Drugwash Posted November 17, 2011 Share Posted November 17, 2011 (edited) ... and that'd be as fun as scratching my head with a rake! No thanks... We're in a topic that tries to improve Win9x by adding "native" abilities where MS left off.For the record, I doubt that running IE 8 or 9 can be called an ability. Or, you know ', ability as in "I have the ability to shoot my own foot"jaclazI hope we won't get involved in yet another flame war, but so far, I managed to get away without any viruses, spyware or anything similar, while still using an IE-based browser on a daily basis and staying connected to the Internet 24/7 without any antivirus or firewall. Not counting very early attempts at choosing the right browser (please note my very first browser was Netscape Navigator, at the time), 2011 was the year I first installed and started to use something other than SlimBrowser (which is IE-based) - namely K-Meleon and only because SlimBrowser started to crash MSHTML.DLL constantly on more and more sites (which may as well be my fault for installing system files that might not have been tested and proved working on a 9x system). This one is not much better, because it crashes my video driver for a change and must reboot the system to fix this, so I could count it as a downgrade.The new Firefox 9 beta does work, but lacks the most important Bookmarks support; what is more irritating than that is the fact that upon exit (possibly due to some add-on inherited from Firefox 3.6), Firefox 9 wipes out all cookies stored by K-Meleon, so when I start the latter, I have to re-login to my daily sites, while usually K-Meleon keeps me logged in. As a single user with no concern about in-house privacy, this is a big deterrent.So all in all, I'd say personally I might well cope with IE8+ on my system, given the possibility. But yes, I'm only speaking for myself as anyone else's experience may vary within large limits.Proof of browser bugs: visible line break and other tags that had to be manually removed. Edited November 18, 2011 by Drugwash Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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