Internet Explorer 7

@zeloguy (4913)
United States
March 23, 2007 1:59am CST
How many people have made the switch from IE6 to IE7. I have switched and I really don't like it. It is like Microsoft is trying to be Firefox and they come up well short. What are your thoughts?
5 responses
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
23 Mar 07
I share the same sentiments with you it is horrible. With IE 6, you get individual windows when you do a open in another window... and they are managable! now with the new IE7, they try to emulate the tabs by putting those individual windows within a main one... making the whole experience so slow! Terrible... am currently searching for a downgrade back to IE6! Firefox does a much better job in handling the resources used by the main window when you have multiple tabs. A much better product to use IMHO.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
23 Mar 07
LUCKILY IE7 is in your Add/Remove Programs START/CONTROL PANEL/ADD REMOVE PROGRAMS and you can take it out...
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
23 Mar 07
I know... that is what I am thankful for... problem is I did a upgrade... having a hard time finding the setup.exe for IE6. Sigh~~~ newer does not necessarily mean better in the case of IE huh? ;)
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
23 Mar 07
The executable file for IE6 can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1e1550cb-5e5d-48f5-b02b-20b602228de6&DisplayLang=en
@arnboy (357)
• India
23 Mar 07
Yes, its Microsoft's lame attempt to copy Firefox and it is a lemon. IE 7 doesn't yet address the issue of excessive memory consumption, vulnerability to spyware, malware,.... the list goes on of Internet bugs.LOL However, Microsoft can do better than Firefox, that is when they decide to go open source. This is something that they do not intend to do in the near future. So, for now the clear winner between the two is Firefox.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
23 Mar 07
You make a very good point about memory consumption. The browser loads faster than any other because of the native shared programs that are loaded when you load Windows but the ADDITIONAL memory it uses is attrocious.
@decimus785 (1419)
• Aruba
23 Mar 07
I didnt switch yet,i'm happy using firefox. No browser will be like firefox.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Go to zone.com and try to play any games there. Try to use any ActiveX... Firefox is GREAT, but it is not for everything.
@amitavroy (4824)
• India
23 Mar 07
yes my friend even I have switched from Internet Explorer six to the latest that is Internet Explorer seven and I personally feel they tried to copy Firefox which is their potential competitor and I think they failed to do a better job than Firefox. They are not even close to the Firefox previous version that is 1.5 I presume. And because of that I think there is no reason to compare IE 7 with Firefox 2. Microsoft need to work a lot on the latest browser because it has a lot of glitches inside it. The most important thing is that Internet Explorer is not system friendly. It uses a lot of RAM when you compare it with Firefox. Although Internet Explorer must start quickly than Firefox but let me tell you one thing once Firefox starts the application is very stable and hardly crashes and even if it crashes it has the restored session auction b which makes sure that you do not lose the websites which you are surfing when the browser crashed which is a very good option on any given day is deliberately I would go for Firefox rather than using the Microsoft's latest browser.
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@george66 (180)
• United States
31 Mar 07
same feeling