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Slab
03-18-2015, 08:01 AM
Just like I've been telling everyone when they have problems with the website. IE is the worst browser available. Now it's official, Internet Explorer is dead:

Microsoft Internet Explorer Is Dead as Windows 10 Makes Way for Project Spartan - ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/microsoft-internet-explorer-dead-windows-10-makes-project/story?id=29700926)

I never thought I'd see the day, but Internet Explorer will be no longer, and that's good news. For you who are still using it, switch to Google Chrome and you'll be much better off. Firefox is another good one.

yankee doodler
03-18-2015, 08:30 AM
I switched over to FF a year or so ago. IE was just to cumbersome and unpredictable.

skiptomylu
03-18-2015, 08:54 AM
I quit using IE long before I changed over to the iMac I use now. I do still have a PC for a few things I can not do on my iMac, like I can not update my web site with my iMac or I could if I wanted to tear it up and start over again, LOL! Also I have to have a PC to update my Humminbird sonar's as they only have it set up for a PC which I still do not understand.

I put Firefox on my PC so long ago now that I can not remember, but it went for several different PC's that I used Firefox.

I do know that I would never go back!

wicklundrh
03-18-2015, 09:02 AM
Unfortunately, they will keep it around for the next 5 years as corporate america runs many of their platforms and packages that will not be forward compatible with the new "project Spartan". My understanding is they are going to try in make that as backwards compatible as they can however they won't be able to account for everyones problems and issues. They will keep it alive long enough for us in the industry to upgrade.

Problem is, government is slower than everyone else. Currently, in our situation, we are REQUIRED to run IE 9. IE 10 and 11 are not authorized yet as they have not been fully vetted in the security relm. That should tell people something.

matzilla
03-18-2015, 09:14 AM
IE has all the tie'ins for administration through Windows AD - chrome and firefox do not and therefor are never really used in enterprise or government environments. 90% of the issues people have with IE are directly related to the user and not the application as delivered from MS

CrappiePappy
03-18-2015, 09:17 AM
IE has been "dead" to me for several years !! I went to Google Chrome when IE9 started having major troubles, and just opening a web page took nearly a whole minute ... for EACH page change :banghead

... cp :kewl

Tracker123
03-18-2015, 01:09 PM
IE has all the tie'ins for administration through Windows AD - chrome and firefox do not and therefor are never really used in enterprise or government environments. 90% of the issues people have with IE are directly related to the user and not the application as delivered from MS

Absolutely correct. All of the engineering systems I work with are through a IE browser.

Barnacle Bill
03-18-2015, 01:32 PM
Verrrry Interesttting. I just spent this morning changing to Google Chrome and I don't like it. However I guess I'll try to get use to it. When searching and I get directed to a PDF attachment, IE11 shuts down and I can't open it. I've been working on the problem for a long time now and just got tired of it. At least now I can view minor things like new fishing regulations.

shuorc
03-18-2015, 03:25 PM
What's a guy to do??? Windows XP put on machine as Vista didn't work, think pc is a 32 bit processor, now IE is not happy with us. If i went 'somewhere' to get that which would last over 5 years where would that be and what do i need????? or is it time to go fishing and like television do something else???--shu

Slab
03-18-2015, 03:39 PM
What's a guy to do??? Windows XP put on machine as Vista didn't work, think pc is a 32 bit processor, now IE is not happy with us. If i went 'somewhere' to get that which would last over 5 years where would that be and what do i need????? or is it time to go fishing and like television do something else???--shu


If you're working now, don't worry about it. IE and XP are fine. It's just that your next PC won't have IE.

vic n
03-18-2015, 03:49 PM
I have never like IE, but I also refuse to use FF. They ran their ceo out because of his beliefs and the fact that he wouldn't retract those beliefs. I guess it's okay to run a guy off now for believing in traditional family values.

kickingback
03-18-2015, 03:57 PM
Always used Mozilla. More stable and secure and more functions for web content.

justinp61
03-18-2015, 04:13 PM
I don't have any issues with IE, it's on two machines. I also have Chrome on one and don't care for it.

Crestliner08
03-18-2015, 06:25 PM
Have been using Mozilla and Mozilla FireFox for web browsing for over a dozen years. Most stable, reliable platform there is. Several tech reps told me about these programs way back when. Never regretted the change. And I use Mozilla Thunderbird for my email as well. No problems, no worries.