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Microsoft puts Internet Explorer 11 under the spotlight

By Shawn Knight · 11 replies
Jul 22, 2013
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  2. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 421

    IE11 is currently, by FAR, the fastest and most efficient of the Windows browsers. Compared to chrome, it loads faster, scrolls smoother and uses less resources. Chrome, on the other hand, atleast for me, on my Core 2 Duo system with 2gb RAM, is really slow. Take the Google+ page for example, it lags so much on chrome that its almost unusable. But its buttery smooth on IE!

    The lack of features like bookmarks sync with android keeps me from switching to chrome.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    IE11 may be an option soon.
  4. trparky

    trparky TS Addict Posts: 203   +97

    Oh sure... show it in ModernUI. But I don't want ModernUI. I AM A DESKTOP USER, NOT A TABLET USER!

    Oh well, eventually Microsoft will get this but by the time they do it'll be too late. Long live Windows 7!
  5. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    You took the sarcasm a little too far. It started out decent tho. B+ for the effort!
  6. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 421

    there was no sarcasm, for real, IE performs much better. Recently, Chrome has been piss poor on older hardware...Desktop as welll as mobile
  7. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,138   +626

    Never had problems with Chrome so I'll stick to it. Don't know how "piss poor" Punkid think it is, it works pretty fast for me on i3. Ofcourse, I will try IE11 when I have the chance.
    wastedkill likes this.
  8. coppersloane

    coppersloane TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    I use Firefox on my desktop PC and use a Surface with IE11 for my portable computing. And I can honestly say, as much as I love Firefox, I always look forward to using IE11 when I'm working on my Surface. It's fast as hell, and seamless.

    IE11 > Firefox > Chrome.

    Chrome was my browser of choice until it started slowing down considerably, or freezing.
    Punkid likes this.
  9. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    IE was the nightmare of web programmers... hope/wishing ie11 is better
  10. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Are there any benchmark tests to either prove or disprove coppersloane's opinions on IE11? I cannot comment on IE 11 but previous generations of IE have not been particularly fast. Infact they tended to be virtually unusable at times.
  11. Divvet

    Divvet TS Member Posts: 57   +19

    Internet Explorer should only be used to install other browsers!
  12. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,456   +1,735

    I dumped all the alternative browsers, including the Firefox as of lately, sticking only to IE and Chrome. I use IE for all corporate tasks where Chrome doesn't work at all, and I use Chrome for everything else.

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