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I HATE Internet Explorer

post #1 of 17
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Aggggghhhh!!! Damn it. I was in the middle of my best game ever of <a href="http://rd.yahoo.com/games/front/tx/?http://games.yahoo.com/games/downloads/tx.html" target="_blank">text twist</a> AND I had just gotten the 6 letter word to go to the next round when it crashed. It's as if it was waiting for me to get that word before crashing.

Sorry, just had to vent.
post #2 of 17
Join the club. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

I haven't used that pile of dung they call Internet Explorer for any extended period (only for testing HTML code) since... well... ummm... at least not since 10.1 was released. I keep it safely tucked away on a compressed disk image so that it can't contaminate my system with its evil tendrils.

OmniWeb + Chimera provide a far more pleasant web browsing experience. Now, if only we could combine the best parts of these two great browsers -- OmniWeb's incredible interface and Chimera's speed and compatibility.

/me is impatiently awaiting the highly acclaimed OmniWeb 5 engine.

[ 10-10-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
post #3 of 17
I use Chimera primarily and Mozilla for compatibility. Anything with proxies I use Mozilla for. Version 1.1 is decent. Better than IE, but I much prefer Chimera.

The latest nightly builds are great. Much better than the regular 0.5 release. Stable too, if you don't frequent Oreillynet.com
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post #4 of 17
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Redemption. Applet launcher to the rescue. sure it's slow, but at least it didn't crash. 14,920. New high score. divots. that word's going to haunt me like primogeniture has since my world history quiz 10 years ago.
post #5 of 17
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I usually use chimera or OW (more chimera than OW nowadays), but the page wouldn't render right in the window. I've learned my lesson though.

divots.
post #6 of 17
I still use IE5.2. Its awfull shitty- but most of that is X's fault anyway. I'd kill for an OS9 with X's stability.

As for text-twist, my highest score was once over 41,000. I lost it all to "videos". Damnnation.
post #7 of 17
Ooops, Acquisition crashed and dorked me out, sorry about the double post...

[ 10-10-2002: Message edited by: Junkyard Dawg ]</p>
post #8 of 17
OW most of the time, but counting the days until Chimera matures, or OW 5 is released.

I do keep IE around and up to date for those sites that don't work with anything else.

If you want to feel like IE is a good browser, just download iCab and use it for a few days. IE will be a sweet after using that turd of a browser...
post #9 of 17
I don't know why people complain about IE crashing.

It rarely crashes for me. Certain Java applets cause problems, but I think that's because of the Java implementation itself, not because of IE.

That said, I just ran the above mentioned word game, and scored 44,430, in MSIE 5.2, without a single crash.

I do, however, have the problem where IE doesn't refresh/redraw correctly, and you have to drag the resize handle to see the page.

Still, IE can display nearly all pages correctly, and that's why I stick to it. Please let me know when there's a more compatible product, and I'll try it. I don't subscribe to the "I use Chimera but switch to IE when a page can't load right" crap. If you constantly have to switch apps, please tell me how that saves time?
post #10 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by tonton:
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Still, IE can display nearly all pages correctly, and that's why I stick to it. Please let me know when there's a more compatible product, and I'll try it. I don't subscribe to the "I use Chimera but switch to IE when a page can't load right" crap. If you constantly have to switch apps, please tell me how that saves time?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Exactly my reasoning.
post #11 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by tonton:
<strong>Still, IE can display nearly all pages correctly, and that's why I stick to it. Please let me know when there's a more compatible product, and I'll try it. I don't subscribe to the "I use Chimera but switch to IE when a page can't load right" crap. If you constantly have to switch apps, please tell me how that saves time?</strong><hr></blockquote> So true, so true. I switch and try other browsers for a while but alwais end up in IE again for that reason. It says alot about the other browsers availible that an almost 2 year old version of IE, still is the only real option we have.

[ 10-10-2002: Message edited by: kelib ]</p>
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post #12 of 17
I have been using Mozilla / Netscape 7 full time for year/months and am not looking back
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post #13 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by digitalandres:
<strong>I still use IE5.2. Its awfull shitty- but most of that is X's fault anyway. I'd kill for an OS9 with X's stability.

As for text-twist, my highest score was once over 41,000. I lost it all to "videos". Damnnation.</strong><hr></blockquote>

How is IE's instability OS X's fault? IE is slow and unstable because Microsoft did a poor Carbon port. A browser can be fast and stable in OS X. Just look at Chimera or Mozilla. You shouldn't blame OS X in this case, when it's really the programer's fault.
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post #14 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by tonton:
<strong>Still, IE can display nearly all pages correctly, and that's why I stick to it. Please let me know when there's a more compatible product, and I'll try it. I don't subscribe to the "I use Chimera but switch to IE when a page can't load right" crap. If you constantly have to switch apps, please tell me how that saves time?</strong><hr></blockquote>

well, mozilla renders every page i've encountered correctly. the only reason i used ie is to download mozilla after a terrible hard disk crash. i can't seem to get chimera to even startup, so i am with mozie. mozilla is i think (completely?) standards compliant. ie i think is partially detriment in that respect; and the reason some pages render "correctly" in ie, instead of moz/chimera, is because bad html "programmers" depend on ie's detriments.
post #15 of 17
I have always used Internet Explorer and since switching to 5.2, I have not had any problems at all (including no crashes).

With that said, lately I have been using Chimera 0.5 and I love it's speed. Since I usually visit the same handful of sites on a regular basis, I know which sites I can use Chimera on and I know when I have to switch over to IE. Switching almost becomes like a second nature. My biggest complaint with Chimera is it's instablilty. It crashes on me at least once per day.
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post #16 of 17
I think Explorer crashes on me every couple of weeks, but it's not like it wipes anything vital in the process. Just irritating.

And I still can't get on with any of the others... hopefully the day I can chuck M$ off my Mac is not far away...
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post #17 of 17
IE 5.2.2 isn't terrible. It's just slower than the competition and it doesn't support tabbed browsing. Mozilla beats it hands down in almost every area. If you have Mozilla on your hard drive, you won't be needing IE. Mozilla's only real flaw is its clunky user interface. It bugs a lot of people, including me.

Chimera is a quicker than IE and Mozilla, but it's also less stable and has plug-in issues.

Chimera is great if you just want to surf the web and read news sites, but you'll definitely need IE or Mozilla for Flash and Java.

I haven't tried OmniWeb in awhile. I think it still has issues though. iCab and Opera? Haven't tried those, but I hear they are awful.

But hey! We all know the best browser for OS X is Lynx.
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