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    Which web browser

    Since IE9 is not available on XP which is what were stuck on at the moment what web browser Would you reccomend?

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    IE8 - the only real difference between the two is the HTML5 and GPU rendering components.

    Having said that there are a number of other changes but these are the ones that stand out for me.

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    You should run IE8 on XP. It's the most secure for XP and you can also deploy this with WSUS.

    Alternatively run IE7 as a minimum, but I wouldn't recommend IE6. It doesn't even support tabbed browsing it's that old!

    IE9 should be installed on Vista SP2 and Windows 7, however Microsoft have said IE10 will only work on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.

    You could also look at Firefox 5, but Mozilla seem to be releasing a new version every week. It makes me wonder whether they're just trying to catch up with IE9 in version numbers. There aren't any major differences between FF4 and FF5 as far as I can see.

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    Chrome is also one to look at, ADMX policies are being done for them so it will be as secure as other browsers

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    For managment, I agree IE8, Chrome is getting better but will spend most of its time updating and Firefox is less configurable without a bunch of figiting.

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    IE8 for ease of management in terms of deployment and updating.

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    We just use IE8 for our clients, and will continue to do so until we upgrade to Windows 7. On my machine I used to use Firefox but got sick of it hanging every couple of minutes - stuck Chrome on and not had a problem with it since (apart from it strangely only seems to log history for bookmarked sites).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    For managment, I agree IE8, Chrome is getting better but will spend most of its time updating and Firefox is less configurable without a bunch of figiting.
    We use Firefox Community Edition in our district quite extensively. With the ADM templates they provide, every option that you see in About:Config is configurable, and to the point where you can control it on a computer object and user object level. You can even just set these options as default, or lock them down and make them unchangeable. Pushing out new versions is as easy publishing the MSI in AD.

    The guys over at Front Motion really did a slick job with this. I'd have to argue that their version of FF is even more configurable than IE with the templates.

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    Last edited by somabc; 29th July 2011 at 04:41 PM.

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    IE8 standard, because IE7 is too vulnerable. Definitely not IE9, cos it's utter pants, is glitchy as hell and is trying to be Chrome. I mostly use Chrome (occasionally Firefox), but I've found that Chrome doesn't seem to work so well in a multi-user environment

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    Chrome works fine if you have the ADMX files going

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