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    Should i upgrade to internet explorer 8?

    Has anyone upgraded to internet explorer 8?

    Havent done it yet myself, but is it worth doing? I'm currently using Windows Vista.

    33 Comments

    its been around for ages, why wouldnt you have done this already

    Original Poster

    wickedteen;8966119

    its been around for ages, why wouldnt you have done this already



    Because mine already works perfect.....?

    Just wondering if its a lot faster or that?

    google chrome. Much better:thumbsup:

    makershaker;8966126

    Because mine already works perfect.....?Just wondering if its a lot … Because mine already works perfect.....?Just wondering if its a lot faster or that?



    it's slow wait for internet explorer 9 seems alot faster

    Foxy102;8966142

    google chrome. Much better:thumbsup:



    agreed and ubuntu finnishes the perfect pc

    Foxy102;8966142

    google chrome. Much better:thumbsup:



    hate google chrome took it off before it had been on an hour

    Original Poster

    lol, forget this.......

    Turns out i'm already using iE 8

    :oops::oops::oops:

    makershaker;8966169

    lol, forget this.......Turns out i'm already using iE 8:oops::oops::oops:



    ooooooooooooopt

    Nevermind IE8. It's certainly the best browser MS have produced, but Firefox with the Adblock Plus plugin just makes the internet so, so much more pleasurable to use. No adverts. Superfast access to all your websites. It's great.

    Mozilla for the win

    The fastest browser is Avant. It is based on IE but works much better. I like the double browser icon - blue for normal browsing and green for private. They have a Firefox based one too called Orca.
    avantbrowser.com/
    avantbrowser.com/dow…tml

    lol at IE such a p.o.s Firefox ftw

    sparkyIreland;8966234

    Mozilla for the win



    Palemoon projects version is better, it uses less resources, after a few hours with using firefox, opening/closing tab its using 600,000+k palemoon has never gone over 220,000k even after a few days of being open.

    Banned

    lol at people still using IE

    how very 20th century! Its a POS!

    csiman;8966826

    lol at people still using IEhow very 20th century! Its a POS!



    +1 i didnt think ANYONE used IE!!! pointless POS !! Google Chrome all the way!

    Banned

    harlzter;8966546

    Palemoon projects version is better, it uses less resources, after a few … Palemoon projects version is better, it uses less resources, after a few hours with using firefox, opening/closing tab its using 600,000+k palemoon has never gone over 220,000k even after a few days of being open.


    looks good - giving it a try now :thumbsup:

    jasonsowden;8966847

    +1 i didnt think ANYONE used IE!!! pointless POS !! Google Chrome all … +1 i didnt think ANYONE used IE!!! pointless POS !! Google Chrome all the way!



    Strange. I've used IE for years with no issues whatsoever. I must be lucky I guess.

    raptorcigs;8966160

    agreed and ubuntu finnishes the perfect pc



    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Internet Explorer -

    Slow interface when adding fav's and naming them, the toolbar is clunky.
    Rarely remembers passwords!!
    Too much junk with all the accelerators etc.

    Firefox -

    Great UI, Remembers passwords and relatively fast

    Chrome -

    The best, fast, like the UI, not too clunky, favourites bar is awesome.

    Need to try others

    Predikuesi;8966256

    The fastest browser is Avant. It is based on IE but works much better. I … The fastest browser is Avant. It is based on IE but works much better. I like the double browser icon - blue for normal browsing and green for private. They have a Firefox based one too called Orca.http://www.avantbrowser.com/http://www.avantbrowser.com/download.html



    What a piece of shi

    Banned

    aircanman;8967029

    What a piece of shi


    yeah - avant used to be quite good but FF is infintely better imho due to the amazing extensions. When I am forced to use IE its like going from windows7 back to windows95 lol. It really is that bad.

    FF > chrome > Opera > avant > IE8

    Banned

    csiman;8966826

    lol at people still using IEhow very 20th century! Its a POS!



    they still hold over 50% of the market share with firefox below 30%, chrome bringing up the rear followed by safari

    Banned

    casparwhite;8967208

    they still hold over 50% of the market share with firefox below 30%, … they still hold over 50% of the market share with firefox below 30%, chrome bringing up the rear followed by safari


    down from 90%+ and losing 10% a year

    casparwhite;8967208

    they still hold over 50% of the market share with firefox below 30%, … they still hold over 50% of the market share with firefox below 30%, chrome bringing up the rear followed by safari



    ]W3C says otherwise.

    Terrible browser, can't stand it. Firefox for me.

    They only hold so much market share because it was installed automatically on Windows computers and oldies havn't thought of finding something better.

    Banned

    dxx;8967432

    ]W3C says otherwise.



    what is the criteria they used?

    Anyway, our data, collected from W3Schools' log-files

    what are these log files out of interest?

    Banned

    csiman;8967357

    down from 90%+ and losing 10% a year



    where did you get theses stats from please?

    What's market share got to do with whether one browser is better than the other?

    That makes my Volkswagen better than my boss's Porsche. :thinking:

    Banned

    thesaint;8967674

    What's market share got to do with whether one browser is better than the … What's market share got to do with whether one browser is better than the other?That makes my Volkswagen better than my boss's Porsche. :thinking:



    the point was csiman saying having ie is sooo 20thcentury..........yet he is in the minority

    most people only use it for browsing, bookmarking and basics so it hardly matters what they use:)

    thesaint;8967674

    What's market share got to do with whether one browser is better than the … What's market share got to do with whether one browser is better than the other?That makes my Volkswagen better than my boss's Porsche. :thinking:



    This argument might stand up if VW's and Porsches were the same price, as are IE and other internet browsers.

    As all browsers are the same price, ie free, then yes, the market share is at least a measure of which one people prefer, if not how much better one is than the other.

    deek72;8968069

    This argument might stand up if VW's and Porsches were the same price, as … This argument might stand up if VW's and Porsches were the same price, as are IE and other internet browsers.As all browsers are the same price, ie free, then yes, the market share is at least a measure of which one people prefer, if not how much better one is than the other.



    So my point stands, market share is irrelevant.

    There's loads of different reasons.
    The main one is that I.E is/was bundled with every PC built.

    If you stopped 100 people in the street, 99 would have heard of IE, maybe 20 may of heard of the rest combined.

    So it's little to do with what people prefer, as the majority of them have never tried or even heard of another browser.

    csiman;8966867

    looks good - giving it a try now :thumbsup:



    Let me know what you think, I only came across it a couple of weeks ago, but so far its been great.

    harlzter;8966546

    Palemoon projects version is better, it uses less resources, after a few … Palemoon projects version is better, it uses less resources, after a few hours with using firefox, opening/closing tab its using 600,000+k palemoon has never gone over 220,000k even after a few days of being open.



    csiman;8966867

    looks good - giving it a try now :thumbsup:



    Tried this out, but uninstalled it - it is as sloooooooooow as Firefox even though it claims to improve upon it. Sticking with Avant despite what the objectors say

    Banned

    harlzter;8968300

    Let me know what you think, I only came across it a couple of weeks ago, … Let me know what you think, I only came across it a couple of weeks ago, but so far its been great.


    cant say I have noticed much difference except it is very good at recovering memory from closed tabs. Doesnt seem any quicker than firefox but then again firefox loads page instantly anyway.

    gonna stick with it now :thumbsup:

    cheers
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