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  • 2.0 stars

    "Improved but...."

    April 4, 2009  |   By epgomez

    Pros

    Has gone a long way

    Cons

    Well things have moved around. I just don't have the time to learn all the buttons I'm familiar with Firefox and the browsers. The tendency is to use it a little bit then if I'm stuck I just go back to Firefox then don't come back to IE anymore.

    Summary

    I think the crashes are associated with the browser not the PC. If don't use IE my computer is fine. I tried to use it a couple but each time I see the blue screen of death. I'm using vista. Now my computer is ok because I don't use IE anymore. I wonder if there would be a patch soon.

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  • Reply by LedeAgenda on April 14, 2009

    Despite what the two jerks above say, I also can use Firefox, Chrome and even the IE7 just fine. If I use IE8, hangs on load-up then locks up. Perhaps the techies should investigate the problem instead of the just assuming the same old 1) you got a virus or 2) you just dont like Microsoft routine.

  • Reply by pip22 on April 5, 2009

    Don't have time to learn all the buttons? It's not rocket science! As for always crashing, the problem is with your hardware or Windows installation, not IE8. Something is corrupted and because IE is integrated into Windows (unlike Firefox) it's the corruption that causes it to crash. Your solution is to use Firefox instead, but don't blame IE8. Get your PC sorted because that won't be the only program that crashes. Over time you'll get problems with other stuff too. Ignore it if you like but it won't go away.

  • Reply by nutzfartly on April 4, 2009

    Like I said, the problem is most likely at the computer/operator end. It sounds odd your system is crashing everytime you use IE, but runs like an angel with virtually any other browser. If what you say is true, you have either a corrupted registry (particularly when you speak of the "blue screens"), or other damaged file somewhere, or incompatable hardware, or a corrupted install of the OS or the browser, or a virus. I've also found some folks just don't like IE no matter what.

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