Do I Upgrade?

Discussion in 'PC Help Desk' started by BobF, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. Stinger_6

    Stinger_6 Well-Known Member

    Well at least you like Windows 10 a little better than Win7. I remember when people hosed themselves by "upgrading" from XP to Vista. What a nightmare that was.

    BTW, have you considered Firefox as a browser?
     
  2. BobF

    BobF Well-Known Member

    I'm a Creature of Habit, and IE has always been sufficient for my needs, and I'm pretty familiar with the configuration settings. I tried Chrome once and didn't see much I didn't already have with IE, along with adding a needless 'learning curve'.

    Unless there is something tremendously superior with a different browser, I guess I'll stick with what I know.
     
  3. BobF

    BobF Well-Known Member

    On a whim, I upgraded to Firefox last night, and based on some of the reviews I read, I also added the uBlock ad blocker.

    Result: simply...unbelievable.

    I don't know if Firefox is simply a better browser or whether adding the ad blocker did the trick, but my browsing experience improved 100% at least. Upgrading was easy, pulling all my bookmarks into Firefox was dirt-dumb easy and most (but not all) of the saved passwords exported over as well. Seems to be a better browser from a Security standpoint as well. Still a lot of neat features to explore, but that's part of the fun. Thanks for passing along the tip!
     
  4. BuzzMyMonkey

    BuzzMyMonkey Well-Known Member

    Firefox is a Rolls Royce compared to IE which is a yugo. Besides you can't go wrong with Fox.
     
  5. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    If FF is a Rolls Royce, Chrome must be the Ferrari lol.

    I'm always amazed that people still use FF, I thought it died off years ago.

    Some stats from a website I manage. FF gets just over 2%.

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  6. BuzzMyMonkey

    BuzzMyMonkey Well-Known Member

    I'm computer illiterate with all this I just know I've had much better success with FF than IE.
    I haven't ventured much beyond them. Lol
     
  7. CraigSPL

    CraigSPL Well-Known Member

    Depends on what I am doing as to which browser I use. typical surfing I either use Opera or Chrome, but for some of my work related stuff I have to use IE
     
  8. DontCareHowYouDoItInNY

    DontCareHowYouDoItInNY Well-Known Member

    I used to use Firefox but began to have performance and compatibility issues about two years ago so I gave Chrome a try.
    The biggest advantage I have found with Chrome is that if you have more than one computer, your Bookmarks follow you. You just log in and your Favorites are there. I highly recommend adding the the AdBlock Plus extension, it kills most pop ups, etc.
     
  9. BobF

    BobF Well-Known Member

    Question: Whenever I see the word "plus" on an app, I assume that means "ya gotta pay for this".

    Is AdBlock Plus a freebie or do I need to have my Visa or MasterCard ready?
     
  10. DontCareHowYouDoItInNY

    DontCareHowYouDoItInNY Well-Known Member

    Its free. I think the "Plus" in this case means that it provides additional functionality such as the ability to block a certain domain if it is known to be malicious and that sort of thing.
     
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  11. Sherry A.

    Sherry A. Well-Known Member

    Doesn't Chrome take up a lot of space on the computer? Not sure why I think that, but that is the reason I have never used it.

    Thanks,
    Sherry
     
  12. Hught

    Hught Well-Known Member

    I just hate having to polish it all the time!
     
  13. Sherry A.

    Sherry A. Well-Known Member

  14. ServerSnapper

    ServerSnapper Well-Known Member

    EDGE is a pre-cached little nasty. Microsofts version of Chrome.
     

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