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« on: December 04, 2009, 09:32:33 PM »

I know, I should have switched a long time ago. I have firefox, but some apps require that I also have IE, and since I'm the type that if it works well for me, I don't change, so... icon_redface.., I've still got IE6 but a lot of places say they are phasing out IE6, and I need to upgrade. Is IE8 a hassle? Does it work well? Any comments would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 09:58:50 PM »

I use Firefox but I find that for some things it appears I'm using IE also as I have cookies there. If this is so doesn't your computer automatically use IE unless you shut it off? (IE not allow cookies)
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 10:45:08 PM »

I have to run IE as well, due to .NET software the company I work for manufactures. I've found 8 to be quite poor, but no way near as poor as 7; 7 IMO was just flat out terrible. I'd say 6 was significantly more stable than both of it's successors. If you have to move off of 6 definitely go to 8.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 11:11:36 PM »

I actually really like IE8 - so much so that I've not even bothered to install Firefox on my Win7 machine at home.

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2009, 04:35:48 AM »

Its worked fine for me as well as far as stability and ease of use but, I've had two recent virus attacks that have made their way in through IE exploits (using Cool so I'm trying to limit its use to necessary apps only.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2009, 07:59:03 PM »

Thank you for the replies. I had heard the IE7 was terrible, but haven't heard a lot about 8. When my Son and daughter-in-law are home, they always use IE, don't know why, guess they just prefer it. Some apps I need IE for, but I keep getting a message that says 'this site will soon no longer support IE6, please upgrade to 7 or 8'. So, IE8 I guess it'll be. Thanks again. icon_smile
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2009, 12:35:36 AM »

IE8 is far better than IE7.  It runs quicker, usually uses less memory and it's the new "standard" that Microsoft pushes for compatibility.  No problems but I still use firefox on a daily basis.
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