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    PC World article on IE 9 versus Chrome 10 versus Fire Fox 4. One opinion

    Article that appears in PCWorld.com today. This is one informed person's opinion that I happen to share. Read the article on PC World.
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    Thanks Ted I also read another article a couple ofweeks back that said basically the same. Can't find that one though. This one will suffice.
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    Good article, thanks! I might add another reason to use IE9 versus alternatives is that you don't need to keep the alternative updated (as well as IE).

    Since most people (imo) don't bother with keeping their system updated, they rely on Win7's automatic updates - and that'll keep IE9 up-to-date without their intervention.

    With alternative web browsers, you have to make sure you're using the latest version of that as well as keeping IE updated - more work that likely won't get done...

    And an outdated web browser is a security vulnerability just ripe for ruining a netizen's day.

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    The reviewer seems to place a lot of weight on what shows up in a new tab (e.g., Ctrl+t).

    For Firefox users who want a list or thumbnails of frequently used sites when they open a new (blank) tab, there are several add-ons. I'm sure the developers have a reason for not making this a native feature, perhaps because people should be able to choose?? (Some users choose to have a new tab display their home page...)

    No thumbnails -- auto-generated list (showing favicon, title, URL):

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...don/auto-dial/ (I have this one)

    Thumbnails -- auto-generated list:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...tab-jumpstart/ (haven't tried it) (quite new)

    Thumbnails -- user-selected list:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...on/speed-dial/ (haven't tried it) (over 9 million downloads)
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    Quote Originally Posted by keysailor View Post
    I might add another reason to use IE9 versus alternatives is that you don't need to keep the alternative updated (as well as IE).

    Since most people (imo) don't bother with keeping their system updated, they rely on Win7's automatic updates - and that'll keep IE9 up-to-date without their intervention.

    With alternative web browsers, you have to make sure you're using the latest version of that as well as keeping IE updated - more work that likely won't get done...
    Most browsers auto-update unless the user turns that feature off. Of course, if you don't use them, then they will get out of date. But it seems odd to say don't use them because you won't keep them up to date.

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