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Windows 7: Ie9 or Firefox?

26 Jun 2011   #11
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

They're all fine. Best-over-best is crap.


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26 Jun 2011   #12
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I just don't like IE. Sorry, but that's just me.
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26 Jun 2011   #13
Imperfect1

 
 

Why don't you run them BOTH and see for yourself? There's no reason you can't have both on your system simultaneously and compare the two. Once you decide on a preference you can delete the one you don't want and, perhaps, add a 3rd --- say Chrome for example --- and check that one out too. That way you can decide on the one that YOU like best. Capish?
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26 Jun 2011   #14
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Why don't you run them BOTH and see for yourself? There's no reason you can't have both on your system simultaneously and compare the two. Once you decide on a preference you can delete the one you don't want and, perhaps, add a 3rd --- say Chrome for example --- and check that one out too. That way you can decide on the one that YOU like best. Capish?
wait trying out ie 9
EDIT: IE9 is pretty fast. like minimalist look may be switching
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27 Jun 2011   #15
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Why don't you run them BOTH and see for yourself? There's no reason you can't have both on your system simultaneously and compare the two. Once you decide on a preference you can delete the one you don't want and, perhaps, add a 3rd --- say Chrome for example --- and check that one out too. That way you can decide on the one that YOU like best. Capish?
Great idea actually. Try out Chrome, FF and IE9. That way, you can decide for yourself.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Don't use IE9. It's not all that good compared to some of the other browsers out there. And although you look like a Microsoft fan, you should still probably choose Firefox. If you don't like FF, then Google Chrome and Opera are also good... but personally, Firefox is great.
thanks, yeah i I will keep firefox.
Oh, and glad to be of service.
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27 Jun 2011   #16
Kenard

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

I would go with Firefox as of right now if you only want just one. Microsoft has their own IE team and they still haven't fixed everything.

Some images don't display correctly, it leaves that x mark that we're all familiar with, and neither does graphics on pages (on some sites). Sites still think you're running IE7 (even the previous version was like that, in the fact that it didn't show the correct version number). It takes them quite a while to release another version, so if bugs are reported don't expect to see any change until the next version, and even then it may not be addressed.

As mentioned in another thread .gifs run slow (still after so many years), one page in a certain thread on a forum that I visit freezes the entire browser. One other site I visit has to be revisited in order for the fonts to display correctly. Ads lag the browser on Ustream when you're watching a recorded broadcast.

In order for you to be able to search for your favorite sites quickly in IE, you have to leave indexing enabled for all except drive c. In Firefox it's very convenient and you can quickly find your most visted sites, even in Chrome too.

I have not had any problems with Firefox yet, or Chrome, but I still like IE and hope for a version just as good as Firefox and Chrome eventually.
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27 Jun 2011   #17
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenard View Post
Some images don't display correctly, it leaves that x mark that we're all familiar with, and neither does graphics on pages (on some sites). Sites still think you're running IE7 (even the previous version was like that, in the fact that it didn't show the correct version number). It takes them quite a while to release another version, so if bugs are reported don't expect to see any change until the next version, and even then it may not be addressed.

As mentioned in another thread .gifs run slow (still after so many years), one page in a certain thread on a forum that I visit freezes the entire browser. One other site I visit has to be revisited in order for the fonts to display correctly. Ads lag the browser on Ustream when you're watching a recorded broadcast.

In order for you to be able to search for your favorite sites quickly in IE, you have to leave indexing enabled for all except drive c. In Firefox it's very convenient and you can quickly find your most visted sites, even in Chrome too.
For whatever it's worth, I haven't had any of these problems. If the website is programmed to run on a previous version of IE, you can just utilize the Compatability View and/or any of the other Compatibility functions. Gifs run perfectly on my IE9, and my IE search functions work fine. And my fonts display perfectly well.

The other thing you mentioned ["Ads lag the browser on Ustream when you're watching a recorded broadcast."] is not a problem either, but that has nothing to do directly with IE --- I usually watch videos using VLC which ignores pop-ups, screen savers, etc.

Oftentimes it's not the IE, per se, that's causing the problem. For example, sometimes people get a corrupted download or there's some kind of glitch in the software somewhere --- and the problems can be solved by an IE uninstall and reinstall. It might be worth a try to do that.
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27 Jun 2011   #18
Kenard

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

I watch the recorded videos on the exact page and not in vlc. I run IE in compatibility mode and .gifs still run the same. It never changes, even on a new installation. It's definitely to do with IE, because it's the browser that you're running when you visit a page.

It's very strange that you haven't run into the slow .gif issue, I have .gifs I test just to see if it's been fixed and a site where some visitors have .gifs as their avatars and it's even present. And about the searching, I mean when you type a site you want to visit in the browsers address bar.
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27 Jun 2011   #19
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Why don't you run them BOTH and see for yourself? There's no reason you can't have both on your system simultaneously and compare the two. Once you decide on a preference you can delete the one you don't want and, perhaps, add a 3rd --- say Chrome for example --- and check that one out too. That way you can decide on the one that YOU like best. Capish?
Great idea actually. Try out Chrome, FF , IE9 and Opera. That way, you can decide for yourself.


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27 Jun 2011   #20
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree. best to give them all a test run, doing various things and see what suits 'You" the best.

Firefox is fine IMHO, and i do use it occasionally.

But I found IE9 to be the best browser for me, and use it 99% of the time.

There is simply no correct answer as to whats best.
Unless you want to run IE6 or something, then I think everyone would agree .. dont run a outdated browser
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