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News Mozilla's Paul Rouget fires a broadside at IE9

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 17 Feb 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    This news doesn't really surprise me. I use Firefox at home and have done for years. It seems to be better in just about every way than IE - which I can't stand. I have to tolerate it at work though. So it getting upgraded is a good thing I suppose.
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Well said.
     
  4. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    I tried all the browsers and settled on Firefox. It's quick and works well.
     
  5. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Why bad mouth the competition if it isn't going to be competition? Sounds like the wrong move for Mozilla to me.
     
  6. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Like many, I don't use IE at home (Chrome / Safari all the way for me) but am stuck with it at work so updates are a good thing. The lack of features present in other browsers like peelable tabs (drag a tab out of a window to create a new window, or from one window to another); automatically updating RSS feeds in the bookmarks bar; sandboxing of tabs etc. is frustrating.
     
  7. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    Holy moly! You can peel this s**t?!?!

    It's funny how lots of people use firefox but not many know a lot of commands/shortcuts etc. I have just learned that tabs can be peeled, and I recently told my friend to much amazement that Ctrl-clicking a link opens it in a new tab.
     
  8. tad2008

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    IE has always had the right aesthetics for me, Opera is the greatest in theory but feels wrong, Firefox was becoming too slow at just opening the browser let alone anything else so made the switch to chrome, with it's basic interface and clean look took some time to get used to, but have never looked back.
     
  9. dyzophoria

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    i honestly have only IE and Chrome on my pc, I like the minimalistic design of both browsers atm
     
  10. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    i agree with firefox been slow if your working on more then 5-6 windows seems to eat as much as chrome does when it has 15 tabs open when you add flash to it you can get it to do 300-400mb some times(Chrome issue is each tab has its own disk i/o use so when you reopen 20 tabs the disk goes Very slow)

    my self opera main browser (norm web sites that i look at Tab stacking has really helped now as i have 30-50 tabs or so open mem use and cpu is fine) and chrome for default System browser (clicking on links like youtube from chat programs stuff i am most likely going to close shortly after, chrome hogs ram and disk when there are to many windows open)
     
  11. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    Thanks, didn't knew that one :p
     
  12. Centy-face

    Centy-face Caw?

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    Used to be an avid Opera user but it got bloated and then it kept growing luckily Chrome came along and I am still in love with it. The only time I ever use IE is if I and just setting up a machine for someone and need to get chrome after that it is swiftly removed.
     
  13. mucgoo

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    try middle clicking
    your mind will be blown
     
  14. karbonKid

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    Opera Opera Opera

    and Seamonkey when that (rarely) doesn't work...

    Did i mention Opera?
     
  15. enciem

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    Chrome all the way. Even better now that there's hardly any websites it struggles to work correctly with. The eBuyer menus used to drive me mad with Chrome
     
  16. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    IE in Windows, Firefox in Linux.
     
  17. Eggy

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    How much memory do you have? I always find it funny people complaining about their browser taking up 200-300 MB while they have 6 GB of memory. Why bother, it doesn't affect your experience.
     
  18. Nikumba

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    Not everyone has 6Gb in their machine, i know plenty of people woth 2Gb, or even 1Gb so when a browser is sucking up 200 - 300mb that is a lot for a low end system
     
  19. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I don't like IE in general.
    But i do like IE9. Like I am not saying that i am going to switch to IE9 from Firefox 4. BUT, it's FINALLY, in my opinion, a nice addition, a good web browser for those who like IE (for wtv reason), or forced to use it. At least now they get to use a version that make web developer life much easier, and promotes better looking, easier to use, websites.

    What I am trying to say, is that now I don't have to pull my hair and go crazy on someone who uses IE and insists on using it, because IE9 is a reasonable web browser. Still behind, in term of features, but at least it's something.

    What i do like the most in IE9, other than the fact it's a usable web browser where it follows web standards properly, that you can pin a web site to the task bar in Win7. I actually use it at work for our IE only intranet pages (office directory and ticket report).

    Now, on topic. I don;t think it maters. I mean the difference in speed between Opera, Firefox, and Chrome in most web sites (real world tests), are not noticeable anymore. I don't see any super intensive HTML5 web site any time soon to worry about that today.
     
  20. Altron

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    I use Firefox. Not sure if it's better than the others or not. I started using it in the IE6 days. I know IE has gotten much better since then, but I have no problems with Firefox and I have no reason to switch back. I am not a huge fan of tabs, and don't use them nearly as much as some other people. For instance, if I have bit-tech forums, my e-mail, and another website open at once, I want three separate windows. but if I am navigating bit-tech, I'll use tabs to have a few threads open at once. I like being able to tile my windows, and tabs can't do that.

    Right now, firefox is using 84mb of RAM. I have 16gb, so I don't really care.
     
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