Damn you IE

Ok so I have haven’t been able to log into my gmail account for three
days now.  I finally decided that it was a internet explorer

So I downloaded another browser and behold I can now access my gmail
account.  Funny that.  Anyway I am currently using Mozilla
Firefox.  Does anyone have another suggestion on a better one?

6 Responses to “Damn you IE”

a better what?

Paradoxdruid - September 16th, 2004 at 6:51 pm

I use IE at work, and it’s not having problems with GMail.

I use NS at home. And it’s fine. There’s the pages-designed-for-IE problem that troubles NS, but I haven’t found anywhere that Firefox or NS beat out the other yet.

Owen - September 17th, 2004 at 8:46 am


gilvoro - September 16th, 2004 at 9:02 pm

I swear by firefox, myself. Haven’t used IE on a home computer in months.

Paradoxdruid - September 16th, 2004 at 10:49 pm

Oh I am sure my computer needs a format reboot and thats why XP is being a pain.

gilvoro - September 17th, 2004 at 6:09 pm

Owen, I’m assuming that by NS you mean Netscape? If that is the case, then the reason why Firefox and Netscape act alike is because they are both Mozilla with different skins. There are a few differences between Firefox and Netscape. The big difference is that Netscape includes and meshes together browser, mail client, news client and web page development program, whereas Firefox is just the browser. The other major difference is the number of plugins that only work with the stand alone browser that Firefox is.

I perfer Firefox over Netscape because I use another mail client and don’t need all of the other baggage loaded when I load my browser and because of the Adblock plugin.

Gilvoro, if you are looking for alternatives to IE then you have basically two choices. 1) Mozilla based browser. This includes Firefox, Netscape, Mozilla, Galeon (Linux only), or Safari (Mac Only).
2) Opera. My brother loves Opera. It is fast, has a convinient zoom feature, can render pages to look like they were rendered by another style of browser (IE 5, IE 6, Netscape 4.51, Mozilla), and some other features that exist in Mozilla browsers, but are easer to get to in Opera. One problem with Opera, unless you pay for it, then there is an advertisment in the upper right hand corner that you can’t get rid of.

stephen - September 18th, 2004 at 12:58 am

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