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  • 2.0 stars

    "FRUSTRATING"

    October 21, 2013  |   By sugarbooger

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    ?????!!!!!

    Cons

    Every time I right-click a link, either on IE or using e-mail, to "Open in New Tab" a BLANK tab opens. My OS is Win 7 Pro (like if that makes a difference). I'm tired of copy and pasting links URL from their Properties to open in a new tab. Humph
    IE has never defined ALL the Internet Options, Tools, Advanced Security Settings, ie. SSL, TSL, etc. Which ones should or shouldn't be checked? If SSL 2.0 isn't checked, by default, why would it be available?

    Summary

    I had IE8 on an XP computer, and skipped updating to IE9 because of the reviews. If I can get IE8 for Win7 Pro, I would.
    WHYYYYYYY does MS does this? If they made cars, they'd put them out with no engine, steering wheel, seating, etc. Of course people will be stupid enough to buy the cars expecting a fix or work-around from MS. smh BTW, they should ditch Win8 and go on to an OS people will buy. My husband's company removed Win8 from ALL their computers and reloaded Win7 Pro. That should tell you something right there. Win8.1???? From what I read, it's a big FAIL. Try again. Back to the drawing board.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "It's unstable"

    October 9, 2013  |   By Joltin-Joe

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    It was easy to upgrade from IE9.

    Cons

    It freezes often. You have to go to task manager to kill it and start it up again. Their support people say it's not their fault. They recommend running it without add-ons or rebooting your PC.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Piece of Crap"

    September 2, 2013  |   By Kisho87

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    Nothing, Nothing at all

    Cons

    Performance killer, Garbage
    Got stuck with all websites, need to kill process each and every time. nothing but ********
    this is from Microsoft....I cant believe it..!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Better than the last"

    August 20, 2013  |   By Brooker32

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    Quicker than I expected.

    Cons

    I've had issues with crashing, and I still find it to go slower than other browsers. Not as customizable as previous editions.

    Summary

    I always want whatever new version of IE is coming out to renew my faith in it, but I always find myself defaulting back to FF, Chrome, and most recently torch browser. I like quick, and I never get that from IE. I can't say that the crashing was related specifically to IE and not my computer, but I don't seem to have as many issues with this when using other browsers. Maybe the next version will be better.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great speed, touch screen compatibility"

    August 9, 2013  |   By RichhD

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    IE10 on Windows 8 with Touch screen offers much better user experience than either current Chrome or FireFox.

    Cons

    Lack of plugin support means you lose some functionality that might be essential to some, e.g. if you are using LastPass to remember all of your passwords.

    Summary

    On my touch screen laptop, I am using two browsers - IE10 for surfing, FireFox for commerce. Waiting for Chrome updates to get a decent touchscreen experience.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Better than ie 9 and older versions"

    August 3, 2013  |   By JEFL

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    Fast on boot up and page rendering

    Cons

    It can have a bug here and there especially when you exit one tab the other tab gets really big but then goes back to normal after

    Summary

    overall the best ie to date as ie 9 and 10 really fixed my older problems with ie 8 and older with page loading and boot time are the big difference

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  • 5.0 stars

    "my IE10 opens in 1 second :)"

    July 1, 2013  |   By salesalex

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    IE10 is faster than IE9 or IE8 and more light than every other browser , CPU usage is 1% while I watch online HD videos .And it works great with 'free download manager' for downloading videos .

    Cons

    it should be a bit more customizable (like IE8) and without 'empty space' above the tabs .

    Summary

    internet explorer is the fastest and the lowest CPU and memory demanding browser ... Just disable all add-ons except adobe shockwave and it becomes lightning fast browser .

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  • 4.0 stars

    "The absolutely best browser for the casual user"

    June 27, 2013  |   By Cryio

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    Best in class scrolling (Maybe even best smooth scrolling)
    Best in class hardware acceleration
    Best in class page loading speed (so far)
    Best in class protection for browser
    Best in class Flash performance - real life scenarios. Using both hardware accelerated features of Flash, indifferent of resolution or of FullScreen condition (FS or not) (surprisingly)
    No compatiblity issues
    The only proper touch first browser. Including Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
    Uses the Color Palette of the OS under Windows 8
    Flip Ahead
    The most CPU and battery friendly browser
    Adblocking present, even though there are no proper extensions otherwise
    x64 build somewhat present, used only for security (unfortunately)

    Cons

    The tabs don't properly resise after opening a new one/closing an older one. They just aren't as snappy as Opera/Chrome's.

    No extensions, except Adblocking. (good enough for most)

    The browser becomes instable under heavy load e.g. 40-100 tabs.

    Isn't as reliable as Opera when it comes to loading all tabs after a cold/warm start. 15-20% rate of failure.

    Lack of Firefox's Load tabs when selected

    Lack of a proper Speed Dial

    x64 build somewhat present, ISN'T used to leverage more memory or to utilise CPUs better.

    Lack of WebGL.

    Nitpicking:

    • The Scrolling is SO GOOD, you can't actually tell if it's smooth scrolling or normal scrolling. Therefore, I think it's after Opera's scrolling and before Firefox's scrolling.
    • Under Windows 7, IE10 isn't properly using the OS's guidelines.
    • Under Windows 7, IE10 i slightly slower than on Windows 8. Still overall the fastest browser available.
    • It's not available under Windows Vista (great OS)

    Summary

    If you read both this and my Chrome review, you would understand why I recommand Internet Explorer 10.

    I certainly do NOT recommand any version of IE except of IE10 and soon, IE11.

    It's simple the most secure and the fastest browser in existence (until further notice)

    Therefore we have it like this:

    IE is the fastest and the most secure
    Firefox is the most memory friendly, stable (debatable) and is overall great. Second fast after IE10 too.
    Opera is the most customisable, stable (debatable) and feature-rich.
    Chrome is fast, secure, clean and easy to use. Nothing to really stand out in the crowd.



    Use Internet Explorer 10. It offers a great experience. ESPECIALLY on touch devices. Both versions actually. Desktop and Modern-UI.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Productivity killer!"

    June 21, 2013  |   By Bluebonnet1873

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    The are NO pros.

    Cons

    Toolbar hidden
    Favorites list either destroyed or hidden
    Forced on me through automatic update

    Summary

    Useless! Disaster! Microsoft forced IE10 on me through automatic update last night. Turned on computer this morning and could not do any work. Toolbar hidden: could not find it and "help" advice to swipe down to find it was a useless instruction. Favorites list that is vital for my work: could not find it and went into panic stress mode, fearing that hundreds of important links were lost forever. Could not find anywhere to click to use my printer to print the uninstall instructions -- had to use Ctrl+P to print. I uninstalled IE10 as fast as I could! Also downloaded the MS IE10 Blocker Toolkit to prevent any further automatic installation of IE10. I use Win7 64-bit HP desktop computer. Hate Microsoft more every day! As a desktop user who does actual WORK on my computer, I have absolutely no use for all this mess Microsoft designed for casual users on mobile devices. Hello you fools at Microsoft: I do not want all the useful functions hidden just because you thought the screen looked prettier that way! I am losing too many hours of productive work time while I try to undo new Microsoft junk. Microsoft is alienating users and driving us away.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Crash city"

    June 7, 2013  |   By myshebagirl

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    There isn't any unless you like crashing all the time

    Cons

    I go to check for windows updates and I get "Internet explorer has stopped" try again ? This happens with 8,9 or 10.I have Windows 7 64 Home . Come on Microsoft, it's your platform .IE crashes all the time no matter what version. That's their baby, I don't get it.

    Summary

    I have never had any issues with Google Chrome. I do use Bing as my search engine though. Microsoft seems to get that right. But IE no way. I'll use Chrome for my webpage

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