IE 11 is leaving the buiilding

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  1. Posts : 270
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    IE 11 is leaving the buiilding


    Well, more and more websites are not supporting Internet explorer, so I have decided that Chrome istoo slow and not as user friendly for me; Firefox gobbles up memory and slowsdown too much for me and Edge just sucks. So until IE 11 is ejected by most or all I will continue to use it andmake note to never use their sites. Yeah, seems like Iím not happy with MS, huh? I will not support any of those productseither. Just watching MyPillowcommercials; I wuld not buy one if it was the last pillow on this planet.
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  2. Posts : 1,658
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    Check out Vivaldi. I share your sentiments towards those other browsers.

    It's light, fast, with excellent privacy options and has endless features that can be customized to your liking.


    Vivaldi browser – Fast, private browser with unique features
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  3. Posts : 270
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    W10 Tweaker said:
    Check out Vivaldi. I share your sentiments towards those other browsers.

    It's light, fast, with excellent privacy options and has endless features that can be customized to your liking.


    Vivaldi browser – Fast, private browser with unique features
    Ok, wilco. Thanks, or the other depending on outcome :)
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  4. Posts : 1,658
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    dustymars said:
    Ok, wilco. Thanks, or the other depending on outcome :)

    You're most welcome. Keep us posted if you give it a whirl and if you like it. Cheers
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  5. swarfega's Avatar
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    Vivaldi is a solid browser, although it is built on Chrome. No escaping it these days.
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  6. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    I have zero problems with Firefox . If MS releases Edge Chromium and removes the old EDGE , I may try it.
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  7. Posts : 1,658
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    swarfega said:
    Vivaldi is a solid browser, although it is built on Chrome. No escaping it these days.

    A bonus of Vivaldi being a Chrome based browser is the endless Google-Chrome extensions available.
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  8. Compumind's Avatar
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    Josey Wales said:
    If MS releases Edge Chromium and removes the old EDGE, I may try it.
    They did already. Didn't you update?

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ed-on-chromium

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  9. Posts : 270
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    Josey Wales said:
    I have zero problems with Firefox . If MS releases Edge Chromium and removes the old EDGE , I may try it.
    I use Firefox and like it, but it does use much-o memory. I guess I'll start using it and give up IE 11. No Chrome. Will give Vivaldi a try.
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  10. Posts : 161
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    Firefox LOVES memory. But it's not so much when most computers these days have 4-8GB of RAM minimum. 8GB arguably is not that much these days but Firefox will sit nicely among all that memory without an issue. 4GB and you will have problems cause most systems will need a good chunk of that just for running smoothly. It may be a case of you need to update your hardware instead of pointing at the browsers to blame. Browsers have always been resource intensive, some more and some less than others but there are no decent browsers worth their weight that have no impact on memory. Your browser will also use more memory if you have it configured to run much of it's operation in memory. Firefox runs a lot of what it needs to do in memory. This makes it much faster as RAM is waaaaay more faster accessible than accessing hard drives. If you disable offline cache for example and prohibit the browser from touching the disk in some cases this will increase memory usage (obviously) but this has benefits for privacy and other areas.

    It's one of those things. It's like playing games on your computer. No game 2000s onwards, will have zero impact on resources. You have to move with the changing tides or get left behind. Fortunately computers are getting cheaper and their hardware gets better every year. It's likely that in the future system resources will be used primarily by a virtual/cloud machine and like we first started out with terminals hooked to a central computer, may be simply connect to a cloud machine and only use resources it takes to connect to it and then display the content on your screen. We are doing that now with cloud gaming. We already do it with web servers.

    Until then though it might simply mean upgrading components whenever possible. 8GB right now should suffice for most things. It's not loads of memory but it's also not a none-existent amount. 16GB and you're well on your way to handling LOTS of stuff all at once. Anything above that and you're ready to potentially offer resources from your computer to other computers because now you're talking about A LOT of memory. With 32GB you could probably run 3-5 systems at once. I know with 20GB I was able to load Windows 10 Enterprise in a virtual environment four times while running Linux while running all those virtual machines on Windows 10 Pro. With 16GB you could easily run two or three instances of a very intensive game. That's probably about 100-200+ seperate Firefox instances, probably more.

    I recommend just gritting your teeth your dealing with it. Some things you simply cannot really do much about. It's like the change from HDD to SSD. Soon most new computers will be running SSDs and in many ways it would be frivulous to go back to using a HDD unless you have specific requirements. Right now they still are the de facto choice (HDDs that is) for many things but eventually technological advances will take over and most people won't really have a purpose for using an HDD other than if they are running RAID and/or servers in general. Same with RAM. 1GB, 2GB etc is now pretty much obsolete. Smartphones have more than that these days. You wouldn't open your phone up and pry off the embedded memory and install 512MB.

    How much RAM do you have?
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