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« on: June 01, 2011, 05:48 AM »

I had down load IE 9 last week and found it did not preform well for me, Slow, lots of failures, didn't care much for the layout, anyone else using it and experiencing those same problems, I have returned to IE 8.


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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 07:44 AM »

I went ahead and ugraded my Win7 netbook to IE9 since I didn't much care for IE8 anyway so I figured it couldn't be much worse. I haven't noticed any problems with it other then the continued dumbing down of the interface making access to any upper level functions and settings even more diffficult.

I have been experimenting with Google Chrome on all my PC's lately, it seems to be the most secure browser running all web content in a sandbox. Looks like they have worked the flash bug out of the latest version after 2 months of flash crashing but it still can't play sounds in the forum chatroom. Again an extremely dumbed down interface, not many options or security settings you can access but some nice features too, I especially like that it gives a popup option to translate pages when they are not in your native language, saves opening Google Translate and pasting URL's. The lack of settings & options make it seem a little immature after IE but 99.9% of users don't want to be bothered past "click the icon" anyway. Give it a try, it seems fast even on underpowered PC's and for the most part is more compliant with newer web standards then older IE's.


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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 08:27 AM »

I used to be a diehard FF fan....used IE as little as possible, as i find it not as comfortable as I would like.   But, I switched over to Chrome for 90% of personal browsing (ff the other 10%).   I use FF for 100% of my work browsing.   

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 09:41 AM »

Firefox is my favorite.

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 10:00 AM »

IE 8 on Windows and Safari on Mac.

These are the two most stable platforms, render the largest number of sites correctly and have the best OS integration.

If you want to play with your browser, by all means, but I'd rather just use the computer and not think about the browser.

I can't remember the last time I had browser problems. Seems like a daily issue for some folks.

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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 08:57 AM »

My PCs; main is Firefox 4, tweaked and pimped to my tastes. Backup with IE9 (it's been out for a while, why the switch now ?) and Chrome just in case.

Work PCs; IE7 and IE8.

All work fine. Any speed and other performance differences make no difference to me. My Firefox installation sometimes blocks more webpage elements then are needed to make it display properly (I ask it to) so it's easier to switch to IE9. All browsers have gone to a stripped down look as most people want to surf the 'net, not fiddle with settings. None offend me and I can't imagine dumping a browser just 'cos of its default look.

Pick one and go with it. Have at least one other just in case. I seriously doubt that is much meaningful difference between them.


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