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Windows 7: Microsoft Keeps Beating a Dead Browser

06 Jul 2009   #81
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Alright guys, again, it is off topic.

Is IE dead or not?
That is the question.

~Lordbob
Is Windows updates dead? That still uses the core elements of IE there when clicking the Windows Updates option in the Control Panel. Prior to 7 Outlook Express and with Vista Windows Mail the new name given still used IE while being an included email client.

With 7 OE and WM are gone until RTM at least for seeing an email client included. 7 now sees the option to remove IE as a browser while still removing core elements infegrated into Windows for the other things mentioned.

If you don't want IE on 7 is the winning ticket coming soon for simply choosing another browser out of personal preference. The main stream users will still want IE for various reasons besides the new WLM using what? IE once again.

Basic answer IE is far from deceased!


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07 Jul 2009   #82
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
Even the ACID tests are stupid. The percentage doesn't really mean anything, because the test scores linearly. If your renderer decodes in a different sequence, then your % passed changes.

PhreePhly

I agree ACID tests are just arbitrary tests which don't reflect on a browsers capabilities in real life.

Anything decided by a 'committee' is per definition a standard geared towards to lowest common denominator.

A bit like a IQ test, it just tests someones capability to do the test but has no real meaning.

But i meant to say, as a de facto standard it's dead because even MS has now 'Standard' mode in it's browser thereby accepting there are standards other then it's own which are meaningful.
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07 Jul 2009   #83
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

And that's one reason why MS is also working on non Windows related projects like a browser core without the browser for developers to build on. The same is being seen for the Windows core elements without the gui. And IE 8 now sees the "Favorites Bar" over the old stretch out the "links"?!
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07 Jul 2009   #84
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
And that's one reason why MS is also working on non Windows related projects like a browser core without the browser for developers to build on. The same is being seen for the Windows core elements without the gui. And IE 8 now sees the "Favorites Bar" over the old stretch out the "links"?!
I've spend a whole month trying to write a simple app that changed Endpoints systemwide. (which is impossible: Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX )) I dived into the deepest corners of MSDN and came out gasping for air. The level of incomprehensible jargon gets only surpassed by the theories on the Higgs Boson.

I applaude if MS finally decides to open up, but if MSDN is anything to go by as standard of documenting their API's i'll give it a pass.
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07 Jul 2009   #85
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

None of this was seen on MSDN there. MS has an entirely different site for non Winodws related projects. Microsoft Research - Turning Ideas into Reality
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07 Jul 2009   #86
Icetech

win7
 
 

I love IE8 myself... FF feels like a third party turd.. and that download manager is enough to make me hate it...

I tried chrome when it came out and any video i would play on youtube or anywhere else would cause it to lock up or stutter... although IE works perfect
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07 Jul 2009   #87
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Icetech View Post
I love IE8 myself... FF feels like a third party turd.. and that download manager is enough to make me hate it...

I tried chrome when it came out and any video i would play on youtube or anywhere else would cause it to lock up or stutter... although IE works perfect
So in other words you feel that IE ilves on?!
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08 Jul 2009   #88
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

Same here. I don't understand why people say that it takes so long just to open a tab. Somehow, people's experience of IE seems to be different from mine. And mine is a very good one.
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08 Jul 2009   #89
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Personally I never cared for tabbed browing to begin with while the new preview seen with 7 helps out quite a bit with multiple IE windows along with any applications running at the same time. You can go back and forth between things in a split second.
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08 Jul 2009   #90
abuttino

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

I don't understand what the problem is with FF...

Google Chrome is not even close to an option for me. They are probably collecting data for the FBI/CIA or whatever on what programs you use on your computer.

Yes I am parraniod, but who would use something put out by a company that trampled your civil rights?

Nobody cares anymore about thier civil rights and henceforth they don't deserve them.

"Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither" by Benjamin Franklin
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