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Since: 2.1.02
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So tomorrow comes the new version of Internet Explorer ... anyone know what we (the end users) are supposed to expect? Will it automatically be installed (like the other Windows Updates) or am I gonna have to waste time clicking through each step for a browser that I'm not even going to use? Also, will I have to worry about Firefox's status as my default browser?





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I've been using the Beta, and it's pretty damn good. Seems a lot more stable than past versions, since I can't remember the last time it crashed on me.



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It's an annoying install, but it won't touch your existing settings. I have to have IE because several places at which I pay bills online aren't capable of handling Firefox, Grrr, so I installed IE 7 last week. My experience was that it was straightforward but very time consuming. Most of the installation took place after a reboot but before my login screen. Overall, it probably took about 20 minutes to install. Since then, I haven't noticed any differences from the beta, but I don't use IE that much. The wife likes it a lot and says it's a big improvement over the previous version. Just my experiences so your mileage may vary.

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Since: 10.12.01
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

    Will it automatically be installed (like the other Windows Updates) or am I gonna have to waste time clicking through each step for a browser that I'm not even going to use?


Last I heard, IE7 will automatically be downloaded, but it'll ask you if you want to install.


    Also, will I have to worry about Firefox's status as my default browser?


I presume IE7 will ask, the first time you run it.

(edited by thecubsfan on 31.10.06 1039)


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Since: 24.3.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
I've already had IE on the computer here at work for like a week.

The only thing I don't like is the new (I think it's called) "Clear Type For HTML". It makes the text seem weird to me for some reason.

It's got the Phishing Filter just like Firefox 2 has. It has the Tabbed Browsing like Firefox. It's got Add-On Support like Firefox (though I doubt there will be as many Add-Ons available). It's got built-in RSS Feed Support like Firefox.

The default screen layout seems like it tries to maximize the text area. There is only a small row of toolbar buttons to the left and right of the tabbed browsing area. The Drop-Down Menus (File, Edit, View, and the rest) only show up when you hit the Alt key.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.75

I'm pretty in love with Firefox, so I'm not in a big rush to try IE7 yet. But I usually dont jump on new Microsoft upgrades/updates right away anyway (save for security patches & whatnot of course).



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.93
    Originally posted by bash91
    I have to have IE because several places at which I pay bills online aren't capable of handling Firefox, Grrr,


Hey Tim, have you tried the IE tab extension for Firefox as a work-around? I use this for sites such as msdn where I spend a fair bit time but don't work properly under normal Firefox.

We've blocked the IE7 (edit: automatic) update at work as our main clients are continuing to run IE6 in a controlled environment, so its one less thing we have to check for at the moment (IE7 compatibility issues that is). I don't think it'll piss off too many of our staff though. Most use Firefox / Opera.

From playing a bit with the last release candidate, it does look quite good though.

(edited by Big G on 31.10.06 2038)


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Since: 9.12.01
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It's been out for at least a week now... I have it on my work PC and it works OK. I prefer Firefox 2.0, though.

Slashdot seems to not work so well with IE 7. This site looks fine.

My ariel font seems to have changed on my computer since I installed IE. I mean - everywhere you see it, it looks a little different. I dunno.




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Since: 18.3.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.82

It's been alright, I still prefer Firefox though.

Be warned, some AV/Firewall combos will need to be disabled for the IE7 installation. I had to anyhow.

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by cranlsn
    Be warned, some AV/Firewall combos will need to be disabled for the IE7 installation. I had to anyhow.




See, that's what I'm afraid of, that I'll have to screw things up just to accomodate Microsoft's new browser.

Anyway, I ended up installing it on one of the computers at work (the IT department didn't want us downloading the thing until they made sure all compatability issues were addressed, but it's a computer that's pretty much never used, so they wont' notice) ... Like I figured, it was a little more involved than the typical "Windows Update" installation, but nothing too serious. Of course, we don't use the same AV/firewall service at work that we do at home, so I think I'll put off installing it on the home computer for a little while longer.





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Since: 18.3.02
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.83

Let me clarify the one bit...I only had to disable my AV/Firewall during the installation. Once it was installed I could re-enable everything.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.87

Am I the only person using Netscape 7.2?



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