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Spread IE8: An Initiative to Support Internet Explorer

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Vishal Gupta

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So we have seen Spread Firefox which is a community supporting Mozilla Firefox. But now its turn of Microsoft's very own web browser "Internet Explorer" which is bundled with all Windows versions.

"Spread IE8" is a new website which has been created to support Internet Explorer. It has been developed by "MeraWindows" which is a Windows dedicated community supported by Microsoft India (as you all know).

Its a nice initiative and you can support IE8 by putting the following logo at your website/blog:

 

amizdu

Broken In
IMO, IE8 is much much better than IE7.
I just hope Windows 7 replaces Vista similarly.

BTW, I'm not going to spread IE8 even if they pay me, because although it's better than IE7, it just can't compete with Opera or Firefox.
 

victor_rambo

हॉर्न ओके प्लीज़
I will wait for its v8 final release. Being a web programmer, improvements in IE will add a lot to my productivity, cut down headache, and keep me more happy as I will have to spend less time into 'IE hacks'.

If it was only IE's merit as a browser is to be considered, I would not have bothered. But since majority of users use IE, do. We have people who still use IE 5.5 and expect the world from it. For eg; Even sify iways use IE 5.5 or 6 or so. [And if you have ever been to a sify iway ever, you know how they make you feel as if you have come to just view their ads.]
 
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FilledVoid

Who stole my Alpaca!
So we have seen Spread Firefox which is a community supporting Mozilla Firefox. But now its turn of Microsoft's very own web browser "Internet Explorer" which is bundled with all Windows versions.

"Spread IE8" is a new website which has been created to support Internet Explorer. It has been developed by "MeraWindows" which is a Windows dedicated community supported by Microsoft India (as you all know).

Its a nice initiative and you can support IE8 by putting the following logo at your website/blog:
Forgive me for being rude if I misunderstood. But shouldn't the site be a dedicated one rather than a redirect link back to merawindows itself ? In other words by doing the above you make it look like a traffic sink for a certain article on merawindows. Anyway thats just my 2 cents take it however you please.
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
^^ I think that is because it's an initiative by MeraWindows. The admin of MeraWindows had posted this on the forum, so I assume it's their own initiative.
 

gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
i don like ie8 for casual browsing....all its features are copy from other browsers exept activex...............the most irritating thing is it hangs on overload(happens to me...donno abt others).........hope m$ makes it lite wt......

the only thing i like in ie8 is its security.........i trust its in security n authentication more than other browser...ie8 suits me for bank login in n other secure browsing


i wouldn't spread ie8 till it shows of off some feature unique from other browser rather than always copying
 

iChaitanya

Journeyman
At this point of time I am not going to support IE 7 or IE 8.

Now, don't ask me the reason please. Because everyone knows the reason.
 

naveen_reloaded

!! RecuZant By Birth !!
Forgive me for being rude if I misunderstood. But shouldn't the site be a dedicated one rather than a redirect link back to merawindows itself ? In other words by doing the above you make it look like a traffic sink for a certain article on merawindows. Anyway thats just my 2 cents take it however you please.
i completely agree...

there should be a separate website for this .. not justa redirect... it looses its authencity...:mad:

anyway whts the catch here ???:confused:
 
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Vishal Gupta

Vishal Gupta

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Its just an initiative from MeraWindows to support and promote IE8. They also purchased the domain spreadie8.com to provide a more sensible link instead of that long MW URL. :)
 

chesss

mera kutch nahi ho sakta
all its features are copy from other browsers exept activex
AGREED activex is IE's BEST feature . I hope we get more features from IE like activex :lol:

btw are they planning to get rid of index.dat in IE8 ? Specially regarding the porn mode..
I am assuming the spread IE people will know this ..since they are planing on 'spreading' it.

For those who don't know.... index.dat is a file in which all of your internet explorer history is recorded (typed addresses, visited addresses). This file isn't deleted by the 'clear history' option, and cannot be deleted easily by the user. Which means in most PC's, it pretty much has the record of every website you ever visited (porn porn porn).

Why its there?
Your guess would be as good as mine.... :)

Index.dat file viewer
 

FilledVoid

Who stole my Alpaca!
^^ I think that is because it's an initiative by MeraWindows. The admin of MeraWindows had posted this on the forum, so I assume it's their own initiative.

Thank you for clearing that. Although I think the initiative is flawed due to reasons I prefer not to discuss on this forum, I wish you luck.
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
i don like ie8 for casual browsing....all its features are copy from other browsers exept activex...............the most irritating thing is it hangs on overload(happens to me...donno abt others).........hope m$ makes it lite wt......

the only thing i like in ie8 is its security.........i trust its in security n authentication more than other browser...ie8 suits me for bank login in n other secure browsing


i wouldn't spread ie8 till it shows of off some feature unique from other browser rather than always copying
I see. I wonder what new feature did Chrome come out with. As a matter of fact it even copied a feature that IE itself dis-continued. :lol: Oh and yeah please show me a browser that has had Slices before IE8.

As far as overload is concerned, haven't seen it as much as Firefox who on start itself consumes 80k+.
 
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