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November 13, 2014
|Internet Explorer Icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Today, very few people that I know would want to utilize the Internet Explorer browser.
In regards to browsers, Mozilla Firefox is my favourite and I would prefer to use it instead of the Internet Explorer browser.
When we first started using a computer with a Windows OS installed on it, Internet Explorer was what most of us used; because it was readily available; it was pre-installed; part of the Windows OS.
As time went along, we furthered our technological knowledge and we became aware of other browsers; we learned about them and then decided which ones we wanted to download on our computer.
If my memory serves me correctly, I believe that the first browser that I ever downloaded was the Mozilla Firefox browser; I saw it being used by my friends and by my relatives and I also had the experience of using it myself on other computers (So, it was a natural thing for me to think about downloading that particular browser).
I can tell you (and a lot of people can tell you too) that the earlier versions of Internet Explorer was rubbish and were filled with many security flaws; which is why a lot of people opted for the more secure Mozilla Firefox browser.
Today, the Internet Explorer browser has beefed-up security protection and it moves with lightening speed; however, a lot of people are staying away from it, because of the bad reputation that it acquired in the past.
I am in love with my Mozilla Firefox browser; I have been using it for years and I would not even dream of leaving it out for the Internet Explorer browser (Even though the Internet Explorer browser loads faster than my Mozilla Firefox browser).
The truth is, there is really no need to install any other browser on a computer that runs on Windows 8, because Internet Explorer is most proficient.
Moreover, you and I would continue to use our favourite browsers, despite the fact that the Internet Explorer browser works superbly.
October 4, 2014
After eagerly awaiting the arrival of Windows 9 for so long, Microsoft decides to re-brand their new and upcoming OS and call it, Windows 10.
It is alleged that there were concerns pertaining to the contradictory code in third party products; something to do with legacy programming conflicts; to put it simply:
Some of those programs would have problems interacting with Windows 9, because they would have been under the false impression that they were dealing with Windows 95 or 98 (Hmm. Is anyone else confused about this? Because, I know that I am).
As far as I am concerned, all of the operating systems that Microsoft launched after Windows XP were filled with technical glitches.
As I have said in a past post, I am not one of those people who are eager to install a new operating system on my computer, whenever it it is launched on the market; because there are always technical issues in the incipient stages (It's as though Microsoft willingly launches their operating system knowing that there are faults within it and they send their users patches to their problematic operating system as time goes along; that is a lot of trouble to endure).
Microsoft is claiming that Windows 10 is going to be the best version of Windows (I guess that we will have to wait and see).
For the record, I have nothing against Microsoft; it's just that I am a bit sceptical about their claims; I have been using Windows since in the days of Windows XP and I have had many issues with Windows Vista and a small handful of issues (which I have rectified) with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1; therefore, it is a bit hard for me to believe that their new and upcoming OS is going to be the best ever from Microsoft).
September 13, 2014
Like my good friend and DJ, Nigel "Sicky" Kinsale, I don't rush to install new operating systems on my computer; I wait a while before Microsoft works out the figurative bugs (And, besides, I don't think that I should be the first batch of people to be stressed out with Windows 9).
On a positive note, I genuinely hope that Microsoft irons out all the technical issues with their new Windows 9 before they launch it for usage (I pray that it is not as problematic as Windows 8, or Windows 8.1).
It was rumoured that it was going to be launched sometime in September (Apparently, it has been put off for a future date).
Do you know when Windows 9 is going to be officially launched for laptops and desktops? And, would you be willing to give Windows 9 a try when it comes out?
In the meantime, I am going to play it safe with Windows 8.
June 1, 2014
|English: The free logo of Microsoft Windows of simple shapes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Is it that the download is free and the OS is not?
Before I do any upgrades, I would like this Windows 8.1 issue clarified. Is this a glitch on Microsoft's behalf, or a misunderstanding made by those people who downloaded Windows 8.1? I will admit that I am somewhat bewildered by all of this.
What are your views about this Windows 8.1 upgrade?