Lockergnome: Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer

Wednesday June 16th, 2004

Chris Pirillo wrote in to tell us about a new article on Lockergnome entitled Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer: "The time has come to dump Internet Explorer. I know, I know — you may have heard the same thing before from those that think it's cool to hate Microsoft; but I'm not one of those guys. I'm actually an MCSE and I happen to like quite a few of Microsoft's products. Rather than lump me into the Microsoft-basher category, consider for a moment why you use the browser you use, and humor me by entertaining the notion — if even for a second — that switching to another might be worth your while..."

#34 Two reasons why people won't switch

by RenHoek

Thursday June 24th, 2004 9:12 AM

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I've helped numerous people with their computers, got them online, etc. I'm a fervent Mozilla user myself and always advise it to my friends. However there are some of my friends who cannot be swayed for 2 simple reasons.

1) "Not all websites work with <Browser X> but EVERYTHING works with MSIE!"

Unfortunatly this is largely true. I hate my current bank for not putting together a decent website too.

2) "It's what I use at work, it's what I know how to use."

The lazy.. However I myself don't like to fidget around with stuff all the time if I have something that reasonably does what I want. Certainly with the precious little spare time I have.

So unless Mozilla becomes a standard itself, or until be get such a destructive trojan to go around, people are not going to bother with choosing and learning how to use a better browser. :(