Here is another game. For the lucky guys using the firebird or opera, this is how IE browsing experience looks like :) ... I guess :)

http://www2.b3ta.com/realistic-internet-simulator/


I did 80 on the second try


...the stupid windows popped up just under my mouse when I tried to click the close button :)
Posted on 2004-02-08 20:09:21 by Milos
I did 257 before the BSOD popped up, I'm pretty good at it because I used to use IE, now that I use Mozilla, none of these come up!
Posted on 2004-02-08 20:21:13 by x86asm
Heh, Alt-F4 didn't work. :D
Posted on 2004-02-08 20:35:02 by bitRAKE
I use Firebird but because of repressed trauma I don't remember any pop-ups in IE at all. Mmmmm could it be because I opened the popups in tabs :grin:
Posted on 2004-02-09 00:31:00 by donkey
Heh, how lame... you can only kill the popups from pressing the 'X', not from double clicking the sysmenu. Besides, I haven't had (m)any popups since I switched over to avant... popup + ad blocker, tabbed browsing, and the advantage of still running the IE engine - nice.

Btw, what's with the BSOD? I never had a BSOD from internet browsing, even on 9x+IE (except for the \con\con tricks etc, of course).
Posted on 2004-02-09 02:49:10 by f0dder
MyIE2 people (http://www.myie2.com)
(yes it's better than Avant too, it's the best IE addon I could find. It adds both usability and security. Needless to say it's better than Mozilla, Opera or whatever else aswell)
Posted on 2004-02-09 03:42:26 by Henk-Jan
I have a terrible problem in the office now: the proxy blocks me to use opera. :(
This adds help me to "feel" I'm using a better browser but after a couple of weeks I'm getting sick because I don?t want to have the "advantage" of running IE.
If someone is glad to help me it will be very nice.

The message is: "proxy server requested a login authentication method that is not supported"

And please: "talk with your IT people" is not of any help.
Posted on 2004-02-09 07:26:16 by pelaillo
heh, i love the sound when you accidentally click one of the popups :D
Posted on 2004-02-09 09:12:35 by Tola
AAAAgggggghhhhhh!
MyIE2.exe is a huge memory eater and is bogus. It causes a memory leak on gdi32 that causes me to reboot the computer :mad:
Posted on 2004-02-09 09:14:40 by pelaillo
Never had problems with MyIE2 and IE6 on WinXP. Are you sure it's MyIE2 itself, and not some plugin? (Acrobat, flash, shockwave, etc?).
Posted on 2004-02-09 10:11:31 by Henk-Jan
Sure. Maybe it is because you are using WinXP ??
However I'm going to verify. Thanks Henk-Jan
Posted on 2004-02-09 11:42:26 by pelaillo
I've had GDI leak problems with avant, and pretty severe ones - nothing that crashed win2k though... but those seem to be fixed in recent versions.
Posted on 2004-02-09 11:45:11 by f0dder
I also have MyIE2 installed on a box with Win98SE (with IE6 aswell)...
I haven't had trouble there, but I haven't used it often there either, so I guess it doesn't say much.
I do have the skin feature turned off, perhaps the problem is in there, then I won't notice it anyway :)
Posted on 2004-02-09 11:57:13 by Henk-Jan
The bug appears when running short of memory.

After some tests, it seems that MyIE2 is requiring 7 MB more than IE alone :eek: .
The effect of skin is not too big.
I cannot determine where is the leak because my system crash completely (win98SE).
Posted on 2004-02-09 14:16:06 by pelaillo
On my system there is very little difference. I opened this page in both, and MyIE2 took 19 mb, while IE took 18 mb. Nothing I'd get worried about :)

Posted on 2004-02-09 16:30:23 by Henk-Jan
449... Man, I have nothing better to do at 4:30 am..
Posted on 2004-02-12 03:23:09 by FearHQ