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2006-01-31 10:18:21 AM  
The offical DL is gone form MSFT's site (it was intended for devoloper only)

search for " IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe " at filemirros.com

also beware it should only be 10.x megs -- the is a bigger one which I assume is packed with spyware/virii
 
2006-01-31 10:22:53 AM  
Micro-sux.

/That is all
 
2006-01-31 10:28:48 AM  
after reading the features list..
it seems to me that IE7 wants to be just like firefox... but with less cool extensions and themes..

i'll stick with FF.. how could i live with out farky and farkit? i just can't...
 
2006-01-31 10:34:15 AM  
I used it for about a week. Not too bad actually. Had to get rid of it though. Vista runs like crap right now. I'll stick to my OSx86 box for the moment.
 
2006-01-31 10:34:53 AM  
Firefox for me as well and I have no plans to switch to the browser that most hackers are gunning for.
 
2006-01-31 10:36:30 AM  
Yep...Firefox.
 
2006-01-31 10:37:44 AM  
Will it have fark extensions a-la Firefox?
*threadjack* - my comment thingee doesn't work since Fark added the new buttons (ie. the cartoon bubble that appears beside articles I rant on enlighten with my wit.)
Anyone else having this similar problem?
 
2006-01-31 10:40:15 AM  
If the final version is that ugly, I don't think it's going to be much of a battle.
 
2006-01-31 10:43:17 AM  
 
2006-01-31 10:45:08 AM  
oldfarthenry:
update farky..
 
2006-01-31 10:47:57 AM  
I was a longtime skeptic of Firefox, figuring it was just a fanboy crowd talking it up, but I'm never going back to that POS IE.
 
2006-01-31 10:51:21 AM  
there is no war.
IE is dead
Stop submitting links to this crappy blog that has more faults than Ananova
 
2006-01-31 10:55:20 AM  
"RSS Feeds are another key addition"

Everybody I know uses RSS. As a matter of fact, I doubt there is anyone on the face of the planet that doesn't use RSS. :-/
 
2006-01-31 10:56:52 AM  
No extensions, no dice.

Like most firefox users, I have roughly 20 extensions installed. While some I rarely use, about a half dozen I can't live without.
 
2006-01-31 10:57:40 AM  
meshman: I doubt there is anyone on the face of the planet that doesn't use RSS. :-/

*raises hand*
i guess i'll move underground then....
 
2006-01-31 11:00:50 AM  
does it install on top of IE 6? or can I run them concurrently?

I know the answer to this, but there's always hope....
 
2006-01-31 11:01:27 AM  
Are there any plans to add blocking of ads besides pop-up ads? No, there are no plans at this time.

Right there is why I'll keep using FireFox.
 
2006-01-31 11:03:16 AM  
meshman: I doubt there is anyone on the face of the planet that doesn't use RSS.

Tried Sage for a while with FF and some RSS feeds. It doesn't really appeal to me and is not something I'd miss or want.
 
2006-01-31 11:05:11 AM  
You can add me to the Firefox appreciation club. Firefox has most of the 'new' features that IE7 will have with the bonus feature of not everyone and his dog looking for security holes and writing hacks for it.
 
2006-01-31 11:18:59 AM  
Anyone who thinks hackers aren't targeting Firefox too is fooling themselves.

Remeber, its not the application they want. Its the sensitive data.
 
2006-01-31 11:20:22 AM  
Seamonkey 1.0 was released today, for those who preferred the Mozilla Suite to Firefox. Has a very retro-Netscape feel, and is a bit snappier than Firefox. Opera is free now also. What possible reason would one have for using IE?
 
2006-01-31 11:40:31 AM  
Skyfrog - Thanks for the heads up. I've been using the alpha and beta for a while now. Mozilla 1.8, here I come
 
2006-01-31 12:00:10 PM  
I like to say: "Using I.E. for web browsing is like hitting yourself several times in the head with a stick and wondering why you keep yelling "OUCH!"
 
2006-01-31 12:02:40 PM  
The only way that I'd even BEGIN to care about I.E. is if Microsoft allowed independent developers to create extensions like Firefox does.
 
2006-01-31 12:10:30 PM  
Void_Beavis: Anyone who thinks hackers aren't targeting Firefox too is fooling themselves.

Remeber, its not the application they want. Its the sensitive data.


Oh, all browsers get targeted, there is no doubt. But because IE has the larger market share and is installed in every Win OS, it's the number one target.
 
2006-01-31 12:10:39 PM  
sezzme: if Microsoft allowed independent developers to create extensions like Firefox...

...there would be more security problems than what presently exists.
 
2006-01-31 12:17:06 PM  
downloading and installing IE?
willingly?

/*head asplodes*
 
2006-01-31 12:34:25 PM  
Its interesting how that screen shot looks almost exactly like what im looking at in FF right now. aside from the color scheme, of course

/fark IE
 
2006-01-31 12:42:36 PM  
sparky1013
meshman:
I doubt there is anyone on the face of the planet that doesn't use RSS. :-/

*raises hand*
i guess i'll move underground then....


Got room for one more?
 
2006-01-31 12:52:53 PM  
blurt
downloading and installing IE?
willingly?

/*head asplodes*


Hey, it's not like I *WANT* to use the thing. I develop web apps for a living. I have to use it for testing. I just wish wish wish I could run plder versions simultaniously.
 
2006-01-31 01:54:00 PM  
Exclusive?? I read about this early last week on a different website, complete with screenshots, a download, and install instructions... Of course the real M$ install is probably a little easier than hacking the registry.
 
2006-01-31 01:58:51 PM  
Scruffinator: sparky1013
meshman: I doubt there is anyone on the face of the planet that doesn't use RSS. :-/

*raises hand*
i guess i'll move underground then....

Got room for one more?


Uh, make that two. I'll bring pillows.
 
2006-01-31 02:13:30 PM  
Isn't Firefox made on the IE engine?

What is so great about tabbed browsing? Page...window.
 
2006-01-31 02:40:03 PM  
SecretAgentWoman

"RSS-less, table for three."

OK, move over. I brought pretzels. And Twinkies.

 
2006-01-31 03:03:32 PM  
If I could uninstall IE without making my computer FUBAR, I would.
 
2006-01-31 03:11:24 PM  
before I switched, I had to clean spyware from just my email. Now, I only do it once a month.
Only reason I use that buggy piece of shiat is if I have to take a CBT course :/
 
2006-01-31 04:26:20 PM  
If I could uninstall IE without making my computer FUBAR, I would.

I did a long time ago, so far I've had no problems.
 
2006-01-31 04:53:50 PM  
1995-2000: Netscape
2000-2005: IE
2005-??? : Firefox

It's an trend. I can't see IE being better then Firefox anytime soon. But, then again, it could happen.
 
2006-01-31 06:37:45 PM  
How To Run IE7 Without Installing It Over IE 6:

1. Download the damn thing. DO NOT RUN IT.
2. Rename the file extension from .exe to .rar and use an unarchiving utility like 7zip to extract it to a folder.
3. Find shlwapi.dll in that folder. Delete it.
4. Create a new textfile in that folder. Rename it to IEXPLORE.exe.local and click Yes to accept the changes.
5. Double-click the iexplore.exe in that folder.
6. Be remarkably underwhelmed.

Visit cnn.com and tell me if you can select the dropdown menu at the bottom of the page.

The good news: it fixes most of the CSS bugs here:
http://www.positioniseverything.net/explorer.html

The bad news: if you have Firefox installed, it offers nothing to make you want to switch back to IE.
 
2006-01-31 07:04:32 PM  
I installed it earlier today, hated that I couldn't put the menu bar ABOVE the address bar, and while pages loaded, my connection manager kept popping up over and over.

Uninstalled, and went back to Opera.
 
2006-01-31 09:51:07 PM  
Cliff Notes version of this topic:

1. IE bad.
2. Firefox good.
3. I like Jello.
 
2006-01-31 10:16:26 PM  
Strange, it works fine in Virtual PC but on in actual PC.
 
2006-01-31 11:57:38 PM  
No thanks.

Safari, Camino, Firefox, Opera on my Mac G5 at work.
Firefox on my Wintel box.

I am perfectly happy without ActiveX in my life... or Microsoft for that matter.

/Just remember... Microsoft gave you Bob and FrontPage!
 
2006-01-31 11:58:55 PM  
... and Clippy.
 
2006-01-31 11:59:24 PM  
Damn! What a change I wasn't expecting this from M$. BTW link works fine.

It is going to be hard to get used to the "menu less" interface like old. But if this is the way the M$ is going, I can see some improvement. For example the menus at the top can be nerving for most endusers because they don't normally go in there, incorporating them in the main banner or address bar area, will make it less 'daunting'.

It is different, love the RSS feed interpreter though. Nice touch, ahem, better than FF in this department, hummpgh! Never thought I'd say anything even close to that statement.
 
2006-02-01 10:11:07 AM  
I've had to use IE on and off for a while because now Firefox is crashing randomly, with no provocation, and sometimes without so much as a warning screen. I removed some of the offending extensions, but I don't think I can take any more down without having security issues.

/yes I tried a clean reinstall
//some of these just aren't compatible
///you're not getting my Tabbrowser Preferences!!!
 
2006-02-01 11:07:41 AM  
I've been using beta 1 of ie7 for a couple of months now. I really only use it for asp.net pages like windows update and microsoft CRM. It's pretty stable. I still am a loyal firefox user, but I'll try it out.
 
2006-02-01 11:45:13 AM  
jcalvert: Nice try. now go get your paycheck from Steve for beeing such a good boy.

/burn me
 
2006-02-01 12:18:52 PM  
It's a lot faster than beta 1. I've only used it for about five minutes and you can see that they're trying to get the best parts of other browsers. Middle click opens link in a new tab. Each tab has an X to close it like Safari.
 
2006-02-02 05:02:02 PM  
exclusive? why do i have it install on my system if it is exclusive?

/firefox rox
//ie suxs
///long live OSS
 
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