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Old 8 Feb 2019, 02:26 AM   #1
janusz
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IE is not a browser, so stop using it as your default

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Is Internet Explorer (IE) a browser? According to Microsoft, no. Today, it's a 'compatibility solution' for enterprise customers to deal with legacy sites that should be updated for modern browsers.

Chris Jackson, Microsoft's worldwide lead for cybersecurity, really doesn't want enterprise customers to use IE for all web traffic, even though for some organizations that would be the easiest option. .
https://www.zdnet.com/article/micros...-your-default/
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Old 8 Feb 2019, 04:50 AM   #2
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IE is most def a browser and I love it


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Old 8 Feb 2019, 01:36 PM   #3
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I use it as a secondary to Firefox. It has Flash add-on, which is rarely needed today.

I use ActiveX filtering. It helps for broken web sites that eat RAM and crash Firefox, and blocks auto-play videos too.
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Old 3 Mar 2019, 08:04 PM   #4
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I haven't used IE in awhile, but that is mainly because I no longer use a PC either at work or at home. However, as recently as within the last year I encountered some websites that told me to open the link using IE and other browsers were not supported. Mostly government sites, and I suspect they might have been running Windows XP systems or even older. My wife worked for a major state agency for awhile and they were running ancient custom software from pre-Windows days--almost DOS like.
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Old 5 Mar 2019, 08:09 PM   #5
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IE... Any Advantages?

Hey All Newbie Here ,

I have been using Firefox as my default and Edge as a backup. However I did uninstall IE a long time ago.

Do you think there are any major advantages of IE over other browsers?

I know it is heavily used in like old-style government offices. As I worked in one and there IE was compatible with their local custom ERP.

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