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Not impressed with IE8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Mastiff54, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Mastiff54

    Mastiff54 Flightless Bird

    Well for those of us who bought the hype and moved to Win7, using IE8 is not
    an option. Like so many of the other posts I am not impressed with either at
    all.
    Since this is a post about IE8 I'll stay on that subject. The inability to
    merge toolbars is decades overdue. The favorites bar is not used by anyone I
    know, although I am sure there are some folks who just leave it suck up space
    on their window.
    Security (Safety - LOL) is cumbersome, intrusive and so ineffective that
    almost all of us still depend on third party software and have to disable the
    'features' of IE to make things work.
    There seems to be much less flexibility than IE 6 or 7 in setting up
    anything.
    Printing is worse that previous editions
    IE8 seems to simply be a vehicle to promote the plethora of add ons that are
    proliferating the scene.
    It seems a shame that with all of the intelligence of Microsoft that basic
    functionality has to be relegated to add-ons and garbage remains the heart of
    the product.
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Are you impressed at all by IE8's enhanced security?

    Mastiff54 wrote:
    > Well for those of us who bought the hype and moved to Win7, using IE8 is
    > not
    > an option. Like so many of the other posts I am not impressed with either
    > at all.
    > Since this is a post about IE8 I'll stay on that subject. The inability
    > to
    > merge toolbars is decades overdue. The favorites bar is not used by
    > anyone
    > I know, although I am sure there are some folks who just leave it suck up
    > space on their window.
    > Security (Safety - LOL) is cumbersome, intrusive and so ineffective that
    > almost all of us still depend on third party software and have to disable
    > the 'features' of IE to make things work.
    > There seems to be much less flexibility than IE 6 or 7 in setting up
    > anything.
    > Printing is worse that previous editions
    > IE8 seems to simply be a vehicle to promote the plethora of add ons that
    > are
    > proliferating the scene.
    > It seems a shame that with all of the intelligence of Microsoft that
    > basic
    > functionality has to be relegated to add-ons and garbage remains the heart
    > of the product.
     
  3. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:EC0336AA-DFDF-4CFF-9631-245C6F713E68@microsoft.com,
    Mastiff54 <Mastiff54@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > Well for those of us who bought the hype and moved to Win7,
    > using IE8 is not an option. Like so many of the other
    > posts I am not impressed with either at all.
    > Since this is a post about IE8 I'll stay on that subject.
    > The inability to merge toolbars is decades overdue. The
    > favorites bar is not used by anyone I know, although I am
    > sure there are some folks who just leave it suck up space
    > on their window.
    > Security (Safety - LOL) is cumbersome, intrusive and so
    > ineffective that almost all of us still depend on third
    > party software and have to disable the 'features' of IE to
    > make things work.
    > There seems to be much less flexibility than IE 6 or 7 in
    > setting up anything.
    > Printing is worse that previous editions
    > IE8 seems to simply be a vehicle to promote the plethora of
    > add ons that are proliferating the scene.
    > It seems a shame that with all of the intelligence of
    > Microsoft that basic functionality has to be relegated to
    > add-ons and garbage remains the heart of the product.


    Then go back to IE6 or another browser entirely that pleases
    you more. Most just don't give a hoot what your opinions are
    they are off topic w/r to the intent of this group. You aren't
    talking to MS here; just a bunch of users trying to help each
    other out.
     
  4. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    I wonder how many people are impressed with its high resource usage.

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e5O9Mea1KHA.260@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    : Are you impressed at all by IE8's enhanced security?
    :
    : Mastiff54 wrote:
    : > Well for those of us who bought the hype and moved to Win7, using IE8 is
    : > not
    : > an option. Like so many of the other posts I am not impressed with
    either
    : > at all.
    : > Since this is a post about IE8 I'll stay on that subject. The inability
    : > to
    : > merge toolbars is decades overdue. The favorites bar is not used by
    : > anyone
    : > I know, although I am sure there are some folks who just leave it suck
    up
    : > space on their window.
    : > Security (Safety - LOL) is cumbersome, intrusive and so ineffective that
    : > almost all of us still depend on third party software and have to
    disable
    : > the 'features' of IE to make things work.
    : > There seems to be much less flexibility than IE 6 or 7 in setting up
    : > anything.
    : > Printing is worse that previous editions
    : > IE8 seems to simply be a vehicle to promote the plethora of add ons that
    : > are
    : > proliferating the scene.
    : > It seems a shame that with all of the intelligence of Microsoft that
    : > basic
    : > functionality has to be relegated to add-ons and garbage remains the
    heart
    : > of the product.
    :
     
  5. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    I'm not impressed with your opinions.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Mastiff54 wrote:
    > Well for those of us who bought the hype and moved to Win7, using IE8 is not
    > an option. Like so many of the other posts I am not impressed with either at
    > all.
    > Since this is a post about IE8 I'll stay on that subject. The inability to
    > merge toolbars is decades overdue. The favorites bar is not used by anyone I
    > know, although I am sure there are some folks who just leave it suck up space
    > on their window.
    > Security (Safety - LOL) is cumbersome, intrusive and so ineffective that
    > almost all of us still depend on third party software and have to disable the
    > 'features' of IE to make things work.
    > There seems to be much less flexibility than IE 6 or 7 in setting up
    > anything.
    > Printing is worse that previous editions
    > IE8 seems to simply be a vehicle to promote the plethora of add ons that are
    > proliferating the scene.
    > It seems a shame that with all of the intelligence of Microsoft that basic
    > functionality has to be relegated to add-ons and garbage remains the heart of
    > the product.
     
  6. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    OT Re: Not impressed with IE8

    In news:-OCkT1Zb1KHA.224@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl,
    Tom Willett <tom@youreadaisyifyoudo.com> typed:
    > I wonder how many people are impressed with its high
    > resource usage.
    >

    ....

    Hmm, what particular resources does IE 8 seem to hog on you?
    What is your OS? Level? Ver? Add-ons, Extensions, etc.. There
    may be a fix for it.
    When I first got IE8 via an update, it WAS a hog and full
    of pauses mostly. I re-downloaded it from another source
    though and installed it manually and everything worked
    perfectly. Had a good experience with IE7 also, but dumped it
    for 8's security improvements & other little things it fixed.

    I know some who swear IE 6, 7 and 8 has memory leaks but I
    can't see any evidence of it happening here, at least on 3
    different machines; an XP Home laptop, Pro Desktop and an old
    2k2 Server Pro, all updated OS-wise. My XP Pro SP3 machine is
    a fast one with lots of RAM but the other two are slow, one
    slow as molasses, but that's consistant and due to cpu
    speed/RAM near as I can tell.

    Regards,

    Twayne`
     
  7. Bogey Man

    Bogey Man Flightless Bird

    I'm not impressed with his opinions either. He sounds more like a troll to
    me.

    Ron P

    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:-O1FBHdf1KHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I'm not impressed with your opinions.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Mastiff54 wrote:
    >> Well for those of us who bought the hype and moved to Win7, using IE8 is
    >> not an option. Like so many of the other posts I am not impressed with
    >> either at all. Since this is a post about IE8 I'll stay on that subject.
    >> The inability to merge toolbars is decades overdue. The favorites bar is
    >> not used by anyone I know, although I am sure there are some folks who
    >> just leave it suck up space on their window.

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