I wonder if anyone has looked into the security issues of the various
browsers. There have been many patched over the years by MSFT to IE
to fix security issues. Who, if anyone is looking at those issues
for the variety of other browsers, some of which are open source,
which you would think would make them more vulnerable. And also,
I'd wonder how well they work with anti-virus and similar protection
software. Like I'm sure Norton, McAfee, etc make sure their products
do a good job of working with and protecting you when using IE, but
how about some third tier browser?
Win XP was the most dangerous OS allowed for home use. Truly meant for
corporate work. Home users did not know about open ports or firewalls.
Installed out of the box and all the service ports were open. MS would
have "done good" if they allowed the users to allow open ports at
will. XP was really meant for corporate. Meant for networking, when
the home users just needs a "locked down box".
IE6? Is that even still supported?
I use IE6 at work, mostly because of some old legacy intranet stuff that
won't run on anything else. (whose brilliant idea was THAT? I don't
wanna know.) It's PAINFUL to use compared to Firefox, esp. 3.x
this sounds stupid but the one thing that I love with 3.x compared to
2.x is that now when I open a new "window" (actually a tab) from a tab I
already have open, but have other tabs already open in the same window,
the new one appears next to its parent, not all the way to the right as
it did in 2.x - sometimes it's the little things that really make a big
IE6 didn't even HAVE tabs...
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
Not on Youtube after the 13th on this month. After 10 years I have to
change my browser.
I could not move from IE6, to IE7 or IE8. At least in Win2K Pro. XP
might have worked for an IE upgrade. to 7 or 8 ?
Firefox - done me good! Spent an hour installing v.3.6, getting what
I needed for the changes.
I feel like I own a new chicken with hen's teeth. Or should I say frog
XP: I tried IE7 when it first came out..hadalot of conflicts with onboard
programs and hadn't added SP3 at that time.
Uninstalled and went back to IE6. Got the same POPUP from UTUBE and others
recently about IE6 being unsupported soon.
Bit the bullet DL and Installed IE8..painless and I like it..first MS
upgrade I've liked.
How much RAM did you have to start with?
reply: I went from 512 mb to 2 GB. Internet Explorer 8 right now sets 512
as "Minimum." With all the Flash and stuff, it takes a lot of memory to
just open pages. Ebay is one that changed tremendously over the years. If
you have anything else open, it is s-l-o-w! I can't believe the difference.
$60 is what it cost after $20 rebate. Takes two minutes to change.
Remember this quote?
"Nobody will ever need more than 640 kB RAM. (Bill Gates, 1983)"
A certified MS instructor told me years ago - "Two things Windows
loves is more RAM and more hard drive space."
I have 2GB on Win2K and another 2GB ready for when I move to Win7
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