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Does Internet Explorer Suck?


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We all must browse the web. Unfortunately, the Lynx browser is no longer cutting it. If you don’t remember it, then you are not old like I am. PC PitStop community member James asks if Internet Explorer is safe yet. He’s been waiting to use the newest version, because he’s heard that it has a lot of problems. What are your thoughts on this? Is IE solid, and safe?

The consensus in the chat room was that Internet Explorer is just not there yet. However, the answer is both yes and no. Every browser has its own set of issues. Every browser is as safe as every other web browser… and as safe as the user. There’s really no way to guage if it’s safe enough of not.

Every browser is going to have bugs, and security flaws. If you connect to the Internet, then you have security risks on your hands. If you’ve heard that people have had issues, then by all means, wait if you aren’t ready to upgrade. However, I’ve been using the newest version and haven’t had issues.

You could also use IEs Compatibility Mode, or choose a different browser. You can use any one that you wish, you know. Just because you have that little icon on your desktop doesn’t necessarily mean that you are required to use it. That’s the beauty of the Internet!

My recommendation is always to upgrade to the latest version of any browser. If you arent happy with it, then simply try something else!

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Is Your Attention Spa… Cookies!

OmniDragon read an article on CNET, which explains how Starbucks might ban laptops in their stores – because people come in there, buy a coffee, and sit on their computers (using the Internet for hours and hours at a time). He scribbled this:

I got to thinking about what you said last year during Gnomedex. I think it was on Twitter? Something like: “I wish everyone would put their laptops down and talk to each OTHER!” How is it possible that this machine is hindering me from communicating with other people? It’s my comfort zone. This is my TV, my radio, my telephone, my magazine, my newspaper, my IM client, my chat… my megaphone. When you’re in an auditorium listening to someone on stage with a microphone, you don’t need your megaphone. All you need is your brain. Maybe what helps people think is distracting themselves with something else?

Oh, I’m sorry. Were you saying something, dude? I was checking my tweets when you emailed me.

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