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I generally use FF but there are some sites that work best with IE. I have IE 7 and it is deadly slow comparing to FF. Question : Judging from your own personal experience,is IE 8 faster/better than IE 7?

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Hi

 

I generally use FF but there are some sites that work best with IE. I have IE 7 and it is deadly slow comparing to FF. Question : Judging from your own personal experience,is IE 8 faster/better than IE 7?

 

IE 8 on Windows 7 is faster than IE 7 on XP. I have not run IE 7 and IE 8 on the same OS to be able to compare them. On Windows 7 IE 8 is comparable to FF and Opera in speed. You won't see the big speed difference you see between IE 7 and FF. On XP I don't know since I don't have IE 8 on the one machine that still runs XP.

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IE 8 is better - period. It's safer, more stable thanks to its multiprocess architecture, and it's faster.

And it has support for CSS 2.1 - web devs are currently becoming mad because of the 30% of people who are still using IE < 8.

 

As for my personal experience, yes, it is faster, and has nice features (like the accelerators). But I still use FF.

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IE8 of course, why go for the buggier IE 7???? I think IE 8 is cool with its InPrivate Browsing feature that Firefox and the other browsers copied soon afterwards.

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IE8 of course, why go for the buggier IE 7????

 

 

Because many have had major issues with IE 8 on XP.

 

I'm assuming he is using XP because if he was using Windows 7 this would not even be a choice for him since IE 8 comes with Windows 7.

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I have Vista. Awhile back I upgraded from IE7 to IE8. It was giving me problems and seemed to run slower than IE7.

So I switched to Firefox which runs much faster than IE8 and IE7 and is trouble-free. I've not used IE8 since then.

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Hi

 

I generally use FF but there are some sites that work best with IE. I have IE 7 and it is deadly slow comparing to FF. Question : Judging from your own personal experience,is IE 8 faster/better than IE 7?

 

neither - Why bother with IE at all? i heard so many bad things about ie8. You do realise there is a ie plugin for ff

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neither - Why bother with IE at all? i heard so many bad things about ie8. You do realise there is a ie plugin for ff

As previously mentioned, there are some sites that require IE to fully function with the browser, otherwise I really wouldn`t bother. The thing is that it irritates me to browse so much slower with IE7(than with FF) and I thought that may be IE8 will ease the pain.... ;)

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ie plugin is an ie plugin

For your information:FF IE plugin uses the IE engine you already have in your pc, meaning that if you have IE 7 in your computer, the IE plugin you use still uses your IE !!!!
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For your information:FF IE plugin uses the IE engine you already have in your pc, meaning that if you have IE 7 in your computer, the IE plugin you use still uses your IE !!!!

 

Thank you for enlightening me on that

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I think all IE will always have people complaining about them. The major problem with IE is that its not as versatile as Firefox and I haven't been able to find a way to install new skins into it. But I use IE 8 for manually downloading Youtube videos cause its easier for me to distinguish items inside the IE cache than the Firefox cache.

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You are welcomed.

 

i hope you sensed the complete sarcasm

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