I feel as though i am the only person in the world who loves Internet Exporer 9.

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I love IE9, imo its the best browser for a user like me.
Its design clean, it looks very good and is doesnt distract. Its minimalist, it has everything in its user interface at a very good position, and everything is an at least a logical place.

But thats just the aesthetics. I love IE9's User accessabilty. It tracks your commonly clicked sites and has them in an array of "cards" right when you open a new tab.
Its URL entry feature, auto completes, which is awesome for me.
I love this feature
I can type goo[ENTER]-->Google.com new[ENTER]-->Newegg.com es[ENTER]http://www.escapistmagazine.com/
Minimal typing function, which is amazing for someone like me who has muscular issues.

Further more, integration with Aero and windows itself. I dont use this feature but i have in the past.
Drag a tab down to your taskbar, it drops an icon short your website there. I can see ways that this would be useful to business computer users.
Stock brokers, Marketing, forumites...

Personally I LOVE IE9, and its so userfriendly it makes my day go great when im on the internet.

I have to use firefox at work and i hate it. I hate firefox with a passion. After using it for hundreds of hours of work. im sick of the god damned thing.
Its clunky, its ugly, its unintergrated, its user accesability is low, I hate its drop consolidated down menu.
FireFox, you make work irritating, I wish i could do my job on IE9...
That would be great.

OH FYI
IE8 sucked, yes i can agree.
But IE9 is redemption.

You should use Chrome.
It does all this, has better (and more customisable) aesthetics and is faster.
Also better extensions for a better browsing experience.

You're not the only one, but we'll try and educate you all.

The only reason anyone uses IE, is to download a better browser :D

Daystar Clarion:
The only reason anyone uses IE, is to download a better browser :D

Not since IE9. That joke is done... but is fast approaching again.

IE9 was great and was faster than most of the browsers upon release but MSs release schedule has resulted in it falling behind again.

I agree with you Fran, pinning websites is a pretty sweet feature.

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Chrome does everything you said but better and faster with more browser extensions should you need them.

Seriously, just get Chrome.

TheBobmus:
You should use Chrome.
It does all this, has better (and more customisable) aesthetics and is faster.
Also better extensions for a better browsing experience.

You're not the only one, but we'll try and educate you all.

ubersyanyde:
Chrome does everything you said but better and faster with more browser extensions should you need them.

Seriously, just get Chrome.

Let us chain the advice to use Chrome because Chrome is sleek and sexy!

That is because you are some how permanently on meth, IE blows giant horse cock i just got my mom a new PC tried to use IE 9 grabbed a kinfe was about to slam it into my wrists and end my life due to the fact the internet just died but then instead got Chrome and Firefox because my dad used Firefox and could never make the transition.

On that note this ist how tech inept my dad is, I relabeled Firefox with an "internet logo" (basically a world in a grid pattern) an renamed the shortcut "the internet" so he would not go "FIRE FOX DAT BE A VIJA GAM! I NO CLICK DAT!" and just shut the fuck up and use it. He is the kid of guy that thinks "his" internet is not the same as "our" internet or in other words only his office internet can go to various webpages but we hove to load them which for fume reason would "take hundreds of hours" even thou it take less than one tenth of a second and i have shown him this and still he refuses to accept that fact

I like Firefox, but I think that's just a personal preferences (though it helps that my uni's online class system only accepts firefox/IE and absolutely spazzes if I try and use Chrome.) Doesn't matter much, browsers tend to be very close in terms of usability.

Chromium is good too if you want more privacy while using Chrome. (Though, I'm not sure if it's available for Windows/Mac)

Lucem712:
I like Firefox, but I think that's just a personal preferences (though it helps that my uni's online class system only accepts firefox/IE and absolutely spazzes if I try and use Chrome.) Doesn't matter much, browsers tend to be very close in terms of usability.

This may solve those troubles for you if you wish to use Chrome - IE Tab for Chrome.
I've had to use it for some stupid websites like Sky Go.

TheBobmus:

Lucem712:
I like Firefox, but I think that's just a personal preferences (though it helps that my uni's online class system only accepts firefox/IE and absolutely spazzes if I try and use Chrome.) Doesn't matter much, browsers tend to be very close in terms of usability.

This may solve those troubles for you if you wish to use Chrome - IE Tab for Chrome.
I've had to use it for some stupid websites like Sky Go.

Unfortunately, it isn't usable with Ubuntu/Linux. Thanks for the advice though :)

FranBunnyFFXII:
Its design clean, it looks very good and is doesnt distract. Its minimalist, it has everything in its user interface at a very good position, and everything is an at least a logical place.

Last time I looked at IE9 it reminded me of Opera. Anybody to confirm/deny this?

FranBunnyFFXII:
But thats just the aesthetics. I love IE9's User accessabilty. It tracks your commonly clicked sites and has them in an array of "cards" right when you open a new tab.

Which Chrome has done for years now. I think Opera, too (Opera could have been first, even). Firefox is bound to have an addon or ten for that.

FranBunnyFFXII:
Its URL entry feature, auto completes, which is awesome for me.
I love this feature
I can type goo[ENTER]-->Google.com new[ENTER]-->Newegg.com es[ENTER]http://www.escapistmagazine.com/
Minimal typing function, which is amazing for someone like me who has muscular issues.

Oh it's an awesome feature, is it? And it's the same as Firefox's AwesomeBar. Only that has been around since Firefox 3 - so 2008-ish.

FranBunnyFFXII:
Further more, integration with Aero and windows itself. I dont use this feature but i have in the past.
Drag a tab down to your taskbar, it drops an icon short your website there. I can see ways that this would be useful to business computer users.
Stock brokers, Marketing, forumites...

I can't think of another browser that does this. Maybe because I never thought it would be useful but that's just me.

I have a total of 15 minutes or so spent using IE9. Truth be told, I thought it's not that bad. And to top it off, it wasn't that bad even when not taking into consideration previous abortions spawns of the unholy abominations of reality versions. It had an good JavaScript debugger, too. But it's inevitable it has to be compared to its lineage. A friend of mine spent several hours writing hacks to make a WISYWYG editor work in IE9. It was breaking because IE9 actually worked as intended - it had lots of hacks to make it work properly in IE, version 9 rolls around and suddenly the previous hacks break the damn thing. I'd imagine that library wasn't the only one that suffered from that.

So.... IE9 is Opera, only slower? Good to know.

My impression from this thread is IE9 is doing almost everything Chrome and Firefox have done for a couple years now....

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I'd agree, but as a web developer/designer who's seen it's capabilities, i'm still going to have to go with Chrome. It's updated more often, and doesn't have a reputation of being a bad browser. I love how it looks, etc, but it's still not going to give you as good of a "browsing experience" as Chrome might.

This may all be true but when I tried IE9 it just felt really... non-Chrome. And slow. I couldn't get used to it.

...I'm a man of habits.

Never been a fan of Internet Explorer, I'm more of a Firefox man. It's got the name Firefox how could I not use it.

I don't really know what to say other than suggest chrome but enough people have already suggested that.

Uh

Okay

-Runs away-

I've always preferred IE to the other browsers.
In fact I'm only using IE9 begrudgingly (it keeps on getting updated) as I preferred IE8... I dislike IE9 for the same reasons I disliked chrome. Not to mention no search bar, which I miss because I like to keep track of what I was originally searching for, and basically moving around of certain things which agrivated me.

Well I never tried IE9. I stopped bothering with IE some years ago. I'm not very inclined to give it another shot after seeing how it compared to others.

i also prefer IE9, but i had to switch to chrome because IE9 had serious problems maintaining proper controls in some flash games i was playing. switching to chrome fixed the flash control problems and it makes it really easy to translate foreign websites, but it has some other minor nuances i don't like; opening windows in new tabs doesn't put them in the end of the line like i'm used to, animated gifs move suspiciously fast, and pressing esc doesn't freeze them like it does in IE9 and i have to navigate a menu to get to my history rather than just pressing a button. other than those, the rest of it's pretty similar to IE9.

Akytalusia:
I have to navigate a menu to get to my history rather than just pressing a button

Press Ctrl+H (or mac equivalent) - it's almost like magic (;
Just thought I'd point out a quick keyboard shortcut for you, the more you know...

Stop suggesting chrome guys

seriously
stop

i didnt say "should i use ie" i said "i love IE"

so stop it. i dont want chrome or firefox i love IE9 and how its set up

FranBunnyFFXII:
Stop suggesting chrome guys

seriously
stop

i didnt say "should i use ie" i said "i love IE"

so stop it. i dont want chrome or firefox i love IE9 and how its set up

Congratulations?

FranBunnyFFXII:
Stop suggesting chrome guys

seriously
stop

i didnt say "should i use ie" i said "i love IE"

so stop it. i dont want chrome or firefox i love IE9 and how its set up

But if we don't tell you to use Chrome, how else will Google become the supergiant overlord of the entire planet?!

Kidding, obviously (but the day is coming...)

Personally, all browsers work just about the same at this point. Chrome didn't feel any faster for me than any other browser, it just looked simpler. Oh, and it didn't play youtube videos for me for some reason. And I only use Firefox because AdBlocker blocks youtube ads, which is pretty handy. Also, whenever i accidentally open IE (i have it still on my computer, just in case) it bombards me with popups asking if i want to make it my default browser and if im absolutely, 100%, entirely, unwaveringly sure that i don't want it to be. Rather annoying; but its a stable browser and I definitely see its appeal.

jollybarracuda:

FranBunnyFFXII:
Stop suggesting chrome guys

seriously
stop

i didnt say "should i use ie" i said "i love IE"

so stop it. i dont want chrome or firefox i love IE9 and how its set up

But if we don't tell you to use Chrome, how else will Google become the supergiant overlord of the entire planet?!

Kidding, obviously (but the day is coming...)

Personally, all browsers work just about the same at this point. Chrome didn't feel any faster for me than any other browser, it just looked simpler. Oh, and it didn't play youtube videos for me for some reason. And I only use Firefox because AdBlocker blocks youtube ads, which is pretty handy. Also, whenever i accidentally open IE (i have it still on my computer, just in case) it bombards me with popups asking if i want to make it my default browser and if im absolutely, 100%, entirely, unwaveringly sure that i don't want it to be. Rather annoying; but its a stable browser and I definitely see its appeal.

Well...
Thats not IE9.
IE 9 gives you a small bar at the bottom asking and doesnt get in your way atall..
FIREFOX ON THE OTHERHAND DOES POPUP AND IM LIKE NO SHUT UP GTFO

You know, if it wasn't for me loving IE since I first starte internetting, you might almostb have found the one thing you could legitimately say 'Am I the only one who' over.

But sadly, I'm here, and I love IE a whole huggy muggy much. IE power man, underdogs rule.

I was gonna come here and say that it sounds exactly like what Opera does, but ninjas.

But yeah, Opera, been my main browser for 4 years, its nice.

I actually prefer IE8. Works fine, perfectly functional, don't get what all the fuss is about. Tried Firefox, it's pretty much the same. Chrome and IE9 both feel a little too...bloated? I 'unno, that's just the impression that I get.

yeah...as your title suggests

for once, you are the only person. wowza, way to break the interwebz.

Honestly everything you mentioned, just about at least, has been done before better and faster..and I don't feel like giving IE credit until it's sustaining for years, rather than "what browser am i using for the fastest porn right now?!?!"

until google chrome and/or firefox prove otherwise, i'll probably stick with them, IE9 gave me facepalms last week at school (granted it was their shite computer) so i'm avoiding it for now.

Kingjackl:
I actually prefer IE8. Works fine, perfectly functional, don't get what all the fuss is about.

>Works fine
>perfectly functional

mfw

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It's a non-standarts compliant piece of shit. That's the problem. Well one of the problems at least. Frankly, it is better than previous versions of IE but, let's face it, that's not telling us anything. Some brick walls are better than previous versions of IE. It's also very vulnerable to malicious attacks. Oh, and it poses a threat to your PC even if you don't use it, you know, only by having it there on your system (assuming you don't patch it all the time).

I don't know how's the third party support for it (I pretty much quit on IE ever since I found Firefox - that was during version 1.2 and IE6) I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and assume there are some good addons you can use. Can you list any? Because the other browsers have these amazing libraries of cool stuff. If IE 8 has something similar, then at most it's on par with them in that regard, if not, it's just another low blow for it.

This about sums up my opinion of the browsers.
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Though I refuse to use Chrome because I, deep down, think Google is evil.

Kingjackl:
I actually prefer IE8. Works fine, perfectly functional, don't get what all the fuss is about. Tried Firefox, it's pretty much the same. Chrome and IE9 both feel a little too...bloated? I 'unno, that's just the impression that I get.

How is Chrome bloated? It's easily the most minimalistic browser I've used, which is why I love it so damn much.

I'll tell you a story, of love, triumph, and loss...

The other day, I was in class, about to do a walk through for a website I had made, as part of an assignment, so loading it up on IE9, it was broken, my heart sank, tears burst forth and rivulets of sweat had begun to form on my forehead "what was this?" I panicked, my site was perfectly coded, I'd even syntax checked it, but alas I had made it on firefox and not checked IE. And then, the fateful moment.. My tutor walked over, we looked at each other...

"I'll give Chrome a try."
"Yeah it should work fine then."

And so I loaded it up on chrome and everything worked perfectly.

So the moral of the story is, IE can't even read HTML and CSS code properly, even though it has the most experience behind it, yet Chrome, one of the newest browsers can? If a program can't even get the very thing it's designed for right, what makes you think it can be secure either.

DoPo:

Kingjackl:
I actually prefer IE8. Works fine, perfectly functional, don't get what all the fuss is about.

>Works fine
>perfectly functional

mfw

image

It's a non-standarts compliant piece of shit. That's the problem. Well one of the problems at least. Frankly, it is better than previous versions of IE but, let's face it, that's not telling us anything. Some brick walls are better than previous versions of IE. It's also very vulnerable to malicious attacks. Oh, and it poses a threat to your PC even if you don't use it, you know, only by having it there on your system (assuming you don't patch it all the time).

I don't know how's the third party support for it (I pretty much quit on IE ever since I found Firefox - that was during version 1.2 and IE6) I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and assume there are some good addons you can use. Can you list any? Because the other browsers have these amazing libraries of cool stuff. If IE 8 has something similar, then at most it's on par with them in that regard, if not, it's just another low blow for it.

Umm...I can browse websites with it? Isn't that the point of a browser? I've been using it for pretty much as long as it's been out and my computer hasn't been eaten alive by viruses yet, so I think whoever told you that it poses a threat to your PC may have been a tad dishonest.

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