For a long time Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) has caused countless problems for a web designers and users. Is it time for it to end?
after using IE for the last decade, i switched to Mozila FireFox (beta) 4 just last week and i'm NOT going back!
the hell? what were you doing in the last decade? lol
?? Have you been living under a rock?
Why are people hurting themselves with this sh!t. They could of gone IE 7,8 and now 9, there not great but using a web browser 10 years old!!! just WOW OMG, what was they thinking!!! Been using FireFox for years now and its just amazing, was on FireFox 3.6 but just upgraded to FireFox 4 three days ago. Its really good, all Plugins, Extensions and Appearances worked no issues, you can even make FireFox 4 look like 3.6
I also used firefox for the past few years but have recently switched to Google Chrome. I like the look of it much better and it actually loads pages faster than firefox.
I agree with you on the speed, but its not secure. It periodically backs up where you have been and your passwords to Google's servers.
Really? I knew Google loved information but passwords? That's pretty bad... I mean I don't mind them using my information about where I go for advertising, providing no-one else sees it... But backing up sensitive information is just a bad idea. I know firefox can save your passwords but I'm pretty sure it won't back them up.
Haven't had any issues in terms of security issues and have been using it now for over a year. I did not know that though, I must of missed that in their TOS. I may have a look through it.
Chrome is great for general surfing but Firefox has a ton of useful add-ons for web developers (Firebug, ColorZilla, PageSpeed etc).
I work for a company that creates web apps for large businesses. As long as Megacorp Inc. depends on ActiveX IE6 isn't going anywhere, whether Microsoft supports it or not.
I don't know if anyone else experiences this but I use to really like Firefox when it first came out and I still do, but it see to me that the stability of it has somewhat taken a nose dive, it seems that if its being used over a good amount of hours and having a few tabs open like 3-5 I can see in the Task Manager the memory for it growing in crazy amounts at one time damn near 345,534K, right now at this very moment even with 3 tabs open its using 174,144K and I remember when it came out I never saw it using that much resources and now at time its crashes and my rig is more than capable of handling task, so I don't know what is the deal and its not just on my PC either. I thought they where coming out with some new overhaul to FireFox with a new UI...what happen the that? Never tried Chrome but hear good things about it as far as speed.
I have never had a problem with ram, I have 3GB of the stuff. If you dont have much ram I would recommend chrome, its a very light browser and can run add-ons.
How about they just end IE for good? I know it still holds majority of the market share for browsers but I know virtually nobody who uses it. Aunts,Uncles,Friends,Brothers, etc. Not a single soul. I have also never even seen someone use IE out in the wild in a long time, like at an airport for example. Whats the point of using it? Chrome and Firefox are a thousand times better then that turd browser.
Well the majority of schools and offices use it was installed by default on Windows XP and the majority of large businesses and schools still use XP so therefore they all use IE still. I think by the end of the year the share will drop below 1% (which is their target) in which case it as good as extinct as it will, most likely, only remain in asia.
Sure, IE comes pre installed with XP. So....why can't they just go to firefox.com and download firefox? Or Chrome,Opera,etc....Better security,much faster,better....everything.
^^^ Because your uncle, aunt or less tech saavy people care less about extensions or add ons or faster speeds... They are with the mentality of 'if it ain't broken why fix it'. I can guarantee you that most of the IE using crowd haven't used another browser in their life to distinguish the advantages one gets with say Firefox or Chrome... That is why IE is still around.. Cause it ships with Windows. Otherwise it would be buried and spat at long ago. Hell even Safari is 10x faster than IE6. No one at a school cares about better user experience'... Hell our college even restricts downloads and rightly so due to various threats and we have IE installed in all our labs (accounts to 100s of PCs)... It sucks I know, but you can't do anything bout it.
My favorite browser is chrome. For me it's really fast. Then i would say firefox as my 2nd favorite. But IE is a POS.
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