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  ThePurpleProphet

Are you still using the incredibly slow internet explorer.

There are many choices now as far as web browsers go. I use Google Chrome and I love it. I haven't had a crash or freeze in over a year now. Ther are few things it's not compatible with but not many. And it's a lot fast than ie8

Other choices are firefox, Opera, Safari, and Netscape. There are others but these are the more popular ones.

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KitKat25

May 21 @ 9:32PM  
I use two different browsers...Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Wordsofwit

May 21 @ 9:37PM  
I use Safari as I am Mac based. I liked it in the past. But now, their are compatibility issues that I even saw covered on CNN with new version of Adobe Flash (most of your online videos use Flash). The result is the Safari will likely quit out on videos. I don't even go to YouTube anymore.

The new version Microsoft Office is supposed to be released next week. It is supposed to include a significantly improved version of Explorer.

BTW, there has not been a version of Explorer for the Mac since around 2001/2. Microsoft doesn't even have Outlook for Mac to my knowledge.
onehornytoad69

May 21 @ 9:37PM  
I'm with KK!!!
lunanegra

May 21 @ 11:14PM  
Firefox with an IE add-on, so if I need to see something in IE, I dont have leave the main browser to do that.
ShadowMale

May 22 @ 12:30AM  
BTW, there has not been a version of Explorer for the Mac since around 2001/2. Microsoft doesn't even have Outlook for Mac to my knowledge.

I believe they call it Entourage on the Mac, WoW. Macs are far to important to the PC eco system for MS to drop support for Exchange connectivity (the enterprise email server that Outlook links to) .

Apple is dropping support of Flash because it is set to be replaced by a new technology called HTML5. I have to say I'm rather supprised that Apple did this so soon, as HTML5 will likely not arrive for a couple of years at least. But that is Apple's new "screw everyone else, we are the gods of your world" attitude here lately. If you would like your flash support back, I recommend FireFox for Mac or Chrome I lean more in favor of FireFox, as it is more mature, and has more addons available.

Firefox with an IE add-on, so if I need to see something in IE, I dont have leave the main browser to do that.


And with that on the Mac, you will not need IE, WoW.

As for me... I use IE 99% of the time. Most of the web is written for it, and it is as fast as it needs to be. I develop websites and perform IT duties, so having all the browsers to check how the sites look in them, and being able to help users with different browsers requires me to use the most popular ones.

So for those that aren't aware there are others, here is a list of browsers:
Internet Exlporer 8 (included with Windows 7)
FireFox
Chrome
Opera
Safari (Comes with Mac, but can be downloaded for Windows, but not recommended)
Wordsofwit

May 22 @ 12:48AM  
You make very good points ShadowMale. I agree with you.

I believe they call it Entourage on the Mac

You are correct and it is TOTALLY lame. In my new position we had issues with email. I was not the only Mac person. We took our email to GMail and have a good interface.

Apple is dropping support of Flash because it is set to be replaced by a new technology called HTML5. I have to say I'm rather supprised that Apple did this so soon, as HTML5 will likely not arrive for a couple of years at least.

I agree again, but I am sick of both parties squabbling. I talked about this crap with my CEO and we decided to bring a PC into my array with the new Office offering coming out next week. My business depends to computer functionality with no long stories. Besides, whether I prefer Mac or not is irrelevant, all of our clients are PC based.

B9CC1D

May 22 @ 4:34AM  
I like what they had on Geekology the other day about "if browsers were women:"

Firefox: Really lets you get inside her and she can do just about anything. It's hard to dump her, not because she's hot but because of all the really cool gifts other people give her that you can use for free.

Opera: Slim, sexy, tough, and performs well. But she never really lets you inside.

Safari: She's cool and sexy, but invites her friends along whether you want them or not.

Chrome: As slender as an anorexic model, and arguably as sexy, but extremely inexperienced. One position is all you get in the bedroom.

Explorer: Probably your first. She's easy enough, but likely to get you infected.
Wordsofwit

May 22 @ 9:28AM  
I believe they call it Entourage on the Mac

I just reread that. I misread it and you are mistaken. Entourage is not a browser, it is a lame email client for the Mac that they offer instead of Outlook.
soft_touch938

May 22 @ 11:14AM  
Internet explorer. Zelda's funny about these things. She doesn't want her avenues crowded up with a hodge podge of alternatives. Firefox really gummed up her works and so did google chrome so they had to go. She told me to just fuckin' STOP IT!! What she had was just fine and dandy so leave it alone.....
Wordsofwit

May 22 @ 11:29AM  
Zelda's funny about these things.

That is the lovely thing about Windows. Microsoft designs it so that if you prefer to not use a Microsoft product like Explorer, bad things can happen if you don't know the work arounds to reconfigure it.
RevDocLove

May 22 @ 1:06PM  
Opera for AMD...IE8 for most others.
ShadowMale

May 22 @ 2:37PM  
I just reread that. I misread it and you are mistaken. Entourage is not a browser, it is a lame email client for the Mac that they offer instead of Outlook.

I can see where that might have been confusing.... but I meant Entourage was a Mac version of Outlook. And no, Microsoft does not provide a browser for Mac anymore, for various reasons.

Gee... all this computer talk here lately.... I almost want to do a tech blog.... almost.

Maybe a tech forum? Sigh... I better stop before I bore you all with my endless array of mostly useless information...
LilGriz

May 22 @ 3:00PM  
Firefox for the majority of things and IE8 for those sites that are not configured for Firefox
ShadowMale

May 22 @ 3:05PM  
For those that want to use FireFox but have to use IE for IE only sites....

This add on will let you open site in FireFox using the IE (Trident) web engine.

Also, as a note, with the upcoming web standards shift, and IE9, msot of the compatibility issues should go away. So switching from browser to browser should get easier in the future.
sugarnspice005

May 22 @ 5:56PM  
I use Firefox, and only Firefox.
mrknowuwell

May 22 @ 6:54PM  
i use DOS.............command lines are fun
Ewe_Wish

May 22 @ 7:02PM  
I have IE8 on my new computer.........but only my daughter uses that when she uses my computer........

I have tried almost every one I could find at some point or time.......I liked Google chrome........but it was continuously crashing on me........the only one I use is Firefox........but I believe you should have two of them on your computer just in case one does crash..........
rayden900

May 24 @ 1:16AM  
I use spyware loader (Internet Explorer 8) when I forget to download Firefox after I have to refromat my computer. But I try to use Firefox mostly. I've tried Google Chrome, Safari. Also tried some of the Linux browers when I was using linux. I like firefox the best.
xquseme

May 24 @ 8:32AM  
I've used Netscape as my main browser since I got online, in 1996. In fact, I have TWO
versions of Netscape loaded, since the newer one won't allow me to run a Flash plugin
for my favorite game site (probably an issue between Windows 98, my firewall and
Netscape that I'm too lazy to track down). (Yes, I said Windows 98! Still in the
Stone Ages here! )

I use spyware loader (Internet Explorer)
Ain't THAT the truth! On the rare occasion I use Internet Explorer, I have to run a spyware
remover to rid my machine of the junk that accumulates after I log off!
dmbchick420

May 24 @ 11:36AM  
I use Firefox and it's much better than IE, but I still use IE when I'm at work.

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