SP1 now available for IE 5.01 users

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Microsoft has posted SP1 for Internet Explorer 5.01 users. An updated Java VM is also available at the Windows Update site. From IE5, hit Tools, Windows Update.

If you don't have IE5 yet, I highly recommend it. It is a vast improvement over IE4. It is faster and much more stable. Plus it brings the Windows Update feature to Win/95 users. Dozens of security updates, fixes, updated apps. etc. have been released since the orig Win/95, and they're all at Windows Update. Plus it keeps track of what updates are installed on your machine, and installs an update for you after you download it!

But if you're a die hard Netscape fan, or you just don't want IE5, you can get the same updates for Win/95 from the following link. If you do use this link, be careful. Some of these should not be installed if you run Win/95A or Win/95B. Read about it before you install it!



-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), July 08, 2000


Although weve had a riff or two I would like to thank you for posting this type of helpful information. Im not an IT pro but have been around PCs for over 15 years. More little tricks like this could be a very important part of this forum, to help offset the occasional head butting. LOL

-- Ra (tion@l.1), July 09, 2000.

Skip I.E. 5.01 and go for 5.5 which went gold two weeks ago. Intro will probably be with Win M.E. For people who know, the beta was available on the developer's download area of MSDN.

As for Netscape. Netscape "6" doesn't seem to be making much headway and the only copy available is the one from months ago. N. 4.73 will be around for a long time because the Enterprises using it will be loathe to move up when the product seems to be so linked to AOL. 4.73 does the job. Few IT departments will want to invest time "customizing" "6" AND tweaking I.E.

-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), July 09, 2000.

oh yeah -- and those favicons are just so cool. hint=save favicons to a different dir and change the shortcut. Otherwise, it will hit the site for the favicon every time and track you.

cool add-ons!

-- (doomerstomper@usa.net), July 09, 2000.


Thanks for the positive comments. I don't know if you noticed, but I paid you a compliment last week, in your 56 signers thread.

You know Ra, I don't like having enemies, on the web or in real life. Perhaps we can use this couple of "good" comments as a start towards improving our relationship.


While I agree that IE 5.5 will be another improvement, as far as I know, it's still beta. At least it's still listed as beta on the Windows Update site, where you can also download it. I also subscribe to MSDN, and haven't seen any indication of it being "gold" yet.

But I could be wrong about this. I have been wrong before (grin)...


-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), July 09, 2000.

I noticed that beta version of IE5.5 yesterday. CPR, are you actually using it? And if so, can you personally recommend it?

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), July 09, 2000.

p.s. Anyone using earthlink browser (what a nightmare I've had the last couple of days) I would recommend that you set your default browser to internet explorer. Major major major improvement!

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), July 09, 2000.

Also, IE 5.0 for the Mac is a very nice improvement over IE 4.5, which was also pretty good in itself. One of the main fixes that you'll notice is that it no longer cuts off your posts here on the Greenspun forums. The speed is also much improved.

-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), July 10, 2000.

I've now got the 5.5, but my online bank says they wont accept my browser. grrrr anyone help?

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), July 10, 2000.


Sorry, that's why they call it beta. No support available.

Maybe cpr can help you out.

<:666= (evil grin)...

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), July 10, 2000.

allright i am back to my old browser {sigh}

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), July 10, 2000.

Go see if all your "cookies" are in place or check out the permissions under security. Go "Tools, options, security" etc. Should be under trusted sites. You may have to re-install the bank software, or Quicken or even Money if they are old.

I periodically sweep all Cookies off and in Win2000 that makes for some interesting days. Last time around I saved the first essential cookies to a sep. file and then copied them back. Still I missed a few. I run off betas of lots of things. It makes life more interesting. But Netscape 6 was too much even for me. I usually can make *anything* work but not that puppy. I ditched it and re-installed 4.73. THEN had to go and re-install 3 more apps. I think it was the Windows 2000 that Netscape was screwing with.

Bad news for Netscape. I.T. people will never put up with that in production.

-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), July 10, 2000.

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