TheYanks04 wrote:Why anyone uses a browser not named IE on the PC is beyond me.
Why anyone uses a MAC is also beyond me, but that is another issue.
IE crashes more, is slower, has no tabs, supports evil microsoft, has holes in its security, takes up more memory
IE is as stable as they come and I have never seen it crash any more than any other Windows OS product. Most so called crashes are the result of lousy web code.
Slower? Maybe. Have not seen any studies, but if you are talking about milliseconds to display differentials, it is silly. Download capabilites are a fucntion of the Web servers. Repaint and display functionality is more than satisfcatory in IE.
Tabs?...it is Windows, I do not need tabs and frankly do not like or want them.
Evil MS?...MS rules the PC...IE is part of the OS and is integrated into it. If that is the basis for your objection you may as well use Linux or go to a MAC. The people who run XP, Office, etc and then use Firefox to "stick it to" MS are like the people that go to the all you can eat buffet, stuff themselves and have a diet cola.
Security...they all have security holes. MS is the biggest target. It also spends the most time and effort plugging the holes as fast as they are detected. When and if the others got big enough to warrant hacker attacks, you would likely see that they are just as vulnerable.
Takes up more memory...probably. Most PCs come with a Gig+ these days...an extra few MBs used by IE is not going to mean much.