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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Microsoft Finally Admits Everyone Hates Internet Explorer

Microsoft Finally Admits Everyone Hates Internet Explorer
A woman scorned by a guy too busy trying to uninstall IE.
Most people don't like Internet Explorer. In fact, most internet users (i.e., all of us) think that it sucks! We all know it, and now Microsoft has officially admitted this fact.

So for the launch of IE9, and in a bid to make a comeback against Firefox and Chrome, Microsoft is confronting that criticism head-on with a hefty dose of humor.

Its new website,, shows that the brand doesn't take itself too seriously; the only buttons on the site read “Curious?”, ”It’s Good” and “No, really.” The site also hosts a hilarious video about a former IE-hater who goes to extreme lengths to stop people from using the browser. "The only thing it is good for at all is downloading other browsers," he insists.

There is also a series of infographics that show comebacks of other products in pop culture, including the mustache, PBR, and homebrewing. (It's almost as if Microsoft believes IE is so square that hipsters will use it just for the irony value.)

According to, Internet Explorer holds 41.7 percent of global average user share, while Firefox's share is 26.8 percent, and Chrome's share is 23.6 percent. The large share can be attributed to Internet Explorer being the browser installed with the Microsoft operating system, but share has been declining for some time.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Firefox 9 now available, boasts speedier JavaScript handling, Lion optimizations

Firefox 9

Internet feeling a bit sluggish recently? Yeah, we get that -- but before you sail the malware-laden sea of software that promises to "speed up" your computer, you may want to check out Firefox 9. Mozilla's latest browser update features a tweak in its Javascript engine that boosts its benchmark performance by over 30 percent -- meaning that the new Firefox ought to give script heavy websites a run for their money. In addition to the new Javascript trick, which is called Type Inference, Firefox 9 improves theme integration and swipe navigation for Mac OS X users. Have a need for (javascript) speed? Hit the source links below to get your fix, or simply wait for your browser to auto-update. 

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