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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
IE8 is slower because it uses a special type of coding, so basically websites have 2 versions the IE version and every other version. So IE takes extra time to load its special ed page.
And this is because it does a terrible job of conforming to web standards... I hate it sooo much it's unreal. (Yes, I code websites...)
    
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
for the IT staff, using Internet Explorer is much easier to track you and your habits via Active Directory than any other browser
You can integrate Firefox into AD but it's more of a pain in the ass.
THIS is probably the #1 reason they want you to use IE.... $20.00 bucks says your Network Admin is a moron... Using IE will make HIS life easier because he/she is not smart enough to integrate FireFox or Chrome into Active Directory.... Who wants to bet me???
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Go FF

Show him Noscript and Adblock Plus

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IE has always been the poorest performing web browser, but most businesses use it because it is bundled with Windows and they see no reason to use something different.

Also I've seen nothing but problems with IE9
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i saw FF portable recommended above, at school i use chrome portable on my flash drive, works like a dream, and it saves your bookmarks to your flash drive so it would greatly improve productivity.

You should also install noscript and adblocker as recommended above, Chrome really is the best of the best (but i don't like that they changed the icon, it looks stupid)

also, i absolutely hate IE9, it is UNGODLY slow. moving from chrome to IE9 was unbearable and lasted about 5 minutes. i switched back to IE8 from IE9 just because one has to be installed on windows, i really like FF4, but chrome is still BY FAR my favorite

Good Luck!

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Edited by rocker22dallas - 3/26/11 at 7:47am
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I have IE7 at my school, DEAL WITH IT...

I constantly get crashes and general slowness.
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So basically today me and my co-workers were officially forced to quit using Chrome(and any other browser), and at the same time forced to use IE8 (we've got XP on our computers and IE9 isn't available for XP).

So we are rounding up every single pro's / con's about IE8 and Chrome, and why we should use Chrome.

Our "boss's" argument is that IE8:
- has much better compatibility than Chrome.
- its safer.
- we are only against IE because we are against the browser that is the most spread. (not true)
- and last and probably least, its "just as good as Chrome"..

Our argument to not use IE8:
- over the 3 months we used IE (before we starting using Chrome @ work), we had never seen so many "ie has stop working" errors. (not a great argument, but its true)
- Chrome is faster and safer. (we cant verify that Chrome is safer but for the fact that Google offered $20,000 to the one who could hack the browser has got to say something)
- Using the url bar for Google speed things up while now we've got to use Bing unless we go to google.com first and than search, but time is money.

Feel free to join the argument, give me reasons to use IE instead of Chrome and the other way around..
dear god wheres the humanity.
    
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