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Offline Bill

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« on: October 21, 2006, 02:57:44 PM »
  So I was talking to a rather computer savvy friend of mine last night.  He told me some interesting things that I thought I would pass on.

  He told me that he wasn't going to get IE 7, because it does its best to sabotage Firefox.  He said it doesn't do anything terrible like making it not work on the internet, however it will make it so that firefox will no longer play embedded movies.  The only reason I mention this is that I've had problems playing movies with firefox on this computer.  Upon further investigation those problems began when I DLed IE 7. I highly doubt this is a coincidence.  Just thought I would give you a heads up.

He also mentioned that there are a serious amount of security loopholes in the programming that make it not so good for web surfing.  Nice to know.


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Re: IE 7
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006, 05:25:43 PM »
I have heard similar.  IE really is a bad piece of software.  I consider it "malware"


 

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Re: IE 7
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2006, 07:01:33 PM »
Way to go Microsuck, I mean Microcrap.   I have not d/led IE 7.   I switched to firefox a couple of mths ago and I haven't looked back..   I love it!

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Re: IE 7
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2006, 11:24:49 AM »
You have any evidence of the security holes?  I thought Microsoft (we are borg, you will be assimulated) had fixed the security problems.

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Re: IE 7
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2006, 11:44:52 AM »
I downloaded IE7 and then I started having problems. It kept telling me that I didn't have a connection. I deleted it and all is fine now. I also recently downloaded Firefox but I haven't used it too much. I will be trying it more though.


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Re: IE 7
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2006, 12:17:16 PM »
Is IE7 part of the automatic windows update?   I hope now..  But does anyone know?

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Re: IE 7
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2006, 03:22:49 PM »
Nope it is not part of automatic update due to the litigation that went against Bill Gates and Microsoft afew years back.  They are not allowed to make the browser updates happen with Windows updates due to a rule against monopoly.  I'll get a comprehensive list of the problems IE 7 caused with reference to security loopholes.  I know that a couple had to do with unclosable ports.


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Re: IE 7
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2006, 08:52:47 PM »
Nope it is not part of automatic update due to the litigation that went against Bill Gates and Microsoft afew years back.  They are not allowed to make the browser updates happen with Windows updates due to a rule against monopoly. 

Good thing..  Now I don't have to worry.

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Re: IE 7
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2006, 05:43:21 PM »
'm waiting to hear more about the new Firefox 2.0... it's supposed to be cool as hell, but I like to wait and see them work out bugs before I leap into new software especially on something I use a lot like a web browser. I switched over to Firefox nearly after it first came out and haven't looked back since. Every once in awhile I will run into something that doesn't work because some dumb ass wrote their page to only work with IE, but for the most part the Firefox browser works a lot better and faster, is lighter, and is much more customizable.
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Re: IE 7
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2006, 05:55:57 PM »
Ditto Ramblin'.  I've heard good things about Firefox 2 but will hold off for a little bit.  There is an extension that allows you to view a page in Explorer.  I think it's called "IE View" or something original like that.

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Re: IE 7
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2006, 05:56:44 AM »
Try an extension called "IE Tab".  Here's the link: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1419/

It allows you to right-click on a link and open it in a new tab running as IE. 
It also puts a littel Firefox logo icon on the status bar at the bottom.  Click on it will toggle the current tab between FF and IE.  Right-click on it will give you the option to set up individual sites or pages to alway display in IE mode. This way you can set up microsoft or windowsupdate to always run in IE mode and will significantly decrease your need to start up IE by itself.



 

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Re: IE 7
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2006, 08:09:55 AM »
I have had that little addon for awhile..  Comes in handy when making web pages.  :)

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Re: IE 7
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2006, 11:57:52 AM »
Well I was having no end to the troubles of trying to get on Yahoo.com to check how badly I'm doing in the pool.  I deleted IE.  Not one issue since.  Stupid Microhard.


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Re: IE 7
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2006, 02:00:52 PM »
I haven't had any trouble since I uninstalled IE7. I did download Firefox, however. I use it mostly in my online rpgs so i can be on as 2 characters. I am gonna try Firefox a little more though and see what it like.


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Re: IE 7
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2006, 07:02:16 AM »
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Reasons You Shouldn't Upgrade to Internet Explorer 7
11.    Because prime numbers are inherently evil.
10.    Because Bill Gates will give you a dollar if you use Firefox and email this top 11 list to 11 friends.
9.    Because your pirated version of Windows won't let you install it.
8.    Because some 13 year old in IRC said that IE7 was "teh scuk."
7.    Because you'll have a hard time finding the new IE icon on the desktop.
6.    Because it's no longer cool now that it's out of Beta.
5.    Because they don't make it for Linux.
4.    Because your son will yell at you if you do an upgrade without his approval.
3.    Because Microsoft hasn't made a good browser since Netscape Navigator 4.0.
2.    Because the Mac nerds already have enough reasons to beat you up.
1.    Because there are plenty of known bugs in IE6. No need to get new ones in IE7.


 

 



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