I don't, firefox here, or safari. My work though is still all Explorer.hate it.
I use Netscape.
I use IE9 sometimes but mainly stick to Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Slimbrowser and Maxthon.
It is really bad today.
I don`t use it but I`m not ready to throw it away yet.
No, OP, nobody uses IE anymore.
I use IE9. Works fine.
I've always hated FireFox (it's like a kiddie program with tons of stickers all over it... it's "MySpace" to IE9's "Facebook").
Chrome is okay, but a bit too spartan for me. I use it on occasion.
Safari on Windows just sucks and I don't know anyone who bothers to use it.
Really, there's not much reason NOT to use IE9. It's a good, fast browser.
A plurality of all internet users use IE... more than any other single browser.
Just so you know.
IE9 is like most Microsoft products - an inferior facsimile of something superior. Microsoft should stick to Windows and Office.
IE9 is not "inferior".
And IE10 is shaping up to be pretty damn superior.
I tried a version when I installed windows7 with Parallels.
It was bitchy. None of my old shortcuts worked and backtracking was a bitch.
This was when you had to have Windows to stream Amazon content, so I downloaded a player and avoided the browser.
Windows and Microsoft is over.
The world is all about the Mac, iPhone, and the iPad.
That's all anyone will use from now on.
A truly digital lifestyle can only be achieved with Apple products.
No one under the age of 30 uses Internet Explorer. It's a grandpa browser.
Alas, Microsoft's high-water mark is in the company's rear view mirror.
It's all downhill from here on.
Actually, everyone uses it...to download a superior browser.
Google hasn't done anything bad yet with all the information it has on people who use their products directly or indirctly. However, why would someone use Chrome knowing they track everything you do on the internet? You might as well watch porn in public. Google wants YOUR information, it's their mission. I am for internet privacy. I know all companies try to track people's internet use however Google is the most aggressive and market leader.
I'm under 30 and I've always used internet explorer. Four or five years ago I tried Firefox and Opera because something was wrong with Internet Explorer that I couldn't get it to run properly. Anyway, they were slow and I didn't like the tabs. Now I love tabs but at the time Firefox or Opera would load so slow that I had to close them down and start again.
[quote]Google wants YOUR information, it's their mission
And Apple wants you to live in their little bubble where the ghost of Steve Jobs decides everything for you, and charges you out the wazoo for it.
And Mozilla is in danger of turning into Netscape, because they've lost focus on why people used them in the first place.
And Microsoft...well, I'm not sure what Microsoft wants, but I don't think Microsoft does either.
My point, I suppose, is just use whatever the hell browser you like best.
The Voice of the Night
Sorry for interrupting the thread....Does anyone know why this site & some others are displayed smaller on one of my laptops?.
BECAUSE YOU TOUCH YOURSELF AT NIGHT R18. YOU DIRTY WHORE.
I use Chrome, love it.
IE is really a legacy app now. I tried IE9 and the thing that's so annoying about Microsoft is when their own web browser breaks their own applications! IE9 makes Outlook 2010 dysfunctional. You'd think at some point in their own development they would've discovered that.
R11? I have no idea what you're talking about.
Did any of that make any sense to anyone else?
I work for a state agency that still uses XP, only now gradually upgrading some systems to Windows 7. Our officially supported browser is IE8. Fortunately, we have the go-ahead to install our browsers of choice on our workstations, so I do all my personal browsing in Chrome.
At home, please, Safari for Mac all the way.
R12 is completely delusional.
[quote]IE9 makes Outlook 2010 dysfunctional.
I use IE9 and Outlook 2010 all the time. WTF are you talking about?
How is Chrome "spartan"? It looks "clean", which is comfortable for me (of course, I like hospitals too).
Its' "spartan" in that it's TOO "clean". No "go" button to click (if you forget to click "paste and go" and just click "paste" the only option is to take your hand off the mouse and hit enter). There's no drop-down history for the address bar (I use that ALL the time in IE). It's just missing a lot of things about the UI that I like and use often.
There's "getting out of your way", and then there's just being annoying about it.
Besides, Chrome -- like all Google products -- is about gathering information from you. Google gives everything away free, because it is not the product, YOU are. It comopiles all the info it can about you, and uses that info to make money.
That doesn't sit well with me.
[quote]No "go" button to click (if you forget to click "paste and go" and just click "paste" the only option is to take your hand off the mouse and hit enter).
Hit Ctrl+L to highlight the address bar, then Ctrl+V to paste.
[quote]There's no drop-down history for the address bar (I use that ALL the time in IE)
Hit Ctrl+H to display your history in a new tab.
(Ctrl is Command, of course, on a Mac.)
In general, keyboard shortcuts are much more efficient than using the mouse, anyway.
I'm on Internet Explorer Now.
I use Opera and love it.
OK- I am 40 years old and use IE. I guess I do need to get into this decade at least
Behind the times
Chrome user here and I'll never go back.
I use Opera and it works just fine.
Internet Explorer never quite worked well on the computer I am now using. It just never really "took" or something in that it was somewhat slow and would crash a mite bit. Since I rarely if ever use more than the one tab at any given time, I though the whole thing was somewhat far out.
Opera is nice and clean and you can modify it very easily with no troubles.
No. I do not work for Opera.
Opera is really good now. I find it doesn't cooperate 100% with Google sites and Google Docs in particular, but it meets just about every other need perfectly.
Opera is also the only browser that lets you save MP3 streams to a file, like an Internet DVR.
I go on a trouble-free Safari everyday! I'm great!
I must be truly blessed. I use IE problem-free.
I just leaked a small amount of urine laughing at R19.
IE protects you against devastating viruses. Chrome does not. Opera does not.
I'd like to confess something twisted and dark...I still use IE6.
And I'm not old.
It has everything where I want it, and I'm scared of losing that. I don't want to lose the drop-down menus beside the forward and back buttons, where you can skip over pages when going back.
I use IE out of habit but get frustrated that Google Maps will crash on it every fucking time, both at home and work.
What's wrong with Internet Explorer? It's fine.
I was actually using IE9 on my desktop when Chrome stopped saving my starred DL threads, and I found I really liked using Bing. But then something in the DL scripting killed it every single time, so I switched to FireFox.
I have FireFox installed on my MacBook, but I really only use it because I can't have both my school and personal e-mail open on Chrome at the same time. Perhaps it's just because I've only come lately to OS X, but I really can't quite understand all the hoopla about how transcendent Safari is.
The Voice of the Night
I wish you'd never bought an Apple product, VotN.
Your disdain for Apple is evident in your posts, so perhaps an Acer or Dell would best deserve your business.
VOTN, have you applied to med schools yet? Just curious.
I decided not to do it this cycle for a lot of reasons. I am applying for a Biomedical Sciences Masters program, which is basically like the first year of med school. Since my grades from my first time through undergrad weren't so hot, this could boost my chances of getting in, even if it means adding a year. I'm going to apply when the next cycle opens, but that's not until next spring.
[quote]I wish you'd never bought an Apple product, VotN.
I don't "deserve" it? Seriously?
I love my MacBook. It's fun to use, it's sturdy for being as small as it is, and I find I use it more than I use my desktop. But it's not such a transcendent experience that I have to say everything is absolutely perfect about it, because it's not. At least not for me.
The Voice of the Night
R24, I use Outlook 2010 with an Exchange Server. Perhaps you have another configuration.
And take it down a notch, you don't need to be "WTF-ing" people over an e-mail programme.
[quote]In general, keyboard shortcuts are much more efficient than using the mouse, anyway
Unless your hand is already on the mouse. (rolling eyes)
[quote]I use Outlook 2010 with an Exchange Server. Perhaps you have another configuration.
Again, so do I. I still have no fucking clue what you're talking about.
IE9 works perfectly with Outlook 2010 and an Exhange server ... why do you think it doesn't??
[quote]I use IE out of habit but get frustrated that Google Maps will crash on it every fucking time, both at home and work.
I use IE with Google Maps all the time.
What version of IE are you using?
Works perfectly with IE9. Even IE8.
I'm very happy with my IE7.
I usually use Firefox but have been integrating IE recently. Their new release is really superior to previous version.
I must confess, I LOVED IE6. But at work, they made me change it, so I changed everywhere.
Now I'm running IE9 -- I'm not crazy about it, but it'll do.
I do use Firefox for DL. It seems to run better that way.
R47 = posting from a help desk in the slums of mumbai
I use Maxthon2 because of it's highly customizable. Don't care much for Firefox. I'd go back to IE if it were as customizable as Maxthon.
I wish I had IE8's UI with IE9's rendering engine.
I never used FireFox or Chrome because I hate the hole "onebox/superbar" bullshit... I want a SEPARATE search box, like IE8 had. It's probably the one thing I dislike about IE9 is that it no longer has a separate search box.
I have no fucking clue why people think an "all in one" box is better.
[quote]I have no fucking clue why people think an "all in one" box is better.
Maybe because the "one box" that can serve as receptacle either for a url or a search query is simpler, and impervious to the mistake of putting the url in the search box or the enquiry into the url box -- all for the same results, just with fewer boxes and less chance of error.
I like IE9; it's a fine product. I switched to Chrome some time ago and find it more stable (though IE9 was not erratic or bothersome) and faster; and its bookmark manager which I use extensively, while not perfect, is better than on IE or Firefox or Opera.
It's easy to see why someone might cling to separate search string and url boxes, less clear why someone would "have no fucking clue why people think an 'all in one' box is better."
R55, the separate boxes are more functional, not less. I've NEVER in my life ever made the mistake of putting the wrong thing in the wrong box, so that really isn't an issue. The facct that I can easily switch search providers, have the search stay persistent while I browse around so I can issue it again with one click, or use the same search query in multiple providers without having to retype it, as well as not having search queries pollute my drop-down addressbar history... all make the two boxes VASTLY superior to anyone who actually uses these things (rather than a casual non-technical person who generally doesn't have a fucking clue what they're doing anyway).
I'm sick of everyone dumbing down everything for the lowest common denominator. At least give me the OPTION have having my separate search box, because I'm not an idiot.
What is better about Chrome's favortes/bookmark manager? I've used both it and IE, and easily prefer IE's.
My agency uses a very old version of IE and our applications are web-based. Apparently, we won't be updating until the spring and then it will be a laborious process with maybe some sort of pilot.
R53 What you have is basically just a "skin" for internet explorer. If you like what you have now, you might want to try out "Slim Browser" because it has more individualized options and would totally be up your alley as near as I can reckon. "Slim Browser" is also far more sturdy and less CPU and memory intensive.
Compare and contrast them both over on CNET if you want to or something.
i think lebians are still using it.
I wish they'd stop bundling it with my OS. I used Netscape back in the day and now Firefox the last few years. I'm not interested in that darn browser, it's lateness to everything, or the many safety risks.
R61, you need to update your prejudcies. IE9 is ranked as safer than Firefox by far, and as good or better than Chrome.
Yes OP, I use it and I've had no problems.
I'm using Aurora right now. It is super fast but they push "urgent" updates almost daily. I am ready to go back to Firefox until Aurora is a bit more stable.
[quote]I have FireFox installed on my MacBook, but I really only use it because I can't have both my school and personal e-mail open on Chrome at the same time.
VotN, in Chrome open an Incognito window (shift + command + N), and you can use a different account in that window. The cookies in your main browser window won't cross over into the Incognito window and vice versa.
[quote]Unless your hand is already on the mouse. (rolling eyes)
I do the Ctrl/command shortcuts with the left hand while my right hand is on the mouse. It's trivial; I thought everyone did this. Unless that was a masturbation joke.
So I gleaned from this thread that:
Google products (search engine, Chrome browser) collects personal info and habits or interests of the user.
Bing and IE are non-Google products.
Would it therefore be safe to assume that the latter products are safer to use in terms of privacy?
Thanks for the advice, R59. I tried Maxthon3 and was looking forward using IE's rendering machine or Firefox' whenever opportune. But M3 feels overdesigned to me so I went back to M2. Gladly will try Slim Browser.
New report out today shows that IE9 is far more secure than FireFox.
And no, Microsoft didn't do or fund the study. Google did.
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[quote]No one under the age of 30 uses Internet Explorer. It's a grandpa browser.
Horseshit. I'm under 30 and I use IE. It works just fine.
Could you people bitching about IE being so inferior tell me what makes YOUR browser so special? Because I'm a "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" type of person and I don't see a reason to change browsers if I'm happy with my current one. I really am curious as to what I'm supposedly missing out on.
I use IE for many things, but find that Google products like Maps, Blogger, search, etc work much faster on Chrome. I think Google does that on purpose - making their products work slower on other browsers, that is.
Firefox is my lats choice. Some web sites do not work as well, and I get more crashes on Firefox.
IE is quick and dependable and I probably use it 60% of the time, Chrome the other 40%.
I use Opera on my tablet and Maxthon 3 on my PC. At this point Maxthon is my favorite because it seems to be the browser that can be customized the most.
Firefox never really did it for me. I have it on my PC but never use it.
I use Firefox and block 99 per cent of all ads. When IE lets me do that maybe I'll use it.
I use Internet Explorer and everyone I know uses it. It's much better than the others. The OP must work for a competitor.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser is a perfectly acceptable browser for those computer users who aren't interested in learning that there are different and perhaps better ones out there that they could try.
Average and pedestrian is good enough for these good people.
Some people just like vanilla ice cream, ya know?
Leave them alone.
How pathetic must you be if you measure your and other people's coolness through which random browser is being used?
Not only do I use IE, I also use free Microsoft Sercurity Essential for anti-virus.
I like the way the bookmarks work in IE and how I can display them below the menu. I haven't figured out a better way with Crome or Firefox.
I've been using Chrome for awhile, but this morning, every site I go to (except the DL), I get a message asking for permission to run the Flash plug in. This never happened before, it's not supposed to ask for permission. Then when I give it permission, it says the plug in is missing.
Then when I go to Adobe to download it again, it says I already have it and don't need it. It seems my Chrome has just abandoned Flash, which means I can't use a lot of google sites like youtube.
I looked at Google support and there was instructions on how to modify code and parameters that clearly wasn't meant for the average joe like me.
I think I'm going back to Internet Explorer.
What a dumb question, OP.
Internet Explorer is the predominantly used browser by millions.
I had to go back to IE from Firefox because the website of my credit union didn't like Firefox.
Firefox for my porn.
IE or Chrome for work.
I still use IE to look for porn. I don't like the fact that google chrome looks at everything you search for.
IE is crap, pure crap.
I went from IE to Firefox.
I've just received my virus-ridden laptop back from my nice, gentle, Christian computer person who said thusly -
"That fucking thing is possessed. What the fuck have you been doing with it?"
I said "Firefox"
He said "Ahhhhh"
Back to IE.
MS made IE10 rock. I was not a fan of IE but I tried IE10 and it just speeds along.
I haven't switched from Chrome as my default, but the latest IE is impressive.
Firefox is garbage now. It was OK back when but the constant updates and unstability make it a poor third.
I use Firefox on my desktop and laptop and safari on my ipad and iphone.
Is Explorer still a memory hog?
You boys crack me up. You remind me when I was in highschool and there would be fist fights in the hallways because somebody said, "Fords don't go. Chevy rules!"
The world never changes, only our situations.
I still use IE sometimes along with Opera, Chrome, Firefox but Comodo looks intriguing, I'm going to try it.
I use it. What's wrong with it?
I like Maxthon too.
I use IE but I also have Chrome downloaded on my pc but on certain sites with embeded video the vids wouldn't play and it told me I needed to download an add-on but then when I downloaded it it wouldn't let me run it.
I agree with the poster who said IE10 is a lot different. It's in Beta now, but it is so much better. It doesn't hog your memory either.
I would definitely give IE10 a try if you can. I don't believe IE works in VISTA and Windows versions before VISTA.
Why doesn't Microsoft start issuing a version if their Internet Explorer browser for Apple devices again, like they used to?
Seems like they'd want the traffic … but then MSFT still foolishly employs Steve Ballmer, so that's the likely reason.
I just installed IE10 and it's been good so far except for one noticeable issue. When I try to attach a photo to an email,when the window opens up not all my photo folders/files are there and no matter where you search in that window they're not there, I thought the install had some how deleted them but when I go to photos from the start menu there they are. I can search in the attach photo/file window if I know the name of the file or folder but I can't get the folders to appear in the window when it opens. Sorry if that was as clear as mud. lol
[quote]Sorry if that was as clear as mud. lol
So instead of retyping it, to make it clear, you just said, who the fuck cares.
I'm glad you're not a doctor or even the guy who cooks a Big Mac.
Sometimes IE works best for me when I'm watching sites like HBOGo or Hulu, Firefox and Chrome tend to crash there and IE doesn't, so I'm keeping it.
Go eat a smelly cunt R100
I understood [R99] easily. Go eat your own smelly cunt
The newer versions of IE are very good browsers indeed, although faced with stiff competition from Firefox and Chrome. Regardless, it's still the most common browser out there.
Isn't that redundant? It's like saying a cheap Jew. Or a violent Muslim or a AIDS infected homosexual.
I heard Firefox, the one I use, has lost a lot of market share and could be on the way to the waste-heap.
Any recommendations for a replacement?
Four years later, the OP got his wish. Sort of.
Am the last one to ask. Forced to admit still using IE mainly because it came pre-installed on my new computer and am too lazy to switch.
I use Internet Explorer. I like it.
But, I also still have a flip phone, so I'm not really current with things...
Gee, R110, me too. I have an iPad so do I really need a smart phone that is too small to see anything on? Plus it's so easy to put my flip phone in my pocket.
IE 11.0.9600.28783 here
I am "lazy" and very much a creature of habit when it comes to how I use the computer. I probably stayed with IE longer than I should have - and I only switched to Firefox (and later to Chrome) when I started experiencing certain problems, which brought about certain concerns which made me feel that abandoning IE was more or less necessary. This happened in early-2011.
After I switched to Firefox, I started thinking of Google Chrome - and the Google brand in general - as the premium product with the best quality. So when I experienced yet another "Internet crisis", I switched from Firefox to Chrome - and naiively thought that it would solve most of my problems. Instead, I think I've encountered a different set of problems (along with carrying over some of the same problems I've had in the past with the other browsers).
I think Google has been duplicitous - and pulled the old "bait and switch" on people. Funny how Google spent a decade cultivating this image of innocuous hipness and top-notch quality (as though Google higher-ups were far too progressive and ethical to commit "corporate evil") - then, just when I completely bought into the brand and handed over the balance of my Internet life to them - they show some evil colors. Talk about feeling duped; when Yahoo! Mail became wonky (yet again) and I finally switched over my "main" Yahoo! Mail account - I guess I should have headed to Outlook/Hotmail - not Google. Now I don't trust Google as far as I can throw it - yet laziness and the feeling that there is not much alternative has me stuck within its powerful belly.
And the way Google has turned into this supreme monopolistic entity that bought out YouTube and now controls it has been detrimental to the spirit of Internet anonymity and free discourse. Throw in NSA overreach - and I just don't have much faith in the integrity of Google. I'm not sure where the NSA ends and Google begins.
Microsoft just announced it's getting rid of IE.
It is creating another browser