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Microsoft's Latest Resource Hog

Posted Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 6:02:00 am
I haven't talked about bad software in a while, either. At all costs, avoid Microsoft's IE 7 beta.

It's not that it's a bad browser. They have tabbed browsing, now, so it's not all that bad. Popup blockers, phishing filters, all sorts of neat little bells and whistles have been added. However, all of this comes at a cost.

IE 7 has destroyed my computer's performance. I have web browsers open all the time as part of what I do, and whenever I do, my CPU is instantly a constant 25 to 50 percent. Not all of it is IE 7, either, csrss.exe joins in, running 10-20%, even after reinstalling the one hot fix Microsoft updated late last month.

The last thing I want is a computer that's annoyingly slow, and IE 7 has done it. I can't wait to get a chance to sit down and uninstall this stupid browser. Maybe I'll just take all of Windows with it, that can't be bad.


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