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    rjdohnert

    Has the amount of trust for IE7 increased amongst the C9 crowd?  Who uses it as the default browser?  Or does Firefox/Opera/Safari still rule?  For those that dont use it as your default browser, what would have to change for you to trust IE again?

    Discuss not flame.

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    Bas

    I use it as the default on all my PC's. Before that, I used IE6. I find that if you know what you're doing, it's very hard to get burned by IE6's security issues.

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    Tabibito

    Same.

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    W3bbo

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Has the amount of trust for IE7 increased amongst the C9 crowd?  Who uses it as the default browser?  Or does Firefox/Opera/Safari still rule?  For those that dont use it as your default browser, what would have to change for you to trust IE again?

    Discuss not flame.


    I "trust" IE7 as much as I trust all the other browsers (i.e. I trust IE7 not to allow any drive-bys and to inform me of any suspicious activity).

    But I don't use it as my primary for a number of reasons:
    • Still need IE6 on this machine for testing websites (but I've got it elsewhere: my laptop, server, and a vpc)
    • I don't like the new UI
      • Tabs don't look good
      • UI is slower, it's like they've hardcoded delays again
      • UI feels clunkier
      • The menubar looks terrible, sabotage?
    • I'm still a little uneasy about security, there were a few major exploits mentioned since IE7's release; but less for FF

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    Royal​Schrubber

    I switched from Opera to IE when version 7 came out. I love it Smiley

    @Webbo:
    Strange, on the some other computer with XP installed it was more like opposite. IE7 UI is much faster than was old IE6.

    Also I like tabs and whole UI. Had IE7 skin on Opera for some time Big Smile

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    sushovande

    on IE7 here as default. Before that I was on IE6.

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    zian

    Bas wrote:
    I use it as the default on all my PC's. Before that, I used IE6. I find that if you know what you're doing, it's very hard to get burned by IE6's security issues.


    Same here

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    irascian

    RoyalSchrubber wrote:

    Strange, on the some other computer with XP installed it was more like opposite. IE7 UI is much faster than was old IE6.



    I'm with Webbo on this. Overall I like iE7 but the performance really sucks when opening a new tab or starting iE up on all my PCs. It sits with "Connecting..." on the first tab/new tab seemingly forever. What's really annoying is you can't make any use of that time at all. You type in the URL (my default is set to blank page) and then when the tab finally completes it trashes your URL so that you have to type it again. So the long start-up time means you can't do anything. Very much a step backwards in the whole browser experience as a result.

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    Ray6

    Still using FireFox I'm afraid.

    I don't like the positioning of the buttons in IE for one thing; could be because I'm a left-handed mouse user (and please, I've heard all the jokes about this one, so save yourselves a few keystrokes ... Big Smile)


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    cornelius

    looks like theres a problem with your connection or slow proxy

    for me IE7 is alot faster tan IE6 and much faster than firefox
    it takes good 10 seconds for firefox to switch on while its only 1 second for internet explorer

    also i love the new font smoothin thingie and the UI is more intuitive

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    DigitalDud

    I never stopped trusting IE, it never gave me personally, any reason not to trust it.  On the other hand, Firefox is making me almost start trusting Netscape. Tongue Out

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    UlsterFry

    Still using FF, don't like the postion of the buttons, or where the menu options are, and most of all, as a developer, it's still riddled with css and dom scripting bugs!

    It does have some nice features and is a vast improvement on IE6, but for me FF wins hands down.


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    littleguru

    IE7 is also my default. I don't need a lot of plugins and it looks very safe to me. All the exploits that have been discovered didn't work on Vista with UAC activated. Smiley

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    imekon

    Firefox - nothing would make me trust IE ever again.

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    daSmirnov

    I moved from Mozilla to IE6 when XP SP2 shipped (which had a few improvements to IE6, pop up blocker basic stuff like that), which lasted me for a while until I moved to Maxthon.

    Since the IE7 betas however I've been using IE7 exclusively.

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    irascian

    cornelius wrote:
    looks like theres a problem with your connection or slow proxy



    Would it be using a connection when I've got "start page" set to "blank page"? (Yeah, I know it says "Connecting..." as it takes forever but it's got nothing to connect to in this case).

    I'm not using a proxy, but do have Zone Alarm sat between me and t'internet.

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    Ion Todirel

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Has the amount of trust for IE7 increased amongst the C9 crowd?  Who uses it as the default browser?  Or does Firefox/Opera/Safari still rule?  For those that dont use it as your default browser, what would have to change for you to trust IE again?

    Discuss not flame.
    Firefox is my default, i trust IE just that right now i like Firefox more than ever

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    TimP

    IE7 is nice, but definitely slower than IE6. I notice it most on large webpages (300-400KB of HTML). Scrolling and opening links is noticeably laggy.

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