It’s not you, its me. (and my need to get work done)

BingThis is not easy for me.  We have been through allot, I mean you really were my first.  We have gone though many changes, some for the better, but some not.  My needs are different now,  and I can’t ask you to meet them. So I think its best that we part ways.  Now I know we will see each other in passing, but I have found what I needed elsewhere in Google Chrome.

Oh that’s better I am glad I got through that.

Now I am an MS fan that goes back all the way to Windows 2000 server. And with that over the years I’ve used every single version of Internet Explorer. In fact I wrote about it not too long ago that I use all three major web browsers Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.  Internet Explorer was my primary, however lately Internet Explorer has not been delivering what I need, so I have mostly jumped to Google Chrome. Especially since they recently released a 64 bit version. 

Where are my tools? : Unlike Chrome or Firefox I am not unaware of any system for Internet Explorer to sync. Yes if you’re using Windows 8 machines some Syncing does occur but nothing across platforms, and nothing to my Android smartphone.

The Flash and Java adds-on for Chrome and Firefox seem to perform better than the Flash and Java applications that Microsoft Internet Explorer uses. I have noticed fewer crashes when playing games and “other things”. Also I take advantage of a few extensions. Add Block, Any.do, and Hoot suite are all handy ones I use all the time.

BING Because its not Google, is why I am not using it:  Microsoft makes some great products, this is not one of them. I don’t get nearly reliable search results from Bing that I do Google, their map system and even the keyword searches just does not produce what I’m looking for. I’m searching with Google anyway and chrome works seamlessly with it. I do have Bing installed on my phone, (since it does have an android version)  mostly just for laughs.

Bookmarks Yea I need to open more then one at a time: Both Chrome and Firefox have options to open multiple bookmarks at once.  This is handy for me when I want to open up my marketing set, or my social networking or my favorite web-comics.

Could Internet Explorer lure me back? Maybe…after it gets past it stability problems and its split personality it has in Windows 8, and a good mobile version for my android phone would be nice.

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Do you use just one browser? More then one? Would you like to find another to divide your digital life or meet your needs. Let me know. I am Joseph Serrago I am the owner of Lanterns Light LLC and I teach computer how to behave themselves. Give me a call or drop me an email and I will be happy to help.

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