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Is IE 7 "ready"?
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No: Stay with IE 6. 25%  25%  [ 10 ]
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 PostPost subject: Internet Explorer 7: Is it worth it?        Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:41 am 
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Hello everyone. It seems my school has upgraded to the new IE 7, as the school system now requires it as a security issue. All in all, it looks pretty fancy, but I still question if it's worth installing on my system.

This system would be my parent's computer, with Windows XP SP 2 installed. It is roughly two years old with 1 GB of memory.

I also remember back when it was first released, three days later, it had that security flaw already.

My question is, will this f**k up my parent's system? And is there an option to uninstall it back to IE 6? Is it "ready?"

I welcome all opinions and reviews,
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:25 am 
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Not really any reason not to install it - it has more features and is said to be more secure than IE6, and there's no disadvantages (unless you happen to love the interface of IE6 and don't like what they've done to it), even if you don't use it as your main browser. You can roll back to 6 if you needed to.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:14 am 
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ah i think IE7 is awesome.. it has only ever crashed on me once, and that was because i had a load of tabs open and the computer couldnt handle it any more..apart from that it has never let me down. more stable than IE6.. highly recommend it :D


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:34 am 
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I hate IE full stop. I only use it for sites that won't work in FF like microsoft, and for some things like accessing network drives (but thats half built into explorer).

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:35 am 
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I hate IE. My hatred goes so far I removed everything involving IE except for the rendering engine that half the programs uses. However, I don't seem to be able to display half the pictures in the HTML Help system.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:15 pm 
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if ypur using ie6, man het the update
ie6 is problematic, I would upgrade to ie7

even though firefox is better, ie does give me problems sometime


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I'd suggest to upgrade to IE7.

I've only had one real problem with it on my system, and that is when it lags out when I go to my Gmail, but that is just on my system, doesn't happen on any other system I have used with IE7 installed.

Security is great, and havn't had no real problems with it, Spyware and Popups is down by about 90%, so yeah, if you use IE, even just for going to acouple of sites, it is worth it to upgrade, just for the sake of the security of your Computer.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:26 pm 
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How old are your parents.
I find older people like IE6 over 7 simply becase all the buttons & links
were easier to find/see, IE7 seems to have buttons and links either too
small, or all to one side, oldies tend to not like big changes in their habits.
IE7 is a big change in the UI.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:01 pm 
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If you think that they might get confused by the new UI, you can make it looks like IE6. You can put the menu bar back at the top and remove the search bar on the side with registry keys. Then all that is really different is the tabs, which can be turned off in options

Toolbar at the top
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]

"ITBar7Position"=dword:00000001


No search bar
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InfoDelivery\Restrictions]
"NoSearchBox"=dword:00000001


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I made my grandmas IE7 look like this so she doesn't get too confused

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:46 pm 
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Thanks for the tip. :wink:


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Well, my parents primarily use Firefox for checking their mail...and searching for recipes. My brother and sister also use Firefox since they love MySpace. I use IE6 like stated above for IE-only websites. Of course, there is the IE-Tab plugin for Firefox, but you're still running IE6 nevertheless.

I think I'll install IE7 this weekend, and hope nothing screws up my computer. :P

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:38 am 
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ie7 all the way. a little slower than ie6 in terms of starting up, but u would only notice this if u r limited with ram, like me. i personally dont like firefox, and you can now practically do every thing firefox has to offer.


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I use firefox with the IE tab add-on installed so that i dont have to use IE at all :D

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try using ie with the inline search and previous tab pugin.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:07 am 
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I like IE7 and Firefox)))


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Ah, it is all a matter of opinion. If you don't need the fancy tabs and flashy interface, go for IE6. I've seen no difference from IE6 to IE7, and personally prefer Firefox over either. If you really need to visit IE only sites, go for IE Tab in Firefox. Firefox is, after all, more secure than both IE6 and IE7 combined. *continues spiraling into a very long Firefox monologue that would be too long to post*

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IE7 is a good Browser, with new inovations to IE6


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Still using IE6 core and Maxthon2 browser shell to surf the Internet,FF2 seems to still have some memory leak issues,which make my system run slowly.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:22 am 
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I'd say use Firefox but do Internet Explorer update. I mean alot of sites are already make IE7 the priority and it has tabs!!!


Still go with Firefox or Maxthon if you can.


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Firefox the Best!!!


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I had it on my laptop. Its basically Firefox IE style, I found it to cluttered.

I would say, stay with IE6 and get Firefox.


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My advice:

Update IE6 to IE7, for improving the security of the system.
Use Firefox.


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the schools should get firefox. My school still had ie5 with early version of xp. NO service pack.

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constrictor wrote:
the schools should get firefox. My school still had ie5 with early version of xp. NO service pack.

XP comes with IE6. But I second it to use Firefox instead. :)


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our schools computer is very messed up. The "tech guy" uninstalled ie6 and put ie5 in because he likes it better.

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