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News Microsoft clarifies Spartan, IE browser engines

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 25 Mar 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I wonder how long the IE code (MSHTML engine) is going to hang around? 5,10, 20 years.
     
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    I wonder when Firefox is finally going to manage to make a tablet version... using IE on the 8.1 tablet is...not so nice
     
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    I agree, Xir - Firefox on my 8.1 tablet is horrendous. But that's ok, because IE11 is actually really quite good.
     
  5. SchizoFrog

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    Anything Flash based through FF is awful, things glitch freeze or the plug-in just crashes while with Chrome it is smooth and solid, although I have other reasons for not liking Chrome. I'd go back and give IE a go as I hear good things about it but as I am on 7, the latest IE just isn't an option. Roll on Windows 10.
     
  6. bawjaws

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    I find FF generally to be a bit of a mess these days as it appears to be increasingly unstable. Unfortunately I just can't get along with Chrome at all (think I'm just too used to other browsers to and like SchizoFrog run Windows 7 on my main PC so IE11 isn't an option. To be honest, I'm not sure I'd want to use IE11 on a desktop anyway - it's great on a touchscreen but is very much optimised for that usage.
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    IE 11 is available for Windows 7, the only thing that annoys me is the lack of a reliable ad blocker, and the inability to sync favourites and whatnot with anything other than windows phone
     
  8. SchizoFrog

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    Not if you don't install SP1.
     

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