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twomers
07-25-2006, 04:30 AM
Hi, I'm just downloading out of curiosity Internet Explorer 7 beta pi or something. It's currently installing, anyone using this? What do ye think of it? Comparing it to other browsers (FF, IE6 etc), what do ye think of it?

GanglyLamb
07-25-2006, 04:40 AM
I havent tried out the latest IE, I do my normal browsing in FF.

Although when developing a website or any webbased project for school I try to use as many browsers to see how everything looks like on different browsers ( damn those webstandards ... although the meaning of standard is lost here ).

What I like most about FF is the huge amount of plugins that exist.

I will probably not install the latest IE untill its a full release ( not a beta version ).

twomers
07-25-2006, 04:54 AM
Yeah. I voted IE 7, cause that is what was using when I voted. It looks quite good actually. It's got on thing I like about it already - there's a search thing on the top right (which I think is in FF too), but it was initially set to the Windows search engine, but it offered me to change it to Google's :) also instead of having to press Ctrl T for a new tab, there's a small tab to the right of the right-most page which you can click to get a new one.

It kinda reminds me of 'OMG I can't believe it's not FF', though

GanglyLamb
07-25-2006, 04:58 AM
Heh, I just went to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx .

The thing that surprised me was this:



Simple is good. A redesigned, streamlined interface gives you more of what you need and less of what you don't. The new look maximizes the area of the screen that displays the webpage.


:D. Has it taken really that long to figure out that people like it simple and straightforward... most of the time => "less is more"

twomers
07-25-2006, 05:02 AM
>> Has it taken really that long to figure out that people like it simple and straightforward... most of the time => "less is more"

Haha. I know what you mean. Have you ever gone to this website (most impossible to navigate around ever!!) - http://www.neilyoung.com/

glo
07-25-2006, 05:10 AM
What I like best about my FF is its middle-click functionality (besides auto scrolling) - opens a new tab when clicked on a link, and closes the tab when clicked on its name.
Once you get used to it you cant live without it.

twomers
07-25-2006, 05:11 AM
Is there anyway to import your favorites from FF to ie7? OR any IE for that matter.

cboard_member
07-25-2006, 05:11 AM
Opera. Similar (same I'm pretty sure) as FF when it comes to middle-clickies.
Has a lot of other features I use all the time (wand for example) and it's voice activated. I can now march into a room and scream "OPERA, NEW!" at the top of my voice instead of middle clicking the toolbar :)

twomers
07-25-2006, 05:16 AM
ARHG! There's no refresh button, and I can't customise it to make one! Not that I use it, but that's not the point.

Mario F.
07-25-2006, 05:43 AM
You don't use the refresh button??

The SharK
07-25-2006, 05:50 AM
I normally use FF, because it's convenient to use !

I use IE7, when doing my netbank - they don't use FF for some
security issues.

twomers
07-25-2006, 05:53 AM
>> You don't use the refresh button??

I press F5 man! :D Honestly ... the Portugeuse ...

What do you think of IE7 'The Shark'?

The SharK
07-25-2006, 06:13 AM
I am not quite fond of the layout....
But ok, it works ;-)

Mario F.
07-25-2006, 06:22 AM
I press F5 man! :D

DOH! :)

twomers
07-25-2006, 06:30 AM
Good quoting Mario! Hehe ... get it? Oh man.

Oh ... who made their own browser?

EDIT - Good news. It does have a refresh button, but it just wasn't were I thought it was.

Perspective
07-25-2006, 08:33 AM
Safari and FF, but I voted other to spite the fact that you left Safari out :p

twomers
07-25-2006, 01:45 PM
Safari ... I've never heard of that on! Did you write it yourself? :D

Mario F.
07-25-2006, 01:56 PM
Poor IE6. Look at that tiny bar.
Real programmers use FF

twomers
07-25-2006, 02:08 PM
Even in the old days? (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/showthread.php?t=81273)

EDIT - I voted IE7 cause that's what I was using when I made the poll. I normally use FF though.

Mario F.
07-25-2006, 02:13 PM
Nah. in those ol' days they used... lynx!

Ahhh... those were the days

twomers
07-25-2006, 02:15 PM
Isn't that a kind of anti-perspiring device? Or a big cat of some kind.

Salem
07-25-2006, 02:15 PM
> Opra
I though Opra was a talk-show host.

twomers
07-25-2006, 02:16 PM
That's Oprah (http://www2.oprah.com/index.jhtml). There's a difference. Which do you use Salem? FF?

Salem
07-25-2006, 02:26 PM
FF, apart from those drain-bammaged banking sites which force you to use IE because it's more "secure".

Mario F.
07-25-2006, 02:31 PM
FF, apart from those drain-bammaged banking sites which force you to use IE because it's more "secure".

*wipping tears from his eyes and holding his belly*

SlyMaelstrom
07-25-2006, 02:37 PM
My bank lets me use firefox. :)

... I don't know if that's good or bad. :(

twomers
07-25-2006, 02:55 PM
I think windows update also makes you use IE to update ... in my experience anyways.

kermi3
07-25-2006, 03:00 PM
Opera for everything...occassionally IE for things that don't meet standards...but Opera does pretty well on 90% of the sites I go to (including the bank).

SirCrono6
07-25-2006, 03:02 PM
You can always just grab IE Tab (http://ietab.mozdev.org/). :)

Mario F.
07-25-2006, 03:03 PM
Nah... FF has a pluggin that allows you to use the IE engine within FF. And you want to know what's best?... it's per tab basis. So you can have a tab displaying a MS IE only website with the IE engine and others tabs rendering with FF engine.

Check the FF plugins

EDIT SirCrono beat me to it

twomers
07-25-2006, 03:11 PM
I'm kinda surprised about the results of this poll!

In this statictical thing ( http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp ), is shows that about 60% are mad for the IE 6, and about 25 are mad for the FF. 1.4 are crazy about the Winfery show. Hmmm, shows how atypical real programmers are eh?

SlyMaelstrom
07-25-2006, 03:30 PM
You're comparing a poll from a programming board to a poll of what seems to be the average internet user. I'm sure if you look at their statistics on OS, they have a much different XP to Linux ratio than you'd poll on this board and if you ask me, their most common resolution seems a bit small for this board to me, too.

twomers
07-25-2006, 03:38 PM
"First get your facts; then you can distort them at your leisure."
Mark Twain

Good quote! I also like this one:

"Then there was the man who drowned crossing a stream with an average depth of six inches."
W. I. E. Gates

So, they're saying these are the facts, but then they say that they don't matter ... ah well. Still though, out of 18 people, 11 (12 really), peole use FF. Interesting. Very interesting.

Mario F.
07-25-2006, 04:01 PM
The way they do statistics these days, I say you go ahead and plant those results as the average internet user. You'll be as wrong as everyone else, which can only mean you are right.

joeprogrammer
07-25-2006, 04:12 PM
Well, when I boot into Mac OS X, I use Safari, because it's faster than Firefox. When I boot Gentoo, I use Firefox, because it's faster than booting into Mac OS X. :)

(I voted Firefox, even though Safari is based on Netscape.)

valis
07-25-2006, 04:23 PM
IE7 *still* doesn't pass the acid test. At least it displays web pages more properly than its broken predecessors.

Opera for the win.

Not sure if anyone pointed it out but konqueror isn't listed.

twomers
07-25-2006, 04:36 PM
it is!! it's in other.

SlyMaelstrom
07-25-2006, 04:37 PM
Nobody uses konqueror. :p

kermit
07-25-2006, 04:41 PM
Nobody uses konqueror. :p

I do, just not to browse the web.. :D It makes an ok file browser.

twomers
07-25-2006, 04:55 PM
>> I do, just not to browse the web..

... isn't that the point of this thread? man, I'm confused.