Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.159.50.111

Forum Moderators: martinibuster

Message Too Old, No Replies

Yahoo suggest to update to IE 7

I found a message on search.yahoo.com

     
12:46 pm on Nov 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 23, 2000
posts:1186
votes: 0


Today I got ad ad on search.yahoo.com.
Yahoo suggests me to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7.

[downloads.yahoo.com...]

Is it new?

Before to update I would like to get an opinion here...

4:18 pm on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 1, 2005
posts:25
votes: 0


I'm getting that message for 2 weeks maybe - not sure though. i tried to upgrade, but, due to a network problem, it couldn't install properly. tried the second time with no success. IE doesn't work now. I'm laisy and I'm using opera instead of installing windows again.
5:09 pm on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from CA 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member encyclo is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 31, 2003
posts:9063
votes: 2


Yahoo were distributing a customized version of IE7 (based on an IE7 Beta release) before even Microsoft were promoting it to end users. If you had installed the earlier version of Yahoo's IE7 then you should upgrade to the final version.

If you don't have IE7 at all, then you should get the official version from Microsoft unless you really want the custom one with Yahoo toolbars/features.

9:37 am on Nov 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:Nov 16, 2006
posts:4
votes: 0


I installed IE 7 from Yahoo last week and it had the effect of distorting my HTML text. Verdana was particulary bad, it created a shadow on the text and made it bolder, so I uninstalled back to IE6 and the problem disappeared.

Will probably obtain IE 7 from Microsoft direct at a latter date. Looks as though Yahoo's version is still bedding in?

8:25 pm on Nov 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 1, 2003
posts:815
votes: 0


Yes, it's even suggesting us poor users of Windows 2000 should update to 7. That's just rubbing salt in the wound...
10:54 pm on Nov 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 30, 2001
posts:1739
votes: 0


Several major software companies are suggesting people NOT move to IE 7...Quickbooks and Seibel I remember offhand, but there were others.

It is, as will surprise nobody on earth, "compatibility and standards compliance as defined by Microsoft."

7:13 am on Nov 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 1, 2005
posts:25
votes: 0


I agree. I had to reinstall windows in order to upgrade to ie 7.
Made my sites look like horrible. Got the damn upgrade off.
try not to use it.
7:09 am on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:May 24, 2004
posts:20
votes: 0


Thanks for FireFox & its plugins ;-)

IE7 doesn't full filled my expectations too.

12:21 pm on Nov 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member billys is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:June 1, 2004
posts:3181
votes: 0


>>Made my sites look like horrible.

That's the very reason I installed it - to see what my website looked like ( thankfully it looked the same as IE6).

I also thought it was an improvement.