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Old 04-04-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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I guess it depends on some stuff that's already present in Vista but needs to be added to XP.
Another reason to keep it off of an XP machine.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:58 AM
 
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According to Add/Remove Programs

FF3.1 Beta = 25.28MB
Google Chrome = 57.35MB
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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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 have to disagree with you today. I'm the one that brought all this up. I also use FF. I'm using it right now to post, but my point is that this thread is about IE8, not about FF, Chrome, Opera or anything else. My own personal viewpoint is that the comment does nothing to belittle FF fans, but instead opines that comments about the virtues of FF in a thread about IE8 are troll posts, when checked against the description of trolling used here on CD. I doubt that it was intended as a personal remark.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:32 AM
 
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I was going to check it out by running IE and seeing what I think. I ran it and it was IE7 which opened to the Welcome back/Save your settings screen.

I guess I haven't used IE recently.

I'll get IE8 downloaded and play with it a while.

I do agree that comments about browsers other than IE in a thread about IE is not required, nor is it polite to continue pushing it. This OP asked about others thoughts on IE8. Nowhere in his post did he inquire about any other browser, including FF.

Start a thread about FF if you want to talk about it's advantages and let others learn about it there. I'll join you.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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They have a IE8 just for Xp as listed on MS site. I have seen one test that showed it is alittle faster than FF but not enough to tell. They overall rated it very good.
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Cicero, NY
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IE8 is slightly faster than the previous version. Still see no reason to switch from FF or even chrome
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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I just heard about (and tested for myself) a pretty cool new feature in IE8. When you open a page and then CRTL+click links on it to open them in new tabs, IE will color code the new tabs so you can easily tell which tabs go together. I think that's pretty cool. Hopefully Firefox will steal that for the next one.
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