First off there is few significant differences between 5.01 and 5.5.
Both have proven to be stable on most systems. You will get many different opinions on all three IE versions some will loath and others will swear by it. If you are currently using 5.01 SP2 and all is working great and you are satisfied why upgrade.
My Win98 system has 5.01 SP2 and is very stable. My other three have WinME 5.5 SP2 and are Two are very stable so it depends on the system and enhancements/alterations you make to each explorer.
IE6 on the other hand has not set a track record yet and again for some they swear its the best since apple pie and others think the dog left it behind. Personally I will stay with what works on the work horse machine and if I have the luxury I will experiment on another.
Just my Two cents.
"IE6 on the other hand has not set a track record yet and again for some they swear its the best since apple pie and others think the dog left it behind. Personally I will stay with what works on the work horse machine and if I have the luxury I will experiment on another.
Just my Two cents."
I agree 100%, so with my two cents that is now four cents.....
Jason: I have been using 5.5 with SP2 for quite sometime with no problems. I refuse to download IE 6.0 for quite sometime also!
I need to give Gates & Co. several months to release several SP's that will fix all the errors that are in 6.0.
I post at another Windows BBS site and the Internet Explorer section which prior to release 6.0 had about 10 posts a week .. is now LOADED with pages of PROBLEMS dealing with 6.0 from users who just had to have the "latest & greatest" from Gates & Co.....I am sure that they too will be loading XP & then crying over that too!
Well, the Canadian$ isn't worth the effort to convert, but here are my 2c
I tried IE6 for about two weeks.....then I ditched it. The first thing I hated was that it installed itself OVER my 5.5 with no option to uninstall, unless I went back to 4 or something...that was very stinky!
Maybe I just did it too soon, and Billy-Boy has worked out some of the bugs, but I found it was almost as bad as NS at rendering nested tables and other such HTML delights. A nightmare for a designer like me.
The stats on my server are showing less than 1% of viewers have IE6 (when they visit my sites anyway) and even less than that for NS6. So, until I see otherwise I am not advising an "upgrade" to any of my clients. IE5.5 with the 128-bit encryption does anything you want it to do, and probably more....and besides the longer we can wait for those STUPID "smart tags" to become active the better IMHO.
I lurk (and sometimes post) on several dedicated burning sites, and everyone seems very happy with Nero 5.5. One very vocal person can make it sound like an avalanche, but everyone seems to be doing fine with it.
It has some nifty new features and the upgrade is free from Nero 5. I use Feurio for audio, but I hear the wave editor is great. New features: http://www.nero.com/en/nero55.htm
Never pass up a chance to get a new toy.
Then again, Im not touching IE6 until the first service pack as Ive done with each IE version.
What good are pennies anyway. I put them in a jar and try to give them to the kids but even they wont take them.
I'm gonna buy a Mac to use as a Digital Audo Workstation (DAW). I'm a musician, ( http://jasonsheroan.tripod.com ) and going the Mac/Pro Tools route best suits me. Most of my friends have this set up too. You don't *have* to have a Mac to run Pro Tools, but PT was designed on a Mac, and runs the best on one. I'll still use a PC for all other things. As you know, in the A/V world...Mac is king.
On a side note, I've not used Nero, but I'm a crazed Feurio user! Nothing beats it for burning CD's. EZCD is crap if you ask me. Others do fine w/ it. Maybe EZCD5.0 is more stable, but in the past... I haven't been impressed. Too many weird things can happen w/ it. Just go to the rec.comp.periphs.cdr newsgroup and see for yourself. They hate EZCD there! HA!
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