Dr J0622reply 12My thoughts?FF3 with the ie plugin and several others like stealthier fox, faster fox...etc.Why?MUCH faster, uses open code, and it ain't Microsoft. Amazes me that Impulse went with ie7....wait one....the Vista deal with MS...oh well...
Stardock already explained why they used IE7. It can be easily embedded in an application, and FF can't.
And it's hard to honestly say 'MUCH faster' when you haven't even tried the alternative, isn't it?
I'm not about to, either. 1) See Science and Tech section of Goole News from this morning. 2) My comments about speed come from data posted yesterday on either PC Mag.com or on PC World.com.
Based on these reports (altho I run Vista) I made my decision (one shared by many w/o knowing the stuff above). Who knows what it'll do to my OS? I hope Stardock doesn't end up putting stuff in Impulse that'll gum up folks who haven't got XP SP3 on their systems (does the IE embedded update to IE8 Beta 1/2 without us knowing?...probably not, but I'd like to hear that from guys "in the know"...I just don't know enough about this stuff).
I think it's prudent to wait with MS Beta stuff because of it's links to the OS. Not so regarding, Fences altho I read rumors that trying to "turn it off" or uninstall it can play havoc with windows explorer (other posts re Fences).
doc, i was half asleep when making both of those posts. i'm so ashamed. i'll be alright after my nap.
Snidely....good Lord, man...it's all in jest.
People who stay fanboys to one internet browser are as stupid as console fanboys.
Dark Knight...try to be civil. ASK "Why?" before calling names: You might like the results of humility over those of arrogance.
It may be your choices, but CHOICES CAN BE SMART OR STUPID. If you don't agree, go stand in the road, get hit by a car, and if ya survive, tell me that wasn't stupid.
You equate standing in the middle of the road with choosing a browser? Bit over the top imho.
Philly...don't bother....you stand as much chance of reasoning with an angry person as succeeding in changing the speed of a river by trying to push it.
EDIT: Zu and Snidely's comments came in before my post (I type VERY slowly and that gives my old head time to think and reconsider). Thanks, Zu and Snidely....as usual, you're on top of things.