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News IE8 gets automatic rollout nag

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. icutebluezone

    icutebluezone The meaning of life is to MOD

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    Jst downloaded it off there site. not off auto updates site. :D
     
  3. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    They need to go further and force IE6 users to upgrade.

    If you are on XP there really is no valid reason to use it.
     
  4. amacieli

    amacieli New Member

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    good browser. fast on win 7. there are debugging features too, like firebug, haven't tried them out yet. firebug is the main reason i used ff3.
     
  5. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Yeah, I'm sure it will be as smooth as the roll out for IE 8 Beta that found it's way on to Vista PC's without their owners knowledge or consent.

    Well done Microshaft
     
  6. Dreaming

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    of course ill be updating to the latest version, for the 0.1% of the time I use it i would rather have ie8 with up to date security patches rather than ie6 because im 'sticking it to the man'. i think really it's just luddites who wouldnt upgrade, its like those people who get a pop up window every time they boot windows telling them certain apps have updates available and just ignore all of them. why bother having an auto update feature if you cant be bothered to update?

    of course its different maybe in a corporate environment where there may be specific software compatibilities and you need to test these rollouts before they happen but for most people the reason they would appose ie8 is because they dont like microsoft, not because they have a problem with it being updated. most of us are using whatever else as our primary browsers anyway, but boot up steam and go to the community page and yes, its powered by internet explorer because every single windows pc has internet explorer installed.

    so for me its about minimising my vulnerability by making sure i have the most recent updates and security patches.
     
  7. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Thank God. Now I can legitimately tell IE6 users to fark off and save myself countless wasted hours trying to get pages to look presentable. TWO versions out of date qualifies as unsupported in my books.

    I don't even care about the speed or security aspects; I use browsers that don't suck, so that's not my problem.
     
  8. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    ive been testing it for over 2 weeks. its actually pretty freakin great.
     
  9. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    IE8 has been a joke ever since i installed Windows 7, random crashes, lack of support for Flash and external apps that use Flash also (EA download manager wouldn't work due to not loading the Flash files, yet would on Vista and XP with IE7) BBC iPlayer wouldn't work sometimes due to this, as well as youtube also, yet both would be fine in IE7 and Firefox.

    This is my general opinion of the almost continuous use i gave it.

    Sam
     
  10. Stormwulf

    Stormwulf A mod to far?

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    Sorry, I'll be sticking to firefox. It's always proved faster and more reliable than any of the IE offerings.
     
  11. dicobalt

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    Internet Explorer? What's that? That came on windows 95 didn't it? I use windows 7.
     
  12. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    I'll keep using a combination of FireFox and IE6. I will not be upgrading IE to a later version, simply because of my intense dislike of the new user interface (as of IE7). Especially the way the menu is placed ticks me off. But hey, Firefox knows how to do a proper interface and it's what I use most anyway...
     
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