Why Did You Switch From IE ( Internet Explorer ) ?

I was going though my server logs / Google Analytics settings and found that over 60% users are on MS-Windows. However, each and every month visitors are switching to Firefox or Google browser and so on. So I would like to know your reasons for making switch from IE to another browser.

=> Why did you switch?

=> Which browser did you switch to?

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54 comments… add one
  • Olivier Nov 27, 2009 @ 20:13

    I’d love to switch from IE8 because when I’ve opened and closed many tabs, it starts having weird graphics glitches with the tabs.
    But here is why I still use IE8 :
    – Firefox : every versions leaks memory. If I want to use it, I’ve to close it often or the memory usage will constantly grows
    – Opera : looks like a nice browsers but have lot of problems with many websites
    – Chrome : well, it’s Google : enough said…
    – Safari : keeps regularly crashing with Flash or Flex applications

    On Linux, I’m only using wget, Linux isn’t ready for desktop usage yet.

    On OSX (very rarely), I’m using Opera.

  • Vasanth Oct 21, 2009 @ 12:09

    i most like Firefox. because comparing with ie.. firefox is very fast. after that i like to use ie-v6.0 is better than ie7 and ie8.

  • e1011001 Mar 19, 2009 @ 5:51

    because firefox has a philosophy. :)))

  • onan Mar 9, 2009 @ 21:19

    => Why did you switch?

    I chose opera over firedfox because it requires several extensions to be at the basic level of features any other modern browser provides, it quickly became a pain to maintain all extensionsthere’s no certainty that the extension will be available for the next ff version. I also dislike a lot the marketing around this product.
    I chose opera because it provides almost all I need out of the box, provides for a more complete and smoother usage.

    => Which browser did you switch to?

    I switched from maxthon to firefox to opera

  • Yepper Mar 9, 2009 @ 15:34

    IE was soooo damn slow (pathetic really), the pop-ups and constant nag screens with IE were really annoying (kind of like flash is now). Plus after a while security was a real concern with IE. Switched to Firefox, dig the tabbed browsing and highlight to search capabilities. Haven’t tried any of the extensions other than flashblock.

  • Intellignix Mar 5, 2009 @ 11:24

    The add-ons of course. Not to IE has some cascading style sheet layout issues. I run a few blogs, typically Joomla!, Wordpress, e107, and Drupal. IE has a problem rendering some of the slickest themes from Joomla and e107. There really is only around 5 mainstream browsers that people use (IE, FireFox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, and there are others, but those are the most popular). All of these, even the compact browsers I use on my flash drive could render these particular sites, but IE couldn’t.

    Microsoft has been behind in a few things lately. They’re playing catchup on a lot of fronts!


  • excaliburhc Mar 4, 2009 @ 12:37

    tried sviron (chrome alternative without all the logging of what you are doing) and firefox and have to say i have went back to ie7 ,
    while i find issues with occasionally , hanging ,crashes and such i still find it quicker then firefox and with more friendly features then sviron.

    each to their own i suppose 😀

  • thvn Mar 3, 2009 @ 13:06

    I don’t like paid OS and softwares (with some exceptions)…

  • madhusoodan Feb 26, 2009 @ 17:07

    1.It’s fast.
    2. In the earlier versions of IE, ‘new tab’ options was not available. So, I started liking firefox!
    3. Provision to customise!

  • jerry Feb 23, 2009 @ 7:33

    i use firefox on windows & osx
    reason, firefox is safer/secure, faster, less bloated
    it has a very wide support & tons of extensions, the ones i use: noscript & adblockplus
    no version of IE can compete with that
    looks like m$ still doesnt understand what they do wrong
    that is because they dont listen to the crowd instead they rather force you use their bloaded system

    on osx i prefer firefox because safari is very slow in loading pages
    and has poor & limited functions, offline browsing is not possible
    and some other things
    i used safari once on windows and i was not impressed

  • Avin Feb 23, 2009 @ 6:30

    I love open source.
    I use firefox…..Its very flexible and you can customize it as you want. main thing I love firefox adds-on and theme. I thought all the browser (Google, Safari and Opera )is greater that IE..

  • ngl Feb 21, 2009 @ 23:59

    Internet explorer used to crash on me all the time, it was unusable for me. I found Firefox to be far faster, much more stable and secure, and it rendered web pages a lot better. Opera I use on occasion as well and for the same general reasons that I use Firefox.

    I tried Google Chrome as well, but it has a lot of things that really bother me so I don’t use it anymore.

    I’m actually so used to Firefox, that at school where in most of the building IE is the only browser available (but they’ve seen the light and some computers now have the default browser as Firefox) I’m so used to Firefox that I habitually start using firefox keystrokes and people ask me what the heck I’m doing.

    My blogs:
    But Now You Know It
    The Philosophy of nate

  • Srikanth Feb 21, 2009 @ 0:16

    Hay…. causes.. are….
    just work with firefox and ie simultaneously
    automatically we know causes…
    ie.. wont response some times and it go crash and it won’t support plugins and many trojans, viruses are targeted to this
    firefox & opera.. i luv 2.. bcoz.. they are cool

  • MrWoo Feb 20, 2009 @ 10:11

    I use Firefox because of tabs and extensions – mostly AdBlockPlus. The Internet has never been better!

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