IE8 is still "old reliable"
I have been an Internet Explorer user for what seems like eons. I do frequently use Firefox and Chrome, and have even loaded and used Safari. Also used Opera.
In the end, I always come back to IE because it just works. Many of the sites that I visit are optimized for IE, and some of my "must visit/use-for-business" websites REQUIRE Internet Explore in order to function properly.
Yes, IE may be bloated; and sometimes it is slow, and sometimes it crashes. But, it also recovers (IE8).
Unfortunately, IE9 is not available for XP (which works with all my business sites, unlike Windows 7, though this is changing). I've been able to try IE9 on a newer laptop loaded w/W7, and it is quite quick.
Firefox was my second choice for use---but lately it is unbearably slow, and I am constantly waiting while it "transfers data" from whatever page I am trying to load. Really liked the earlier versions.
Chrome is a very nice, quick and intuitve browser---but won't open about 25-percent of the sites/pages I need to access. Many of these aforementioned sites flash a notice that they don't support "Safari based" browsers. Hmmm.
Safari just doesn't cut it.
Wish that Opera worked as quickly as it used to...Oh, well.
So, I'm left with MS Internet Explorer. And it works.
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