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Windows 7: Security Expert Recommends IE8 over Firefox, Chrome

11 Jul 2010   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

The key here is (one security expert) one doesn't get the job done for me. When it shows many experts and there reasoning behind there claim, now that works for me.


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12 Jul 2010   #22
adamsuail

win7 Enterprise X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Most of us do have Windows PCs. Why do you believe that using some other browser causes a compatibility issue?
did you notice that IE launches faster than any other browser, i did!
i dont know about the others, but i choose my browser based on stability and UI and some basic options.

when i use IE, i dont have to install any addons, it just works out of the box and gives me all the options i need, on the other hand, if i install FF, i need to install at least 7 addons that might not work after awhile when there is a new version.
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12 Jul 2010   #23
Fuzzi0n

Windows 7 Ultimate / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adamsuail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Most of us do have Windows PCs. Why do you believe that using some other browser causes a compatibility issue?
did you notice that IE launches faster than any other browser, i did!
i dont know about the others, but i choose my browser based on stability and UI and some basic options.

when i use IE, i dont have to install any addons, it just works out of the box and gives me all the options i need, on the other hand, if i install FF, i need to install at least 7 addons that might not work after awhile when there is a new version.
7 addons? I only need 3 for FF ( Noscript, Adblock Plus and password exporter).
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12 Jul 2010   #24
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I myself use ff for one major reason. It's easily customizable. I generally wont even consider another browser unless it is too. I like being able to do what I want with my browser, not just being happy with what I am given.
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12 Jul 2010   #25
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adamsuail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Most of us do have Windows PCs. Why do you believe that using some other browser causes a compatibility issue?
did you notice that IE launches faster than any other browser, i did!
i dont know about the others, but i choose my browser based on stability and UI and some basic options.

when i use IE, i dont have to install any addons, it just works out of the box and gives me all the options i need, on the other hand, if i install FF, i need to install at least 7 addons that might not work after awhile when there is a new version.
Perhaps you misunderstand...I have no objection to anyone's opinions or preferences, whether I agree with them or not. I should also clarify that I that I make no comparison between the browsers that you mentioned, however your phraseology is all encompassing.

The only browser that I use regularly is Opera, which needs no addons, and initializes for me in ~3 seconds. The only reason that it takes that long, is because I use a large number of graphics to customize my Speed Dial.

Obviously, if you feel more comfortable with IE, then you should definitely continue using it, but it would be best if you refrained from exaggerating while extolling it's "virtues".
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12 Jul 2010   #26
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
I dont think anyone would dispute that IE8 is a safe browser.

Its just soooo slow to render. On Default settings, with no Addons installed for either of them, FF just kicks IE's ass speed wise.

Here's another good reason for me not to use IE too.

IE: Attachment 84405

FF:Attachment 84406
Please, ACID is a joke to use as a comparison. It is simply a linear suite of tests and your score is basically where in the LINEAR set of tests you first fail. Hypothetically, IE could do 99 of the tests correctly, but fail on the 22nd and get a score of 22/100.

Also, i find IE8 far faster than FF and without the ever present FF memory hole.
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12 Jul 2010   #27
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I'll take Firefox and Chrome over ActiveX running wild on my PC.
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12 Jul 2010   #28
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
Please, ACID is a joke to use as a comparison. It is simply a linear suite of tests and your score is basically where in the LINEAR set of tests you first fail. Hypothetically, IE could do 99 of the tests correctly, but fail on the 22nd and get a score of 22/100.
The "humor" escapes me. The simplicity of Acid 3 is also it's beauty. Any number less than 100/100 is pretty irrelevant, because it is a failure. There is no curve involved.
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12 Jul 2010   #29
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post

Also, i find IE8 far faster than FF and without the ever present FF memory hole.
What Memory hole would this be? Do you mean the Memory leak on shutdown problems that they fixed 6 (7 if you include the new Beta) releases ago?
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12 Jul 2010   #30
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
Please, ACID is a joke to use as a comparison. It is simply a linear suite of tests and your score is basically where in the LINEAR set of tests you first fail. Hypothetically, IE could do 99 of the tests correctly, but fail on the 22nd and get a score of 22/100.
The "humor" escapes me. The simplicity of Acid 3 is also it's beauty. Any number less than 100/100 is pretty irrelevant, because it is a failure. There is no curve involved.
But the "simplicity" makes it a poor method for comparing, that is the point.
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