Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Browser Wars

Posted on 1998-11-05
3
Medium Priority
?
190 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I saw Microsoft released IE 5.0 wednesday to the general public. I currently have IE 4.0.   IS IE 5.0 worth the trouble of downloading. What enhancements, if any does IE 5.0 have?
0
Comment
Question by:bigdg
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
boney earned 30 total points
ID: 1012118
In my experience the answer to this one is simple :

EVERY time Microsoft brings out a "new one" they use idiots like us to beta test it for them ie it is usually full of bugs and can cause you no end of headaches !

The thing to do is let others take the risk for a month or two and then download IE 5.01 when MS have got the big bugs out...

Richard
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 1012119
IE5 has not been released.  IE5 Beta has.  This means that IE5 WILL be buggy and Microsoft is saying as much by calling it a BETA.  What they're also saying is that if you want to see what IE5 will be like and get access to all the new bells and whistles (which, in most cases, will probably be improved ways to "dummy-proof" it - so that the average home user who hasn't figured out you don't have to type in "http://" before entering a URL thinks its "easier to use").

I prefer Netscape anyway... but unless you have the time and want to see what IE5 will be like... and want to help microsoft work out the bugs, I'd say stay away from it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bigdg
ID: 1012120
Thanx.....I was searching for some good info...
0

Featured Post

Does Your Cloud Backup Use Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain technology has already revolutionized finance thanks to Bitcoin. Now it's disrupting other areas, including the realm of data protection. Learn how blockchain is now being used to authenticate backup files and keep them safe from hackers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
Moving your enterprise fax infrastructure from in-house fax machines and servers to the cloud makes sense — from both an efficiency and productivity standpoint. But does migrating to a cloud fax solution mean you will no longer be able to send or re…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…

715 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question