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IE7 vs IE8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by MN, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. MN

    MN Flightless Bird

    What are the differences between IE7 and IE8? Is IE8 quicker to load and
    respond ? Are most sites compatible with IE8 ?

    I plan to upgrade from IE6.
     
  2. W****n S.

    W****n S. Flightless Bird

    "MN" <MN@Private.net> wrote in message
    news:i1d36m$l9h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > What are the differences between IE7 and IE8? Is IE8 quicker to load and
    > respond ? Are most sites compatible with IE8 ?
    >
    > I plan to upgrade from IE6.
    >


    Go to 7 and wait for 8 to become more stable.
    If you really want 8 then read about preinstall requiremments BEFORE you
    install.
     
  3. bobster

    bobster Flightless Bird

    Wait for IE8 to be stable?

    IE8 has been rock steady for me for well over a year. I liked IE7 a lot but
    I much prefer IE8. Go for it!

    ===============================================
    "W****n S." <Thisisnotreal@guess.com> wrote in message
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    "MN" <MN@Private.net> wrote in message
    news:i1d36m$l9h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > What are the differences between IE7 and IE8? Is IE8 quicker to load and
    > respond ? Are most sites compatible with IE8 ?
    >
    > I plan to upgrade from IE6.
    >


    Go to 7 and wait for 8 to become more stable.
    If you really want 8 then read about preinstall requiremments BEFORE you
    install.
     
  4. Mark Opolo

    Mark Opolo Flightless Bird

    "W****n S." <Thisisnotreal@guess.com> wrote in message
    news:i1dikr$i7b$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "MN" <MN@Private.net> wrote in message
    > news:i1d36m$l9h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> What are the differences between IE7 and IE8? Is IE8 quicker to load and
    >> respond ? Are most sites compatible with IE8 ?
    >>
    >> I plan to upgrade from IE6.
    >>

    >
    > Go to 7 and wait for 8 to become more stable.
    > If you really want 8 then read about preinstall requiremments BEFORE you
    > install.
    >


    would that be like waiting for a better computer, TV, car, stereo, mobile
    phone..............
     
  5. Duane Hebert

    Duane Hebert Flightless Bird

    "Mark Opolo" <Tim@btinternet.com> wrote in message news:aoidnROfxMgT66bRnZ2dnUVZ8nKdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Go to 7 and wait for 8 to become more stable.
    >> If you really want 8 then read about preinstall requiremments BEFORE you
    >> install.
    >>

    >
    > would that be like waiting for a better computer, TV, car, stereo, mobile
    > phone..............


    Maybe if your computer, TV, car, stereo, mobile phone... had trouble functioning
    for no apparent reason.

    Seems like IE8 is fine in many cases and not so much in other cases. In my
    case, the office computer seems fine but the home computer hangs constantly.
    So to me, the warning about stability makes sense.
     
  6. antioch

    antioch Flightless Bird

    "MN" <MN@Private.net> wrote in message
    news:i1d36m$l9h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > What are the differences between IE7 and IE8? Is IE8 quicker to load and
    > respond ? Are most sites compatible with IE8 ?
    >
    > I plan to upgrade from IE6.
    >
    >


    I did - have not regretted it - yet.
    Ignore the add-ons if offered.

    Antioch
     
  7. Bigguy

    Bigguy Flightless Bird

    On 11/07/2010 19:35, MN wrote:
    > What are the differences between IE7 and IE8? Is IE8 quicker to load and
    > respond ? Are most sites compatible with IE8 ?
    >
    > I plan to upgrade from IE6.
    >
    >


    IE6 is a very vulnerable browser.

    IE8 is now generally very good (but some people have stability issues).
    I have found it runs fine and instability is usually due to bad
    Plugins/Toolbars. (Disable any un-needed plugins and toolbars - Tools,
    Manage Add-Ons, Toolbar and Extensions).

    G
     
  8. gg

    gg Flightless Bird

    I will stay away from IE6 whenever possible.


    be it IE7 or, just avoid addin and toolbars as much as possible.
    with XP I tend to use ie7 if I have a choice. with vista or later PC, Ie8

    Definitely not going for ie9 for quite awhile yet


    "Bigguy" <bigguy@under_radar.com> wrote in message
    news:8adrm3F65qU1@mid.individual.net...
    > On 11/07/2010 19:35, MN wrote:
    > > What are the differences between IE7 and IE8? Is IE8 quicker to load

    and
    > > respond ? Are most sites compatible with IE8 ?
    > >
    > > I plan to upgrade from IE6.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > IE6 is a very vulnerable browser.
    >
    > IE8 is now generally very good (but some people have stability issues).
    > I have found it runs fine and instability is usually due to bad
    > Plugins/Toolbars. (Disable any un-needed plugins and toolbars - Tools,
    > Manage Add-Ons, Toolbar and Extensions).
    >
    > G
    >
    >
    >
     
  9. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:mw5%n.3844$AS4.802@hurricane,
    antioch typed on Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:11:36 +0100:
    > "MN" <MN@Private.net> wrote in message
    > news:i1d36m$l9h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> What are the differences between IE7 and IE8? Is IE8 quicker to
    >> load and respond ? Are most sites compatible with IE8 ?
    >>
    >> I plan to upgrade from IE6.

    >
    > I did - have not regretted it - yet.
    > Ignore the add-ons if offered.


    I did and I ran IE7 and IE8 for over a year and I regretted every second
    of it and I'm calling it quits. Many of my webpages loads so slow it is
    impossible to work with productively. So I am in the process right now
    of going back to IE6 with all of my machines. I got two done and five
    more to go.

    --
    Bill
    Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2
     
  10. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    BillW50 <BillW50@aol.kom> wrote:
    > In news:mw5%n.3844$AS4.802@hurricane,
    > antioch typed on Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:11:36 +0100:
    >> "MN" <MN@Private.net> wrote in message
    >> news:i1d36m$l9h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> What are the differences between IE7 and IE8? Is IE8 quicker to
    >>> load and respond ? Are most sites compatible with IE8 ?
    >>>
    >>> I plan to upgrade from IE6.

    >>
    >> I did - have not regretted it - yet.
    >> Ignore the add-ons if offered.

    >
    > I did and I ran IE7 and IE8 for over a year and I regretted every second
    > of it and I'm calling it quits. Many of my webpages loads so slow it is
    > impossible to work with productively. So I am in the process right now
    > of going back to IE6 with all of my machines. I got two done and five
    > more to go.
    >
    >Bill
    >Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2


    And of course also running SP2 instead of SP3.

    Do you enjoy running old, unsafe and unmaintained software?

    In that case I would recommend going back to Windows 98SE.
    It will be faster and probably safer for you.
     
  11. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:slrni72c4a.2uv.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl,
    Rob typed on 22 Aug 2010 14:13:30 GMT:
    > BillW50 <BillW50@aol.kom> wrote:
    >> In news:mw5%n.3844$AS4.802@hurricane,
    >> antioch typed on Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:11:36 +0100:
    >>> "MN" <MN@Private.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:i1d36m$l9h$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> What are the differences between IE7 and IE8? Is IE8 quicker to
    >>>> load and respond ? Are most sites compatible with IE8 ?
    >>>>
    >>>> I plan to upgrade from IE6.
    >>>
    >>> I did - have not regretted it - yet.
    >>> Ignore the add-ons if offered.

    >>
    >> I did and I ran IE7 and IE8 for over a year and I regretted every
    >> second of it and I'm calling it quits. Many of my webpages loads so
    >> slow it is impossible to work with productively. So I am in the
    >> process right now of going back to IE6 with all of my machines. I
    >> got two done and five more to go.

    >
    > And of course also running SP2 instead of SP3.


    I ran SP3 over for a year Rob! There was no benefit whatsoever! So I am
    in the process of taking all of my computers back to SP2. Just last week
    this computer used to have SP3 on it.

    > Do you enjoy running old, unsafe and unmaintained software?


    I tested no updates or hotfixes on some test machines for a year. And I
    never got a single virus! Nor have I ever got a single virus in the
    passed 30+ years either. So what good are they Rob? Seriously?

    Why patch the heck out of your OS thus making it more bloated and less
    stable for? Seriously?

    You want safe? Easy run Microsoft's EWF and no virus, malware, or
    anything can infect your system whatsoever. Not even all of the security
    updates for Windows could protect you this well.

    Don't like that idea? Then sandbox your applications that uses the
    Internet. Thus viruses, malware, etc. can't get out of the sandbox. You
    Rob, sounds like you don't understand how computers works and you don't
    have any idea how to protect yourself. Btw, how many viruses have you
    had throughout the years?

    > In that case I would recommend going back to Windows 98SE.
    > It will be faster and probably safer for you.


    You have no idea what you are talking about. Clueless people like you
    probably shouldn't even be allowed on the Internet. As all you do is to
    spread misinformation, hype, and plain false information.

    And speaking about different versions of Windows. I ran Windows 7 RC on
    three machines for a year. And this machine alone, my idle CPU use went
    from 3% to 23%. And my idle CPU temp went up 20°F higher than before.
    And instead of running 100% of what I want to run, Windows 7 could only
    run 95% of them and some far slower (mainly the very intensive ones). So
    what good is it?

    Microsoft used to make great software. Something happened! I'm guessing
    all of the people who knew what they were doing are probably all retired
    now. So now Microsoft only has the new people who don't know how to make
    great software anymore. But you Rob, probably will never figure this out
    until many decades later from now.

    --
    Bill
    Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2
     
  12. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    Here is a good example of what I am talking about Rob! Something that
    people like you just don't understand. And these examples are endless
    and I see dozens of these everyday. Yet all of this data and evidence
    just goes right over your head.

    >>>>> Start <<<<<


    Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2010 14:11:34 -0500
    From: Russ russcarswell@deleted
    User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 (Windows/20100228)
    Newsgroups: mozilla.support.thunderbird
    Subject: Thunderbird 3 locks up- every time

    I upgraded to Thunderbird 3.1.2 this week via the automatic upgrade, and
    it promptly locked up. Ceased responding. It does this 100% of the
    time, within the first 10 seconds of starting Thunderbird. It will not
    even run in safe mode. I have retreated to 2.0.0.24 for now.

    System is Vista, Intel Core 2 quad Q9300, 6 gigs of RAM.

    I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling full versions of
    3.1.1 and 3.1.2, but the result is the same.

    I have no addons, and only the default theme.

    Ideas???

    >>>>> End <<<<<


    Why people try to fix a perfectly working system and wants to screw it
    up with updates, I have no idea? That just makes no sense to me at all.
    Yet people like you Rob, do this all of the time, don't ya? Yet you have
    the nerve to foolishly laugh at people who have enjoyed the same and
    stable systems for years, don't you Rob?

    --
    Bill
    Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2
     
  13. tobylawson03

    tobylawson03 Flightless Bird

    IE 7 and had maintained had the same problems as you switch to Firefox work better.If RealPlayer you have something that you have to put it as an addition before you can download..
     

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