Internet Explorer - major security problem change browers now

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've been using Firefox on XP and OSX for quite some time. I stopped using IE many moons ago for a number of reasons. I'm in digital advertising (Quality Assurance) and I can say, without a doubt, the most unstable and least compatible browser out there is IE6. IE7 isn't much better. The jury is still out on IE8.

    If you want security, speed and compatibility with the widest variety of websites, go Firefox 3.

    The upgrade from IE is seamless. During the install routine Firefox will import all of your bookmarks. About the only thing you will have to do is reenter your login credentials for the sites you frequent the most.
     
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    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    Another day, another IE security flaw. Opera or Chrome ftw!
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wow, welcome to 1998. z0mg!11!1 IE is like so insecerr!!11

    We know.
     
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    Firefox is where the cool kids hang.
     
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    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    As was said in another forum after posting this same link....

    "And in other news, water is wet!"

    I wish I could switch to another browser. I use FireFox at home, but at work I'm stuck with IE.
     
  7. Dubious Drewski

    Dubious Drewski TPF Noob!

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    WATER IS WET?? That explains this tingly feeling!

    But anyway, I don't have much else to contribute to this conversation. IE is over the hill.
     
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    stsinner TPF Noob!

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    Firefox for me... Haven't had any problems, and I love the add-ons.. I use the exif viewer for Firefox all the time... That way you don't have to download the pictures.
     
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    Chrome is nice and all but no colour management :thumbdown::
     
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    Gotta add another recommendation for Firefox. I use it and love it. Chrome would be a nice alternative as well, very fast.
     
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    [FONT=&quot]I took your advice and it took all of about 10 minutes. Very painless going from IE to Firefox. Welcome me to the 21st century.[/FONT]
     
  12. Overread

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    bah I tried foxy and opera - and I just can't get used to foxy. I find opera most similar to IE7 and its IE7 that I am used to.
    Honestly this is the only time I have really switched since its the only time (that I recall) where microsoft have sort of said "change till we fix this". When listening to all the "this is safter than that" comments I do remind myself that any popular software gets hacked more than unpopular models - so IE and windows gets a lot more hacks just because its popular and widly used. Where Mac more widespread I bet they too would have similar problems
     

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