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  1. STOP using Internet Explorer immediately!!!

    If you are an Internet Explorer user stop using the browser immediately! There is a massive security hole in ALL versions of IE as reported by Homeland Security.

    We highly recommend that you convert to FireFox or Google Chrome. Your bookmarks will be converted during the upgrade process.

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    Thank you for the heads up Randy! So glad I made the conversion to Firefox a few years ago!
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    I've been using Google Chrome for quite a while - Glad I made the change when I did.
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    I started using Firefox after your recommendation, Randy because Chrome had a bunch of security issues going on at the time. Internet Explorer is a mess. Firefox is working perfectly for me.
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    I have no idea about these things . . . Is Safari part of IE?

    ETA: Am I right that IE is only for PC? I have a mac so I'm guessing I'm ok?
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  6. Yes, Kelly, IE is only for PC / Windows based systems. Safari is not part of it.
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    I am so glad to be using Firefox myself! I converted everybody but hubby has to use IE to use the Hospital program, which is the most absurd thing ever!!!! Can you believe all hospital records are stored online now and they are using the crummiest browser out there?? Scary!!!
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    Anke...yes that is scary. Makes you wonder who is managing their IT department, doesn't it?
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by mugsbigsis View Post
    I have no idea about these things . . . Is Safari part of IE?

    ETA: Am I right that IE is only for PC? I have a mac so I'm guessing I'm ok?
    Yes, you are fine. BTW, Katie has had issues with Safari and now uses FireFox for the Mac.

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    Anke, IE used to be The Standard, and getting big systems changed costs $$s. Sadly, hospital administrators don't always see or can convince their boards of the foolishness of keeping outdated systems like XP.
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    OK - I've been a loyal IE user..... HOW do I get ALL my bookmarks to convert to Firefox or Chrome???
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by blhdvm View Post
    OK - I've been a loyal IE user..... HOW do I get ALL my bookmarks to convert to Firefox or Chrome???
    During the install process of the new browser it will ask you if you want to import bookmarks. Just say yes and in they come automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faefester View Post
    Anke...yes that is scary. Makes you wonder who is managing their IT department, doesn't it?
    Sadly, Randy was not available.
    Thanks for looking out for us, Randy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesignerDigitals View Post
    During the install process of the new browser it will ask you if you want to import bookmarks. Just say yes and in they come automatically.
    So if Firefox or Chrome are already installed (you just haven't used them much) is there a way to import those bookmarks??
    And for the record - I also APPRECIATE your knowledge and help!!
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by blhdvm View Post
    So if Firefox or Chrome are already installed (you just haven't used them much) is there a way to import those bookmarks??
    And for the record - I also APPRECIATE your knowledge and help!!
    Very welcome. Yes, just select the options in Bookmarks to Export to HTML. Then in the other browser Import from HTML and in they come. You might have to do some organizing but not much work there

  16. Quote Originally Posted by mugsbigsis View Post
    Sadly, Randy was not available.
    Thanks for looking out for us, Randy.
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    We are still on IE at work (government dept) go figure! And XP at that! About to have a complete refit of computers and programs throughout the state but still waiting.
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    Thanks for the links, I switched over to Firefox, so all should be well now!!
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    Thank you Randy!
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    Using Chrome here and happy with it. Thanks for the heads up. I will tell dh who is old-fashioned and won't budge from IE on his laptop.
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  21. Saw this on the news yesterday and we both switched to Firefox, Jim asked what to switch to and I told him FF on your recommendation a while back....we both really like it!! So....want to come visit and move my xp computer over to a 7?
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by kathie02 View Post
    So....want to come visit and move my xp computer over to a 7?
    Sure... The problem is that your XP machine cannot handle 7. It would be soooooo slow that you would be very frustrated. You NEED to move off of XP and your best bet is to just get a new machine. I run 7 64 bit and am happy with that. I DO NOT like 8 or it's versions at all and will never move to it. I've been reading that the new CEO of Microsoft is moving the company from Windows operating systems to cloud computing. Interesting to see where that goes...

  23. Quote Originally Posted by DesignerDigitals View Post
    Sure... The problem is that your XP machine cannot handle 7. It would be soooooo slow that you would be very frustrated. You NEED to move off of XP and your best bet is to just get a new machine. I run 7 64 bit and am happy with that. I DO NOT like 8 or it's versions at all and will never move to it. I've been reading that the new CEO of Microsoft is moving the company from Windows operating systems to cloud computing. Interesting to see where that goes...
    I guess I didn't explain myself very well....new computer w/7 is in a box in the storage room next to my office....i just need to find the time to make the switch....hoping sometime next month!!
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by kathie02 View Post
    I guess I didn't explain myself very well....new computer w/7 is in a box in the storage room next to my office....i just need to find the time to make the switch....hoping sometime next month!!
    Great! I was afraid that you were going to convert your XP machine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesignerDigitals View Post
    Sure... The problem is that your XP machine cannot handle 7. It would be soooooo slow that you would be very frustrated. You NEED to move off of XP and your best bet is to just get a new machine. I run 7 64 bit and am happy with that. I DO NOT like 8 or it's versions at all and will never move to it. I've been reading that the new CEO of Microsoft is moving the company from Windows operating systems to cloud computing. Interesting to see where that goes...
    Got switched to FF, and my bookmarks moved - still need to tweak the organization a little! Thanks again!!

    So - can you still buy a computer and have it come with 7?? I'm looking for a new laptop, but just haven't heard good things about 8. And "cloud computing" sounds mind-boggling to me!!
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  26. Quote Originally Posted by blhdvm View Post
    Got switched to FF, and my bookmarks moved - still need to tweak the organization a little! Thanks again!!

    So - can you still buy a computer and have it come with 7?? I'm looking for a new laptop, but just haven't heard good things about 8. And "cloud computing" sounds mind-boggling to me!!
    Welcome, not sure if you can still get 7 or not. Might have to order that and do the install yourself.

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