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  1. Anudeep Reddy's Avatar
    I admit that lacks some functionality compared to Chrome and UC. But Microsoft has tried really hard to give it's users what they want and they have succeeded (somewhat). For average and daily use it's more than sufficient.
    07-01-2014 10:44 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I haven't used chrome/Firefox since I jumped to windows 8 and now 8.1 I am very happy with IE11
    07-01-2014 10:53 AM
  3. Anudeep Reddy's Avatar
    I haven't used chrome/Firefox since I jumped to windows 8 and now 8.1 I am very happy with IE11
    Same here too!
    07-01-2014 10:57 AM
  4. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    I agree OP. I've never had a good experience using Firefox or chrome. Though I will admit, I've gone to a few sites that would not pull up, at all in IE. But chrome pulled them up with zero problems.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    07-01-2014 11:02 AM
  5. xratola's Avatar
    Chrome is way faster loading non html5 content, which is, still, most of the entire internet. That's why I prefer chrome even though I hate google.
    07-01-2014 11:07 AM
  6. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    I haven't used chrome and Firefox since 2009. I use IE 11 exclusively.
    07-01-2014 11:12 AM
  7. Pranshul Sood's Avatar
    i agree. internet explorer 10 is faster than chrome on my w7 pc. although it lags after time. but i can atleast view full webpages with photos. chrome sucks
    07-01-2014 11:18 AM
  8. dlalonde's Avatar
    I've loved it since IE10. Unfortunately I'm quite attached to AdBlock Plus and DoNotTrackMe both of which do not work well with IE. It makes IE sluggish and buggy. So I stick with Chromium or Firefox.
    07-01-2014 11:35 AM
  9. Anudeep Reddy's Avatar
    I've loved it since IE10. Unfortunately I'm quite attached to AdBlock Plus and DoNotTrackMe both of which do not work well with IE. It makes IE sluggish and buggy. So I stick with Chromium or Firefox.
    Chromium huh? Nice nickname. I call mine G-Chrome occasionally
    dlalonde likes this.
    07-01-2014 11:37 AM
  10. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Chromium huh? Nice nickname. I call mine G-Chrome occasionally
    Chrome is known as chromium in Linux
    07-01-2014 12:07 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    Chromium is the sort of development alpha/beta version of Chrome.

    Chrome is the finished Google package. It's just available pre-compiled on Linux (pretty sure there's Chrome for Linux), not Windows though.
    07-01-2014 12:16 PM
  12. vepac's Avatar
    I don't use IE on windows 7. But I do like it on my Lumia Icon.
    07-01-2014 12:21 PM
  13. csd_images's Avatar
    For touch IE is unbeatable no other browser comes close to it. For desktop I prefer Opera (Presto engine) and SRWare Iron for day-to-day stuff.
    07-01-2014 12:23 PM
  14. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Five years ago when I started using the internet on my Windows XP, I used to use chrome as my default browser, but when I got Windows 8 I started using explorer and I'm really so happy to switch, I found that the extinctions on Google chrome aren't important anymore, and really explorer is away faster than chrome
    By the way thank you for this post :)
    NokianWP likes this.
    07-01-2014 12:25 PM
  15. dlalonde's Avatar
    Chromium is not Chrome but rather the un-Googlized version of Chrome. They take Chromium, add their crap and release it as Chrome.

    There is someone compiling Chromium for Windows here: Download latest stable Chromium binaries (64-bit and 32-bit)
    Last edited by dlalonde; 07-01-2014 at 02:01 PM.
    07-01-2014 12:34 PM
  16. wayn1ak's Avatar
    IE works really well for me and is much faster than Firefox but my one annoyance is that it can't seem save my last tab browsing session so when I close and reopen it, only the homepage shows up. I have the settings configured to reopen my last tab browsing session so I don't know what else there is to do.
    07-01-2014 01:10 PM
  17. Anudeep Reddy's Avatar
    Chromium is the sort of development alpha/beta version of Chrome.

    Chrome is the finished Google package. It's just available pre-compiled on Linux (pretty sure there's Chrome for Linux), not Windows though.
    Talk about a foot in mouth moment 😖
    dlalonde likes this.
    07-01-2014 08:24 PM
  18. dlalonde's Avatar
    Talk about a foot in mouth moment
    Meh, it happens! ;-)
    07-02-2014 05:31 AM
  19. etphoto's Avatar
    I had no complaints with IE since I updated to Windows 7. Yet, I just tried taking an online update course for my job and discovered EI doesn't always work and they suggested Chrome so I don't run into problems. Just sayin.


    Sent from my DX4860 using Tapatalk
    07-02-2014 06:28 AM
  20. Studio384's Avatar
    It isn't, I haven't used another browser as default since Internet Explorer was released back in the days. The only reason I've got Firefox and Chromium installed (not Chrome, Chromium) is for testing purpose - webdeveloper - and nothing else.
    07-03-2014 10:02 AM
  21. jhoff80's Avatar
    The UI on Windows Phone's IE is pretty terrible in my opinion. The rendering engine though is great. I think the big thing that prevents people from using IE in general these days though is the lack of extensions. Personally, I don't have the need for any, but there are definitely some really popular ones out there (and not just Adblock, but Xkit for Tumblr, Reddit Enhancement Suite, all sorts of random stuff).
    07-03-2014 11:51 AM
  22. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I use IE 11 as my preferred browser but for my personal forum( Chaosreads ) and a few sites, they don't work well with IE so I use FF as a secondary browser.

    Can't stand google or Chrome
    07-04-2014 01:21 AM
  23. mrcraggle's Avatar
    I think on WP it's pretty terrible. Why does the page reload if I go back and forth or change tabs? It's super jarring and makes no sense.
    07-04-2014 01:35 AM
  24. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    I often find that when websites can't be viewed in IE, they become viewable when I unblock tracking or allow 3rd party cookies. To me, that means the web dev is to blame, not the browser.

    I like the security options, the interface with OneNote and Office apps (for image searches), and I love ❤ the frameless, big real estate feel of the IE Modern browser. I still use the desktop version when I know I'm going to want to create shortcuts on the desktop temporarily (i.e., how to fix the washing machine videos). Only IE makes that as easy as a right click.
    NokianWP and Laura Knotek like this.
    07-04-2014 01:41 AM
  25. jojoe42's Avatar
    On my Windows 7 desktop I use Chrome, but on my Surface and phone I use IE. Chrome hates the Surface Pro 2 (chews battery and tiny UI)
    07-04-2014 01:54 AM
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