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    MyIE2

    Wondering if anyone has used this browser.

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    Re: MyIE2

    I gave it a shot a while back, but my biggest niggle was that it was still Internet Explorer under the hood...anything particular you want to know about it?
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    Re: MyIE2

    Not really. It just seemed to me that there was a lot of hype in the description, which always makes me wonder.

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    Re: MyIE2

    Nothing like hype to get you curious. Ah, the joys of marketing. I know that a few Loungers have tried this as well, but personally, Internet Explorer is one of the single biggest weaknesses in Windows. That is the biggest reason I switched over to the Mozilla based Firefox. I don't care how pretty someone makes Internet Explorer, I just don't trust it!
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    Re: MyIE2

    You definitely have me interested in switching to Mozilla/Foxfire. Can you point me to a site or two that detail the process of switching from IE to Mozilla (over 4,000,000 sites come up in a Google search--I obviously don't have time to start searching through them)? And what problems/changes should I anticipate?

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    Re: MyIE2

    Have you looked at the Avant Browser. I've been using it for many months with no problems. I haven't seen a pop-up ad in ages. It is an "upgrade" to the IE and IE is used as the foundation. Some other key features that make this my favorite:
    <UL><LI>Multiple pages, tabs
    <LI>Built in search window, no need for the whole Google toolbar! And you can choose a different search engine if you don't want Google.
    <LI>Inherits the Favorites list you've already established with IE
    <LI>Groups feature.
    <LI>Clear records feature. Options to clear typed web addresses, search keywords, cookies, history, and more. Completely customizable.
    <LI>A half dozen skin choices[/list]You can assign multiple web pages to a group. As an example: I have a "Shareware" group. This opens 10 shareware sites at once. You can also fix up a startup group, so when you open the browser, multiple tabbed pages load at once...

    BTW, it's FREE and the download is packaged with another program called RoboForm. During the install procedure, you can choose to include (or not include) RoboForm. I've always chosen not to.
    - Ricky

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    Re: MyIE2

    Hi Ricky:
    I've been using Avant Browser for months (we should probably discuss this in the other browser forum). <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Firefox uses much less resources, but I've been having trouble accessing the Lounge &, so far, it's no faster than AV.

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    Re: MyIE2

    There is a lot of good information on the FireFox homepage. In the sidebar, you'll find links to a beginner's introduction and the FireFox FAQ. My guess is that you will find all the information you are looking for there.

    Changes: your Internet Explorer favorites will be imported and will be called bookmarks. The only "problems" I have encountered are poorly written web pages that do not render properly. These are few and far between in my experience, the only one that absolutely requires Internet Explorer is the Windows Update website. There is a good thread in the Other Browsers board that discusses extensions, particularly those that other folks find useful. I'd recommend checking that out as well, because extensions are one of the features in FireFox that make it so powerful.

    Outside of that, get ready to browse the web the way it should be - without irritating pop-ups and security holes that allow your computer to become infested with spyware and browser hijacks. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: MyIE2

    I've always kind of looked upon Avant as a makeover to Internet Explorer that apes the features introduced in Mozilla. I'm not knocking Avant - the single biggest reason I avoid anything based on IE is because of the potential for security problems and spyware/hijacking.
    -Mark

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    Re: MyIE2

    Mark,

    Thanks for the links and other information. Part of my weekend's reading.

    Dennis

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    Re: MyIE2

    I hate to jump on the 'me too' band wagon, but that's what I need to do.

    FireFox is my browser of preference now. I've also switched from the Outlook / Outlook Express email platform to Mozilla's Thunderbird application for the same reason - security.

    I use these on all the MS Windows PCs I use, and I also use them at home on my linux desktops. I'm by no means a power user of any of it, but I know what I like, and I know that I'm less likely to have a problem with these software titles rather than the equivalent from Microsoft.
    Christopher Baldrey

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