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Windows 7: Why does IE get so much dislike?

11 Mar 2012   #21

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

I don't use it mainly because it is much slower than either Firefox or Chrome, it lacks in features and add ons, and is invasive in the OS. For the latter reason, I don;t have it installed on Windows 7 and have configured my system to not update to it. Plus I can't use it on my Mac so I can't have a uniform environment across PC and MAC.

My main browser is Firefox followed by Chrome. Firefox has more functionality than chrome, is slower at some things, but faster at others.

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11 Mar 2012   #22

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
and is invasive in the OS
What does that mean?
Thanks, david
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11 Mar 2012   #23

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
and is invasive in the OS
What does that mean?
Thanks, david
For one example, the quick link launch is tied to Internet explorer. Why is that? It is a Windows property, not Internet explorer.

I have tried IE9 several times and it has negatively impacted my windows performance every time. Once installed, you cannot uninstall it and go back to IE8. So try and do a system restore to a point before your IE9 install. Seems OK, right? But if you do an sfc, you will get system inconsistencies. Whoops. Restore from backup time. It just seems like such a mess to me.
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11 Mar 2012   #24

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Dear GeneO,
If you like FF, then you will love waterfox! Give it a trial,it's worth it! Waterfox | Home | The fastest 64-Bit variant of Firefox!

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11 Mar 2012   #25
Tarka Dal


I loved IE when I first used a computer. Then eventually I loved Firefox until it got buggy a year ago. Now I use Opera and would not go back to either of them.
Yours sincerely
Happy Opera lover.
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11 Mar 2012   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Honestly. I always used IE, even when it was just a baby. One day my friend told me about Firefox and I got hooked. I rarely use IE now, the first time IE9 was released, nothing would open. It was crashing everything. When google chrome came out I tried the beta and I thought it was a joke. I've tried it since and it's decent, though if you open just one GC and look in task manager, for some strange reason 3+ are running. Firefox has a flaw, first time I use it for the day it freezes just that once on start up (I think it's my Internet) I just really don't like IE, it's very original, nothing really makes me say WOW! Again though, opinions are opinions.

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11 Mar 2012   #27

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

I think it's fair to say, that all browsers fail.
Google Chrome, Firefox, and IE
No one can deny this fact. Some are more LARGELY reported because of the amount of sheer users.

The way i see it you guys like your browsers, when they work :)

I think next time someone asked me for suggestion or advice on a browser I know what to say
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11 Mar 2012   #28
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

For me, IE9 is the best browser around. I am still struggling with IE10, but it looks like an excellent browser too. I tried FF a few times - what a disaster. For special purposes I use Chrome, Opera and Safari. They are all OK, but not more.

In Ubuntu I use Chromium, that is a lot better than this disaster FF which is the default browser
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12 Mar 2012   #29


Does IE9 prove the non-existance of God? Why DOES it get so much dislike? Simple. TCO. Total cost of ownership has a LOT to do with how much F'n time I waste with it. If it didn't have Microsoft's name on it I would never consider using it, but it does, so like a moth to a flame, I burn in the corporate hell that is IE9. Figuratively speaking of course. :)
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12 Mar 2012   #30
Windows 911

Windows 8 Pro

I absolutely love IE9. I have used it for a full year, but just recently, I wanted something a little different, so switched to my other favorite: Opera. It's not because IE9 is worse or anything. Everyone is bashing IE because of the media, and everyone seems to listen to the media. (Except for our forum members).
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