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You are all probably Firefox folks, but for us Microsofties here is a warning-

If MS offers to give you Internet Explorer7, turn it down! Long story short, it sucks.

Scott

Back on IE6
 

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Im not a big M$ fan.. . . but i feel it is far better than 6 and is actually pretty cool esp now that they finally got tabbed borwsing into it. . . . .

sheesh its not that bad. . . I still prefer firefox though. .
 

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I'm definitely in the minority saying this, but every time someone convinced me to try firefox, I wasn't impressed. I run IE6 in full-screen mode all the time, so I don't have a need or want for tabbed browsing. Alt+Tab works fine for me.

When IE7 popped up as a system update for my computer, I just had a gut feeling and turned it down.
 

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I haven't used ANY of microsoft's browsers in years.

Only to test my new websites, and have my fears affirmed over and over again.

They can't seem to manage compliency with even the most simple an dbasic HTML standards. Scripting issues, CSS issues, layout issues....I could go on and on.

Lately, to be honest, I don't even bother attempting to make a microsoft compatible website.
I include a big fat GET FIREFOX logo on the frontpage. And when the customer asks why the page looks like **** in IE I simply tell them that I'm sorry, but I don't work for microsoft anymore.
I show them a handful of other free browsers that are free. And that stops their complaining quick fast and in a hurry.

It's so futile and frustrating to have to develop around the potholes in someone elses software.
 

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jfrolang said:
I'm definitely in the minority saying this, but every time someone convinced me to try firefox, I wasn't impressed. I run IE6 in full-screen mode all the time, so I don't have a need or want for tabbed browsing. Alt+Tab works fine for me.

When IE7 popped up as a system update for my computer, I just had a gut feeling and turned it down.
everyone has a good reason to switch to firefox... tabbed browsing doesn't work for everyone. try this.

get firefox 2.0 and install the following extensions:
adblock
filterset.G
ietab

i'm on IE6 right now, and it feels like i'm being pummeled by ads. once you browse for a few days without seeing any internet ads, you'll wonder how you put up with them for so long. filterset.G is an automatic updater that keeps the advertiser blacklist current.

ietab is great because in the not-so-rare event of a website that requires IE, you hit one button and the render engine automatically switches from mozilla to IE for that page. and you can set those pages to always render with IE.

i figure those three extensions have universal appeal, but once you get rolling with firefox, you can browse for other things that you might fancy. the power of firefox is in it's modability. i also use extensions for web development stuff and del.icio.us links. but if you can dream of something you wish your browser did, i almost guarantee you that someone has already made it happen with a firefox extension.
 

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I hate getting into these browser arguments, but really, as long as you are on Firefox or IE you can tailor everything really well. Group Policy is very useful in gettin gIE whipped into shape. Neither platform is good out of the box

They both have their positives and negatives, and it all can be worked through. People said the same thing about IE 4...and 5...and 6

That being said, Im paid to deal with these issues...and theres alot of stuff that just doesnt work in anything BUT IE.

posting from my shiny new IBM T60/Vista Corporate Gold/IE7 ....working today on getting the right Group Policy Objects in order for the inevitable roll to IE7.

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I use Firefox and only issue is some video doesnt work and I havent been able to fix it. (tells me I need to download media player)
I love the tabbing.
I tried to set up IE7 but it screwed up on the install and I removed it. Don't know if I should try again.
 

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I use IE6, Ive hardly updated past SP2 come to think of it LOL...
That and I can keep up with my favorites whenever I reformat..
 

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I haven't touched IE in years. I used Opera before Firefox, and I couldn't give up tabbed browsing for anything. I almost always have 4 or 5 tabs open, I open links in new tabs when I want to read a link when I finish reading the page I'm on, when I want to open an item from a list separately (say I do an eBay search, I'll open items I am interested in via new tabs and keep the search results open). I guess you can sorta do this with browser windows, but there's no comparison.

I use FireFox on my Mac at work too, and I'll use it on the PowerBook or MacBook I'm about to buy with my X-mas bonus :)
 

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Hi, I'm the Devil. I downloaded and installed IE7 as soon as it came out. Works like a charm. No problems or freezes. When I open up all the threads on this forum they appear in different tabs, when I click on an outside link it opens a new window. Works just fine for me!
 

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I wouldn't touch ANY M$ software that isn't at least SP1. Mr. Bill's boyz have a TERRIBLE record when it comes to getting software right the first time.

Office2007, IE7, and Vista are all just golden turds at this early stage (shiny on the outside, stinky and rotten on the inside).
 
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