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Old 09-07-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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I have been using the Internet Explorer web browser for many years, and nothing else. Friends of mine are always telling me to upgrade to the new Google Chrome web browser. But I am kind of hesitate since I have been using IE for so many years with minimum prolems.

My main question is, what is the main difference between Google Chrome and Internet Explorer? Does one other more than the other?
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I have been using the Internet Explorer web browser for many years, and nothing else. Friends of mine are always telling me to upgrade to the new Google Chrome web browser. But I am kind of hesitate since I have been using IE for so many years with minimum prolems.

My main question is, what is the main difference between Google Chrome and Internet Explorer? Does one other more than the other?
I used Chrome for a bit. I didn't like it. You can't export your bookmarks. I stick with IE only because I have not found anything I like better. Including Opera and Firefox.

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Old 09-07-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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Which version of IE do you use? I am using Chrome since a long time..I feel it's faster. loads webpages faster than IE. But mine is old laptop. If yours is a new m/c with good amount of RAM you might not feel the difference. On the flip side Chrome does not have many features that IE has.
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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Install it and try it, it doesn't remove IE, and you can actually run them both at the same time.

While test driving browsers, you might want to try Firefox also. It is more secure than IE.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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My opinion is go with Firefox as it has been in development much longer. Chrome might end up being a contender but it is too early in its life cycle to use it. Whichever way you go don't go IE... all of this is of course only in my opinion.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: NH
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As I have yet to find a browser that's faster than IE x64 that's what I use, unless I need to visit a flash enabled website. Security is what you make of it, a custom hosts file and OpenDNS help keep the nasties out.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:29 AM
 
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I would also just try Firefox - its a great browser that has had time to mature, and it has great add-ons like AdBlock and FlashBlock, real time text search, etc. Its a great alternative to IE, and Chrome may be some day but it is still being developed and functionality is still being added.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:57 AM
 
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My opinion is go with Firefox as it has been in development much longer. Chrome might end up being a contender but it is too early in its life cycle to use it. Whichever way you go don't go IE... all of this is of course only in my opinion.
ty for the input I have college assignment to download a browser that i have never used before and give reasons why i like or dislike..I usually just use IE
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:24 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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There are other browsers you could test:
Browser Speed Tests: Chrome 24, Firefox 18, Internet Explorer 10, and Opera 12.12
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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I'm a Chrome fan.

I had some issues w/ both IE and Firefox, though it's been so long I can't remember what they were, lol.
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