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Windows 7: IE8 Officially Becomes World’s Most-Used Browser

04 Feb 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

What happened to Opera? Fast, reliable, no bloated add-ons, no problems?

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04 Feb 2010   #22

Windows Seven x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
What happened to Opera? Fast, reliable, no bloated add-ons, no problems?
No one likes fast reliable and non bloated add ons browsers. :)
Just kidding lol, I am a Opera devote and love it because of its right hold click[right] and left click hold click[left] option and haven't found it in any other browser.

'Although it renders some things badly ugh (cnet for some odd reason)
and its ad blocking could be nicer getting rid of the white spots after blocking ads though.

As far as I am concerned IE8 has slower then usual response times to talk to a server (website) and these 1-2 seconds add over time and thats why a lot of people say it takes minutes, because it if you add in all those slow loading seconds it does take seconds and its frustrating when looking at pages and clicking links etc.
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04 Feb 2010   #23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

IE8 takes a shade under 2 seconds to load on my netbook and another 2-3 seconds to fully load the default homepage of Firefox loads my homepage in about 2 seconds but takes about 5 seconds to come up in the first place.

I think the stigma of IE's past is giving people false impressions about how it is now. It's not a "better" browser than the alternatives of today, but it's not slow either.
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04 Feb 2010   #24


Anyone still deluded into thinking IE8 is fast by any means should take a look at this.
While it is true that all applications including browsers have been increasing the bloat at an exponential rate, so have the specs and capabilities of the available hardware. The internet is also getting more bloated, with the average download required for a webpage to load increasing to as much as 30 Mb for a custom myspace profile vs. a few dozen KB for the average page in the time of IE 5, which is I think, more of a determining factor in the time it takes for a page to load when considering that average available bandwidth has not kept up.
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04 Feb 2010   #25

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

I have nothing of any importance to say except I love to read these browser war threads I use IE8 and am happy with it. So I'll let the rest of you post on. Fabe
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04 Feb 2010   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64

I have no problems loading IE or Firefox. I use IE when the site requires it.

I prefer Firefox because it has three extensions (adblock plus, noscript, and flashblock) that makes me feel safer when browsing and help speed up page loads by getting rid of the extra stuff.
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04 Feb 2010   #27

openSUSE 13.1 64bit

This is not a dig at IE8 but as far as speed goes: My work Email is through Zimbra, I have 120 messages in my inbox. It takes IE8 1 min 33 sec to fully load the messages and rest of the window. FF takes less than 3 seconds total. That's a massive difference, and has nothing to do with internet connection speed as a previous poster has suggested.
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04 Feb 2010   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

I think it should stand to reason that IE is the most used browser, after all it is the only option available and Joe public know's no better.

It's Microsofts' operating system though so they get to decide what's in and what's not, it's a shame really because MS has been standing still(imo) with IE compared to other newer browsers.

I recommend chrome to all that I know.
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04 Feb 2010   #29

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
Speed of a Browser can be related to many things such as your Internet Connection, the quality of code on the target web site, the number of "addons" incorporated with the browser and the amount of "Integration" with the host OS.

In general for a "typical bog standard user" there isn't a significant difference amomgst ANY of them.

Use what you prefer. Quite frankly in the course of things shaving microseconds off this and that is a bit like some of the arguments you get on Camera or Photography forums where people spend more time in "Pixel peeping" than actually discussing the quality / techniques required to get the BEST PICTURES.

As the next generation of Computing and Operating systems will be more and more cloud based - which implies that the BROWSER will become integrated into the OS (or even BECOME the OS) I think I'll stick with MS's version.

I used to like FF but is there really any significant difference these days -- to me it's just a question of preferences.

Google's chrome is another which embraces closer integration with the OS -- but until we actually SEE a working version of Google Chrome's OS (not the browser BTW) I'll hold my horses on that.

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04 Feb 2010   #30

Windows 7 Pro

In all honesty, I wouldn't mind using IE8 if they offered some type of decent ad-blocker for it.
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