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Browser War :: IE8 (beta-II) on the way to Wipe out Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, Watch Out!
Technology Dump Blog ^ | Friday, December 26, 2008 | Vishnu Ghimire

Posted on 12/29/2008 8:48:24 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Overview
The first beta release of IE8, which was demonstrated at the MIX08 conference, contained many new features, including WebSlices and Activities. In the second beta release, Activities were renamed to Accelerators.



TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: browser; computer; google; hitech; internet; microsoft; mozilla; tech
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1 posted on 12/29/2008 8:48:24 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce

fyi


2 posted on 12/29/2008 8:48:51 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Removed features Inline AutoComplete

Thank you!

3 posted on 12/29/2008 8:49:49 AM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sounds like more bloatware.

If you were to count the lost productivity in trying to get Office 2007 to do even the simplest things and Vista to do anything at all, it is probably in the millions of man hours — not counting the time waiting for that crap to load, much less do something.


4 posted on 12/29/2008 8:52:26 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Isn’t Chrome a data mining tool for Google?


5 posted on 12/29/2008 8:52:46 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Chrome is by far the worst browser I ever used.


6 posted on 12/29/2008 8:53:08 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: freedumb2003

I have Vista on my laptop, and I have not had even one problem.

There were problems in the beginning, but now? I think not.


7 posted on 12/29/2008 8:54:10 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You couldn’t pay me to use an msoft browser.


8 posted on 12/29/2008 8:56:24 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

haha...Chrome.


9 posted on 12/29/2008 8:56:31 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I totally uninstalled Firefox an hour ago and reinstalled it. It had been crashing 4-5 times a day for the past few months. Not sure why.


10 posted on 12/29/2008 8:56:42 AM PST by library user
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To: dfwgator
Removed features Inline AutoComplete

You could turn off that feature at any time.

Click Tools->Internet Options->Advanced

Then remove the check mark by inline autocomplete

11 posted on 12/29/2008 8:56:42 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Vista has a lot of bugs still — I have it on one of our laptops and our desktop.

Bloatware.


12 posted on 12/29/2008 8:57:00 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: library user
I totally uninstalled Firefox an hour ago and reinstalled it. It had been crashing 4-5 times a day for the past few months. Not sure why.

Strange -- it has been solid as a rock for me for years.

13 posted on 12/29/2008 8:57:44 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What are the thoughts on Mozilla in FR land?


14 posted on 12/29/2008 8:59:28 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: freedumb2003

No argument that it is bloated. That is what MS specializes in. However, the notion that it is a feeble OS is simply a myth which was started (rightfully so) when it came out, but has not abated even though Vista now runs near flawlessly.


15 posted on 12/29/2008 8:59:30 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: zerosix

I like Mozilla, but I still use IE 99% of the time. When MS finally gets something right, it is hard to beat em, as has been the case with IE.


16 posted on 12/29/2008 9:00:25 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: freedumb2003
If you were to count the lost productivity in trying to get Office 2007 to do even the simplest things...

MS had the best thing in the world on its side: 10 years of users being trained in their product and nobody else's. So what do they do? Change it completely! Brilliant! I can't count the times I've been in a meeting going over a document with someone using Office 2007 and them saying "Umm, I can't find the Bold button anymore" and sitting there while we go through multiple menus to figure out that what used to be a single click is now three or four (after you figure out how to do it). A room full of people .... looking for a button ... that used to be on the main tool bar. How much did that cost?

17 posted on 12/29/2008 9:00:50 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: Rebelbase

Yes. Chrome is Google spyware.


18 posted on 12/29/2008 9:00:56 AM PST by LiberConservative ("We gonna get PAID!" - Obama voter)
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To: wendy1946

Re: You couldn’t pay me to use an msoft browser.

Try Chrome if you want endless crashes.

IE is very stable, even compared to Firefox.


19 posted on 12/29/2008 9:01:23 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: zerosix

I gave up on IE a year ago and went to Firefox. However i agree with the post above that mine has been crashing a lot lately. I am not ready to abandon it yet.


20 posted on 12/29/2008 9:02:16 AM PST by carjic (I would crawl over a mile of "Broken Glass" to vote for Palin!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Can’t see any reason to use IE. Firefox does it all. Except that when I went from 3.0.3 to 3.0.4 NONE of my streaming radio links will work. Been on the forums and still can’t get anyone to explain why. I wonder if 3.0.5 fixes that.


21 posted on 12/29/2008 9:04:26 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: zerosix

I use firefox 3.0.5

SOLID as a rock when used in conjunction with AVG virus protection.....


22 posted on 12/29/2008 9:05:24 AM PST by OL Hickory (Where is the America I knew as a boy?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Replacement coming...I just posted this:

First look at Windows 7 beta 1

But I am only using Vista on a new laptop I just bought....wanted to browse while outside of my computer den.

23 posted on 12/29/2008 9:05:43 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Not sure I understand. You state you couldn’t be paid to use a Microsoft browser yet you say IE is stable compared to Firefox. Huh?


24 posted on 12/29/2008 9:06:03 AM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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To: freedumb2003

Yup, solid as a rock for me since 2004, too. I think going from 3.0.1 to 3.0.2 started the problem. I sent all the crash reports to the Mozilla Team, so hopefully they can make some sense/use out of them.


25 posted on 12/29/2008 9:06:48 AM PST by library user
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To: raybbr
Except that when I went from 3.0.3 to 3.0.4 NONE of my streaming radio links will work. Been on the forums and still can’t get anyone to explain why. I wonder if 3.0.5 fixes that.

Yup, my listen live links wouldn't work in the earlier 3 revisions. You should update to .5 and hopefully you'll be as lucky as me.

26 posted on 12/29/2008 9:06:51 AM PST by library user
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To: OL Hickory

That’s what I’m using currently.


27 posted on 12/29/2008 9:06:58 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: freedumb2003

“I totally uninstalled Firefox an hour ago and reinstalled it. It had been crashing 4-5 times a day for the past few months. Not sure why.” “Strange — it has been solid as a rock for me for years.”

Firefox has been crashing lately for me too after years of stability, but I still use it for most things. Since I went to 3.05 it’s been crashing less.


28 posted on 12/29/2008 9:07:03 AM PST by devere
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To: bcsco

Re: You state you couldn’t be paid to use a Microsoft browser

I never said that.


29 posted on 12/29/2008 9:08:23 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: raybbr

I’m still running 3.0....but am getting ready to put up Sabayon 4.0 which has a later version of Firefox....not sure which one though.


30 posted on 12/29/2008 9:08:35 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: zerosix
What are the thoughts on Mozilla in FR land?

Love it! Won't leave home without it. If I run across a machine that doesn't have it, I install it (if I can). The only add-on I use is "NoScript".

Of course I couldn't run Internet Exploder even if I wanted to. It doesn't do Linux, and I don't do Windows.

31 posted on 12/29/2008 9:09:08 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Red in Blue PA
I have Vista on my laptop, and I have not had even one problem. There were problems in the beginning, but now? I think not.

I switched to Windows Mojave and love it. :)

32 posted on 12/29/2008 9:09:17 AM PST by DYngbld (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Something Microsoft releasing to make Firefox obsolete? Won’t happen


33 posted on 12/29/2008 9:09:38 AM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sorry, I missed the “Re:”.


34 posted on 12/29/2008 9:10:59 AM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I have VISTA Home Premium and run Mozilla and have had nary a problem.

But that’s also because I unloaded Norton Symantec and use Avast.
Now, my puter isn’t crashing every other month!

Besides, AVAST is free and doesn’t eat up the memory on this laptop.

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html


35 posted on 12/29/2008 9:12:00 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: DYngbld

That is one of the oddest ad campaigns I have ever seen.

As if your average computer user wasn’t confused enough.


36 posted on 12/29/2008 9:12:47 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: BurbankKarl

I haven’t even looked at Chrome,...did look at an interesting little Distro called gOS (Linux kernel) that had a lot of special interfaces to Google....but didn’t do anything for me.


37 posted on 12/29/2008 9:13:38 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: LadyPilgrim

Thanks, have to check that out!!


38 posted on 12/29/2008 9:16:28 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You’re welcome sir! ;-)


39 posted on 12/29/2008 9:19:04 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: LadyPilgrim
Does aVAST! still have that retro 80s ghetto-a$$ looking interface? I guess if it does its job it's good enough. I use Avira, personally.
40 posted on 12/29/2008 9:19:47 AM PST by library user
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I went to download the beta, but didn’t see a version for my Mac.

Without that, Microsoft and Aieeee8 are losing the fastest growing personal computer segment. ;-)

Besides - Firefox, Safari, Chrome and OmniWeb are all better browsers. lol!


41 posted on 12/29/2008 9:21:47 AM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: zerosix
I have four browsers on my machine:

    In my order of frequency of use:
  1. Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5 (most used)
  2. Opera
  3. Google Chrome
  4. Internet Explorer

Opera and Chrome are significantly faster than Firefox or Internet Explorer.

42 posted on 12/29/2008 9:23:03 AM PST by reg45
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To: raybbr
My radio links work with Firefox 3.0.5 - I have one open now.

I did seem to have a problem with Firefox 3.0.4 and radio links, but as soon as I upgraded, the problem went away.

43 posted on 12/29/2008 9:26:48 AM PST by reg45
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To: zerosix

I love it - had to install the DoD Applications add-on to be able to access military webmail and websites, but since then, it’s worked like a charm. Unfortunately, I can’t convince the computer folks at my organization of attachment to install it.

Colonel, USAFR


44 posted on 12/29/2008 9:27:36 AM PST by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: raybbr

I also have problems since a recent update of Firefox.

I get an error message every time I open it and bookmarks will work properly (they did not self-import and now I cannot organize or edit them).

I agree, there is little help on the forums, too.


45 posted on 12/29/2008 9:28:10 AM PST by dodger
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To: library user

I went through about a month of Firefox and Sea Monkey crashes before I discovered it was a RAM problem. As soon as I replaced the RAM, the problem was over. That was a couple of years back, so I don’t know if the problem is still relevant to today’s browsers. You might want to look into it.


46 posted on 12/29/2008 9:28:37 AM PST by pallis
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To: pallis

Thanks for the tips. It seemed to crash most often whenever I tried to download something. Whether it was .exe, .doc, .whatever - didn’t matter. Triggered a crash.


47 posted on 12/29/2008 9:36:01 AM PST by library user
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To: reg45

I only have 512MB of RAM. Firefox wants about a fifth of it.


48 posted on 12/29/2008 9:37:28 AM PST by library user
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To: jagusafr

Completely understandable - your “organization” not willing to use something that works well, too well.


49 posted on 12/29/2008 9:37:28 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: library user

I have NO idea what you’re talking about. 80’s retro? ;-)

I just know my computer hasn’t crashed in over a year with constant use.
But with Norton, I was in a tizzy every other couple of months.
I have had to uninstall and reinstall WINDOWS many times....
soooooo, to me it’s a pleasure to use this Vista laptop protected by AVAST now.

But, I have the idea my problem was Norton, not Windows.

Reason being, I use Windows on this laptop and have had no problem.
Now to me, it was either the anti virus program or Windows giving me aggravation. ;-)

I personally think it was the Norton program. So, I’m happy with the program, AVAST.

I have seen Avira, but know nothing about it. And you’re the first person that’s mentioned it to me. ;-)


50 posted on 12/29/2008 9:37:49 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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