Skip to comments.Browser War :: IE8 (beta-II) on the way to Wipe out Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, Watch Out!
Posted on 12/29/2008 8:48:24 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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.
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.
Isn’t Chrome a data mining tool for Google?
Chrome is by far the worst browser I ever used.
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.
You couldn’t pay me to use an msoft browser.
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.
You could turn off that feature at any time.
Click Tools->Internet Options->Advanced
Then remove the check mark by inline autocomplete
Vista has a lot of bugs still — I have it on one of our laptops and our desktop.
Strange -- it has been solid as a rock for me for years.
What are the thoughts on Mozilla in FR land?
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.
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.
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?
Yes. Chrome is Google spyware.
Re: You couldnt pay me to use an msoft browser.
Try Chrome if you want endless crashes.
IE is very stable, even compared to Firefox.
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.
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.
I use firefox 3.0.5
SOLID as a rock when used in conjunction with AVG virus protection.....
But I am only using Vista on a new laptop I just bought....wanted to browse while outside of my computer den.
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?
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.
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.
That’s what I’m using currently.
“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.
Re: You state you couldnt be paid to use a Microsoft browser
I never said that.
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.
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.
I switched to Windows Mojave and love it. :)
Something Microsoft releasing to make Firefox obsolete? Won’t happen
Sorry, I missed the “Re:”.
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.
That is one of the oddest ad campaigns I have ever seen.
As if your average computer user wasn’t confused enough.
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.
Thanks, have to check that out!!
You’re welcome sir! ;-)
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!
Opera and Chrome are significantly faster than Firefox or Internet Explorer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I only have 512MB of RAM. Firefox wants about a fifth of it.
Completely understandable - your “organization” not willing to use something that works well, too well.
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. ;-)
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