Who still uses the "Internet Explorer' internet Browser?

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  1. RKW3

    RKW3 TPF Noob!

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    I used to but I found out that Mozilla Firefox is much faster and more responsive when going to websites. My computer is also really slow so this helps out a lot. There is also a 'tabs' feature which lets you open as many different sites at one time as you want without opening another browser.

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    It's 100% safe and legal and everything, Google runs it by the way.

    Most of you know about it already, just spreadin the word to help some people out. ;)
     
  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I use Opera. ;)
     
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    lordson TPF Noob!

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    not many peopel sitll use IE. i think jsut the corporates for security reasons and people who arn't computer savvy. the general consensus is Firefox, and some people use Opera like above but not as many as Firefox users
     
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    IE is LESS secure in most cases.

    I've been using Firefox since version 0.49 several years ago...
    Internet explorer has copied more and more features from it every release...

    Also....Firefox IS NOT run by Google.
    In fact, they have nothing to do with Google. They just get ad revenue from Google searches in their bar.

    Firefox is open source, so....I don't think google has much interest in it anyways lol...other than the serious number of users who use the built-in google search.

    Nice post though, for those who didn't know. It's a bit faster I find, especially if you download fasterfox, which helps tweak some of the more intricate settings that most noobs wouldn't be able to understand (like auto settings for speed basically)
     
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    I do agree that firefox is great....and I may have to go back to using it very soon. There are a few things Opera has that I LOVE that firefox doesn't, that I am having a hard time parting with......however, Opera has been locking up REALLY bad for a couple of months now on my computer. It sucks.
     
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    Oh, and the google search bar is in Opera, too. ;)
     
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    I use Internet Explorer. IE7 has a 'tabs' feature .. just spreading the word to help some people out. ;)
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It's a mixed blessing for me. I'm a remote employee - i.e. work at home. I get phone,fax and internet services paid by the company. But there are restrictions. Basically, any website that has the potential for adult content is likely to be blocked. There have been numerous time I am not able to view someone's photo if they put in a link, rather than post it in the thread.

    I have let the antivirus and firewalls software on my personal PC expire because I don't use it for any web situations. Ther restrictions aren't that numerous and the one that are blocked are likely to be for my benefit. Not into porn myself.

    OK, all that said, I use IE.
     
  9. hawkeye

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    lol, I'm the lone Safari user.

    It's got all I need, tabs and rss reader, downloader, and browser of course. I use to use firefox but I find the mounted drive kind of annoying and its just not as fast as Safari. Particularly start up time. And I never really found a need hardly any of the FF extensions. Guess I'm just your basic browser. I like my feeds, and I like to browse forums, so I'll stick the faster Safari.

    Safari sucks on PC though, I tried it out at work, and went back to Firefox... I have to use a PC at work
     
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    Opera is the way to go. Been using it since version 7, and version 9 is spectacular. Much faster loading (if you use a lot of extentions) than FF, built in email, built in mouse gestures (that work, unlike ff extentions), and doesn't have the awful memory leaks of FF...meaning it runs better on computers with lower memory, and lets you multitask better. But you decide :p
     
  11. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I use IE7 (mostly) at home, but sometimes dip into Firefox, at work it's still IE6, though that now feels incredibly clunky these days, as well as being less than standards compliant.
     
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    I've been using Firefox since it was Netscape for Windows 3.01. I also used the built in mailer until they seperated it out and now use Thunderbird. I use Outlook on my work computer, but I won't use it on my home computers. I only run IE 6 when I have to on sites built with Microsoft products because Microsoft makes sure that Mozilla isn't 100% compatable with it's products. I won't use IE 7.0 because that still has some problems with security and compatability.

    As the saying goes, IE with lipstick is still IE.

    Mike
     

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