The only M$ way to Save IE is to rebuild it from the ground up. It's slow, cumbersome and sometimes doesn't display pages correctly (i've had it where some text overlapse each other making some web pages unreadable). Not to mention the net code for IE is horrendous.
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Chainzsaw, what do you think they're making IE9 for? Catch up with the times man.
Anyway, this is nothing new. I think this is the sign of a new trend. People are starting to move away from Microsoft products and towards open-source products like Linux and Firefox and stuff from Google. I don't know what Microsoft is going to do next but it seems like their monopoly is crumbling with no hope or recovery.
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I've personally been having problems with both Firefox and Chrome lately. Just in the past month or so, and I'm not he only one. The long delay in page loads on Chrome is bad, and I hear there is a beta that fixes it, but not a good sign. Chrome still has a ways to go before it can catch up to the veteran browsers in my opinion.
well lol ibm. 22.4% of the public for firefox
Catch up with the times? lol.
How about you link to a web page that says they are building it from the ground up?
I know IE9 will have hardware acceleration, but thats not necessarily the same thing as building IE from the ground up...
I love those Firefox eating IE icons. they're awesome..
I don't see what the problem is with IE8, it's not like they're making IE worst. I sometimes use IE8 and I don't see the problems, it's responsive and has a clean interface. And I don't see any problem with IE not rendering pages correctly, I have not seen one thing where an element is out of place, not one. And also how can you say it's cumbersome when it shares most of the interface with Windows 7 and also Vista.
I'm mainly a Firefox user because well... It has support for plugins, full HTML5 support and it's just f-ing fast. While I do use IE whenever a page doesn't want to load on an alpha version of Firefox, I don't think IE is horrible. IE6 was very horrible, in fact it's so horrible people are still using it. I had to insert IE6 specific customizations and images in order to make my website compatible with obsolete technology.
Until IE allows the user to choose his or her typeface size, it's Firefox for me. That's the single most important deciding point.
It would help, though, if applications that had web links embedded in them didn't assume you wanted to launch IE, but rather used your Internet Options preference. I still run into programs that do that; who knows but that the market share of IE may be lower except for this practice?
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It is like a new model of a car, with only a few tweaks on the outside. Inside however, it has a new engine, transmission, suspension, and lots of little goodies. You might not call it a ground up rebuild but it surely is not the same car.
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How can I say it's cumbersome? I've used both the latest FF and IE, and sometimes when I open 10-20 tabs at a time with IE, it starts bogging out (and sometimes completely freezes), much like Adobe Reader of the past (remember when it used to take all the resources of your computer opening a simple PDF?). I cannot say the same for Firefox. I've been able to open more than 20 tabs at a time with FF and it does not bog down at all. I see memory spikes with FF, but that's about it.
One more thing, you're not unlucky enough to have a slow internet connection like I have. If I load a page with IE, it usually takes at least 5 seconds longer to load than with Firefox. That's cumbersome to me.
Anyways i'm done talking about IE..it just makes me feel ill inside. lol
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I love those Firefox eating IE icons. they're awesome..
The most relevant post in this entire discussion lmao
Also, I think it would be wrong of IBM to force firefox down people throat. I've used firefox, and I don't like it.
I like IE, and I don't have any problems with it. I never notice it being slow or doing anything stupid. Pages open up very fast for me.
As a matter of fact i tried out all of the major browser. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and IE. IE is my preference. And I know i'm not the only one that feels this way.
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