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Offline magnetic

So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« on: May 29, 2012, 07:54:59 AM »
Well its hard to believe. After all the years of getting friends and family using Firefox, Opera, Chrome, anything other than IE for a browser... I like IE9.

Its fast, lots of nice touches, both graphical and practical. I like the controls on the url bar, the color coding of tabs and pages. The built in "security" and perfect integration with Windows 7 (my laptop is a dell dual core 2ghz w/ Win 7 and another partition for OSX)
 
I have latest FF, Chrome and IE and now i'm using IE all the time. Amazing...
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Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 08:03:16 AM »
Too bad you're missing out on a faster JavaScript engine, many CSS3 features, plugins, decent web inspectors, decent JavaScript debuggers and several other features.

For a lesser experience, there's no better line of browsers than Internet Explorer. Even 10 falls short, although it's closer to what FF, Safari and Chrome released a few months ago. Too bad its not available yet

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Well its hard to believe. After all the years of getting friends and family using Firefox, Opera, Chrome, anything other than IE for a browser... I like IE9.

Its fast, lots of nice touches, both graphical and practical. I like the controls on the url bar, the color coding of tabs and pages. The built in "security" and perfect integration with Windows 7 (my laptop is a dell dual core 2ghz w/ Win 7 and another partition for OSX)
 
I have latest FF, Chrome and IE and now i'm using IE all the time. Amazing...
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Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 08:10:07 AM »
Well it would be cool if you instead of mocking me actually told me how to enable these features in FF or whatever browser you are speaking of ...
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Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 08:18:59 AM »
Sorry. My angst is with IE, not you.

Firefox has hundreds of plugins available in the Add-Ons section which can be accessed in the options. Chrome has a whole store full of add-ons which appears whenever you create a new tab. Safari and Chrome share the same roots but has less of a "store" available for features.

Chrome and Safari can inspect any element in the page live, by right-clicking and selecting inspect element. Safari will likely need you to go into the options and click on enable web developer stuff under advanced first. Firefox uses a great plugin called Firebug to do the same (and arguably more). IE9 actually has this feature to some degree too but it is incredibly slow and very limited.

The JS engine and CSS enhancements will just work. Most new sites degrade the experiences for IE. Simply using a better browser will enable you to see the features that other sites want to show you.

IE is fast in someways and almost decent for a browser if all you need is to get the info from the site. But it really is the lesser of the browsers and Microsofts release strategy is the reason it will stay that way for the foreseeable future.


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Well it would be cool if you instead of mocking me actually told me how to enable these features in FF or whatever browser you are speaking of ...
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Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 08:29:01 AM »
BANG!
(Well, you asked for it.)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 09:21:52 AM »
Quote from: magnetic;694545
Well its hard to believe. After all the years of getting friends and family using Firefox, Opera, Chrome, anything other than IE for a browser... I like IE9.

Its fast, lots of nice touches, both graphical and practical. I like the controls on the url bar, the color coding of tabs and pages. The built in "security" and perfect integration with Windows 7 (my laptop is a dell dual core 2ghz w/ Win 7 and another partition for OSX)
 
I have latest FF, Chrome and IE and now i'm using IE all the time. Amazing...


:whack:

:quickdraw:

:uzi: :python:

So. There!

That browser alone are responsible for at least 50% of all world misery (yes it even tops Greece, who only comes in on 2nd place), it's bad, it's bloated, it can't do CSS3 properly, and it's generally evil. It must die, dammit!

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Offline itix

Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 09:59:34 AM »
Too bad Firefox crashes so often I had to stop using it.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2012, 10:02:05 AM by itix »
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Offline Akiko

Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 10:09:12 AM »
Quote from: takemehomegrandma;694555
:whack:

:quickdraw:

:uzi: :python:

So. There!

That browser alone are responsible for at least 50% of all world misery (yes it even tops Greece, who only comes in on 2nd place), it's bad, it's bloated, it can't do CSS3 properly, and it's generally evil. It must die, dammit!

:rant:


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Offline darkage

Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2012, 10:28:50 AM »
How about Lynx text based browse.. Who needs GFX thats just like junk on the net :)
 

Offline TheDaddy

Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2012, 10:50:02 AM »
I agree with itix...FF does seem crashy and a bit slow.

I use Chrome BUT some things don't work on it and it does crash quite often.

Remember the Moog Synthesizer doodle? Didn't work on Google Chrome :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2012, 10:52:38 AM »
Quote from: itix;694556
Too bad Firefox crashes so often I had to stop using it.

Firefox sucks badly! Slow, bulky and crash prone. Of course, everything feels slow and bulky compared to the webkit browsers, especially Chrome (and Chromium a bit less so).

I guess there is a reason to the web browser trends I highlighted here a few months back; and if you look at the same sources of info today, you will see that since I made that post:

http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php?year=2012&month=4
...that Chrome *alone* has beaten Firefox by a big margin (25.9% vs. 24.1%)
...that Webkit (Chrome + Safari) even beats IE by a big margin (32.4% vs. 28.9%)

http://gs.statcounter.com/
...that Chrome *easily* beats Firefox by a huge margin (31.23% vs. 24.87%)
...that Webkit (Chrome + Safari) beats IE by a huge margin as well (38.36% vs. 34.07%)

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp (stats from web-dev people)
...that Chrome alone *easily* beats everything else (Chrome: 38.3%, Firefox 35.8%, IE 18.3%), and Webkit truly dominates (42.8%).

So the trends I predicted in January (above) definitely came true, Webkit is da sh!t, it's what most people is using, and more and more are constantly adds themselves to this group.

I don't know which of Firefox or IE9 I hate the most, they both feels completely bulky, slow, and gives a very poor browser experience compared to webkit browsers.

Which of course brings me to this:

http://html5test.com/results/desktop.html

Code: [Select]
Chrome 18:  400 points, 13 bonus
Firefox 12: 345 points, 9 bonus
IE 9:       138 points, 5 bonus

Webkit rules, and so does Odyssey for MorphOS! :drink:

:)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2012, 10:56:16 AM by takemehomegrandma »
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Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2012, 11:19:43 AM »
Quote from: TheDaddy;694560
Remember the Moog Synthesizer doodle? Didn't work on Google Chrome :)


What, this?

http://www.google.com/doodles/robert-moogs-78th-birthday

Worked perfectly in all Chrome versions I have tried...

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Offline itix

Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2012, 11:23:11 AM »
Quote from: TheDaddy;694560
I agree with itix...FF does seem crashy and a bit slow.

I use Chrome BUT some things don't work on it and it does crash quite often.

Remember the Moog Synthesizer doodle? Didn't work on Google Chrome :)


It works here. In fact Chrome never crashed here. I have only used version 17 here since I am fairly new Chrome user.

IE is also very stable but too slow (using version 8).

@takemehomegrandma

At least IE is not freezing on every third site I am browsing on... but Chrome performance is superior to IE and IE development cycle is slow.

Feels like it is 90s again when there were several browsers competing on Amiga.
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Offline Iggy

Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2012, 11:39:13 AM »
Quote from: itix;694556
Too bad Firefox crashes so often I had to stop using it.

Yeah, that's beginning to piss me off too.
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Offline TheDaddy

Re: So Shoot Me I Like Internet Explorer 9!
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2012, 12:05:50 PM »
Well that doodle didn't work the very day they released on the google.co.uk page, and not just for me :)

Not sure if it's been fixed now, but overall Chrome is still my favourite, the problems I have with it are the crashes on some websites and when it tries to stream stuff (bbc.co.uk/iplayer for example) IE does a better job at that, at least for me. :)