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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2008, 08:13:46 AM »
You could think of web services - Google docs is one example - as a giant Microsoft Office-sized hole about six feet deep. Chrome is like the prototype of a proper nail. No one has made the proper coffin yet, though its shape is pretty obvious at this point.

This thought gives me warm fuzzies in my happy places. :)

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2008, 09:41:48 AM »
If you decide to use Chrome - aside from the fact that I believe it is an open beta and not a full release - please take into account the key-logger that it incorporates.  Google has said that only 2% of the logged data will be retained on their servers (associated with your IP address), but the right 2% combined with the right security breach is just asking for trouble. 

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2008, 10:53:33 AM »
If you decide to use Chrome - aside from the fact that I believe it is an open beta and not a full release - please take into account the key-logger that it incorporates.  Google has said that only 2% of the logged data will be retained on their servers (associated with your IP address), but the right 2% combined with the right security breach is just asking for trouble. 

Wow.  An integrated keylogger? I haven't looked into Chrome really as I'm happy with FF, but with that knowledge, I seriously doubt I'll use it now.  It bothers me enough that all my browsing history is forever recorded and associated with my gmail account.

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2008, 10:58:43 AM »
Yeah, they can stay the hell away from me with an integrated keylogger. Chrome annoys me. It's the first thing google has done that I view as entirely unnecessary and problematic. There are enough browsers. Another one to code for is nothing but a pain in the ass.

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2008, 11:32:36 AM »
The key-logger can be disabled by turning off the auto-suggest feature, but of course that's not the default setting.  I've been in computers long enough to know that the average end-user doesn't even look at the default settings unless there's a problem, and 90% of the time, it's at the direction of tech support instead of sorting out the solution on their own.

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2008, 05:58:48 PM »
I'll be rather surprised of Yahoo doesn't end up releasing their own browser soon.

And Porphyre, more browsers cutting away at IE is actually good. Anything that makes IE6 die faster is good, actually >_>

Google's thirst for data notwithstanding.

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2008, 07:02:00 PM »
I don't think someone who still hasn't moved away from ie6, with firefox and opera both recommended with good reputations these days, will switch to chrome.
I'm under the impression that people who still use ie6 will stick with it forever until either they're forced to switch because websites start blocking them, or they get a new computer with a new OS that comes bundled with something better.

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2008, 07:09:17 PM »
I don't think someone who still hasn't moved away from ie6, with firefox and opera both recommended with good reputations these days, will switch to chrome.
I'm under the impression that people who still use ie6 will stick with it forever until either they're forced to switch because websites start blocking them, or they get a new computer with a new OS that comes bundled with something better.

Most of them just don't know, actually.

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2008, 07:23:29 PM »
I know a girl who is taking web design in college, and I caught her using ie6 FROM THEIR CAMPUS COMPUTERS.


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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2008, 07:27:24 PM »
I stuck with IE6 until I wanted to get on Y!hosting.  I needed to use Firefox for that, so I ended up downloading it and fell in love with it.  This is the real way to start a sea-change in browser habits.  Make it the only way to get to the nekkid peoples.   ;D

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« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2008, 07:33:14 PM »
It's true. Bundle some pics with the download too plz.

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2008, 02:03:19 PM »
I'm still with explorer.  When I heard about crome I uploaded it.  It's still not functional to my knowledge but I will be using it.  I don't care if they spy on what I type.  Everybody does that so what does it really matter?  I also have firefox.  I just don't really care for the new firefox.

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« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2008, 02:04:55 PM »
I really like firefox.  To me, it seems faster than IE7 and you just can't beat the integrated spell check.

Yes! Right on,sister!

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2008, 10:46:44 PM »
Firefox is amazing... only browser I will use.  I swear by it.

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2008, 11:56:19 AM »
I don't think someone who still hasn't moved away from ie6, with firefox and opera both recommended with good reputations these days, will switch to chrome.
I'm under the impression that people who still use ie6 will stick with it forever until either they're forced to switch because websites start blocking them, or they get a new computer with a new OS that comes bundled with something better.

Actually, I just might exactly do that. Move from IE6 to Chrome. Either that or FireFox. Kinda depends on the situation when I'm NEEDED to force.

Or maybe I'm forced to upgrade beyond 2K at that time and will be running Vista with IE7. (or IE8?)

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2008, 12:09:08 PM »
I use IE7 on home comp but work comp is. . .stuck in the dino ages!

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2008, 12:34:50 PM »
I don't have my own PC yet at work, so I can never log in with admin rights. IE7's default settings are just horrible, so I'll stick to Firefox at work.

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2008, 12:38:16 PM »
I don't have my own PC yet at work, so I can never log in with admin rights. IE7's default settings are just horrible, so I'll stick to Firefox at work.

Eh, I like IE7 for the tiny bit of browsing I actully do. . .but it can be buggy which just drives me nuts!!!

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2008, 03:12:27 PM »
Actually, I just might exactly do that. Move from IE6 to Chrome. Either that or FireFox. Kinda depends on the situation when I'm NEEDED to force.

Or maybe I'm forced to upgrade beyond 2K at that time and will be running Vista with IE7. (or IE8?)

XP is still being sold until January of next year as OEM, and is immensely more secure than 2K.

Alternatively, there is Linux. I'm growing to like Debian + xfce.

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2008, 03:53:26 PM »
I would switch to Firefox if it had a zoom function.  Because I use a 46" big screen as my monitor, I like being able to control the size of the pictures and videos displayed.  Firefox only lets me increase the size of the font.

Trust me, trying to watch a YouTube clip this tiny is harder than it seems.  My resolution is set to 1920x1080, and trying to watch a 300x500 clip... yuck!  With IE7 I could (until recently) load up the clips and then zoom the whole page, video included.  For some reason, YouTube doesn't like my IE any more, so I have to use Firefox with it.  Doesn't mean I have to like it, though.

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« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2008, 03:57:46 PM »
I would switch to Firefox if it had a zoom function.  Because I use a 46" big screen as my monitor, I like being able to control the size of the pictures and videos displayed.  Firefox only lets me increase the size of the font.

Trust me, trying to watch a YouTube clip this tiny is harder than it seems.  My resolution is set to 1920x1080, and trying to watch a 300x500 clip... yuck!  With IE7 I could (until recently) load up the clips and then zoom the whole page, video included.  For some reason, YouTube doesn't like my IE any more, so I have to use Firefox with it.  Doesn't mean I have to like it, though.


Firefox has zoom.

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2008, 04:03:40 PM »
It does?  All I've been able to find is a way of making the text bigger.  I want to make the whole page bigger.  I mean, this big *holds his hands apart for reference*.

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« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2008, 04:04:40 PM »
It does?  All I've been able to find is a way of making the text bigger.  I want to make the whole page bigger.  I mean, this big *holds his hands apart for reference*.

It zooms everything, im using the zoom right now

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2008, 04:07:29 PM »
Which version of FF and how do you do it?

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Re: IE 6, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways...
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2008, 04:08:58 PM »
Which version of FF and how do you do it?

3.X and its in the view options.