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Internet Explorer 11, New Good or Still Bad?

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 18, 2013, 9:17 PM
Ever since IE11 Release Preview has been released yesterday for Windows 7, the questions everybody have in mind are?

1. Will it be faster? My answer is yes, I notice the benchmarks, it's doing well, far better than both Chrome and Firefox. :o I have taken this by surprise!
2. Will it be safer? I can't answer this one as I no longer a fan of IE due to its reputation for its infamous vulnerability and it's a lovable favorite target to hackers, malware and the such. Since I've been told in the past that we should stick to the competitors like Firefox & Chrome, so I can't tell how IE11 stack up on its security today. Even though IF they claim IE11 is now just as safe as the competition, but I still have my doubts when the hackers continue to attack them & finding loopholes a lot more often than the competitors.

With Windows 8.1 close to release by less than a month left to go (Even some box sets announced & the free upgrade to those with existing Win8), I'm really happy and can't wait to test it out but will only install it once Windows 7 gave up and needs a reformat. As for IE11, will wait for the final version and the reviews from many computer websites, not just that, I'm sure Mozilla & Google will continue to step up the game in order to keep our loyalty strong with their browsers rather than IE11. What are your opinions? Particularly IE11's security. Will you use it when it's released?

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ECAsCLOUD Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
It's fast enought, easy to handle and smooth. The style is comfy enough (I like because is very "aero" and squard unlike the good other browsers) But it lacks extensions/addons and skins/thems. Just two minute surfing the web and I am already hearing the awful noisy adds.

I don't like to admid it, but chome is the best one. Fast, reliable, and useful.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ouch, no addons for IE is a letdown. But what about security? Is it as good as the competition like Firefox and Chrome?

I never want to use  Chrome in my home PC because it's just another Firefox, I normally prefer another browser that uses Temporary Internet Cache though. Speaking of Chrome, even though I'm a long newbie to it, even at work, does it have addons and such, I need Adblock for that? But I notice it's terrible major disadvantage that it doesn't print properly or correctly, take some of the business websites I use, it tends to "Fit to Screen" when you print, thus also includes the menu bars while the important document gets shrunk for no reason, what's worse is that it doesn't have Basic Zoom like IE & Firefox possesses.
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ECAsCLOUD Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Yes, for browsing, chrome works very well for me, but as you say, lack things. Like the printing popup that doesn't work with my printer, or the thing that is all google centred. Moreover, I am getting tired of its skin, so now I've started using again firefox (and right now ie11)
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BB-K Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IE 11 I might explore, but not a huge number of time due to my strong loyalty and companionship to Firefox.

Anyway, yes, the printing  is crippling a lot of people especially those of Chrome users. But I don't understand why the statictics in the world shows Chrome users are more than Firefox, did the researchers forget to search inside the business organizations?

I've been told by an IT friend of mine and said that Temporary Internet Files do have problems with its security, so it's no wonder why people use cache-based system today, such as how Firefox was the first to found the idea and then followed by Chrome. IE seems to be the only browser that uses that for easy access, particularly Game SWF files, today I'm glad I've been told to go for Firefox by right clicking on "Page Info > Media" and then wolla, SWF just got it downloaded from the cache, no need to use the about:cache method which will just download twice by download into the cache to create the URL and download again just to grab the URL and download the file once and for all (Seriously, a 5MB game will waste 10MB in this way)
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ECAsCLOUD Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Yep, I am not that deep involed with the web browsers. But anyway yes, firefox it's a really good choice, and it isn't that dependent of google. Google is becoming too big and too attached to everything. Now if you want a google accound, you also get the chrome browser totally attached, the youtube account as well as the gmail, drive, and too much more stuff. And now with your phone linked to the android account with your location and contacts. Too many information together. 
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BB-K Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many things also get Chrome attached to it, thus wasting extra bandwidth to download. :( My Avast setup file also got Chrome as well.

Unfortunately, we hate advertisement and Google has to do it in order for their business to survive. :(
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ECAsCLOUD Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Yes... but they are overdoing it in some cases, for example in the youtube player of the Android devices, or the too frequent adds before the vids in youtube (when you surf without an addblock type addon).
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BB-K Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that's why we need those adblock plugins. In computer is easy when you install, but sadly, smart devices requires rooting in order to get rid of ads.
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cloneddragon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
IE 11 will be just like all other IE's. good at launch, but quickly exploited surpassed by the rest of the web browsers. just be glad Microsoft's no longer spending 3 years between each IE version.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeap, I knew you would say that, since it has been the hacker's favorite browser to hack, surely they'll continue to exploit, no matter if it's safe or not.

I can't wait to read the reviews from various websites, especially both the benchmarks and security.
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