IE 7 or stay with 6?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Tim.., Nov 10, 2006.

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    Tim.. Guest

    As subject, is 7 any better or just more bloaty?

    Tim.., Nov 10, 2006
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    Gaz Guest

    Has some useful features, looks prettier etc, but it certainly sucks the
    resources, and the layout of the icons has being changed around, for the
    sake of changing around, ie, it has being 'vista-ed'....

    Gaz, Nov 10, 2006
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    Money4Nuffin Guest

    Firefox definitely..
    Money4Nuffin, Nov 10, 2006
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    Tippunmon Guest

    becoming fan of latest Opera; no ads, very very fast and very little
    Tippunmon, Nov 10, 2006
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    Gaz Guest

    I cant use a browser that lacks the ctrl + enter shortcut for www and .com,
    i also quite like the personalised favourites of ie6/7

    Gaz, Nov 10, 2006
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    Fishman > Guest

    Many of my customers use internet banking.
    A few have contacted me about being unable to use this service since their
    PC's upgraded to IE7.
    They get unsupported browser messages and similar.

    One customer contacted his bank about the problem and was told to revert to
    IE6 or 5.
    I find it rather pathetic that despite MS publishing their pending release
    of IE7 for some time, that financial institutions have not geared up

    So hence a warning:
    If you use internet banking check with your bank that they support IE7
    before upgrading.
    Fishman >, Nov 11, 2006
  7. It's definitely better in many ways (JavaScript performance for example) but
    I'd wait for the first set of updates :)
    Rob Nicholson, Nov 11, 2006
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    PeeGee Guest

    Alternatively, upgrade to Opera and, if necessary, get it to pretend to
    be IE (in site preferences option). Personally, I use Firefox with Opera
    as a backup. That way you don't have to bother about the
    incompatibilities MS build in to each new version of their software.

    PeeGee, Nov 11, 2006

  9. I never really liked Firefox for some reason, but I really like IE7. The
    interface is clean and simple and you just have those buttons that you
    really need to hand. The new RSS reader is really good (but needs some
    improvement) and the customisable search box is great, and complements the
    Google Toolbar nicely. I have Wikipedia (English), eBayUK, and
    Tesco on there.

    The rendering is quicker I find, and there is support for transparency in
    ..png files and better standards compliance.

    If you don't need to wait for banking sites to update, I see no reason to
    stick with IE6. It takes a little while to get used to the new interface.

    Synapse Syndrome, Nov 11, 2006
  10. That's quite amusing to read, since every item can be said about FF
    too! I know what you mean about taking a dislike though, I can't work
    with Opera at all for no obvious reason.
    Never had a problem with bank sites, just using FF since 1.0 was
    released. I must be lucky in my choice of banks.

    Cheers - Jaimie
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Nov 11, 2006
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    Mark A Guest

    Works as it should with Natwest okay.


    Mark A, Nov 11, 2006
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    Newshound Guest

    Not just banks; we had a warning at work not to upgrade because a number of
    apps fail under IE7. Also they claimed it was actually less secure (might
    have been porkies of course).
    Newshound, Nov 14, 2006
  13. Porkies it is - unless you've got a spectacularly closely-managed IE6
    installation (and if you did, your work computers would be so locked
    down that you couldn't install software!), then IE7 will be more
    secure out of the box.

    Not that I use it for anything other than Windows Update, which seems
    to be a lot more reliable under IE7 than it has been for the last year
    or so in 6 - no more forever-scrolling blue bars, or "I'm sorry, I've
    just shat myself and all my bytes are on the floor" error pages.

    Cheers - Jaimie
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Nov 14, 2006
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    Trevor Best Guest

    Works fine on mine, Exchange 2003. What version of Exchange are you using?
    I just tried on a client's Exchange 2000 server, worked fine (haven't
    seen the mail at the other end yet, but nothing went wrong while sending).
    Trevor Best, Nov 15, 2006
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    David Wade Guest

    I gather there is a hot fix for 2003....
    David Wade, Nov 15, 2006
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    Trevor Best Guest

    Or you could use FireFox when away from the office :)
    Trevor Best, Nov 16, 2006
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