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And if this isn`t the coolest damned feature ever :-P
But the fonts are all smooth.. it`s weird. I don`t know if I like it or not.
1) Id love to see you try to sue Bill Gates and go bankrupt
I saw this coming. Microsoft knew that unless they did something radical everyone would use firefox and they`d be out of the running. Naturally releasing a better version of IE is the best thing to do. IE7 sounds impressive but Ive yet to test it. This is one of those "add to favourites" and use it later things.
Wouldn`t make sense as a consumer to get something better that`s "practically free" than use what you have now?
It`s not a hard decision.
I understand that the occasional webpage won`t come up in other browsers. But if you get a bunch of errors using something besides IE, it`s more than likely it`s Windows fault anyway.
The operating system is about as good as the browser.
Some people ahte Microsoft so much that they judge their products now and will say anything to put their name bad. I bet a bunch of you think Vista sucks too, don`t you?
Besides, IE is too slow. I don`t even want to waste my time downloading IE7, it will just try to change all of my default setting from Firefox to it and irritate the hell out of me.
Besides, my FF runs faster, has extensions (I LOVE Foxytunes), and I generally like it better. It`s a *little* bit better than IE6, but not enough to be worth the switch.
See there, that was cool. A statement, and facts to back it up. Good job. Oh, main reason for this post? I just wanted to clarify, I`m not an IE fan. I use firefox, for two reasons, the security (mentioned above in a asquared`s post) and the really nice plugins that exist for it. Lemme put it this way, one of my most used websites for keygens and cracks is completely spyware infected. You don`t even have to accept anything, you just go there, and you`re infected. (I have no idea how they do it, I always thought you had to at least accept something or click ok). But I go there all the time with firefox, never even knew it had spyware issues, it has alot of content, so I liked it. I go there with IE, on a completely fresh, newly set up, never been used before Panasonic Toughbook laptop. A laptop for display at the computer sales shop I work in. BAM! Spyware up the wazoo. Crapsticks
you`re forced to use it. it`s a major part of the windows system. you can`t delete it. it`s most-used out of tricking people, not that it`s a good browser.
but all this dosn`t matter to me. i use a mac.
I`ve beta tested some MS software in the past, even an OS or two. I would never beta test an MS product again unless I had a machine that was only used for stuff like that, with a backup data drive. I had too many problems with the beta software. It just isn`t worth risking losing everything on my system.
The only reason IE may seem like it has less problems than the other programs in the beginning is because it`s made my Microsoft, and most people use Windows, which is also made by Microsoft. It goes down the crapper from there.
Keep in mind that this is a pre-release. They should have most of the bugs out of the browser, but some may be present, and many, many security holes probably will be present.
Oh, and as to the topic: if Microsoft really "listened to their customers", an option to disable automatic popups (which frankly should never even have existed) should have been in place right from the beginning. But they knew full well how much that feature was hated and kept it anyway, catering instead to the net-based businesses that wanted it there. They only implement features that are completely for the user`s benefit when they`re forced to, kicking and screaming. (In this case years late, only after tons of third-party products and competing browsers made popup-blocking widely available.)
And that`s just one very tame example. Plenty of others for those inclined to do their homework and really read up on the company. (I actually used to be a proponent of theirs, back in the Linux Hype day.) Microsoft can burn in hell.
However this shouldnt be on I Am Bored, its not anything interesting, its just a Microsoft advert.
IE, I`ll only use if I HAVE to, and even then, I am bitter about it.