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Old 03-23-11, 09:22 PM   #1
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Ie9

Is faster than IE8.

I know, I'm a Luddite for not using some alternative browser, but I've never had a problem with IE, and it's not like anyone can avoid it without a good bit of hassle and keep their Windows rig updated. So far so good.
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The IT guy at work hates windows and put out a more than half-hearted plug for IE9 so I am curious. Home PC holding steady at IE7 but I use firefox on it for anything but work email


edit: although now that work has switched from outlook to gmail I no longer have that reason

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I am waiting for 11 to come out.
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Is faster than IE8.

I know, I'm a Luddite for not using some alternative browser, but I've never had a problem with IE, and it's not like anyone can avoid it without a good bit of hassle and keep their Windows rig updated. So far so good.
What's Windows?
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What's Windows?
An Operating System.

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Windows is indeed a silly skill game.

I told one of our developers that her using IE was a personal problem. I think she took it... personally.
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Windows is indeed a silly skill game.

I told one of our developers that her using IE was a personal problem. I think she took it... personally.
Explain why any other browser is better.
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Explain why any other browser is better.
As soon as you explain why Trek or Specialized is better than Santa Cruz or Jamis. After all, sales figures would suggest.........

Better ones use less RAM while operating; that's why I like Chrome better than Safari.
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As soon as you explain why Trek or Specialized is better than Santa Cruz or Jamis. After all, sales figures would suggest.........

Better ones use less RAM while operating; that's why I like Chrome better than Safari.
Sales figures mean little, support means a bit more, the product working as advertised with as little effort as possible is very nice. If you're that RAM-starved, buy more RAM. It's cheap.
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Explain why any other browser is better.
Honestly, I told her that as a joke and it didn't go over so well.

You can talk about it in terms of resource usage (sure, it CAN use 2GB of RAM but SHOULD it? Does it need to?), standards compliance, compatibility with the places you go or what machines you use... there are multiple dimensions to the debate, and as in the cases of bike manufacturers or operating systems, there may not be a "best", only a "best for you". Use the best tool for the job. You like IE... that's fine, enjoy it.

I am an FF user because of AdBlock Plus and the fact that I can use it on any old platform, and it works on nearly every site on the Web. Opera has a pretty good adblocking system, too, but it is a little more rudimentary (at least in 10, haven't tried 11 yet). It is also available for multiple platforms. Midori is Unix-only, but is the only one I've found yet with a built-in adblocker. But it chokes on some sites. Chrome is nice, very fast... but do I really want to use all Google products all the time?

I tend to switch between FF and Opera.

EDIT: I do have Opera 11 on this machine and just needed to use it because our monitoring website apparently has a little javascript issue that didn't go well with FF 3.6.16. The NoAd extension is pretty nice.
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Sales figures mean little, support means a bit more, the product working as advertised with as little effort as possible is very nice. If you're that RAM-starved, buy more RAM. It's cheap.
Or I can use something else that is free.
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Or I can use something else that is free.
You get what you pay for.

I use IE because it does work on every site on the net. If there's a site that isn't designed for IE, I'm not sure it's worth visiting. Additional browsers just add redundancy.
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You get what you pay for.
Yes you pay good money for bloatware that comes part of another bloatware. Doesn't make it better.

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I use IE because it does work on every site on the net. If there's a site that isn't designed for IE, I'm not sure it's worth visiting. Additional browsers just add redundancy.
Haven't came across any recently that didn't work with alternative. On a flip side of that argument if they can't put enough effort to make it cross browser, there are plenty of others that do a better job.
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Haven't came across any recently that didn't work with alternative. On a flip side of that argument if they can't put enough effort to make it cross browser, there are plenty of others that do a better job.
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Making it cross browser, which usually translates putting better thought in to design, QA, security... My main point was if someone wants to make their site IE only it's their loss as far as I am concerned.
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I've got IE9, FF4, Opera 11, and Chrome 10 on my laptop. Of the four, I tend to use IE9 the least, since it doesn't support tab pinning. The Bing Bar is pretty nice, but you are only allowed to pin certain sites/apps to it.

I did Speedtest on all. IE9 was the overall fastest, with FF4 in a close second. Opera was last, yet it loads pages faster than the others.

I just the other day uninstalled Safari 5, Dragon, and ChromePlus. The last two are essentially Chrome clones, but have a few tweaks built-in, yet are just as fast as Chrome.
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Doesn't really seem to make much difference, as long as it is updated. I don't understand why non-work computers have old browsers. I use FF for adblock, but also have chrome and opera.

Use chrome for netflix because it was pausing in firefox and I didn't want to go through the plugins to find which one was causing it. Also things like googles bodybrowser still seem to work best in chrome.

Opera I like the Tab stacks - so I use it when I have a lot of tabs open looking for stuff.
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