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Internet Explorer

Hi,

does exist any way how can i get internet explorer portable v. X? I tested anything on net but its not working. I Love IE. Please help.

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We can not legally package IE

We can not legally package IE as a portable app.

"It's just an online installer. It's not going to mug you.", JTH
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thanx for reply, cry:(

thanx for reply, cry:(

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also

it just canot be done due to its integration into the windows OS.

if it could be done it would require illegal revierse engineering. we cannot have that.

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You may also use Avant

You may also use Avant Browser which is same as Maxthon and portable.

http://avantbrowser.com/download.html

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Portable Now?

Is Avant portable? It may well be since I haven't used it in ages but in the past it wasn't natively portable.

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Alternatives

You could try something like Green Browser or Maxthon browser. They are portable with the exception that they use the Internet Explorer rendering engine.

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If it's IE's User Interface

If it's IE's User Interface you like, you can try to skin Mozilla Firefox into looking like Internet Explorer as well.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4988/

In my opinion, Firefox is the best browser, and better than IE in every way possible.

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Ok. I have FF Portable

Ok. I have FF Portable perfectly skinned in Win7.
Check it out:
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3598/ieff.png

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Do you actually need IE portable

Do you actually need an IE portable, all of the internet cafè's and libraries that I have used have IE as the default browser, I assume it is your favourites that you really need to be portable and for this you could use something like TrayURL.

Hope this is of help to you.

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Use the Force, dude.

It's hard to believe that somebody would love IE. Get Firefox Portable from this site.

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It's All Subjective

It's hard to believe somebody would love Mac OSX, but they do. Firefox is a good, solid browser but it's not the last word on browsers. Although these days its speed has improved greatly, It often feels like IE is actually faster. I think IE is the browser that most people love to hate.

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HEY! >:(

Dont slam MacOSX!

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I agree

In all honesty I really don't have that much against IE 8. In fact looking at the beta builds of IE 9 it looks like it will be a competitive browser. Who knows, at the rate Mozilla is pushing out the 3.7 (canceled) I mean 4.0 release. They might loose some more of the market. That lack of native Win7 and x64 support is really starting to get old.

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No, I hate IE because it's

No, I hate IE because it's screwing up the web.

It lacks W3 standards and makes it intensely hard on web developers. As an added bonus, it's the still the most used browser.

I just hope Microsoft stops trying to do everything their way and listens to the W3C for the IE9 release. Their not realizing how hard their making it for everyone. Sad

/me hate IE

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Of course they realize how hard it is.

It helps them stay "#1."

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IE9 is standards compliant in

IE9 is standards compliant in many regards Mozilla is not.

Opera is the only contemporary standards compliant browser there is besides maybe Amaya or DocZilla.

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Did you realize that this

Did you realize that this thread was almost a year old? What you just did was bump a thread for a case with no evidence.

IE9 wasn't even announced for release at the time this thread was created, and months before my post. This is the first actual release where Microsoft started caring about standards, and only due to high demand and a decreasing market share.

Note: I'm claiming your rebuttal of saying Mozilla is not standards compliant has no evidence, not that IE9 hasn't improved.

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It's called ECMA and as of

It's called ECMA and as of now Opera is the only browser that is fully compliant, as well as implementations of CSS.

Seamonkey comes closer but unfortunately our old friend FF will always be an experiment.

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Exactly what are you using to

Exactly what are you using to check that? SeaMonkey and Firefox use the same rendering engine (gecko), so it makes no sense that one or the other would score higher on a standards compliant.

Edit: Opera scores a 184/300 on html5test.com, whereas Firefox scores 206/300. Firefox, at the current date, is the only browser that can utilize WebGL.

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Hi Simply because it's the

Hi

Simply because it's the same engin, does not mean it is the same version.

Ever since PA.c came out with seamonkey, I stopped using FF altogether and it if wasn't for TOR I'd not even think again.

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You didn't answer the

You didn't answer the question though. "Exactly what are you using to check that?" None of the browsers are fully standards compliant. Opera, like all others, are still extremely far from that goal.

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Stuff I code myself such as

Stuff I code myself such as javascript DOM, XML/XSLT and so on.

It gets to a point on all browsers when it just doesn't work so then I go back to my other hobby,

- writing music

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Stuff you code yourself? You

Stuff you code yourself? You were stating that Opera had full standards compliance, and your evidence is code you wrote yourself? That doesn't prove standards compliance, that proves Opera's inconsistency with other browsers.

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BS

Opera implements higher conformance than any other browser which is why I'm grateful that pa.com has this application now, as finally I can put the FF joke to rest.

Now all we need is for these *developers* to work out this profile problem in Vista/7

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Can this topic be locked, I

Can this topic be locked, I think this conversation has gone far enough.

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Don't forget Coral IE Tab!

That extension lets you use the IE engine from the local computer from within Firefox.

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This guy is right. It's

This guy is right. It's already portable and is better than IE, FULLSTOP!

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I find much more usefull to

I find much more usefull to have Firefox installed on my system... However, sometimes web dessigns *MUST* be checked for browser compatibility. IE is one of those browsers that step away from W3C, so it is *REALLY* nice to have several IE versions at hand in order to double check your work. There ar two ways I can think of in order to keep several versions of IE at hand:

1) One virtual machine per version (A waste of space and time)
2) Portable IE (Best solution).

Firefox alerts the user about an update, however, IE users can be using a wide range of versions depending on their operating system. This makes it cahotic to keep track on which browser your website will show up correctlly. Portable Apps come in really handy here... Specially IE, since I don't use it and, therefore I would prefere justo to keep a bunch of version of this browsers for testing purposes.

It's not that I love it, it's just that some people love it or don't know of any other browser... making IE an interesting Portable App that web dessigners would surelly love although they hate the product itself.

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So you want Internet Explorer

So you want Internet Explorer Portable, but do you really?

What do you like so much about Internet Explorer? Is it its features? Its looks? Its speed? Just about everything you can think of in Internet Explorer can be replicated by Firefox.

Just tell us what you like about it and we can help!

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IE is so slow on my computer.

When I use IE, I think I may actually have spyware installed somewhere. It seems to pause every time I try to load a page or open a tab.

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me too

I read in Smart Computing that you should always keep software up to date because it will perform faster and its better, and I was frusterated because I myself knew that not all software is better when updated--especially when you have an old PC.

But that article gave me doubts, so I upgraded IE 6 to IE 8 and you know what? IT SO SLOW!!! And that is my major problem with IE. Also, when I had my website up a little while ago, IE kept on centering the text body while every other browser was able to correctly align it left.

I mean, if IE was at least a little faster, and could display pages better, I don't think I would have as big a problem with it.

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IE inherits the center tag to

IE inherits the center tag to everything within it. I had that problem with one of my older sites as well.

It's not really about speed, it's about what it can do, and IE is really limited.

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Crazy Browser

an alternative that uses the ie engine.

The lockup/pause thing is windows related. Get linux or new computer with w7. (and!) I enjoy w7, for the first time since w3.1 i actually like windows.

If your computer running slow with ie8 it is probably time for more memory at least.

Memory also affects the lockup/pause thing, which may be virtual memory related. More memory always a good thing.

Basically, dump windows, go with linux, unless you want to play new games, then get new computer with w7pro and dx11 graphics card. or do both. haha...

pony up the $$$ if you want to play, or just go to linux, which can play anything windows, except for the new stuff. In case you didn't know. Search for linux wine

lXwinE

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Actively developed?

Is Crazy Browser actively developed anymore? I'm not sure that newer versions are portable but don't quote me on that.

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Like I said...

IE is the browser everyone loves to hate. Smiling

Sorry original poster, it looks like you'd better use Firefox otherwise your (future) children will be held hostage, and world banks will collapse and it will be all your fault. Puzzled

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haha lol so true

haha lol so true

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Im long tme use firefox but i

Im long tme use firefox but i found a better solution, TW 3 use the IE engine end is portable Laughing out loud

http://bbs.ioage.com/cn/

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TheWorldPortable

You mean TheWorld? I can't read Chinese, unfortunately.

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you beat me to it

you beat me to it Eye

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IE extension in Chrome

There is a wonderful extension in Google chrome for that. You just click on it and the page loads as in IE try it out, I'm pretty sure you are gonna love it

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/hehijbfgiekmjfkfjpbkbammjbde...

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ie extension in firefox ...

as well.
Though actually, now that I think about, what version of IE does it use? Your local version? Does it use IE security or firefox security?

Don't be an uberPr∅. They are stinky.

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IETABplus

is the one I know.
It is often needed by some apps using special functions of windows e.g. some security functions. Therefore I came over it first time when trying to run some banking authentication procedure on FF.
The IE TAB will use the local installation of the IE, particularly some interfaces for crypto stuff, processing of dialogs connected with x509 PKI. By that, FF can use for example full access to keys stored on read only media, but accessible only to the windows itself. As FF lacks probably of drivers and subsystems to work with keys on the read only media, this is favorite workaround.

There might other uses for it too, but this one was a case where there is no way of doing without it.

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Looser

IE sucks! It is the most insecure internet browser! Get a life then get Firefox!

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sorry, but in that you are definitely wrong

current versions of IE are very, very, safe,(run on w7) in fact FF is getting much more attacked today and is subject to much more exploits then IE.

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also wrong

FF patches their holes quicker than Microsoft because its a community based browser. IE has some major holes that havent been patched since they where found in IE4. With Window's reliance on Explorer.exe using internet explorer actualy put the OS at more risk verses firefox.

I disagree with the person you are responding to's attitude.

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IE

explorer.exe is not the same as iexplore.exe, they are not the same thing. I agree though that IE components certainly were heavily embedded in the Windows architecture. I don't know how true that is with Windows 7 though. I thought Microsoft were forced to changed that because of the monopolies commission or whatever it was.

I also disagree with Electroniccowboy's attitude. That is just blatant flaming.

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IE is not dug into the OS

IE is not dug into the OS like it used to be. With Vista and 7 (haven't tried XP), it is possible to remove IE (from the Windows installation files; it's too late once it's installed) with a tool like vLite.

Vintage!

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Interesting. So the EU did

Interesting.

So the EU did have an effect.

We have SpyBot now, so don't need to worry so much about security holes in IE and we can use it safely.

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Humans are the weakest link

A web browser is only as safe as the idiot using it. I'm not calling you an idiot, I'm just saying that all the security in the world is worthless if the person using the browser doesn't practice some simple common-sense security. To be fair they don't even need to be an idiot, just very unfamiliar/uncomfortable with computers.

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I am not an expert

but collect my infos just from some net reading and recently I was attending some IT security lectures of some gov services.
In a lecture end of november I was told, uncorrected security holes in browsers are present, namely IE8 9, FF 30, Crome 50, Safari 18.
But also since it is very difficult to attack the w7 with IE running on it, it is not relevantly exploited.
Browsers are statistically the component being connected to net most time, so any security issues are here more serious or the probability to be exploited is higher then with other apps.
However since browsers get lot of attention also from the authors, today mostly other non MS apps are major targets of attack. Those apps have to be very widely used, so something one can find on every PC.
By that now it seems that java is the most attacked target, followed by adobe readers for pdf and flash.
In fact, many other software will produce security problems, but no hacker cares, since if an app is to be found on hand full of PC only, it is not interesting as target.
So attempts to attack things like skype are getting more frequent now.

I was also surprised, that Thunderbird mail client is one of the recently favorable targets , it is getting more and more used, and security issues on any version are so big that we had even a chance to have life demo. The present experts had no problem at all to place malware on a pc running TB, even without any interaction from the user. Traffic from TB connected to an IMAP server was simply used to transfer some trojan downloader to the pc, no evidence of anything happening could be seen, no antivirus popup, nothing.

I was also surprised, that according to the security experts, all those messenger apps and networks do not present too big problems currently, the times when this was very big issue are definitely over.

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I believe it would be called

I believe it would be called "packet insertion".

The initial packet is well known but hijacking packet transmission kind of like man in the middle is a problem and only stateful packet inspection can help.

I am no security expert either but to do this at the level of routing packets could seriously compromise the internet as we know it.

Basically what needs to happen is all these network classes need to be made individual, ie no subnet and have private IP networks behind them with certificate services running inside firewall hosts with encryption hashes that are so long as to only be broken by a more powerful computer, e.g. time

Even that is still vulnerable, as the only way to truly know what is happening in a network is to examine lower level protocols such as the ethernet frames and so on which again means no corporate subnets just standalone machines with huge private networks on the other side.

This of course would also solve the IP crisis but likely requires quantum computing.

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yes I thought it too,

but the guys making the demo stated that the situation that TB particularly is operated on that particular machine makes their task much more easier. They seem to have not so easy job with other mail clients, but stated, that there is number of apps, apparently also some updaters of antivirus software (they did not disclose which Eye , which are inviting for such misuse.

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For that is the curse of open

For that is the curse of open source.

Surely though packet interception is not as easy with encryption or is it targeting the protocol itself?

IMAP has no facilities for encryption as does SSL/TLS?

As for commercial anti-virus etc of course that will be targeted as the ransom would be most valuable.

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Pretty Sure I've Seen an XP version

Doesn't nLite? do the same for XP? I would guess that 2K was the last OS where IE was absolutely 100% required, but it might even stretch back to 98 or ME.

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I don't know if nLite will

I don't know if nLite will remove IE since I've never tried.

Vintage!

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Yes, it does.

Sorry, I know this is an OLD thread, but old habits die hard. nLite removes part or total (whichever you prefer) IE from 2K, XP, and 03 server. Still playing around with nLite and XP. Don't know anything about vLite though.
Interesting thread...

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