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Microsoft ships IE10 for Windows 7

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  • Started 4 years ago by raphoenix
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Auto upgrades start today !!

Full Story:

http://www.computerworld.com/s.....2013-02-26

Get it Now !!
http://windows.microsoft.com/e.....ownload-ie

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Hermitt
Posts: 1310

Installed!! Thanks for the link, Rick.

Jim

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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

Got it. It's pretty fast. I didn't realise you could drag websites tabs down to the taskbar til today putting their respective icons on it...cool.

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

@Rick: Your link took me to IE9. I found IE10 here http://windows.microsoft.com/e.....-languages

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

IE9 is also capable of dragging wesite tabs to the taskbar. I prefer the Favorites bar, though.

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StringJunky
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LF

I didn't know that but then again I'm a Chrome fan but the minimalist feel without the favourites bar and the taskbar site launching is appealing at the moment . Will try it out for a few days.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

IE10 doesn't have the Favorites Bar?

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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

Yes of course but not in pinned site mode. This is the window in that mode ie launching off a website icon on the taskbar.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

If *&^%$#@! M$ dumped the Favorites bar (not the Favorites menu), I'm NOT upgrading! I'm fed up with M$ ruining their programs.

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jmeeks49
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Hi all,

I am debating on should i upgrade to 10 is it really worth it? i mean, i have been using FF for awhile now and love it since i have it customize the way that i want and need it to be. i am kind of like LF here but if it warrants a look i will if people think i should.

John

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

If you are using Firefox anyway what difference would it make to update IE? I just did. So far it looks the same. Still a Favorites bar. All my Favorites still there. Don't really see any difference, except perhaps it is perceptively faster. One site I use is not rendering properly, but I'm sure someone will be fixing that soon.

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LadyFitzgerald
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Finally! Someone who actually knows what the Favorites bar is. I asked over on Seven forums and no one seemed to know. Thanks for posting the picture, Xhi! With all the negative changes M$ has been making lately, I'm getting overly paranoid.

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

If you don't want the silent 'upgrade'

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us.....x?id=36512

Mike

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whs
Posts: 17584

LF, the Favorites Bar is the old 'Links'. And if you right click on your taskbar > Toolbars > check 'Links', then you can access it with the chevrons in the taskbar. That is very handy for the frequently used URLs. Launches the IE automatically.

You can also put subfolders (by subject) into there. Then you have direct access to a lot of URLs. I even have subfolders within the subfolders. They pop up when you hover over them.

http://img268.imageshack.us/im.....271526.png

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Hermitt
Posts: 1310

I just uninstalled IE10 .. dropped back to IE9
Tried IE10 for the past 20 hours and DID NOT like it.
It kept freezing up, forcing me to use the 3 finger salute to close it.

Jim

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whs
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Mike, thanks for the link. It worked. But that is a typical M$ example of making a simple thing in the most complicated fashion. I wonder how Joe in the next block is going to deal with it.

I suggest to store the download files on the desktop. Makes the path shorter.

Jim, thanks for warning us.

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raphoenix
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Strange, I have no problems with IE10.

I did use a Known Good Registry Cleaner after the install just as I do with All new software installs.

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hArLtRoN
Posts: 766

Rick, what is the registry cleaner you use?

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Shawn,

Sorry I don't give out some information as others might not use it wisely and then blame me for fouling up their system.

As you know us Builders have a lot of backup plus hardware so we can try out and do many things that we don't recommend for all to do.

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amkeew
Posts: 661

Typical M$ bloatware. 43 MB while FF does it in about 15 MB and does it better ?

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raphoenix
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Ya, a lot folks prefer FF and other browsers.

I guess it's just a matter of choice like automobile colors OR pets. (LOL) :)

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presence1960
Posts: 280

I prefer FF, but as Rick said it is really a matter of personal preference. As far as bloatware goes 43 MB on today's disks is a mere drop in the bucket. For someone with a small, older disk maybe a paltry 43 MB comes into play.

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amkeew
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or choice of better automobiles and smarter pets. :)

And bloatware is bloatware especially when it does nothing.

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presence1960
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very subjective amkeew!

I think you are stretching the meaning of bloatware. bloatware to me means software added to a system which does nothing but take up space. IE whether 15MB or 43MB does indeed do something. You are quibbling over a mere 28 MB of space for something which provides a valuable function. If you want to quibble over 28 MB maybe you need to upgrade to a bigger disk.

You want to be piccune, windows is bloatware. Linux installs in as little as 5 GB space. Why haven't you gotten rid of your bloatware?

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amkeew
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Check out cnet's most downloaded browsers. Chrome & FF at the top in six figures. IE is languishing at the bottom in low five figures.

In the intertubes, it's all about performance not prejudice.

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presence1960
Posts: 280

wait you were talking bloatware not popularity or performance. Don't try switching up now. I HATE IE, but it is not bloatware. Besides popularity is not always such a good indicator of things. Initially Hitler was very popular, but look at how that wound up.

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warlock
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Most OEM machines come with Windows and IE already installed so, no need to download if you want it.

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presence1960
Posts: 280

IE comes with every windows OS, it is tied to windows.

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warlock
Posts: 4100

Exactly, which is why the Cnet figures would be how they are.

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whs
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Good point on Linux. My Linux Mate takes 4.6GB with a full Office suite and quite a few other programs installed. Let's go Linux (but not Ubuntu with Unity , yukky)

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presence1960
Posts: 280

LOL whs :))))

As long as you found a distro you like is all that really matters. Who cares if you like vanilla and I like chocolate?

Wow and look at that graphic!!...NO FRAGMENTATION on that journaled file system

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presence1960
Posts: 280

I hear you warlock.

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amkeew
Posts: 661

Au contraire, M$ force feeding its bloated browser is the reason most people download better browsers.

Browsers vs OS is a crappy comparison.

And what has hitler has got anything do with this browser war ?

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presence1960
Posts: 280

making a point that popularity is not always the best measure of quality or success.

To quote you: "And bloatware is bloatware..." that applies whether a browser or OS.

So is not Windows bloatware? How many GB do you need to do a basic default installation? And then you want to complain about the difference between 15 MB and 43 MB? Give everyone a break you are wrong here!! You like FF & Chrome, I like FF, Rick likes IE. IE at 43 MB is not bloatware no matter how you want to twist it.

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whs
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Where did Hitler get into this discussion ??

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amkeew
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And I am done.

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presence1960
Posts: 280

If that makes you feel better I will laugh with you. See you around on here :)))))

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dmspen
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I installed IE 10 last night on Win7 Home (x64). My PC now takes several minutes longer to boot, longer to log in, and 10 freezes for long stretches.

just great...

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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

It's running sound for me. I'm actually using pinned windows from both IE10 and Chrome simultaneously. Although I prefer IE10's pinned windows it doesn't block ads on Facebook so I've got the Chrome one for that. All the nags about accelerators and add ons have gone from IE10 and it's quite nice and more or less a similar speed. Scrolling is beautifully smooth on the touchpad and responsive...better than Chrome.

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LadyFitzgerald
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Our beloved GS just post this news report: http://news.softpedia.com/news.....3093.shtml. has any one noticed if their Aero is down with IE10? I have Aero Glass shut off on my computer but I depend on Aero Peek and Aero Snap. I could live without Windows colors but losing PEEK and Snap would be intolerable.

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whs
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Try WIN+right or left arrow for snap.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

Not the same thing. I prefer the convenience of using the mouse.

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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

Everything works as before. All I'm seeing and using is a very fast and responsive browser. It seems to be as fast at fetching and rendering as Chrome but it's quite a bit smoother at scrolling. I'm using it...that should say enough.

LF

Having played with it a bit more, the browser interface using the pinned sites icons have all the functionality as that from the normal IE icon.

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whs
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SJ, let me ask you a question - is that IE10 actually the new IE10 as the one you start from the tile in the Win8 start menu or is it the IE10 version with the looks like the IE9.

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StringJunky
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whs

I'm using W7 so don't know what the W8 version looks like but it is essentially IE9 here. :

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whs
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Yeah, that's the 'traditional' version. The new version has a few really nifty features, but it also has some serious drawbacks - e.g. no Favorites in the traditional sense. If you are interested, I had made a video about the two IE versions in Windows 8. That was made in the early days of the Win8 CP but is still valid. See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqUDPIghnjA

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