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ajt (2546)

ajt
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UK based. Perl, XML/HTTP, SAP, Debian hacker.

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Thursday February 10, 2005
04:11 AM

People use IE?

[ #23120 ]

I have one lone Windows machine on my network at home. The machine is not long for this earth, the case is failing, and it's so underpowered it's not worth fixing*. Being a Windows machine means that I constantly have to patch it and patch it's AV, and be generally paranoid about it. This week Microsoft released a huge batch of critical and serious security patches, so last night I tried to install them.

I also thought I'd try and download copy of RegClean to fix a minor problem with the registry, by accident I mistyped Google and ended up on a junk site, as I was still using IE I was bombarded with pop-ups and all sorts of crap. We run Opera or Firefox on that machine and normally never have any such problems. I had forgotted how awful IE is, do rational people choose to use it? Tonight I'll find my copy of RegClean on CD, which will be easier than trying to find it on the interweb.

* At some point I'll replace the notebook, probably with an iBook, and I fancy replacing my equally antique desktop with an IBM eServer OpenPower 710, though I'll probably just get a AMD64 box of some sorts, but it's nice to dream...

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  • I use IE when the site I'm trying to use doesn't work on a sensible browser. This happened more with Opera, but Firefox handles quite a lot. I think it's only my online banking, and my agency timesheeting application that require IE now...
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    osfameron

    • It's not an option for me, IE doesn't run on Linux, and my system is too antique to run IE on top of WINE. If as site doesn't work in Firefox or Opera I don't use it, and complain. I agree that "IE only" is less of a problem now than it use to be, but it does still lurk. I just dislike poor sites, many are so poorly designed and tied to so specifically to one version of IE that they don't even work properly in later versions of IE.

      I think the only "IE only" site I can think of that is use now are SAP's va

      --
      -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • IE is our "corporate standard". This being the case, using anything else is taboo. Any arguments against, it will be met with fingers being inserted in ears and loud yelling. Frightening isn't it?
    • I know what you mean, but I'm the webmaster and I insisted on Firefox/Mozilla and Opera. I never touch IE except to check it out for bugs. A few select others in the IT team use Firefox, but it's just a tiny few.

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      -- "It's not magic, it's work..."