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Internet Explorer 7

by dungarvon / May 5, 2006 11:47 AM PDT

Has anyone had problems with their computer after downloading Internet Explorer 7?
I was going to try it until I was told by a friend that he's had nothing but problems with his computer since he downloaded it.
I've read that this IE 7 is a beta version which means that all the bugs haven't been worked out yet?
Maybe that might have something to do with my friends computer problems, I don't know.
Just wondering what the public response has been about this new version of IE.
Thanks

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I don't have it,i use FF...
by tomron / May 5, 2006 12:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Internet Explorer 7

If you use the search feature you can see numerous threads regarding this matter.

I read many complaints about IE beta

Tom

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Internet Explorer 7
by crazeebob2000 / May 5, 2006 12:27 PM PDT
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I installed IE7 back in Feb. or March and i've had no trouble whatsoever. I still like Firefox better though.

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FoxFire alternative
by scottyat2 / May 6, 2006 6:55 AM PDT
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I used FF and it drove me Crazy.
I still wanted IE to be my primary Browser
and FF kept coming up.
I tried to remove FF and the only way I found
was to reformat/delete my Hard Drive
and reinstall winxp.
FireFox was up to 6 months-year ago (now vulnerable to Spyware and Virus attacks more than before) the best Browser as to IE (depending on personal preference/opinion).
But there was also alot said about Opera ... I decided
just to stay with IE, I did give Netscape a try.
I find most things (other programs) I used were most effective using IE6.
Internet Explorer 7 will bring many folks to their knees begging MS to fix the problem just as with ALL
MS Windows/OS.
Bill Gates is in for the Mercy Killing and makes a Huge Fortune from the less fortunate.
Don't buy into VISTA ... you'll be sorry that you ever did... wait another 3-5 years before upgrading your OS.
Win2000 is better than WinXP but then again at least there was a time that MS placed alot of efforts in fixes and managed to make 98SE practically the best Windows OS. Sad to say I have WinXP Home and Pro, on occassion still weird **** happens.
Scripting and Add-Ons of IE6 are things I wished MS would fix.
Good luck with FF.

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Personally
by Ahmad Nawaz Cheema / May 5, 2006 10:33 PM PDT
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I consider most of Microsoft's products to be in a perpetual beta state. They often get rushed out the door with the attitude that any problems that crop up can be fixed by issuing patches later.

The only good thing I can think of about IE7, is that Microsoft is FINALLY fixing the horribly broken rendering engine in IE6 and bringing it most of the way up to full standards compliance. It will make the lives of web developers the world over so much easier, now that they'll have a more or less proper CSS2 implementation.

Otherwise, all the new features that are supposed to be so great about IE7 have been in Firefox for ages. Opera was doing something like tabbed browsing back in the IE4 days, and Mozilla perfected it. Firefox had the idea to shade the address bar yellow when on an encrypted connection, and idea that has been expanded upon in IE7. Firefox has long had the most complete and standards compliant rendering engine. It can't take the performance crown from Opera, but it's not too shabby.

Finally, since I doubt IE7 will do much to curb the massive spyware/malware problem plaguing IE6, I'll sit on the sidelines and use Firefox. Some day soon, I'll move further onto the sidelines and get myself a nice Mac.

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I forgot to mention
by tontoe / May 5, 2006 10:55 PM PDT
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I used to use firefox, I found it to be a load of rubbish,I'de much rather use and did internet explorer 6.

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I have been having problems
by tontoe / May 5, 2006 10:48 PM PDT
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I downloaded internet explorer 7, the problem I have been having is on one of the forums I go to, if I answer a question my answer takes a while to show up, consequently I sometimes answer twice. I dont know if it applies to this forum, until I submit my answer. There are quite a few people on my other forum having problems after downloading I.E 7.

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I'me ok here
by tontoe / May 5, 2006 10:51 PM PDT
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My answer showed up right away here, so it could be the other forum at fault I have been getting a script error there as well.

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It is in beta....
by Papa Echo / May 6, 2006 2:26 PM PDT
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...so problems are expected; even built-in for testing. Let the selected group finish their testing first, then go for the final release. By then, maybe even FF won't make a difference.

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This is
by Themisive / May 7, 2006 1:18 AM PDT
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Why I will not put any product that is still either an Alpha or Beta version on my machine. The main trouble with this type of programme is that it is all too often full of bugs - and I don't mean programme bugs.

I think there is some sort of giude to uninstall it, but also be prepared to run full anti-virus and spyware checks on you machine before you install IE6.

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IE7
by Amos16 / May 7, 2006 1:42 AM PDT
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If you go to the Browsers forum, or for that matter any other professional forum, you will see loads of problems arising out of IE 7. The usual advice is - go back to your previous browser. And if you haven't done it don't do it - at least a while AFTER it is out of the Beta stage. Amos.

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