Who Cares?: Ludites and Bill Gates
by dgbvan - 11/2/06 3:45 AM
In Reply to: Who cares by drbigbyte
I do not have any intention of using IE7 anytime soon. Of course, sooner or later, I will be forced to succumb to the beast since, even today, I continue to runinto websites that claim not to render properly without IE5.5 or later (and I suspect these sites will shortly demand IE7). One of these retrogressive sites is the various tentacles of Google! I find this particulalry galling since I have always considereed Google to be fairly cutting edge. Oh well! Even the leaders get lazy from time to time.
I have looked at IE7 and, frankly, I do not think the implementation is up to the mark as compared to the browsers that I most usually use.
OPERA is far and away my favorite browser. It does everything so well that I seldom have any need for another browser. However, I have used Opera for a l-o-n-g time, so I continually update and check out several other browsers. But, absolutely, Opera is in a class of its own when it comes to downloads. Nothing - nothing is in the same league!
Browser number 2 on my hit parade is AVANT. It is almost as good as Opera, faster than Firefox and has a good (if not great) implementation of tabs. Now, some may say that is lacks the customizability of Firefox and Opera. I suggest that you look into it more deeply.
I have used FIREFOX since its first public beta release. It is reasonably good, but not a match for Opera when it comes to speed. (Actually, nothing can compare with the speed of Opera!) Also, its treatment of tabs is a bit clunky.
I also use Netscape, Mozilla and Advanced Browsers. I find a place for all of them. I have tried several other browsers, however, I have uninstalled these assorted items as I saw no compelling reason to use up hard drive real estate on them, at this time. I still check them out from time to time.
My advice to anyone considering downloading and installing IE7 - "give it a pass and have a go with Opera, Avant or Firefox." If you chose to ignore my advice, good luck!
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