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#1 curlly62

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 08:11 AM

I am currently using IE 9 and am being told by several web pages my browser is outdated and should update to get better viewing experience. I have been told my some people that the new version of IE is just horrible and that Google Chrome just sort of does it own thing from time to time. Can somebody please give me some input?



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 08:32 AM

Try these two. You can always uninstall or keep both. User preference. For what it is worth I've used Firefox since 2004.

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:23 AM

Since they are all free why not try as many as you wish. I personally have 4 now, used to have 6 browsers, with the older version of Opera as my default. Currently I have IE 10, Chrome, Firefox and the previously mentioned Opera. Depending on what I need to do or test, I choose the browser that works best for my needs at the time.

You can safely upgrade your IE to version 10, But I would caution you not to upgrade to version 11. I have seen quite a few people have incompatibility issues with version 11. Which forced them to revert back to version 10. Just be sure not to allow automatic updating.

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 12:29 PM

I am currently using IE 9 and am being told by several web pages my browser is outdated and should update to get better viewing experience. I have been told my some people that the new version of IE is just horrible and that Google Chrome just sort of does it own thing from time to time. Can somebody please give me some input?

Eventually IE9 won't be supported anymore by most if not all sites. So you have to eventually give in and update. Whether you go to 10 or 11 the most common sites I see people having issues with is sites administered in the health industry and "state" sites. Short of that they seem to work...okay. 

 

With that said I used to use Firefox but eventually went to Chrome.

 

They are both free and don't do any harm on a PC so it's a no brainer. Load both and find what appeals to you. 


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