IE 8 vs IE 7 performance

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by vistadude, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. vistadude

    vistadude MDL Member

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    Youtube and gmail sites keep annoying me about upgrading IE6. Ughhh.

    I see no major differences between IE 7 and IE 8 running on windows XP. I guess performance is the main thing. Does anyone know which browser among these performs faster?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ev1lM0nk3y

    Ev1lM0nk3y MDL Senior Member

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    Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome are you best options there are both free and perform much better than IE 7 or 8
     
  3. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Yes, other browsers are better. But if you really need to use ie then use 8, I noticed that it takes a long time to start but it respects the webstandards better than ie7 and it's faster.
     
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  4. vistadude

    vistadude MDL Member

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    Thank you Stannieman. I'm using Opera for most of my web browsing, but there are just tons of sites out there that don't work in anything but IE. I will install IE 8 for these sites.