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Do I need MSXML. . .

by Coryphaeus / September 15, 2007 7:25 AM PDT

on my four XP machines?

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Need No, Want Maybe
by Jackson Douglas / September 15, 2007 7:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Do I need MSXML. . .

You don't need this update, but it might be a worthwhile thing to install. Of course it's main function is for Internet Explorer, which you shouldn't be using in the first place, so, it's really up to you.

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C'mon, Jackson. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 15, 2007 8:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Need No, Want Maybe

Don't beat around the bush, you don't care for IE? Wink

Just trying to do a little clean up on the machines and noticed it. Yeah, I've been using IE since Windows. I've tried the others, all of them, even forced myself to use Firefox for a long time. But they just don't have the feel of IE. My machines are squeaky clean and I run my Anti-Parasite Suite (from my site).

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Not quite
by Jackson Douglas / September 15, 2007 10:31 AM PDT
In reply to: C'mon, Jackson. . .

It's not that I don't care for IE... I really don't care about it one way or the other... It's that it has numerous security problems, and despite your good fortunes, scores of other people have not been as lucky. One doesn't need to look beyond these forums to find all the evidence you could need. So, rather than tell people how to make IE safe, which largely requires neutering it of all its useful functions, it's just easier to tell them to use something else.

Besides, I think it would be great if Firefox, Opera, and IE all shared about 1/3 of the total browser market. From a purely selfish standpoint, it would mean that I could change browsers on a whim, and not have to worry about whether or not some page would work with it. Malware peddlers would have to work a lot harder to infest systems with their crap, and the other two browsers would always be there to keep the third from getting too far out of line. It'd be a great thing, not that many people ever manage to get past the fact that I'm promoting IE alternatives, and think that maybe there's some reasoning behind it.

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