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Using IE9? 2012-09-18 10:49:42 Reply

Maybe you should consider using an alternative browser for the next week:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19636382

Or better yet, use a different browser indefinitely.

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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 10:57:08 Reply

"But experts warned the new software must be downloaded and manually configured, making it cumbersome for many ordinary users."

I hope that my grandmother's credit card information doesn't get stolen in the meantime.

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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 11:00:53 Reply

"Some advised users to switch to alternative browsers, such as Google's Chrome or Mozilla's Firefox while the bug was being fixed."

During which the users will ask themselves why they hadn't changed to Chrome or Firefox many years before.


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 11:07:22 Reply

Who thr hell still uses IE?


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 11:09:00 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:07 AM, Sequenced wrote: Who thr hell still uses IE?

21% of NG's traffic for starters.

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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 11:11:25 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:09 AM, liljim wrote:
At 9/18/12 11:07 AM, Sequenced wrote: Who thr hell still uses IE?
21% of NG's traffic for starters.

We're that dumb?

That's saddening.


Well.

Shit.

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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 11:15:21 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:09 AM, liljim wrote:
At 9/18/12 11:07 AM, Sequenced wrote: Who thr hell still uses IE?
21% of NG's traffic for starters.

No...no..........

Using IE9?


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 11:28:13 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:09 AM, liljim wrote:
At 9/18/12 11:07 AM, Sequenced wrote: Who thr hell still uses IE?
21% of NG's traffic for starters.

/facepalm


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 11:32:26 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:09 AM, liljim wrote:
At 9/18/12 11:07 AM, Sequenced wrote: Who thr hell still uses IE?
21% of NG's traffic for starters.

I'm honestly surprised that number is bigger. I think of casual visitors being the biggest chunk of Newgrounds traffic -- people Googling "online cartoons" or "online games" and finding Newground through it and expected most of them to be IEers because they don't get the concept of browsers.


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 11:39:20 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:32 AM, Narcissy wrote:
At 9/18/12 11:09 AM, liljim wrote:
At 9/18/12 11:07 AM, Sequenced wrote: Who thr hell still uses IE?
21% of NG's traffic for starters.
I'm honestly surprised that number is bigger. I think of casual visitors being the biggest chunk of Newgrounds traffic -- people Googling "online cartoons" or "online games" and finding Newground through it and expected most of them to be IEers because they don't get the concept of browsers.

It's actually lower than the averages according to Wikimedia's stats on Wikipedia.

There's a number of reasons (other than naivity) why there are so many users coming here using IE including but not limited to them using work or school computers, where they have no alternative. But if you're using your own machine, really, you should be using a different browser than IE.

There are people who're still using IE8 (rather than 9) because they're stuck with it as a result of having XP. I've seen people like that who write that they don't want to switch browsers because it'll slow their machine down - well that's ridiculous. Chrome and Firefox might take a little longer to load up, but once they have loaded everything runs much more smoothly. And they face less of a risk of picking up malware etcetera particularly if they stay on top of updates.

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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 11:44:17 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:39 AM, liljim wrote: It's actually lower than the averages according to Wikimedia's stats on Wikipedia.

Seems like Chrome's becoming the standard. Not surprised, if Google tells people to download something, they will. But it's a good browser -- not really my favorite browser, I stick with Firefox, but it's worth its credibility.


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 11:51:33 Reply

I recommend Google Chrome for anyone still using Internet Explorer and looking to switch to a different browser.


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 13:11:14 Reply

I'm glad that IE didn't install with Ubuntu, its default browser is firefox


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 13:18:48 Reply

At 9/18/12 10:49 AM, liljim wrote: Maybe you should consider using an alternative browser for the next week:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19636382

Or better yet, use a different browser indefinitely.

I'll inform my parents and grandparents immediately. Thank you for telling me, liljim.


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 13:33:51 Reply

I'd better start convert my parents to a better browser, I've thought of doing it before but now it seems much more important to do so.

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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 13:45:41 Reply

The most searched word on Bing is "Google"
The most searched thing on Internet Explorer is "Chrome"

There you go.


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 13:49:43 Reply

To GuerrilleroHeroico, Crazywill and macmillion - just ween them off it if you can. Install a browser you want them to use on their behalf, then put up desktop and / or taskbar links and remove all instances of the IE links they have (you won't be able to uninstall IE itself and nor should you try).

When you install whatever browser you've chosen, you can move all their bookmarks over from IE if you want. Obviously, they'll have to log into whatever sites they've been using again, but that's no big deal.

Also make sure that you have the browser settings check for automatic updates. I know you've all probably considered this already, but once you've done that they should be set and you can leave them to it.

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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 13:52:17 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:07 AM, Sequenced wrote: Who thr hell still uses IE?

people visiting at school/work who don't allow people to install their own software.

not that they should be visiting newgrounds then, anyway


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 13:56:10 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:07 AM, Sequenced wrote: Who thr hell still uses IE?

The libraries in my county.


Some reason they have maximum filtering for firefox.

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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 13:59:06 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:09 AM, liljim wrote:
At 9/18/12 11:07 AM, Sequenced wrote: Who thr hell still uses IE?
21% of NG's traffic for starters.

We should start showing them ads for firefox or chrome.


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 14:30:54 Reply

Looks like IE10 is just around the corner...

I swear by Firefox though.
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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 14:53:27 Reply

At 9/18/12 02:40 PM, dragoswrath wrote: Who the fuck uses explorer?

What I'd like to know is: Who still uses Netscape Navigator?

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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 15:27:10 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:39 AM, liljim wrote: Chrome and Firefox might take a little longer to load up [than IE].

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa? Chrome is the fastest opening browser I've ever had. IE is the absolute slowest piece of crap ive ever used and I feel sorry for old people who don't know any better than to switch.


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 15:31:32 Reply

I used IE9 for a week or two to experiment with it before I ended up returning immediately back to Google Chrome.


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 15:53:28 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:09 AM, liljim wrote:
At 9/18/12 11:07 AM, Sequenced wrote: Who thr hell still uses IE?
21% of NG's traffic for starters.

really? I expected more. Luckily I downloaded google chrome 2 days ago. I still prefer IE9 though. They're about as fast as each other. This'll be the last time I'll be using IE for the next week then. I don't like using google chrome.


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 15:55:45 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:09 AM, liljim wrote:
At 9/18/12 11:07 AM, Sequenced wrote: Who thr hell still uses IE?
21% of NG's traffic for starters.

That's not as many as I was expecting, which browser holds the most traffic? Mozilla?


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 15:59:44 Reply

At 9/18/12 03:55 PM, simon wrote: That's not as many as I was expecting, which browser holds the most traffic? Mozilla?

Chrome.

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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 16:00:34 Reply

At 9/18/12 03:59 PM, liljim wrote:
At 9/18/12 03:55 PM, simon wrote: That's not as many as I was expecting, which browser holds the most traffic? Mozilla?
Chrome.

That's even more surprising.. as a Chrome user.


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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 16:00:51 Reply

If you're using IE for any reason you have bigger problems than being hacked.

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Response to Using IE9? 2012-09-18 17:21:32 Reply

At 9/18/12 04:00 PM, simon wrote: That's even more surprising.. as a Chrome user.

How? It's owned by Google. Every time someone goes into Google without chrome you'll see "A Faster Way to Browse the Web" to the side with Chrome there.

Google could tell its users to revolt against their government -- it'd happen.


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