Originally Posted by nannyjo
Personally, I never even got to version 7. I downloaded it and all it did was lock up every time I tried to go into it. I had to do a system restore to get my "6" back and just stayed there ever since.
Of course my computer is "ancient" by today's standards so that could have a lot to do with it.
Despite its flaws and rigidity, I do like IE 7. I still have IE 6 on my backup internet computer though, and every time I use it I wonder why Microsoft took away all that ability to adjust and customize the browser to your own individual preferences, like you can with IE 6.
IE 6 is getting way outdated for the web though. Soon it will not work well at all with newer web sites. I guess a lot of people may be forced into buying new computers or living with mangled web pages within the next few years.
As for IE 8, I had to dump it. It is a work in progress and hopefully it will work better when the final version comes out. As it stands now, if that is how IE works when it comes out then I will probably have to switch to Firefox... which has been going in a more positive direction than IE has.
I gave up on Opera. It looked good but was not functional enough. The more I used it the more problems I discovered with Opera. Also, the last update I tried really messed up how it displays some of my web design (about as bad as IE 8 did but in different ways).
So, back to IE 7 now... but waiting for Firefox to get just a little bit better so I can dump IE altogether. Those boneheads at Microsoft are just going in the wrong direction to keep my high regard of IE.