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    Default explorer 8

    Any one tried it yet?Tried it today, it`s better but I still like firefox.

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    I downloaded it, love the search engine feature it has but opening up my favorites or links bars are way too slow for me.


    Got something going on in the background that's causing the slow load.


    If I move my cursor across a youtube video that's hyperlinked on a page, the page will stop allowing me to go down the page.

    The list goes on....but it fixed a slew of other problems I was having before the new version.

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    I been using it for a year now, Alpha nd beta tested it. Its not bad at all, it does have some issues with some web pages but if you notice where it displays the URL a white page that looks torn in half that means it ran into some errors just give it a click and it will display the page properly then.

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    The one I downloaded was updated March 9th I will keep playing with it.

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    I'll wait until it crashed other peoples PC's, they fix it some, then I'll try it
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    About the time it gets to service pack 2 it might be functional...

    I consider that to be a rule of thumb with any microsoft product...

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    Used the last version of the beta for a couple of weeks and now have the official release on two computers. Haven't had any issues on either. It took me a while to discover some of its new features because I didn't make a point of searching them out; just been using it and figuring things out as I go along. So far I like what I see.

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    I think the next browser I install might be this one...
    http://www.apple.com/safari/download/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    I think the next browser I install might be this one...
    http://www.apple.com/safari/download/
    I consider it, but I have it set to allow pop-ups & it won't DL

    Turned them off & DL
    You'd think if they want to be PC compatible they would work with IE pop-up blocker
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    Goggle Chrome is a nice browser. Fire fox was a good browser but they went the wrong way with development.

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    I'm using Safari now
    I like to be able to right click & rename shortcuts
    Doesn't work
    I like to be able to right click & sort byname when I add a shortcut
    Doesn't work
    And it doesn't like a LOT of the imported IE shortcuts
    -that all work under IE
    Not enough options for the toolbar

    Yeah, I got sick of Firefox
    - for some of the same reasons I just listed
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    Playing with Google chrome today have had it for a couple of weeks but only
    tried it Once.I will report back at the end of the day.I also have Safari but
    have`nt got into it yet.

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    Well Safari doesn't work with Hotmail
    So that's out
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    Okay after trying 4 different browsers I guess it is a matter of what you like.
    try this site http://www.topreviews.com

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    Trying the new firefox,what the heck it is just a browser.

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