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Who's using it? Better than IE7? Worth switching?

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It is confusing at first, but if you take the time to understand the new stuff...you will be fine. I am not very patient so I stick to using my Mac or web surfing.

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They're on 8 now?

Anything worth switching from Firefox for?

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They're on 8 now?

Anything worth switching from Firefox for?

I had mine auto downloaded on a Vista update and No, you are not missing anything at all, I only have it on my computer as a couple of my banking sites I log on too do not work with FireFox........
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They're on 8 now?

Anything worth switching from Firefox for?

This outlines the 'innovations', but like Kawagirl, my lack of patience is preventing me from downloading the update on my main PCs. When I have a little more time I think I will try it on one of our back up machines.

10 things to love (and hate) about IE 8 | 10 Things | TechRepublic.com

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The confusion is why I stay on Apple.

I still have XP pro loaded in the Mac, but hate it. I haven't even opened it in the past 6 months. Sorry for your Vista headaches, since I realize the XP was bad enough (and supposed to be good).

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I switched to '8 early, but after a couple months switched back IE7. It slowed my system and was somewhat unstable on my old Windows XP Pro system running Office 2003. I think '8 was designed to run on a Vista system w/ Office 2007. I'm a bit worried how '8 will work on Win7... Hopefully, MSFT will update the whole Office suite and IE for the new operating system.

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Probably best to leave well enough alone unless you're running Vista, as Jay suggested. But on Vista, it is faster than IE7. It presents itself as an IE7/Firefox hybrid, obviously trying to lure Firefox users back into the fold. No complaints here. I still prefer Firefox, but IE is catching up.

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Our servers puke on IE7 so we are stuck with 6.
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Our servers puke on IE7 so we are stuck with 6.
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