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    Internet explorer 9, worth downloading?

    Currently using IE 8 on Windows Vista.

    Is it worth upgrading it to IE 9?

    17 Comments

    Why not try and see ?

    Banned

    of course it is!

    more secure for starters

    its still crap compared to chrome / firefox

    ^^ that.

    Firefox ftw

    google chrome ftw

    I think everyone is missing a big point here...

    Vista? Get rid of that for a start, W7 FTW.

    DragonChris

    I think everyone is missing a big point here...Vista? Get rid of that for … I think everyone is missing a big point here...Vista? Get rid of that for a start, W7 FTW.



    At home I have two PCs running Vista and one running W7 and to be honest I can go from one to the other and hardly notice a difference.

    I think this "Vista is bad" mantra is from when it first came out. They have had many fixes since it came out and it is now a fine stable operating system.

    I have no problem iwth it.

    Original Poster

    Ive been using Vista for 3 years and its been great.
    Dont see the point in forking out for windows 7 and wouldnt take a chance with it from the torrent sites incase it made a complete mess of my pc

    Safari ftw

    i swap between firefox, opera, chrome and IE9.

    firefox is a bit old hat for me now.

    opera is my main browser.

    chrome ok.

    ie9 fine i suppose but it always comes up with a "stopped working" dialogue box when i close it. not a big deal as i am obviously closing it at that stage but still annoying to have to click several times to clear the dialogue boxes.

    guilbert53

    At home I have two PCs running Vista and one running W7 and to be honest … At home I have two PCs running Vista and one running W7 and to be honest I can go from one to the other and hardly notice a difference. I think this "Vista is bad" mantra is from when it first came out. They have had many fixes since it came out and it is now a fine stable operating system.I have no problem iwth it.

    Did they not do tests with Vista & Windows 7 & concluded that Vista was a Memory hog even after all the so called bugs/glitches where supposed to be fixed.

    i find firefox is more ram intensive. if i were you i would change OS before i change IE

    Banned

    lol at people saying spend £50-£80 changing OS rather than trying a free browser upgrade

    I barely notice any difference between vista or w7 either

    certainly wasnt worth the upgrade fee I paid.

    Banned

    scrumpypaul

    i swap between firefox, opera, chrome and IE9. firefox is a bit old hat … i swap between firefox, opera, chrome and IE9. firefox is a bit old hat for me now.opera is my main browser.chrome ok.ie9 fine i suppose but it always comes up with a "stopped working" dialogue box when i close it. not a big deal as i am obviously closing it at that stage but still annoying to have to click several times to clear the dialogue boxes.


    ff old hat? In what way is Opera so superior then?

    Although I do agree that firefox < 4 was a ram hog, ff4 is infinitely better than 3.

    I've been running IE9 on W7 for a while now, I like it. Runs faster than IE8, like that you can pull tabs out to create a new IE session, and you can drop them back into another IE session.

    The only thing I don't like is that they have removed the built in search bar, dunno why?
    Edited by: "globalkilla" 15th Apr 2011

    csiman

    ff old hat? In what way is Opera so superior then?Although I do agree … ff old hat? In what way is Opera so superior then?Although I do agree that firefox < 4 was a ram hog, ff4 is infinitely better than 3.



    just my opinion - i tend to prefer the style of opera on the whole. plus when i use my old "sitting in front of the tv browsing" laptop, opera seems faster and better than FF. i like the clean interface on IE9 but, all in all, I prefer opera. main bug with chrome is that backspace button doesn't go back a page (unless they've altered it)

    been running IE9 tonight and find it much faster then IE8 - so it's a keeper for me

    makershaker

    Ive been using Vista for 3 years and its been great.Dont see the point in … Ive been using Vista for 3 years and its been great.Dont see the point in forking out for windows 7 and wouldnt take a chance with it from the torrent sites incase it made a complete mess of my pc




    Mines been running great :P
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