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    Those of you who like to use MS Internet Explorer as your browser might be interested in the latest version, IE 7, which is now available for download. I've just installed it on my computer and reached the early conclusions that:

    a. it seems harmless enough; and,
    b. it's a vast improvement on the previous version.

    Gill
    There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
    (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

  • #2
    Originally posted by Gill

    b. it's a vast improvement on the previous version.

    Gill
    Can you splain to me in idiot terms what was improved? Remember, I DO type with one finger, and am really new to this electronic world we are in, in fact, I done even own a cell phone yet!!! Dale
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      It has tabbed browsing, like Opera and Mozilla Firefox. This means you don't have to open a new browser window every time you want to open a new page.

      I'm sure there are other improvements too, but I'll look for those later .

      Gill (who doesn't have a cell phone either)
      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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      • #4
        Thank ya kindly madam!

        Dale...one of two living persons without a cell phone
        Dale w/ yella saws

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        • #5
          Dale, did you say Gill is a madam?
          Mike

          Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
          www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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          • #6
            ummm I dont know actually...I was just assuming. I'm sure she will slap me upside the head if I "dissed" her. Dale
            Dale w/ yella saws

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            • #7
              Add me to the list of people without a cell phone and I have never talked on one.

              Bob
              Delta P-20 & Q-3

              I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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              • #8
                <Quote> Those of you who like to use MS Internet Explorer as your browser might be interested in the latest version, IE 7, which is now available for download. I've just installed it on my computer and reached the early conclusions that:

                a. it seems harmless enough;

                </Quote>

                Hmm - researchers have already found security issues with it! More precisely with the combination of IE and Outlook.

                Most of the new features in IE7, as far as I can see are just Microsoft playing catch up to Firefox, which I've used for the past couple of years, after finding it much more stable than IE6.

                Besides any alternative to Microsoft is good IMO...

                Ian
                Ian

                Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                • #9
                  I quite agree, Ian - Firefox has been leading the way with browsers for years and Microsoft is only just catching up. For myself, I use Firefox although even it isn't without security vulnerabilities. I don't think the software has yet been written that some determined charlatan can't penetrate once they set their mind to it.

                  Browsers with tabbed features do make the internet experience more productive and pleasureable. A lot of people are familiar with MS products and feel comfortable with the brand, so I thought it might be helpful to draw attention to the latest version. When I said it seems to be harmless, I was referring to the fact that it doesn't seem to dominate the computer in the same way that some MS products have in the past.

                  Gill
                  There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                  (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                  • #10
                    There's an interesting comparison of IE and Firefox here - not entirely serious ..lol

                    http://www.bbspot.com/News/2005/01/f..._explorer.html

                    Bet you hadn't realised you were a "proselytizing ubergeek", Gill.

                    Ian
                    Ian

                    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PuzzledMoose
                      Bet you hadn't realised you were a "proselytizing ubergeek", Gill.
                      I'm also a madam, apparently!



                      Gill
                      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gill
                        I'm also a madam, apparently!



                        Gill
                        I guess it's marginally better than being a madman.

                        Ian
                        Ian

                        Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                        • #13
                          What Bugs Me Most

                          is the fact that I HAVE to Internet Explorer on some sites. Got the Firefox plug in that lets me "View this page in IE'.
                          Bob from Northwest Florida

                          Delta P20

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                          • #14
                            Gill, I downloaded the installation program but haven't installed it yet. Does it install over the previous version or does one have to uninstall the previous version first? Information I received earlier says to uninstall 6.0 first. Thanks.

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                            • #15
                              I didn't uninstall the previous version. Version 7 just installed right over the top of it and left no trace of what had gone before.

                              Gill
                              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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