeys breath

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Merlin2000 View Post
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It's also the slowest according to this test, on my machine. Chrome romps home.
- Now if Chrome supported Active X controls like IE, then that would be a great accomplishment!

Unfortunately, IE is the most supported browser. FireFox has no plans to include Active X in their browser, I doubt Chrome does either.

There are just too many websites that require this functionality, if other browsers do not include this, it's going to be awhile before IE steps down from being the most-used browser.

active x is one of the main reasons ie is so slow. microsoft had had plans for rewriting their browser without active x. they should have stuck with those plans.


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08 Feb 2010   #52
Merlin2000

Windows 7
 
 

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active x is one of the main reasons ie is so slow. microsoft had had plans for rewriting their browser without active x. they should have stuck with those plans.
- I can understand if a page loads slow with Active X on, but pages should be able to load normal if Active X is not used.

We're not going to see ActiveX go away for awhile. So many businesses and websites utilize it right now.
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10 Feb 2010   #53
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
IE only gets the most use because the clueless masses out there don't know there's anything better out there.
I don't think this is true. IE8 is a solid browser. Not sure what the "informed" users are looking for in a browser. After reading through this thread, sounds to me like the "informed" users are just looking for a browser that's not IE so they can say that they don't use that browser, that browser comes pre-installed, only a member of the clueless masses would use that browser.

Get real. FFox has it's pro's and con's and Chrome isn't even available in 64bit and, I'm sorry, but no one should be running safari on a PC. I'm not saying that IE is the best (that would be clueless and mindless) but it's equally clueless and mindless to say that FFox or Chrome or any "open source" browser is better than IE because it's not IE. This kind of tautology is pretty common among "informed" users and I don't get it.

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10 Feb 2010   #54
UrbanBounca

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eduede View Post
I don't think this is true. IE8 is a solid browser. Not sure what the "informed" users are looking for in a browser. After reading through this thread, sounds to me like the "informed" users are just looking for a browser that's not IE so they can say that they don't use that browser, that browser comes pre-installed, only a member of the clueless masses would use that browser.

Get real. FFox has it's pro's and con's and Chrome isn't even available in 64bit and, I'm sorry, but no one should be running safari on a PC. I'm not saying that IE is the best (that would be clueless and mindless) but it's equally clueless and mindless to say that FFox or Chrome or any "open source" browser is better than IE because it's not IE. This kind of tautology is pretty common among "informed" users and I don't get it.

If you had actually read the thread, there is actually benchmarked proof that IE is the worst performing browser on the market.

In all reality, no matter which way you cut it, Firefox and Chrome are better than IE.
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10 Feb 2010   #55
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Most people just use the browser that comes with their computer.... IE8...

This would explain those ratings.

~Lordbob
I agree. I use IE8 to download Firefox.
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10 Feb 2010   #56
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Most people just use the browser that comes with their computer.... IE8...

This would explain those ratings.

~Lordbob
I agree. I use IE8 to download Firefox.

LOL Ditto.
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11 Feb 2010   #57
Merlin2000

Windows 7
 
 

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Get real. FFox has it's pro's and con's and Chrome isn't even available in 64bit and, I'm sorry, but no one should be running safari on a PC.
- Without proper Flash support, IE isn't even an available browser in 64bit.. A 64 bit browser would be nice, but there really isn't support for it, hence why we don't see FF 64 yet.

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In all reality, no matter which way you cut it, Firefox and Chrome are better than IE.
- I completely agree, unfortunately, we will still need IE
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15 Feb 2010   #58
djfirestorm

Windows 7 (Build 7068)
 
 

IE8 is the biggest crock there is. MS changing the way it handles even SIMPLE HTML and forcing the world to redesign, and debug over 50% of the sites on the internet to its standards. MS thinks every person in the world needs to follow their standards. Linux, Unix, OSX, Solaris, all have equal rights to web code and MS forces them all to change.haha

What sucks is the browser is riddled and SLOW. I am on an i7, 8gb of 2000mhz ram, and I can't tolerate how slow it renders pages. WOW top browser...more like bogus.
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18 Feb 2010   #59
PeteC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

There is benchmarked "proof" that MS DOS 2.1 boots tremendously faster than Windows 7...'ya just can't beat the facts, right?

I occasionally use FF, have tried Chrome on my netbook, and have seen nothing that makes me want to ditch IE8. FF only seems faster until I add the extra functionality that brings it to do the same things I have in IE8...at which point, it runs no faster than IE8...oh, gee...

In all honesty, I do not live for "nano-seconds", so I make no statement that "X is faster than "Y", because unless my perception is that one is noticeably faster or slower than the other, it just doesn't matter...

Faster can certainly be benchmarked as an absolute, but "better" is another story. I use IE8 because like it or not, in terms of compatibility, it is still the gold standard...I can not speak for anyone else, but for myself, that widest range of compatilbility makes IE8 the "best" browser for my usage...
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18 Feb 2010   #60
chafidri

Windows 7 Starter 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) & UBUNTU NETBOOK-REMIX 9.10
 
 

i use to, it's great browser
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