09-22-2013 10:19 AM
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  1. afgzee's Avatar
    Microsoft has just launched Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview for Windows 7, so its no surprise that the company has already started a media campaign to promote the browser.

    In a blog post describing the improvements it made in Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft claims that its new browser is 30 percent faster than any other browser on Windows 7, while also loading pages 9 percent quicker than Internet Explorer 10.

    Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 Is 30% Faster than Any Other Browser
    Hassan Rashid and LastBattle like this.
    09-19-2013 06:31 PM
  2. crash1989's Avatar
    I use IE a bit more since I installed windows 8. I love the Metro(Modern) IE mode. But addons for chrome are very useful and hold me back from completely switching.
    xumit likes this.
    09-19-2013 06:44 PM
  3. afgzee's Avatar
    one issue I don't like about IE11 as I've just replaced IE10 with it, it thinks its firefox so every page I go to it loads settings how it should be for firefox. Google homepage, and for example adblock plus homepage says to install it for firefox rather than for internet explorer
    09-19-2013 06:54 PM
  4. Villain's Avatar
    just started using it today and very surprised with the speed of it
    09-19-2013 09:24 PM
  5. afgzee's Avatar
    very surprised with the speed myself aswell, they just need to fix this firefox thing as it'll be an issue for many people
    09-20-2013 06:37 AM
  6. Harry Wild's Avatar
    I am using IE11 Preview right now! I have a Samsung Pro SSD so I don't notice the speed that much since all my web browser pages load instantaneously on all the website I go to!
    09-20-2013 09:09 PM
  7. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I use IE a bit more since I installed windows 8. I love the Metro(Modern) IE mode. But addons for chrome are very useful and hold me back from completely switching.
    Aren't there accelerators for IE, their counterpart for plug-ins?
    09-20-2013 09:15 PM
  8. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Hmm. This is an impressive showing for Microsoft. I'm thinking that this will be the update that actually pushes people back to IE.
    09-20-2013 09:16 PM
  9. spaulagain's Avatar
    Aren't there accelerators for IE, their counterpart for plug-ins?
    huh? I think he's talking about the various third party add ons for Chrome. You can tools like viewport resizers, entire page screenshots, grids, etc.

    IE11 looks pretty sold but Chrome is still the beast especially when it comes to developer tools.

    Also, the UI is better. I love Metro, but they really need to overhaul IE on desktop. Its just not as polished and effective as Chrome. Chrome is so beautifully simple and easy to use.
    09-20-2013 09:55 PM
  10. crash1989's Avatar
    huh? I think he's talking about the various third party add ons for Chrome. You can tools like viewport resizers, entire page screenshots, grids, etc.

    IE11 looks pretty sold but Chrome is still the beast especially when it comes to developer tools.

    Also, the UI is better. I love Metro, but they really need to overhaul IE on desktop. Its just not as polished and effective as Chrome. Chrome is so beautifully simple and easy to use.
    chrome's a memory hog .. but works . IE developer tools are limited and I need a lot of stuff in a browser. Actually I use Firefox (coz of FFOS ),Chrome, Opera Next and IE .. spoilt with choice

    And Safari sucks IMO even though they use webkit I think.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-20-2013 10:32 PM
  11. ny_yankees's Avatar
    If its better than Chrome then Im sold. I love chrome and not willing to change unless something better comes along
    09-21-2013 01:06 AM
  12. Choorp's Avatar
    I was actually playing around with IE10 earlier today and it was pretty decent. The added speed in IE11 sounds great, but... I need my Chrome extensions. I'll still play around with Internet Explorer every now and then, but it could never be my main browser. :(
    09-21-2013 01:18 AM
  13. Coreldan's Avatar
    Well already with IE10 I've thought that the only thing Firefox and Chrome have on IE are the various plugins, nothing else really.. I never really used em personally even with Chrome or FF, but I understand why some wouldn't switch to IE as it is.
    09-21-2013 02:10 AM
  14. Blu3V3nom07's Avatar
    I would absolutely switch to IE11 if they would get it to work in Giant Bomb's Chat.

    Here's hoping to try it out in October.. :/
    Kevin N Smith likes this.
    09-21-2013 02:31 AM
  15. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    It wont be better than chrome because: no adblock and no pop up blocker. I honestly forgot about pop ups and ads until i accidentally opened IE one time and went on a few websites. I was bombarded with pop ups its was insane how bad the web has got with advertising. IE is junk
    09-21-2013 02:38 AM
  16. spaulagain's Avatar
    chrome's a memory hog .. but works . IE developer tools are limited and I need a lot of stuff in a browser. Actually I use Firefox (coz of FFOS ),Chrome, Opera Next and IE .. spoilt with choice

    And Safari sucks IMO even though they use webkit I think.
    Chrome is a memory hog because every tab you have open is its own instance. IE11 has developer tools on par with Chrome now, but I still don't feel its as well polished as Chrome. Firefox seams to heavy anymore. Every time I start it up it acts like I just started a 50 year old engine.
    crash1989 likes this.
    09-21-2013 02:40 AM
  17. Ordeith's Avatar
    Chrome is a memory hog because it is a proprietary bloated mess. Dart, NaCL, and that Trojan ChromeOS all piggyback along with it. It isn't about the browser anymore for Google, they want to own the Internet.
    Jazmac likes this.
    09-21-2013 02:52 AM
  18. Coreldan's Avatar
    It wont be better than chrome because: no adblock and no pop up blocker. I honestly forgot about pop ups and ads until i accidentally opened IE one time and went on a few websites. I was bombarded with pop ups its was insane how bad the web has got with advertising. IE is junk
    Damn, where do you visit? :D I've used IE10 almost exclusively since Windows 8 came out and I might see maybe 1 pop up ad in a month on some site I just about never visit. Generally speaking no website that does pop up ads is worth visiting most likely anyways :P
    09-21-2013 03:01 AM
  19. Aditya Shanbhag's Avatar
    It wont be better than chrome because: no adblock and no pop up blocker. I honestly forgot about pop ups and ads until i accidentally opened IE one time and went on a few websites. I was bombarded with pop ups its was insane how bad the web has got with advertising. IE is junk
    Just download adfender and install it.No need of any addon for any other browser including IE :D
    09-21-2013 03:45 AM
  20. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    Damn, where do you visit? :D I've used IE10 almost exclusively since Windows 8 came out and I might see maybe 1 pop up ad in a month on some site I just about never visit. Generally speaking no website that does pop up ads is worth visiting most likely anyways :P
    Barely legal ;)
    09-21-2013 05:44 AM
  21. juan6996's Avatar
    On a different note, what's the best way to block ads on IE11 for Windows 8.1 pro? I hate chrome on my Surface Pro because its "lower resolution" and I can't get the keyboard to work on Windows 8 Mode...
    09-21-2013 08:03 AM
  22. Silent Rage's Avatar
    I like Metro IE11 a lot and use it everyday. But there is this one annoying issue of swiping left to right to go back and instead of showing a cached version of the page, it actually tries to refresh it and I cannot do anything in the process while it's waiting for a response from the server. They should just set a default rule of just showing a cached page ONLY if it has been less than five minutes and give me the option to refresh it if I desire it.
    09-21-2013 08:39 AM
  23. sueha's Avatar
    one issue I don't like about IE11 as I've just replaced IE10 with it, it thinks its firefox so every page I go to it loads settings how it should be for firefox. Google homepage, and for example adblock plus homepage says to install it for firefox rather than for internet explorer
    It's a feature! Have you ever had problems with certain websites with IE10? I had and many of these problems were solved when I "faked" the User Agent String (UAS) to another Browser. What I'm trying to say: Many developers make their websites so that they deny features as soon as they see the use of the IE to maintain compatibility not knowing that IE actually can handle that in the newer versions. I guess the IE team gave up and decided to use the "like Gecko" UAS to make IE11 as compatible (and accepted) as possible. I think that's a good move!
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    09-21-2013 08:57 AM
  24. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I like Metro IE11 a lot and use it everyday. But there is this one annoying issue of swiping left to right to go back and instead of showing a cached version of the page, it actually tries to refresh it and I cannot do anything in the process while it's waiting for a response from the server. They should just set a default rule of just showing a cached page ONLY if it has been less than five minutes and give me the option to refresh it if I desire it.
    Here's a possible explanation. Webpages normally change content as time goes by. And, are you really going to cache Facebook or Twitter or YouTube or *gasp* Google? I think not.

    Though, I agree, they should give the option.
    09-21-2013 09:02 AM
  25. spaulagain's Avatar
    I like Metro IE11 a lot and use it everyday. But there is this one annoying issue of swiping left to right to go back and instead of showing a cached version of the page, it actually tries to refresh it and I cannot do anything in the process while it's waiting for a response from the server. They should just set a default rule of just showing a cached page ONLY if it has been less than five minutes and give me the option to refresh it if I desire it.
    That swipe functionality is just like using the back and forward buttons in a standard desktop browser. Standard desktop browsers reload the page as well. Keep in mind, that page is cached, all images and CSS, etc are not reloaded.
    09-21-2013 11:29 AM
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