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Last week, following the much-hyped launch of the new iPhones, we asked you if you’re planning to buy the iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s Are You Buying A New iPhone? [MakeUseOf Poll] Are You Buying A New iPhone? [MakeUseOf Poll] Are you buying a new iPhone? Or maybe you're waiting for the iPhone 6? Are you an Android user who wouldn't touch an iPhone with a stick? All your opinions count, make them heard! Read More . It doesn’t happen much in these polls, but over 50% of you chose the same answer. Can you guess which one it was?

Out of 478 readers who voted, 1% will be buying the iPhone 5c, 5% are still not sure, 14% are waiting for the iPhone 6, 25% are buying the iPhone 5s, and 54% of the readers who voted are not buying a new iPhone, period.

While 54% is undoubtedly a majority, we can’t ignore the fact that a full 25% are going to buy the iPhone 5s. You can say much about Apple, but it seems that they still know how to sell their devices! It’s also pretty obvious that the Apple crowd is not really going for the colorful plastic look.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

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This week’s poll question is: Will You Give Internet Explorer 11 A Chance?

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Internet Explorer 11 has been available on Windows 8.1 for a while, and will be included with this version of Windows for all Windows 8 users. Starting a few days ago, it’s finally available for Windows 7 as well. This is only a Release Preview version, but it means that unlike IE10, IE11 will support an older version of Windows. Windows 8 is the newest version of Windows, but it’s hardly the most popular one, with many users still sticking to Windows 7.

Surprisingly, Internet Explorer 11 isn’t terrible Make Internet Explorer 11 Work for You With These Tips Make Internet Explorer 11 Work for You With These Tips Internet Explorer 11 isn't terrible! In fact, if you've got a Windows tablet and have bought into the whole Metro -- sorry, "Modern" -- interface, it's probably the best touch-based browser out there. Read More . Whether you’re on Windows 8 or 7, now it’s time to decide — will you be giving IE11 a chance, or will you not even try it?

What makes you want to try IE11? What makes you sure it won’t be good enough? Are you already using it and have some thoughts to share? Tell us all in the comments.

  1. fog
    November 28, 2013 at 6:24 am

    using it, it seems ok.....but I am now on a sloooowwww satellite connection and ie11 hangs on every click almost. Personally I believe that any button presses, scolls etc should take priority on whether or not a web site is going to display or load another kb of info. I cannot even switch tabs while another tab loads, until ie is ready anyway. I understand that the connection is slow and pages etc may take a while but WHY does the whole pc need to stop and wait. I thought the purpose of windows was multitasking??!!!???

  2. Samit T
    November 26, 2013 at 2:57 am

    switched to IE since IE9, now using IE11 after updating to Windows 8.1

  3. Ladybugmania
    September 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    IE has been long known to be a magnetic for adware & virus, besides that it has too many bells and whistles that would overload the CPU resources to a crawling speed over time. I am done with IE.

  4. Alexander D
    September 26, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I use different browser for different tasks, so I use IE too, because its very lightweight compared to others like firefox and chrome and the now useless opera browser.

  5. Ryan S
    September 25, 2013 at 5:20 am

    On it right now and it's the same old crap they've always claimed to fix. 'Problem?,' they say, 'Just disable all your add-ons and then uninstall and reinstall everything.' Outlook.com won't left click with my Logitech mouse for whatever reason. I couldn't login or update a password via any email service for my auto insurance. And so on. But, I have learned that Chrome is more than a life line for IE, it just surpasses it every time.

  6. alan chandler
    September 25, 2013 at 1:34 am

    nope

  7. Nick
    September 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I always us IE... to install Firefox.

  8. Bob
    September 24, 2013 at 12:52 am

    There are some sites that still require IE to see all there is to see, including a surevey from Caterpillar. When it's provided as an update, I'll install it. It will be like a fire extinguisher, for use in dire emergencies.

  9. Terence C
    September 23, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I will definitely try MSIE11 in order to see how it has or has not been improved. Trying MSIE11 does mot mean I have to use it and no other browser. I will continue to use Firefox as my main browser. I have been using Firefox since version 1.0 in 2005. I have grown so accustomed to all my extensions, scripts and customizations that I find using other browsers extremely difficult.

    I hope that MSIE11 has improved for the benefit of all those computer users who are not computer literate and therefore are unable or unwilling to download an install another browser. Any improvement in any software is always a benefit to someone. Improvements to MSIE11 may also lead to other companies making even greater improvements to their browsers.

  10. cwsnyder
    September 23, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I really haven't used IE much since the Netscape browser came out :-P

    I will probably try it, so that I can use it if I have to on other people's computers, but that will be about it.

  11. Tyler
    September 23, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Not until they make a Linux version :)

  12. Victor O
    September 23, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    To me, I'll probably try it. I've always liked the thing the best of internet explorer. Everyone give it a lot of hate without even trying it most of the time. I think that we should at least give it a chance to redeem itself. Sure, previous iterations of internet explorer were absolutely horrible, but every since IE 9 and 10, it has actually been fast! Yes, it may not have all the bells and whistles of chrome or firefox, but it's fast. So it doesn't have addons. So what? They add functionality at the cost of speed. If you're setting up a web browser focused on pure speed, IE is the way to go.

    Bottom line: don't count something out when you haven't tried it yet! IE has made leaps and bounds in just three iterations of the browser: 9, 10, and 11. I'm not saying to change your browser, nor am I implying that IE is "better" than chrome or firefox ("better" is very relative).

    I'm just saying that IE is now a major possible competitor in the browser wars.

    • dragonmouth
      September 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      "Everyone give it a lot of hate"
      Just because people find fault with IE, does not mean that they "HATE it." Personally I don't even dislike it any more. I just don't use it.

      "I think that we should at least give it a chance to redeem itself. "
      IE has been trying to "redeem itself" since version 4 or 5. How many more chances should we give it?

  13. dragonmouth
    September 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Nope. There is no extension that makes IE look like Firefox.

  14. A R Wade
    September 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    I haven't used that malware infected piece of junk since Mozilla's first browser, nor do I intend to do so. Microsoft is just not responsible enough for bugs and holes in their software. And I haven't used MS Office in just as long a time, for the same reason.

  15. topengkertas
    September 23, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    i will try IE because i want to know how it works and still can make me angry or not

  16. likefunbutnot
    September 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I'm sure I'll wind up using it at some point.
    Modern versions of IE support tracking protection lists, which are similar enough to ad blocking as implemented by Firefox and Chrome that I'll at least concede that it's not the most awful browser any more.
    That said, I've never liked IE's UI or certain aspects of its behavior and many of the Windows computers I'm responsible for have never had IE started at all. Even more annoying, now I'm going to have to go through yet another round of "Will my corporate clients be allowed to upgrade?", which is clearly the BEST part of every new IE release.

  17. likefunbutnot
    September 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I'm sure I'll wind up using it at some point.
    Modern versions of IE support tracking protection lists, which are similar enough to ad blocking as implemented by Firefox and Chrome that I'll at least concede that it's not the most awful browser any more.
    That said, I've never liked IE's UI or certain aspects of its behavior and many of the Windows computers I'm responsible for have never had IE started at all. Even more annoying, now I'm going to have to go through yet another round of "Will my corporate clients be allowed to upgrade?", which is clearly the BEST part of every new IE release.

  18. Rob H
    September 23, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    The problem is that I already use both Chrome and Firefox not particularly because of their native features but because I've got some very useful add-ins for both (esp Firefox).
    MSIE11 may have similar add-ins but they will come with the overhead of a learning curve . Why waste time learning new stuff that provides function I already have. No point unless there's some significant benefit.

    It's not just add-ins, other things like setting options, changing default search engine for example - I bet MSIE11 is fairly keen that we should use Bing rather than Google for example. Just finding those settings in an unfamiliar environment takes longer than if it's a browser you're used to.

    Non-geek users won't have the same kind of considerations but in any case they're the ones most likely to have stuck with MSIE and never even tried Firefox & Chrome.
    I'll have to try MSIE11 just so I know things I write work OK - but I still have to check in older versions too and often need to make changes so things work for most users regardless of browser & version.

  19. Michelle T
    September 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Willing to try, don't mean I will keep it.

  20. gmvolk
    September 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    have not touched since 6. Firefox on the pc and I switch between firefox and chrome on the tablet. IE has no place on my pc, just wish it was not so intergrated into win 7, so I could remove it completely.

  21. Ano
    September 23, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I'll try it. For my work life as a low level tech minion I hope it makes some dramatic improvements. Either way I know I'm resigned to using it :(

  22. D R
    September 23, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I use both Mac and PC. With the exception of some proprietary work software, everything I use is usually cross-platform (Chrome or Firefox, Evernote, Open Office, etc.). If Microsoft ever makes a cross-platform version of IE, I might check it out, but at the moment, I can't see the point.

  23. Iain Robertson
    September 23, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I don't use Chrome, I'm using another metal, Iron, which seems a lot less nosy and intrusive than Chrome (It doesn't have as many extensions as Chrome, but how many additions to your browser do you actually NEED?)

  24. R. Campbell
    September 22, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Only thing I would use it for is to download Firefox and Pale Moon.

  25. Gravity D
    September 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    absolutely i will try it, in fact i hope IE gets better or at least at the level of firefox and chrome
    well I don't expect it to support as many addons and extensions as friefox and chrome, onlu some famous ones...
    I use chrome only for 2-3 reasons otherwise I would still be using IE, I don't like installing extra software in my PC

    but i know this is NOT likely to happen, at least not before IE 20 comes... :|

  26. Azamat E
    September 22, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    For me, IE will always be "a friend that helps me download Chrome" (after reinstalling Windows).
    No more, no less.

    • Jorge B
      September 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      Also, a (somewhat) reliable Firefox download

  27. sdf
    September 22, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Linux, so no.

    • Adnan
      September 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      We're two.

  28. Paul Parkinson LRPS
    September 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I have to use IE because it is "blessed" at work by IT. Well - they hate it too but supporting 1001 different browsers is a nightmare so they stick to the party line. IE still sucks. Version 11 will have to be frickin' Staggeringly AWESOME to get any mindshare back from the Chrome/Firefox crowd.

    Make the whole thing open source, let the industry check its security credentials and you MIGHT make progress.

  29. Paul Carrillo
    September 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I'm already using it. Its amazingly fast and smooth on Windows 8 tablets and PC. Way better than Chrome and Firefox on tablets.

  30. Koshy G
    September 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I would probably try it if they change the name to bing something. I almost certain that I will never install IE on my computer.

  31. Brandon R
    September 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I will be willing to try it, however that doesn't mean I will even think about changing. Chrome has always been my browser of choice and it always will :P

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