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  • 2.0 stars

    ""The Download location page is damaged." - Microsoft"

    April 15, 2013  |   By easeltine

    Version: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

    Pros

    2013 - One can actually see images in IE 6 if you are going to use this Explorer in older MS operating Systems. In our current world IE4 to IE5.5 are now WORTHLESS! IE 6 is a functional Browser for the FAT32 or NT4/2000/XP Operating Systems by Microsoft.

    Cons

    2013 - IE6 is functional, IF you are some kind of masochist. This is REAL BLOATWARE, as is most MS products! If you use it for a little while it will c _ _ _ out on you.

    Summary

    If you are going to use some kind of multi-OS box, or just fiddle around with an older MS Operating Systems DO NOT use Explorer IE6. The other choices operate better than Explorer in the current Internet world. For example, Firefox 12, Opera 10.63, Netscape 9, and older Sea Monkey are more responsive and in my experience have better graphics than Explorer IE6. One cannot use Chrome w/ anything below Windows 2000 for NT, and also none of the FAT32 OS's.
    MS Marketing understands that the only way one can spur sales on modern software is to make older software unusable. MS is a master at their art.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "IE makes me want to vomit."

    September 21, 2006  |   By katked

    Version: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

    Pros

    You must be joking, right?

    I gave it one star only because giving it zero isn't an option.

    Cons

    Where should I start?

    IE nearly ruined my computer. I lived in student housing on a college campus, and got hacked so many times it wasn't even funny. Asked a friend of mine who was a computer science major what the problem might be. He looked all over and through my computer, and determined that IE had holes, and that was where the problem was coming from. I did a clean install, then downloaded Opera, and guess what? No problems after that. When I got my new laptop, I opened IE ONLY to go to Opera's website and download it. IE now sits at the far back of my computer, collecting dust.

    Microsoft should be ashamed.

    What kills me are the people on here saying, "I've never used anything BUT IE, and I've never had a problem", or "I'm going to STAND BY Internet Explorer."

    Tell me-what about a browser inspires loyalty? I have no loyalty to Opera-if a browser came out that was faster and safer, I'd switch to it immediately. I get the impression that these IE defenders are mostly middle-aged computer novices who have no idea about registry keys, trojan horses, and worms. Do us a favor, guys, and come back when you have a little more computer knowledge than, "Yippee, I took my computer out of the box ALL BY MYSELF and didn't even have to call tech support or my computer savvy teenager!"

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  • 2.0 stars

    "SP1? Avoid."

    August 14, 2006  |   By Zicksen

    Version: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

    Pros

    You can update Windows by using this browser. And it should work with 99% of websites on the world-wide-web.

    Cons

    IE6 with SP1 is horrible. SP1 includes Microsoft's Java Machine, which has several exploits. IE6 with SP1 has no pop-up blocker (assuming no add-ons have been downloaded), and no download-installation warning.

    If you have to get IE6, get SP2. SP2 removes the MS Java Machine, and will add a pop-up blocker and a download-installation warning to IE6. Again, if you can't get IE6 with SP2, then avoid this completely. SP2 is far more secure than SP1.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Insecure browser, slow browser."

    July 31, 2006  |   By Trojan cow

    Version: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

    Pros

    It has ActiveX controls, opens special links that this browser can only access.

    Cons

    Horribly slow, lacks security(this browser makes you a target for malwares), crashes moderately, can't be customized like Firefox.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "AUN NO LO HE PROBADO"

    July 25, 2006  |   By mariamalave

    Version: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

    Pros

    EL PRODUCTO ES ACCESIBLE PARA TODOS DE FORMA GRATUITA. SIN EMBARGO, AUN NO LO HE PROBADO PARA EMITIR UNA OPINION.

    Cons

    AUN NO PUEDO EMITIR OPINION, YA QUE NO LO HE PROBADO. THANKS...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Whats Wrong With It?"

    July 13, 2006  |   By ALP1987

    Version: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

    Pros

    I see alot of bad reviews but i have used IE for the last 5 years and havent had a problem. I havent tried FireFox or Orpha and i dont plan on doing so because IE is the only browser for me.

    Cons

    Yes it has its problems but all pages are supported by IE unlike with Firefox.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It makes me want to just throw my computer out the window!"

    June 28, 2006  |   By Zoowey

    Version: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

    Pros

    Oh! God. there is NOTHING good about IE6!!!

    Cons

    My dear loard. i don't even know how Microsoft was capable of making such a ******** product. I think Microsft's hiring monkeys to do their dirty work cuz DANG! it look like monkeys made IE6. It's just a monstasity like my spelling. oh god, IE6 is like a computer virus. it breaks my heart when i have to use it for those stupid websights but dang. this is more then a failer. it look like it was thrown on the ground, farted, eaten and simply got crused my sumo Bill Gates then by a despret attemp to release it he threw it out in its rotten way it is still at to this day. Man IE6 make me want to take a slug hammer, crush my computer into peiaces and threw it out the window!F*** YOU IE6!!!!!!! HEAK!! IT MAKE ME WANT TO JUMP OUT THE WINDOW MYSELF!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "One of the worse technical blunders of all time..."

    June 14, 2006  |   By jmcbridetx

    Version: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

    Pros

    Can use to download windows updates and listen to Yahoo! LAUNCHcast.

    Cons

    Sucks. Tried IE 7 Beta 2, also sucks. Did you know they want you to pay for extensions, which the firefox community offers for free? Rediculous. Made PCWorld.com's list of the Worst tech products ever. IE will only continue to be useful as long as website developers refuse to conform to W3C standards and continue to write "IE-only" code. I strongly recommend that all IE shortcuts be removed from your machine (as you can't delete IE) and you instead run Firefox.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "You Should Never Use Internet Explorer"

    June 12, 2006  |   By Bridger

    Version: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

    Pros

    Some sites require Internet Explorer, forcing you to use it.

    Cons

    Intigration with Windows, along with its infamous ActiveX Controls, clunky performance, and horrible susceptibility to spyware, viruses, and other malware; makes Internet Explorer the last choice when looking for a way to surf the internet. Other browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Opera are much better, more secure, and most of all easier to use.

    I have downloaded many things from Download.com, but Internet Explorer has got to be the worst thing that I have experienced. Funny how it comes with Windows.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Adds to Internet explorer's bloat with no appreciable benefits"

    June 10, 2006  |   By lardheppus

    Version: Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

    Pros

    How wonderful, a service pack larger than Opera and Firefox combined. After you install it you still have a bloated, insecure, feature poor, slow and obsolete browser.

    Cons

    Adds to the hard drive space already wasted by IE. Microsoft should charge extra for a version of windows without IE. I'm sure it would be hugely popular.

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