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There are a lot of questions why we don't use Internet Explorer and actualy hate the damn thing. To give some more specific details why click on read more for full details.
PNG and JPEG2000 are image formats with better compression and cool features. IE doesn't support those and for full info about that read here Tabbed browsing, popup blockers, security, etc. are very essential these days due to all ads and malicious websites. IE doesn't have that build in so you need to buy additional software to prevent it. A full list of "can't do" (for example Mozilla vs IE) can be found here Then about Direct-X and Active-X, it's nice you can use those in IE so you update your Windows OS with ease, but.. other people can abuse it by installing malicious software on your computer. Generating a webpage costs the average IE browser about 75% more time and CPU then a other browser. IE doesn't fully support CSS and XHTML which are the new standards to build a webpage. When your OS boots IE is already loaded in memory which causes a more unstable system and can give you more "blue screens of death" If you're convinced already Click here how to remove IE If not, you probably don't wanna learn how a new browser works or just love IE. No hard feelings for that, but don't ask why something doesn't work or looks ugly in IE
where did you get your information about IE?
not true, it's not the browser, it's the people who write malicious software to attach itself to it...like yahoo toolbar, etc...but people don't read their user agreements which mostly states these tp-softwares attach to it...etc...
I also do support work and the majority of the problems people call about stems from crap that gets installed while using IE. I also help a lot of friends keep their computers running, and you wouldn't believe how many people I have converted over to Firefox and Thunderbird.
Most of us started with netscape
Ah yes!, 1.0
The reality is that IE doesn't have to conform to standards, IE is the standard. I use IE, not because I think it's best out there, but because I know that when I create pages and browse sites that I create that if they don't work in IE then over 90% of everyone else isn't going to be able to view them either.
Yeah and if you're selling anyting you will loose the majority of your sales if it can't be viewed in AOL!
Amazing analysis, and strange conclusion:
CPG-Nuke will work in all browsers cos that's a must.
Hahaha...CPG-explorer....it's got a ring to it!
yeah, especially since like 90% of this site's visitors is under windows/IE : )
Yeah maybe someday i will, but CPG-Nuke and MP3 Tunes are eating all my time.
i never used either
Yep DJMaze, I used MP3Tunes and must sayt it's a great tool, non-stop mp3 with all the features......
IE is LOSING it's place as the standard today. It's using old code, and is not really bringing anything to the table. Mozilla (which is just Netscape gone open source) is going to de-throne Internet Explorer in the coming years (months maybe?), and we will have a new standard. Mozilla isn't anywhere near as static as Internet Explorer. That's a good thing.
I'm using IE now, but I have Mozilla and Firefox (and Opera and ... oh God.. All of them) but I wouldn't count on MS going away anytime soon. I mean, without IE, Windows won't run.
I will never all this fuss. If you dont like, dont use it.
IE works, the others suck! - My simple conclusion, look at the size of an application and you can tell how secure it is. How many security updates do you get for Firefox and dont say there arnt any security flaws. Anything free doesnt mean it its great.
Well name them.
I was referring to
"nightly builds" = more installations for users.
"nightly builds" = more installations for users.
> I have tried all the browsers around and each time I come back to IE.
Typical attitude of people who go harping on about Mozilla/Firefox etc.
IE have little Support in PNG and No Support in XHTML. IE don't recongize XHTML Mime header then show download prompt. IE CodeName is Mozilla and Version of that Mozilla in IE is 4.0 while Firefox, Netscape, and Mozilla have Mozilla 5.0. wonder why UE use a OLD Mozilla Code. Firefox is more secure than IE because it doesn't Support Active X Control. lots of ppl use Active X Control to give a control of your computer.
PNG and JPEG2000 are image formats with better compression and cool features.
When my stats indicate the majority of my users are no longer using IE, then I would welcome a movement to another browser.
thank god for safari... by far the best...
A lot of my site features will not work with gecko based browsers. My fading blocks, for instance, which look so nice with IE aren't faded with firefox. I do like many of firefox's tools and features and I agree that it is far more secure, but I cannot build my site to conform to gecko standards when over 96% of my users are browsing with IE. That is why I do not use Gentoo Linux (my preferred OS) when building my website. I use a secured windows XP and IE because I need to view my site the same way my users are viewing it so I know what is working and what isn't. At the moment the fading code is the only code on my site which has proven to be unviewable in Firefox. I love Linux, make no mistake, but I have found that many open source operating systems and applications are simply being coded by too many people with strong (and unreasonable) bias against Microsoft. So unreasonable, in fact, that their users suffer for it. Take my fading block for example. Could the open source programmers build firefox so that it would support all IE code? Sure they can. They simply don't do it because they feel it is beneath them. Well beneath them or not, it is holding them back in the war against windows. I am a security freak so I personally prefer having IPTables defending my machine. Most people, however, do not know, understand, or even care about security. All they care about is that they cannot always watch their favorite movies or play their favorite games in Linux because the OS doesn't support the games and usually winex doesn't either. I can browse to any site on the web with IE, click any media files and view it with no hassles. With mozilla it takes an act of congress to view anything at all and the other 95% is unviewable. Yes, I could probably sit and code my OS for 20 hours and fix some of this but why should I do it if it's developers are too lazy to? The operating system is supposed to work for me...not vice versa. When I browse to areas where I need security I use linux. When I browse secure sites I use XP and IE. My XP scores 9,999,999 with nmap and its sockets are 100% filtered. You simply cannot get more secure than that. XP can be secured, just not by your average bear. http://www.grc.com has many excellent one click tools designed to secure it.
Secured Windows XP: GRC Shields UP test results:
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👏 I feel the same way as you do, DJ Maze. IE is just not what people today needs.
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