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  • 1.0 stars

    "Why?Just,why?"

    June 22, 2014  |   By mikoyangurevich15

    Version: Internet Explorer 9

    Pros

    Can`t even fathom what would be even vaguely positive about this.

    Cons

    Has more cons than the Florida State Penitentiary!

    Summary

    I wish I could give this thing "no stars" I have jokingly have labeled the shortcut as "Malware Catcher".Not far from the truth.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "One star is a gift.... and only because it's Christmas!"

    December 19, 2013  |   By wyzwyk

    Version: Internet Explorer 9

    Pros

    There is really not much about this browser that appeals to me other than the fact it's fast to open and it's quick at rendering pages.

    Cons

    Compared to Firefox this browser seems totally devoid of features! I think IE remains popular with those users who are either totally ignorant there are better choices, those that are pathetically lazy, those paralyzed with fear to make a change, the apathetic who will never try anything new, and the brain dead who couldn't do anything new even if they wanted to. Those folks who are "with it" don't use this browser.

    Summary

    I am a Linux user and unless I set up and use a virtual box. I don't have the option to use Internet Explorer. That's no loss! The only time I play around with IE is when I visit one of the few friends I have who still use it, and there aren't many who do. On my system I have Firefox loaded with over 60 extensions. They provide me with all sorts of useful features and functions. When I use IE it feels primitive by comparison, like I've been transported back in time..... a time of stone knives and bearskins!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Meh..... Alright I guess."

    November 3, 2013  |   By weegee2899

    Version: Internet Explorer 9

    Pros

    Not that much.

    Cons

    Can give you the bsod on windows 7.
    Has extreme security flaws.
    Not very compatible with java.
    Many more glitches and bugs.

    Summary

    Google chrome is better than IE.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "my only browser"

    August 12, 2013  |   By Windows78

    Version: Internet Explorer 9

    Pros

    -Beautiful UI
    -Doenst crash oftenly as Chrome
    -Fast loading websites

    Cons

    I dont have any complaints on IE works flawlessly

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Ihave windows7 64 bit andIE9. I and Iam relativelyhapp"

    June 29, 2013  |   By Bruce5150

    Version: Internet Explorer 9

    Pros

    I have very few problems with IE9 in contrast with some of the other reviewerss If there are flaws in it my Norton 360 prevents it Twice I upgraded to IE10 and twice I camehome to #9 It does what I want it to do! 'Nuff said

    Cons

    For a while It seemed to crash frequently. Some Registry tweaks and it what I call closest thing to perfect as possible. Unless 10 gets anb update, and works, I'm sticking with my old and RELIABLE IE9! Thank you for reading my review.

    Summary

    Great Browser!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "LOVE CHROME, CAUSE IE-10 HAD HANG-UPS WORSE THAN IE-9"

    May 24, 2013  |   By aloneinelcajon

    Version: Internet Explorer 9

    Pros

    Went back to IE-9 after IE-10 had constant hang-ups for playing games on Facebook. IE-9 was suggested by the website that powers Facebook games. Google Chrome the BEST browser ever, Mozilla Firefox not bad just have to keep reloading damned thing. Plus I get Google Toolbar back.....priceless.

    Cons

    IE-9 doesn't have as many hang-ups as IE-10, so uninstalled IE-10 & went back to IE-9. Still have problems occasionally, but NOT as many as IE-10 with my Windows 7 I upgraded to from Windows XP. Even freezes when you least expect it.
    YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I HATE THAT & TICKS ME OFF TO NO END!

    Summary

    Very useful filling out forms, etc. But, bottom line is? I basically use it for my eBay account, yahoo, maybe MSN. When it comes to the BEST for gaming performance, hands down is Google Chrome, or Firefox for games on Facebook, for some reason IE-9 doesn't hold a candle to those TWO websites for game playing Words With Friends, Bejeweled & Solitaire Blitz, etc..

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  • 4.0 stars

    "An indispensable tool"

    February 23, 2013  |   By whoda_thunkit

    Version: Internet Explorer 9

    Pros

    -very secure
    -more compatible than any other browser
    -lighter than most
    -more privacy friendly than chrome

    Cons

    -not very customizable
    -not very convenient

    Summary

    Do you fill out FAFSA forms? Do you fill out immigration forms?
    Are you angry when your chrome, opera doesn't render the employment website form properly and then you open IE which you and your buddies make fun of?
    Welcome to reality because the fact is that Internet Explorer is recommended by embassies when you're filling online passport forms, recommended by schools during registration?
    Why? Because it works.
    Internet Explorer isn't a browser you're going to use everyday for checking your email, entertainment, visiting sites like cnet but it does serve its purpose.
    The activexfiltering and smartscreen filter out many malicious scripts and websites. Does it mean you can ditch your web protection AV? No but it helps.
    There was a time when Google Chrome was hte undisputed king in browser security. Hackers at security conferences remarked how they could hack any browser but Chrome. Well, we hadn't experienced December 21 2012 then, Michael Jackson was still alive.
    Google Chrome has been brought down to earth.
    Perhaps Google software engineers have been spending too much time on quick android releases.
    IE is slated by hipsters, young kids who don't do anything constructive but watch gangnam style on youtube.
    people in the real world know how useful it is.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "works great"

    February 16, 2013  |   By jontezz721

    Version: Internet Explorer 9

    Pros

    I had no problems with Explorer, it's simple to navigate, has a clean interface, and is reasonably fast. One of the easiest browsers on the market today and unlike Mozilla and Chrome, it doesn't eat up a ton of memory while your browsing.

    Cons

    I have no complaints other than the lack of add-ons, and customization is limited. Not as blazing fast as Chrome but it is more stable.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does not work no matter how much time I spend on it."

    February 7, 2013  |   By irishspirit7

    Version: Internet Explorer 9

    Pros

    There are no PROS as it will not function!

    Cons

    If it does not work I suspect that is a huge CON!

    Summary

    I use Chrome and although would like to have the option to use IE at this point I have no idea what I could do to get it to work.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Way way better tham previous versions"

    January 23, 2013  |   By Spirallingspiral

    Version: Internet Explorer 9

    Pros

    Faster than all its previous versions.

    Cons

    i dont see any yet

    Summary

    I had to post an opinion about ie 9 here because my 1st impression about it is that its GREAT. i dont know why people whine and cry without even using that much or just because they got stuck twice or thrice prolly cos of their own dumb brain or their wooden pcs. I agree till ie 8 it was slow and frustrating but surprisingly ie 9 is a great change. People generally got a bad impression about ie which has carried on to ie 9 aswell. So im saying again in MY opinion its completely decent.

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