Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Aug 2009 22:06 UTC
Internet Explorer Let's continue the browser talk for a while. Let's move from the pinnacle of browsing, all the way down to the very drainage pit: Internet Explorer 6. To me, Internet Explorer 6 is that annoying zombie that just won't die that chops off 80 of your health in a grueling midnight Left 4 Dead expert session. Microsoft may not say so outright, but they seem to be implying they agree with me.
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For me it's .NET
by almon on Fri 14th Aug 2009 05:06 UTC
almon
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2009-08-14

I prefer to run a lean and mean version of XP with no unnecessary baggage. Going beyond IE6 means installing the .NET bloatware, which I refuse to do. Besides, for me, IE6 serves it purpose. I only ever use it to access the windows update site and a few other trusted sites that refuse to support Firefox. If I had a choice I would just delete IE6 from my system and use nothing but Firefox.

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RE: For me it's .NET
by modmans2ndcoming on Fri 14th Aug 2009 17:40 in reply to "For me it's .NET"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

someone else who does not understand the definition of bloat.

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RE: For me it's .NET
by malxau on Fri 14th Aug 2009 20:40 in reply to "For me it's .NET"
malxau Member since:
2005-12-04

I prefer to run a lean and mean version of XP with no unnecessary baggage. Going beyond IE6 means installing the .NET bloatware...


I've been doing something similar, but I chose to install IE7 (tab support is always nice.)

My machine does not have any .NET runtime installed, so I know this is possible.

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RE: For me it's .NET
by hechacker1 on Fri 14th Aug 2009 21:05 in reply to "For me it's .NET"
hechacker1 Member since:
2005-08-01

IE7/8 does not require any version of .NET.

Microsoft may heavily promote it, but nowhere during the IE7 or IE8 install process does it even ask to install .NET.

Perhaps Windows Update promotes .NET after you have IE7+? But still, it's not listed as a critical update.

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RE[2]: For me it's .NET
by almon on Sun 16th Aug 2009 19:03 in reply to "RE: For me it's .NET"
almon Member since:
2009-08-14

IE7/8 does not require any version of .NET.

Microsoft may heavily promote it, but nowhere during the IE7 or IE8 install process does it even ask to install .NET.

Perhaps Windows Update promotes .NET after you have IE7+? But still, it's not listed as a critical update.


I installed IE7 not long after it originally came out (did it through Windows Update) and it definitely installed the .NET baggage so I removed it all and went back to IE6. After you posted your reply I decided to give IE8 a try. This time I did the install via the "Download" link on the IE8 website instead of through Windows Update and that install is definitely without .NET as you indicated. Thanks!

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