Tag Archives: IE

Firefox 2 vs. IE 7 test

I saw over on Robert Scoble blog, he did a pretty high level test, but wasn’t able to complete it, so I thought I would put my gaming rig to the test and see what I could share:

before any browsers
FireFox
IE7

I did the same thing that Robert did and opened TechMeme up, and Ctrl-clicked on every link on the main part of TechMeme. That opened every link up into its own tab. Then I went to Windows Task Manager and looked at how much memory each took and took some screen shots. (I like pictures)

IE7 Release Candidate 1

Microsoft released the Release Candidate 1 (RC1) milestone of Internet Explorer (IE) 7 for Windows XP, On Thursday, August 24, 2006. For the last couple of months, I have been swapping back and forth between FireFox and IE as it would seem that not all websites will recognize IE7.

Internet Explorer 7 RC1 is faster, more stable, and better looking than previous IE 7 betas, even for IE 6 users, I think it’s both safe and prudent to migrate to IE 7 when you have the time to learn a new tool.

IE 7.0 Beta 3 Review

The newest feature that was added since the last beta is the drag and drop tab reordering. This allows you to move your tabs around with the mouse. (a feature I am sure that FireFox will soon be adding)

What I didn’t like about IE7 so far was that If you’re already running IE 7.0 Beta 2, you will need to uninstall that product and reboot before you can install IE 7.0 Beta 3. It’s suppose there is just no way around the MS reboot beast, but Beta 3 offers plenty of small improvements over Beta 2. It would appear from my short tests that IE 7.0 Beta 3 is stable enough to run on production machines.

IE 7.0 Beta 3 appears to be a very solid product and feature-packed browser. I would assume that all IE users will be or have already downloaded this. I yet to have make the switch from Firefox yet as I have become to comfortable with Firefox. IE 7.0 Beta 3 includes huge functional and security advantages which I have read will make choosing with IE a no brainer if you stick with IE.

Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 1

I will be loading this up tonight, if your not using Firefox already once you switch you will never go back to IE. [Firefox]

Still with the IE.. will ‘ya

Well, I was looking at my stats today, I still cannot figure why there is still 69.9% of you still using Internet Explorer to visit the site. I guess that saying, “old dog new tricks…” is true. Now, I admit that switching to Firefox take a little getting used to. You will also have to use IE for those sites that don’t support anything but IE, however this for every person I have invited to switch to Firefox personally 9 out 10 have thanked me later. Try it for a week cold turkey. Check out the plug-ins they have available. If tabbed browsing is not enough to convince you I have no idea what will.