Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jan 2007 22:55 UTC
Internet Explorer A store owner in a bad neighborhood must balance safety against commerce. Too many locks and bars will keep away customers with the crooks. Based on Microsoft Watch reader feedback, Internet Explorer 7 sacrifices too much usability in the interest of safety.
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systyrant
Member since:
2007-01-18

In response to CrazyDude

I love this argument. The core of IE is built into Windows so how can you possibly know how much actual memory IE is using? Simply looking at the iexplorer.exe won't show you an actual amount of memory that IE is using.

However, I do agree that Firefox uses a lot of memory and even more so when you start opening a bunch of tabs. It's also slow to start. Although IE7 is better than IE6 I still find Firefox to be a much better browser.

Edited 2007-01-20 00:03

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

The core of IE is not built into windows. This is a false lie spread by so called OSS zealots.

IIRC, it was Microsoft who claimed they couldn't remove IE from Windows, not "OSS zealots".

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hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//The core of IE is not built into windows. //

Actually, it is. This is very easy to demonstrate.

(1) Open up IE. In the address bar, type C: then press enter.

(2) Open up "My Computer". Double click on the C: drive icon.

Your challenge is to spot the difference between (1) and (2).

OK, now try this:

(3) Open up "My Computer". In the location bar, type www.google.com then press enter.

(4) Open up IE. In the address bar, type www.google.com then press enter.

Your challenge is to spot the difference between (3) and (4).

Good luck with that.

If you want an advanced challenge, try typing a valid ftp:// URL into a 'file open' dialog box.

Edited 2007-01-20 04:51

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