IE8 - do I need it?

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14 years 8 months ago #20890 by oskatd
IE8 - do I need it? was created by oskatd
Just wondering if anyone else has tried it? Doesn't seem that long ago I downloaded IE7.....:rolleyes:

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14 years 8 months ago #305549 by jen
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Switch to Firefox ;)

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14 years 8 months ago #305551 by oskatd
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Meh, too set in my ways to change, Jen!

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14 years 8 months ago #305553 by ame
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oskatd;289523 wrote: Meh, too set in my ways to change, Jen!

And yet you are considering changing to IE8...

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14 years 8 months ago #305564 by oskatd
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only from IE7, anyhoo enough of that, anyone tried it?

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14 years 8 months ago #305598 by DiDi
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I have it and have had plenty of problems so personally, I would not recommend it. I found a fix for screen freezing etc this evening, researching, which has suggested that disabling all add-ons is the trick. Not sure how that will effect AVG8 as I noticed it in the list - anyone have any idea? I should add I have disabled all but also know how to get back and re enable them if needs be.

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14 years 8 months ago #305604 by GrantK
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oskatd;289538 wrote: only from IE7, anyhoo enough of that, anyone tried it?

Vista downloaded it for me as part of the "57 Important Updates" on my new laptop.

I fired it up briefly and disabled all the crap Microsoft have introduced with this new version such as suggestions, related sites and other such garbage. Then de-selected the Bing Search Engine and changed it to Google. Having done all that, it seemed to work OK, but it is still bloatware, compared to Firefox which runs like greased lightning on my new Core2 Duo laptop.

As others have said, get up with the play, switch to Firefox. Having tried it, you won't want to use IE again.

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14 years 8 months ago #305620 by wyseyes
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Following on from that, it's not like you'll be throwing away IE7, Firefox looks, acts and feels like a normal browser. It will work faster, is less susceptible to security attacks (IE is full of security holes), and in no time you'll be glad of it. It is only 6~7Mb download, whereas IE is many times larger and bloated.

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