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..."

#4 the taste of a new generation

by Jonny_R

Wednesday June 16th, 2004 8:07 PM

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I really like Mozilla, especially the Firefox browser. Before I started playing around with Seamonkey around version 0.9.whatever I thought IE 5.5 was the cat's meow.

If Internet Explorer had true standards compliance, tabbed browsing, and the popup blocking (it has it now) without all the vunerabilities (damn those useful search bars!), I wouldn't tell everyone I know to stay away from it. I think it has gotten to that point. Mozilla Firebird, Safari, or even Opera is a much better choice.

Personally, I disdain the fact Microsft is not bringing their product up to par with W3C standards or to match the Mozilla Foundation's efforts, especially since there are products or websites that soley rely on the IE browser. There should be some effort not to buy/use those products until some change has been made on the part of Microsoft.