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Old 04-03-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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Talk about stealing threads;these FF people are getting so worked up now days they seem frantic.Any other that have treid IE8?
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:16 PM
 
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I'd rather steal a thread than run IE and have my identity stolen

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Old 04-04-2009, 01:01 AM
 
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IE8 is OK, as somebody said above, it does its job and presumably more secure than IE7. But I must say its UI is probably the ugliest one out of all the major browsers. And by default, IE of all versions is still and will remains for the foreseeable future the biggest target of spyware and malware. I never really care about the whole security by obscurity vs security by design debate regarding WHY other browsers are generally more secure. Either way, you're less likely to be targeted if you were not using IE. Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera. Any one of them can do the job and have higher chance of sneaking craps into your system (I'll admit, I haven't been using windows since XP, never really used either Vista or 7 Beta, so there might be some real security improvement on windows I missed out). Your choice.
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:13 AM
 
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I installed it on my work machine (XP, 1 GB RAM, plenty of free hard drive space yada, yada.) the day after it came out. It was real slow to launch, it averaged 12 seconds to bring up the home page. Once it did launch, switching pages took a least four seconds.

I tried running HP Web Jet Admin, which I use a lot at work, and it would not launch at all. The Java splash screen appeared, then it locked up. I had to use Task Manager to kill it.

Needless to say I was less than impressed. I uninstalled it and went back to IE 7. From the many posts on Microsofts website, I can say safely I wasn't the only one.

How a company like Microsoft can release a browser that has so many problems is beyond me.
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:34 AM
 
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Do you have any 3rd party toolbars installed? I've seen those cause big trouble in general and especially when a new IE comes out.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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Talk about stealing threads;these FF people are getting so worked up now days they seem frantic.Any other that have treid IE8?
They're similar to the linux wienie's. I'm in Microsoft's support groups allot, and their answer to every Windows problem is to install linux
All you can do is ignore them, like any other troll
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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They're similar to the linux wienie's. I'm in Microsoft's support groups allot, and their answer to every Windows problem is to install linux
All you can do is ignore them, like any other troll
You seem to be ignoring the inconvenient truth that FF just works, it is faster, it is more secure, it is more customizable to a users preferences, etc.. For those that like IE, knock yourself out, but that does not entitle you to belittle FF fans, even calling them trolls
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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You seem to be ignoring the inconvenient truth that FF just works, it is faster, it is more secure, it is more customizable to a users preferences, etc.. For those that like IE, knock yourself out, but that does not entitle you to belittle FF fans, even calling them trolls
I'm not belittling firefox fans, just those that jump on every IE thread to post your firefox drivel and try to force it down everyones throat. Shut up about it already and let the people trying to get help with IE do so in peace.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I installed it on my work machine (XP, 1 GB RAM, plenty of free hard drive space yada, yada.) the day after it came out. It was real slow to launch, it averaged 12 seconds to bring up the home page. Once it did launch, switching pages took a least four seconds.

I tried running HP Web Jet Admin, which I use a lot at work, and it would not launch at all. The Java splash screen appeared, then it locked up. I had to use Task Manager to kill it.

Needless to say I was less than impressed. I uninstalled it and went back to IE 7. From the many posts on Microsofts website, I can say safely I wasn't the only one.

How a company like Microsoft can release a browser that has so many problems is beyond me.
I read somewhere that IE8 was designed primarily for Vista. Anyway, I use it and FF.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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I read somewhere that IE8 was designed primarily for Vista. Anyway, I use it and FF.
I can see that but I've installed it on a few XP boxes so far and haven't gotten any complaints. I did notice that this time there's a different download depending on whether you have Vista32, Vista64, or XP. The installer for XP is actually bigger than the one for Vista32. I guess it depends on some stuff that's already present in Vista but needs to be added to XP.
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