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Windows 7: German government warns against using MS Explorer

17 Jan 2010   #11
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
IE8 and Chrome have Protected Mode support. But Firefox has no such features. Plus the default Firefox UI is very very ugly. That's why I don't use Firefox. IE8 and Chrome 4 are awesome browsers.
Chrome has almost no features (which can be nice, though), IE apparently has leaks.
Looks are subjective... but in my FF I see the bookmarks, the top with the address and tabs and th bottom with the weather forecast plugin. It's not Miss Universe, but not ugly. the largest part of the screen is the website itself.

how else would it look like? all browsers kind of look the same besides some different color schemes, and function-specific buttons.


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17 Jan 2010   #12
madtownidiot

 

Kind of peculiar that a company without access to the source code for windows can create a browser that benchmarks 5x as fast and is more secure than IE.
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19 Jan 2010   #13
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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19 Jan 2010   #14
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

For years, I've been telling my friends and customers "Don't use I.E. It just ain't safe!"

For a long time I used Netscape, but now since Firefox was first released, that's all I ever use. Need I.E. compatibility? Then use the I.E.Tab for Firefox. Simple!

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19 Jan 2010   #15
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Nevermind that IE has actually had fewer vunerabilities in recent years than any other browser .

Such "recomendations" are compeltely useless and even damaging. If everyone jumped to FF (Still full of holes monthly) then THAT will become the biggest attack vector.

Education on how to use ANY browser securely (and they ALL can including IE) is far more educational. This is all very much like the "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for one day, Teach a man to fish and he'll eat for the rest of his life." parable...
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19 Jan 2010   #16
UrbanBounca

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Nevermind that IE has actually had fewer vunerabilities in recent years than any other browser .

Such "recomendations" are compeltely useless and even damaging. If everyone jumped to FF (Still full of holes monthly) then THAT will become the biggest attack vector.

Education on how to use ANY browser securely (and they ALL can including IE) is far more educational. This is all very much like the "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for one day, Teach a man to fish and he'll eat for the rest of his life." parable...
I've never had a problem with Firefox. I simply don't feel safe using Internet Explorer. It may be the fact they have a horrible track record, but I refuse to use Internet Explorer, even with all their "more secure than..." claims.
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19 Jan 2010   #17
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I use Opera, which isn't really affected since not many people use it.
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20 Jan 2010   #18
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 



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20 Jan 2010   #19
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I've always used IE with some intermittent use of Netscape, Opera and others when I dual booted with Linux. I've been on the Net since 1995 and never been infected.

I was infected once in my pre-Net days. By a floppy from work.

Best practices keep a lot of demons at bay.
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20 Jan 2010   #20
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not a fan of IE, but let's be realistic here. If you use IE8 in Vista or 7, and have UAC enabled (which powers the Protected Mode), you're going to be pretty safe. My beef with IE isn't because of security (although that was my main issue with it back in the IE6 and earlier days), it's the lack of features.
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