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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #36 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 17:26 BST (UK) »
Ubuntu is a variant of Linux open-source code.  Firefox is an open-source web browser.

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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #37 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 17:48 BST (UK) »
 thanks nick.  still too technical for me as a novice but at least i know  a little bit more. cheers

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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #38 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 20:33 BST (UK) »
i am following this thread? with great interest. could some of you experts please tell me what is "ubuntu" linux and i was under the impression  that firefox was a firewall.

looking forward to reading your replies.

 michael

Ubuntu Linux is a variant of Linux an alternative operating system to Windows.
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Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

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Firefox as has been said is an alternative to Internet Explorer as a web browser.
http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/

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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #39 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 21:18 BST (UK) »
 thank you falkyrn.  will look at those sites when i have time.

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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #40 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 22:08 BST (UK) »
 i have looked at those sites.  i always thought that there was only microsoft and internet explorer. 

 can anyone tell me the benefits of going on to these sites. ???

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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #41 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 22:12 BST (UK) »
i dont know what happened there but all i was doing was bringing down the  curser to another line and it sent itself.

  it is good reading different persons opinions

   thank you

michael

 

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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #42 on: Wednesday 13 May 09 09:54 BST (UK) »
i have looked at those sites.  i always thought that there was only microsoft and internet explorer. 

 can anyone tell me the benefits of going on to these sites. ???

There are many advantages and disadvantages about changing your operating system - Linux in many of the variants is considered by some to be a steep learning curve although some of the variants do make the transfer relatively easy.

As to the alternatives to Internet explorer Firefox is one alternative
Chrome from Google is another
Safari from Apple
Opera a small independent is another

have a read at http://www.alternativebrowseralliance.com/why.html

Why you may wish to change browser - is, I believe now, purely a matter of personal preference although some do offer slight advantages over the others (Chrome is currently considered to be the fastest although a new version of Firefox, due soon, is said to  match it).

In the past many of the "alternative" browsers were the first to bring innovations to the users - e.g. tabbed browsing and they also adhered more to the Internet standards as set down (until IE8 Microsoft ignored those standards)

You can quite safely download and run one of the alternative browsers on you computer without touching your installed version of Internet explorer

PS there are also alternative email programs to the Microsoft offerings usually installed as standard.
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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #43 on: Wednesday 13 May 09 10:33 BST (UK) »
thanks for the information falkyrn. will read that later on today.

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Re: Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #44 on: Wednesday 13 May 09 11:45 BST (UK) »

 Hi Gooddog,

                    If you are not familiar with computers, If you

   are a total novice,  I would strongly recommend that you leave

   well alone. If you wish to learn more, then see if there are any

   computer courses in your area,run by the local Education Authority.

   By all means ask questions,read computer magazines etc. but the

   Golden rule is , "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".   Another is, "If I don't

   know what I'm doing,leave well alone until such time that I do".

    I assume that that you have purchased a ready made computer which

    is fitted with a standard operating system. Why would you consider changing

    it without a very good reason?. ???

 
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