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    Internet Explorer 8

    Those of you in the know, because I'm certainly not, is IE 8 something to upgrade to or stay away from? I'm running 6 now and never went to 7 because of all the horror I heard.



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    Quote Originally Posted by moforisu View Post
    Those of you in the know, because I'm certainly not, is IE 8 something to upgrade to or stay away from? I'm running 6 now and never went to 7 because of all the horror I heard.
    IE8 is pretty good - I would upgrade.



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    Can someone move this to Off Topic, I went brain dead and got it in the Football Forum. Thanks!



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    I know that ISU students were told not to upgrade yet because webct is not compatible with IE8.



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    I don't notice any real improvements. I'm not sure if there is a trick to it, but saving favorites is different. It used to let me save to different folders, but now it saves it to a tab. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but it's a bit irritating.



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I don't notice any real improvements. I'm not sure if there is a trick to it, but saving favorites is different. It used to let me save to different folders, but now it saves it to a tab. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but it's a bit irritating.
    Yeah, I don't see any real benefit, either. The other bad thing is that I use IE Pro 7 (which has some cool features) as an add-on, and parts of it don't work yet.


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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    We have IE8 and see no real advantage to IE6. IE8 supposedly is more secure. If you are a conservative browser, my advice is to keep your IE6. You already know that it works with all your software.

    My wife is the primary IE user in the household. Personally, I much prefer Firefox. It is much quicker and I do not miss all the ads.



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    Quote Originally Posted by moforisu View Post
    Those of you in the know, because I'm certainly not, is IE 8 something to upgrade to or stay away from? I'm running 6 now and never went to 7 because of all the horror I heard.
    Not saying 8 is good, I've never heard any real horror stories about 7 but I became a Firefox guy before 7 arrived (That's the way I would tell you to go). But for the love of all Web developers, please go to something other then ie 6. Talk about an back assward Platform. It does nothing the same as any other browser and is not W3 compatible, 7 is better 8 is almost completely there. The sooner everyone moves away from ie 6 the better websites in general get. Also, don't limit yourself to just microsoft products. There are lots of good browsers out there. Firefox and opera are 2 pretty good open source options. (firefox is the better of the 2 in my opinion and is gaining market share everyday) . Or if you like the apple style some people love Safari. Google Chrome is around, but I don't like the monitering software inbeded in it, but they did some cool things.



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    Quote Originally Posted by cyko42 View Post
    Not saying 8 is good, I've never heard any real horror stories about 7 but I became a Firefox guy before 7 arrived (That's the way I would tell you to go). But for the love of all Web developers, please go to something other then ie 6. Talk about an back assward Platform. It does nothing the same as any other browser and is not W3 compatible, 7 is better 8 is almost completely there. The sooner everyone moves away from ie 6 the better websites in general get. Also, don't limit yourself to just microsoft products. There are lots of good browsers out there. Firefox and opera are 2 pretty good open source options. (firefox is the better of the 2 in my opinion and is gaining market share everyday) . Or if you like the apple style some people love Safari. Google Chrome is around, but I don't like the monitering software inbeded in it, but they did some cool things.
    OK, so I downloaded Firefox 3 and ran the setup wizard. Click on shortcut and the program wont run. Now what?



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    Quote Originally Posted by moforisu View Post
    OK, so I downloaded Firefox 3 and ran the setup wizard. Click on shortcut and the program wont run. Now what?
    Anyone help me out with this?



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    Quote Originally Posted by moforisu View Post
    Anyone help me out with this?
    hmm did the setup wizard complete? Try uninstalling and reinstalling. I didn't have any problems when I installed a couple of weeks ago. How long did you give it to load? Firefox does take a little longer to load then ie on most machines. The one draw back I found with it. I'll check the firefox website and see if they have any answers

    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/...will+not+start
    check this out It might help, not exactly sure what the error is your getting. I'll be on the lake most of the day, but if your still having problems pm me and I'll check when I get home to see if I can help you out more


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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    Quote Originally Posted by moforisu View Post
    Those of you in the know, because I'm certainly not, is IE 8 something to upgrade to or stay away from? I'm running 6 now and never went to 7 because of all the horror I heard.

    I downloaded it and after an hour of swearing at it,removed it! BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    My browsers from good to bad.

    1. Firefox
    2. Safari (version 4 is fast and has a couple new features)
    3. Chrome
    5. AOL dialup browser
    6. no internet connection
    10. IE8



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    I second using Mozilla Firefox. I can't stand IE. Every time I try to close it on my pc, it "checks for errors", then re-opens. Not a fan at all. No issues at all with Firefox. Less pop-ups and just overall better, IMO...



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    Re: Internet Explorer 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I don't notice any real improvements. I'm not sure if there is a trick to it, but saving favorites is different. It used to let me save to different folders, but now it saves it to a tab. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but it's a bit irritating.
    Not sure what you're doing, but you might be clicking the star with the green arrow thats in the toolbar, which adds the page as a new entry in the favorites bar. You want to click the favorites button and then "Add to Favorites...", which gives you the option to save it to a folder.



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