Google Chrome vs. Internet Explorer

  • mikeeugene

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    Mar 03, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    Gentlemen,

    I've had to switch to Google Chrome for some surfing, because when I use Internet Explorer and type in www.realjock.com, I get a message that says "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. You can try:.... " It had been that way with RJ for a week or so, and now it's with another site. At the exact same time as I get the error message on IE, though, I can get to RJ using Google Chrome.

    Any idea what's going on?
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    Mar 03, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    Try clearing your cache and history on IE.
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    Mar 03, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    Why is anybody still using internet explorer?

    3276d1315408575-chrome-vs-firefox-chrome
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    IE9 is really good actually. But it's only available on Vista and Windows 7. So XP users are outta luck. Only thing IE9 is lacking is extensions. So Firefox is my main browser.

    Anyways for the OP, try going into your Internet Options and see if your internet connection is set to use a Proxy. If yes, try setting it to None. If the problem still persists, try using some type of spyware/malware scanner. It's possible that you got something nasty on your computer and it's trying to redirect your web requests from IE.
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:38 PM GMT
    I have 4 different browsers on my comp and chrome kicks all their asses.
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    xrichx saidIE9 is really good actually. But it's only available on Vista and Windows 7. So XP users are outta luck. Only thing IE9 is lacking is extensions. So Firefox is my main browser.

    Anyways for the OP, try going into your Internet Options and see if your internet connection is set to use a Proxy. If yes, try setting it to None. If the problem still persists, try using some type of spyware/malware scanner. It's possible that you got something nasty on your computer and it's trying to redirect your web requests from IE.


    I second that ie9 is a good browser. I dont use it but the difference between it and ie8 was night and day.
  • neosyllogy

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    Mar 03, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    Cardinal724 saidWhy is anybody still using internet explorer?

    3276d1315408575-chrome-vs-firefox-chrome


    That is such an awesome pic. icon_biggrin.gif
    To answer though: people who don't think about these things still sue IE. Which is most of them. (Current IE is supposed to be better than before, but... why bother?)
  • waccamatt

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    Mar 03, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    I prefer Safari and my Mac.
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
    waccamatt saidI prefer Safari and my Mac.


    safari has no apps tho :/
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    I've used Safari in Windows 7, but the features seem very primitive compared to other browsers. I only use to sync bookmarks with my iDevices.

    I use Firefox, but it's slowing down. From what I've read, it does that as time goes on. I think the only way to completely fix it is to uninstall it, including all of your personal data, and install a fresh copy. I don't want to lose everything that I have collected over the years.

    I've used Chrome a bit, and it seems to be OK. I haven't used it fully because it wasn't compatible with my Norton 360 security. The newest version of 360 works with Chrome, but people seem to be having trouble with it. I'll wait until the dust settles before I upgrade.

    I don't use IE unless I have to. (I don't like Microsoft.) It still seems behind the times.
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    Welcome to 2005!
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    Firefox
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said...
    I use Firefox, but it's slowing down. From what I've read, it does that as time goes on. I think the only way to completely fix it is to uninstall it, including all of your personal data, and install a fresh copy. I don't want to lose everything that I have collected over the years.
    ....
    What data are you referring to? If you're talking about bookmarks, you can export those. And import them back in when you reinstall FF.
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    xrichx saidWhat data are you referring to? If you're talking about bookmarks, you can export those. And import them back in when you reinstall FF.


    I haven't researched it completely. I was looking for a quick fix. I'm too dependent on my browser for work and school to risk mucking around with it too much. I downloaded a program called SpeedyFox, which seemed to help a bit.
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    Mar 03, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    The ONLY time I've used IE in the past several years was immediately after buying a new PC, and ONLY to download Firefox and Chrome.
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    Mar 03, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    i haven't used Internet Explorer since about 2003...around the time i switched to firefox. then Chrome came along and i haven't looked back. it's quicker and the apps/extensions are great.
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    Mar 03, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    I use Chrome and find it so much faster than IE. The only issue I have with Chrome is that quite often Flash Player crashes it. This problem regularly tempts me to ditch Chrome
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    Mar 03, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidI use Chrome and find it so much faster than IE. The only issue I have with Chrome is that quite often Flash Player crashes it. This problem regularly tempts me to ditch Chrome


    well i'm glad to hear it's not just me that this happens to. it is quite annoying.
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    Mar 03, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    I haven't had problems with flash crashing in chrome. I use it on Linux. There are only two times I use something other than Chrome.

    1. I use Firefox to download videos with the Download Helper extension that is still unavailable for Chrome.

    2. When I use PayPal Multi Shipping Tool, I have to use Firefox because it doesn't like Chrome which is a pain. I ship over 300 orders per month and would like to use Chrome with the shipping tool.
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    Mar 03, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    Internet Explorer is not a legitimate browser any more. If you are using it you are a fool.

    Opera is my favourite browser on Windows, Firefox is my favourite on mac.
  • Montague

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    Mar 03, 2012 8:23 PM GMT
    Anduru saidInternet Explorer is not a legitimate browser any more. If you are using it you are a fool.

    Opera is my favourite browser on Windows, Firefox is my favourite on mac.


    Same, surprised Opera is just now being mentioned hah.
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    Mar 03, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    I install all the major browsers on both my main Windows PC and my MacBook. Firefox and Chrome are what I use most. Opera is really handy for sites where Firefox doesn't offer to save login and password, like FitDay. I have no idea why that happens in Firefox, but Opera doesn't seem to be afflicted.
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    Mar 03, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    No! I would say:

    Opera is best in Android ,

    Chrome is still the Best for Windows

    Firefox is great for Macs

    IE is just a default lame browser only emergency usage only.
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    Mar 03, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    I've used IE 9 since it first came out. The only trouble I've had is with the RJ site, it can be a little slow. Otherwise, it's worked just fine.icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 03, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    I use both Chrome and IE9. I like both, but have to remember to use the 32-bit IE rather than the 64-bit browser, as they *still* have not optimized the code for 64-bit.

    Chrome has a slight edge on speed. I am tempted to try Chromium, however, the open-source version of Chrome. There are certain "hooks" built into Google Chrome, so I am given to understand, that make me a little wary.

    Firefox became bloatcode. I stopped using it about 18 months ago,

    Safari on Windows is a joke, much like iTunes.