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Windows 7: Microsoft Keeps Beating a Dead Browser

27 Feb 2010   #111
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
This is why I don't read stupid magazines like PC World, PCMag and Maximum PC. Nobody buys those magazines and they are half filled with ads. The rest is opinionated garbage like the article here.
Tell us how you really feel, Jon.

I haven't used IE for a number of years, but I will probably try it again soon. For me, Firefox is becoming 'kludgy' with all it's plugins and Chrome is like sitting in a metal chair when there is a sofa available - boring. I haven't tried 'World' yet, so who knows...


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28 Feb 2010   #112
captainjy

Windows 7
 
 

I resisted FF for years, installed it about 3 months ago and it's sluggish on my desktop, netbook and Macbook Pro. If IE was more secure and less susceptible to spyware and malware, it would be king. I use IE as my main browser, but use Chrome from time to time.
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28 Feb 2010   #113
UrbanBounca

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by captainjy View Post
I resisted FF for years, installed it about 3 months ago and it's sluggish on my desktop, netbook and Macbook Pro. If IE was more secure and less susceptible to spyware and malware, it would be king. I use IE as my main browser, but use Chrome from time to time.
You claim that Firefox is sluggish on every PC you own, but you're claiming IE could be king? Can I start laughing now?
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28 Feb 2010   #114
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

i use opera and its much faster than firefox and it seems "lighter" (don't know how else to describe)

also its very easy to customize and get skins for. as for chrome, i didn't like how it was set up, but that was faster than firefox too. IE 8 is getting better i think it will surpass FF fairly soon.
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28 Feb 2010   #115
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UrbanBounca View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by captainjy View Post
I resisted FF for years, installed it about 3 months ago and it's sluggish on my desktop, netbook and Macbook Pro. If IE was more secure and less susceptible to spyware and malware, it would be king. I use IE as my main browser, but use Chrome from time to time.
You claim that Firefox is sluggish on every PC you own, but you're claiming IE could be king? Can I start laughing now?
I agree. The current Firefox 3.6 is disturbingly fast. Maybe it's his internet connection?
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01 Mar 2010   #116
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by captainjy View Post
I resisted FF for years, installed it about 3 months ago and it's sluggish on my desktop, netbook and Macbook Pro. If IE was more secure and less susceptible to spyware and malware, it would be king. I use IE as my main browser, but use Chrome from time to time.
I guess you guys didn't notice the big IF
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01 Mar 2010   #117
madtownidiot

 

great.. another IE sucks thread... Of course IE still sucks, but how many threads about this subject do we need?
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02 Mar 2010   #118
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
IE 8, Chrome, and Opera 9.64 seem to do the job here ok. I prefer the setttings in Opera while Chrome simply swapped sides of the screen for the bookmarks section there just to be different from IE. I haven't looked at the fruit vendor lately to see what So Far off eeeeeeee does!
Why haven't you upgraded to Opera 10.10?
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