Happy Friday! First a quick announcement before we dig into Marty's question about whether he should upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 or 8 from 6. Well members, to serve you folks better, the CNET Laptops forum is now broken down into more specific laptop forum categories to allow for better organization of all laptop discussion topics. This will allow you to easily find the most relevant content that suits your topic of interest, and make it easier for you to find the most appropriate forum for you to post your laptop questions. So if you have a moment, please check them out and let me know what you think by posting here. Now let's jump right into this week's topic.
Well Marty, while the topic of upgrading to IE 7 or IE 8 can be debated, one thing is for certain that most of our members made very clear in response to your question: upgrade! Not just because it's outdated, but because there are a lot of security holes that will put you at risk. I know there are a lot of folks out there who still use IE 6, but if Internet Explorer is still your choice Web browser, do yourself a favor and upgrade to at least IE 7 for safer surfing and peace of mind.
There are a lot of great answers, opinions, and experiences shared on what browser people use, so read all your fellow members' posts. There are even suggested tips on how to prepare your system before doing an IE upgrade, so read up. And if you have some more to share on this topic, please feel free to join in and discuss. Take care, everyone, and have a great weekend.
Should I upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 or 8?
Currently using Internet Explorer 6 with WIN XP SP 3 Home
edition. I am wondering if I should upgrade to IE 7 or the
new IE 8 version. My PC was custom built about two years ago
with 2GB of RAM, a 3.4GHZ CPU, 160GB hard drive. All is
working well, so I do not plan to upgrade OS or look for a
new PC for a while to come.
I updated XP to SP3 recently, but I did not update to IE 7
because of the problems I had heard about. And I have stayed
with IE rather then another browser as IE is so integrated
with MS OS and other MS software.
Would you recommend upgrading IE to a newer version? What
are the benefits of upgrading to these newer versions? If
upgrading, which version would I be better off with, IE 7 or
IE 8? And what if it doesn't work out, can I easily revert
to IE 6 again? Or should I just forget upgrading all
together and continue to use IE 6? Thank you for your input.
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