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Apr 17, 2011 13:32 |  #1

Has anyone starting using IE9?

If not, why not?

If yes, have you had any trouble:
1. installing
2. running it
3. does it tranfer over your favorites?

Thanks for responding.


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Apr 17, 2011 13:55 |  #2

I've been using it for the last month or so and am not having any problems with it. Yes my favorites were transferred over and it was easy to install.

Only problem is that i don't think it's color corrected so I still used FF4 when viewing things like this forum.




  
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Apr 17, 2011 14:05 |  #3

I don't use IE and I highly recommend anyone and everyone move to a real browser. They're safer, faster, and easier to use than any of the IE family. Plus there are so many different options out there that a lot of people have no idea exist!

Firefox (external link)
Safari (external link)
Google Chrome (external link)
Opera (external link)
Seamonkey (external link)
Stainless (Mac only) (external link)

Not to mention the hundreds of others that are based on these browsers. Here is a full list (external link).

I'm a software engineer, working on the web side of things for that past 8 years so I've had intimate experience with pretty much every browser there is.




  
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Apr 17, 2011 14:09 |  #4

I guess this whole debate about "the best" browser will never end. Been using IE9 for a few weeks now, and absolutely love it. Currently the fastest in it's class and not had any issues moving over from IE8.


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Apr 17, 2011 14:14 |  #5

IE is a pain


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Apr 17, 2011 14:29 |  #6

tman2782 wrote in post #12240043 (external link)
I guess this whole debate about "the best" browser will never end. Been using IE9 for a few weeks now, and absolutely love it. Currently the fastest in it's class and not had any issues moving over from IE8.

It's not about the best, I'm all for using what you like. It comes down to the fact that IE is notoriously unsafe and has 100 times more security issues than any other browser. In fact it's part of the reason that windows was booted from Google. They use only mac and linux now.




  
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Apr 17, 2011 15:52 |  #7

I am using IE9 and started in December with some early releases. The speed improvement is noticeable, but some sites that checks for a browser may come up with a complaint. Legacy mode solves that most of the time and the sites are upgrading fast.

The layout is a change you will have to get used to. Example - favourites now on top right, not left anymore.

In general it works and is much better than IE8


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Apr 17, 2011 16:15 as a reply to  @ David Ransley's post |  #8

Been useing it for a couple of weeks now on all three of my computers. No problems installing, everything transferred easily. Seems to be much faster then IE8. I have never had any security problems with any version of IE and have tried a couple of the others browsers and will stay with IE. I'm happy with it.


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Apr 17, 2011 16:17 |  #9

I have heard its better but me I am Firefox,SeaMonkey only. Plus I use linux.


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Apr 17, 2011 21:43 as a reply to  @ leadAndRock's post |  #10

Regarding security in IE9 - It's technically side-by-side with Chrome and above everything else.

http://arstechnica.com …n-ditching-xp-for-ie9.ars (external link)

More substantial protection is provided by the Mandatory Integrity Control feature of the two modern OSes. By marking a process as "Low Integrity," Windows prevents that process from being able to write to the majority of the hard disk and registry. The result is that even if the Web browser is compromised, the attacker is greatly restricted. Though an attacker can read most data (though this too can be restricted), he can't install rootkits, trojans, spyware, or anything else, because he cannot write to the parts of the file system required to do this.

Importantly, this protection has no real means of circumvention. Features like ASLR (and DEP, which is found in XP) are designed to make hackers' jobs harder, but do not erect any hard, kernel-enforced barriers, which is why, with skill, they can be bypassed. MIC erects a much harder barrier; to bypass MIC a hacker would have to find and use an exploit that allowed a process to elevate its privileges to strip itself of the "Low Integrity" label. If the attacker cannot do this, then he is forever trapped in the Low Integrity sandbox, unable to install his malicious software.

Privilege escalation vulnerabilities—softwa​re flaws that trick the kernel into giving a process more rights than it should have—do exist, so even MIC is no panacea. But they're substantially rarer than common browser flaws, and they are more likely to be fixed more quickly, because of their scope. Most important is that they can be fixed—they're a result of bugs in the kernel. DEP and ASLR can't be fixed as such; the circumvention mechanisms are to an extent inevitable.

That's not to say everyone should drop everything and switch to IE9 as their default browser (I certainly haven't, and I'm posting this from FF4). But it's important that everyone on Win6/7 upgrade.


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Apr 18, 2011 01:28 as a reply to  @ Mike Deep's post |  #11

we run sharepoint at work so ie is a must. Tried to install ie 9 on my machine. It crashed my computer twice that badly that i had to unplug the machine from power, cos even the power button wouldnt work. I will be using ie 8. I would never use it home btw..




  
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Apr 18, 2011 15:13 |  #12

I installed it at home, but after a while it keeps freezing. I am using Chrome now.




  
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Apr 18, 2011 15:21 |  #13

Chrome guy here. Not interested in IE9.


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Apr 18, 2011 15:40 |  #14

I just installed it on my Windows based computers / virtual machines and must say that I really don't like IE9. IE9 is worse than IE8.

I mainly use my MacBook, so I use Chrome, Firefox or Safari...primarily Chrome.


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Apr 18, 2011 15:46 |  #15

neil_r wrote in post #12240070 (external link)
IE is a pain

Care to embelish this statement?


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