I downloaded the latest IE7 beta tonight to see what it was like. I don’t know. I DO KNOW it has totally fucked up my PC. I had problems with the instalation, which means now IE doesn’t work at all, neither does messenger (yes EU commission they are tied together with the OS) . System Restore is also screwed. Uninstall you say? I would if it didn’t say I couldn’t from the current account, and needed to log on in the account that downloaded it to remove it – guess what.? I was the user that downloaded it, ran it, rebooted as requested and now I have crippleware. Can not get this piece of crap off my machine. Never going near IE again.
But … Firefox is also a pain in the arse. What is the point of telling you that you need a plug in if you wont tell me what the plugin is? For example if I want to see any content from this site http://www.metacafe.com/ I can’t. Firefox tells me I need a plugin , click here to install … only it searches, can’t find one, then says search manually – for what?!? Give me a clue? If you don’t tell me what the plugin is, how do i find it manually. Dumb.
So not only is it slower than IE (and sorry firefox people but it is) but if you want streaming video it’s a joke. I still think it is a great browser – and Flock has the ability to be even better and my browser of choice – but I am not browser happy at the moment.