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Started using IE7 on Windows Server 2003 SP #1 plus ALL hotfixes

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&, I actually DO like it!

:)

* I decided to redo this rig, it's been running solid for around 9 months straight, but somehow, I had it set so it would NOT use IE7, not even update/upgrade to it...

Ticked me off, so I 'scrapped' the old setup & redoing it now as I write this (keeping me up late, but it's just data restorations now, short work).

It was getting "cluttery" anyhow: Loads of install/uninstall scrap from software's I've tried, & decided against staying with, comparing disk defraggers, browsers, zip/unzip tools alone account for a good 10% alone @ least I could NOT get rid of easily, & my regcleaner wouldn't catch etc. + I was lazy, lol!

Anyhow, because of my "System-Redo"?

Well - I've found I actually LIKE IE7 because this round, catching Windows Server 2003 SP #1 fully hotfixed allowed it to install!

(Had it that way last time, perhaps it was the order of install I did, or that I did not patch IE6 @ all, first? Ah, Who knows! What I know now is, I am using it to post here!)

:)

That is, it's nice, that is once you get used to some of the diff.'s (subtle or otherwise) & it's simple to use, & works pretty good!

(Fully patched, that is, & also running under Windows Server 2003 SP #1 + hotfixes "IE Secure Mode", XP doesn't have it (you can, but you turn off Java/JavaScript &-or ActiveX/ActiveScript etc. & do zones work etc. et al))...

VISTA packs even more into IE7 security-wise, than Windows Server 2003 does, even fully patched - something to keep in mind!

APK

P.S.=> Still an "Opera Man", but, this IS an improvement over IE6... by far! apk
 
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I personally don't like IE7 all that much. It has the one set theme at the moment which I'm not a fan of, and with Firefox you can have more control. Admittedly it is an improvement over IE6, but I still think Firefox is a much better browser.
 
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I personally don't like IE7 all that much.
There's things it does that perturb me, this site for instance? Acts a WHOLE lot differently than it does under FireFox &/or Opera (have current models of both installed here, the "big 3" are the ones I finalized on)...

E.G.-> Sometimes, going to edit, or cut & paste? Very different, dialogs for this site appear differently (I found this @ least, & it's not script-related or ActiveX controls either, that's all off in Windows Server 2003 by default in IE6 too anyways)

Also, in the browser itself, but this makes sense, diff. oem!

Well, & the popup menus are in diff. spots for right-clicks (tabs) & less commands than other browsers have... but, I can get used to it.

It has the one set theme at the moment which I'm not a fan of, and with Firefox you can have more control.
Themes I'm not "into" on browsers really, but cool once in awhile to make them look like MacOS X though, which I have done before... & yes, Opera + FireFox seem to have more going for them in the way of control, but, I admittedly haven't REALLY 'dug around' in IE7 yet fully either... far from it in fact, but it is like IE6, mostly imo!

Admittedly it is an improvement over IE6
It is...

, but I still think Firefox is a much better browser.
It is, & so is Opera, but IE7 is a decent jump on IE6!

:)

* "Not too shabby", all-in-all!

APK
 
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I will admit, IE7 is a major improvement over IE6, right until I start missing my firefox extensions ;).
 

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wheres the hotfix for IE7,ive been looking on ms site all day cant find it
 

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I can't say I like IE7, I prefer IE6. I love how IE6 and explorer are basically the same, I can type anything in the address bar and it opens in that window. With IE7 when I enter an URL in the address bar of explorer it opens a new IE7 window, annoying. Plus it still has issues with various sites, but that's just a matter of time.
 

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i quite like it tbh, its a big improvment over ie6 and seems a lot more secure, crashes less and looks better
 
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With IE7 when I enter an URL in the address bar of explorer it opens a new IE7 window, annoying
If I understood you correctly? That bugged me as well... but, there are options for it in IE's setup to correct for that... dig around in them, & You can fix that.

APK
 

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Um.. did anyone else notice that all fonts in IE7 appear unsharp compared to Firefox?
I installed it right after official release and just thought *CRAP & lol - damn Mickeysoft*.

Have a try and tell me that´s a very own bug of mine.