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IE 8 is more powerful than firefox?

Discussion in 'Bing' started by tonis, May 19, 2009.

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    As we all konw that Microsoft's next-generation web browser - the final version of Windows Internet Explorer 8 (abbreviated IE8) is released on March 19, 2009.

    The new browser bring us many new features, improvements and unexpected surprise. Internet Explorer 8 is more standards compliant than any of the earlier versions.
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    The new features are Web Slices, Accelerators, and Search Suggestions for Search Providers. Big improvements have been made to AJAX, JScript, and Developer Tools, there are more features to be discovered.

    Internet Explorer 8 is supported on Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 2003 and is freeware. Some features are similar to firefox and even more powerful. I had used for several months and no bugs appeared, the speed is faster than before.

    So, in my view, IE 8 is more powerful than firefox. what about you?
     
    tonis, May 19, 2009 IP
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  2. Spency

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    Might be more powerful, but in terms of safety, Firefox will always win for me.

    Firefox updates everytime they find a flaw, IE normally as part of the windows update, unless this has changed.
     
    Spency, May 20, 2009 IP
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    Does it support extensions like firefox?
    I wouldn't use M$ IE for my safety. Almost all M$ products are sending feedbacks to their server. Use it at your own risk.
     
    florpeps, May 20, 2009 IP
  4. Ankur Mittal

    Ankur Mittal Banned

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    Indeed IE 8 is more powerful then firefox,the features the stability of IE 8 is far better then firefox,I never had IE crashing but whenever I use firefox it crashes atleast once or twice
     
    Ankur Mittal, May 20, 2009 IP
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    life31 Active Member

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    Havent tried IE8. Downloading it now. Will check it out. BTW firefox uses more resourses and cpu. Thats why it crashes. Least is used by Opera but again Opera has problems with animation and videos.

    Not even a single browser wich is complete and up to the mark.
     
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    The OP doesn't know what he's talking about. IE8 is the worst browser on the planet. A virus magnet, technically incompetent, unable to follow most modern standards and practices including the "improvements" claimed in the post.

    IE8 is 11 years behind ALL other browsers and shows no signs of competing. Microsoft already stated it won't support XHTML or SVG or canvas in IE9, and who knows when that will come out?

    Get real. Use any other browser and be light years ahead of IE8.
     
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  7. kaglong

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    I like IE8 :)
    and it's better with addon IE7pro
    :D
     
    kaglong, May 20, 2009 IP
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    Hi my name’s Feran and I am working with the Internet Explorer Outreach Team to help provide assistance to folks about their Internet Explorer.

    For those of you who stated concern about security, IE8 actually has many new and improved features including safety, making it a very secure browser. You can learn more about its security features here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/features/overview.aspx?tabid=1&catid=1

    Or check out these articles reviewing IE8 security: http://www.pcworld.com/article/161587/is_ie8_actually_safer.html
    http://www.itworld.com/internet/67113/ie-8-its-security-worth-download

    Thanks!
    Feran
     
    feranm_ie8team, May 20, 2009 IP
  9. drhowarddrfine

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    Hi Feran,

    I notice that when I ask you hard hitting questions you run away promising to return with answers but you never have....four times now. As you know, if you know anything, IE8 is the most insecure browser in the world and no securities person will advise using it. Though dated, see my link below for a real securities person and not some Microsoft article telling us how wonderful IE is.
     
    drhowarddrfine, May 20, 2009 IP
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    I haven't tried IE8 nor have the inclination to do so...at least in the near future.

    Btw..does it support extensions and plugins...just the way FF does? These features are a must for any modern browser....these days.

    Regards,

    RightMan
     
    RightMan, May 20, 2009 IP
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    I am always having problem viewing my sites with IE :( Hope the new IE8 should be better.
     
    wptheme, May 20, 2009 IP
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    Maybe, but when it comes to security.. i think Firefox is the Best! IE < MF
     
    Sahil72, May 20, 2009 IP
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    i think that IE 8 is more powerful
     
    mihirp, May 21, 2009 IP
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    I know that firefox is more powerful.
    FREE addons vs having to browse and pay for some IE addons.
    Firefox vs IE in the virus department... we all know that one, IE attracts viruses like white on rice.
    Oh an "accelerators?" Firefox has had those for long long time, this is just another of those ideas like tabbed browsing that Microsoft stole from another company.
     
    scylla, May 21, 2009 IP
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    I bet IE8 is on track with Firefox. For all the good reasons. Since Firefox will not stop what they are at now :D
     
    SOULZRIPPER, May 21, 2009 IP
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    I think Firefox is best Browser!)
     
    Chobos, May 21, 2009 IP
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    If IE8 truly has something FF3 does not, FF3 can get that and more with plugins. So no, Firefox is still king of the ring.
     
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    I use firefox3 and it's wonderful! everything definitely loads and works great.
     
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    well i m also using Firefox3.0.10 version it is faster then IE8
     
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    IE8 is better then firefox for me right now, Latest version of firefox is very very slow and buggish.
     
    metros, May 21, 2009 IP
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