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Standard User ukwiz
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 18-Dec-11 11:02:15
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Re: IE: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates


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How do you think Windows XP is better than Windows 7, are you playing 10 year old games on a Pentium 4 machine with 512MB RAM?
I have several pieces of hardware that only work on XP. Not because MS has done anything, but more that the manufacturers of the hardware have stopped providing drivers.

David

BT (poor) -> Zen (excellent) -> O2 (started well, went downhill -> IDNet (waiting to see)
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 18-Dec-11 12:07:02
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Re: IE: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates


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Why is IE9 worse than IE8? Valid reasons please, not just "Oh they've moved the location of the favourites button".


It is just the GUI, it is not that nice to use, I gave up on it after a hour to be honest.

Adrian

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 18-Dec-11 12:08:25
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Re: IE: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates


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If Adrian only used the beta, and that just for a short while, I'm not sure he can possibly know.


The GUI put me off to be honest, if the browser is better in use i have no idea. but then I think I only use IE8 for a hour or so

Adrian

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 18-Dec-11 12:13:52
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Re: IE: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates


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But you can stop it happening with Chrome
And you'll be able to stop it happening with IE. So, no difference there.


True to a certain extent, Microsoft are a bit better here than google. Microsoft at least tell you how to stop Ie updating, google don't tell you about chrome, in fact most people have no idea what version of chrome they have got.

Mozilla have also said about auto updating with Firefox, which is not a good idea since almost after every update extensions have problems.

i will stick with Iron, no auto update at all, just a plain browser that does what it should do.

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu

On ADSL24 using C&W network.
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 18-Dec-11 12:16:02
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9 is worse than 8 if that is possible, it is a horrid browser and I only used it for a couple of hours when it was beta.
Hardly the testimony of an experienced user then.


The GUI put me off before I done much browsing., but then I am not a really a IE user, I think I have used Ie a total of ten hours since I got my first 133Mhz machine all those years ago.

Adrian

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On ADSL24 using C&W network.
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 18-Dec-11 12:17:07
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In reply to a post by Pipexer:
How do you think Windows XP is better than Windows 7, are you playing 10 year old games on a Pentium 4 machine with 512MB RAM?
I have several pieces of hardware that only work on XP. Not because MS has done anything, but more that the manufacturers of the hardware have stopped providing drivers.


yeah, I have a plotter that will only work with XP, which is why I keep my old Xp machine up and running.

Adrian

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On ADSL24 using C&W network.
Standard User vimto_girl
(newbie) Sun 18-Dec-11 13:10:03
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Re: IE: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates


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I don't know any tool that can.
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DWritedllwrapper http://www.softwareninjas.ca/dwrite-dll-wrapper
Speak of the devil.

Forgive me if I do not want to install and keep an untrusted DLL or EXE on my system, which even with the latest version still has printing and font rendering issues in IE9 and which could be silently removed at any point by Microsoft updates.

You may just have to accept that Cleartype is a really, really big and legitimate reason why someone may want to keep IE8 over IE9.
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 19-Dec-11 16:19:39
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If Cleartype is a problem on your computer (it's crystal clear on mine) use TweakIE9 to disable it.
TweakIE9 can't disable Cleartype in IE9, no matter what it claims. That function doesn't work. I don't know any tool that can.

Probably you couldn't tell cos your eyes couldn't tell the difference anyway : p

(jokes, but seriously, some of us can't live with it - it looks crystal clear to you, but not to us, even if we came and looked at the same screen. no computer, monitor or setup can get around it. i know, cos ive tried them all)


Replacing some files disables it, I have done so on all my rigs.

http://www.softwareninjas.ca/dwrite-dll-wrapper
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