Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

If You're Using Internet Explorer You Might Not Understand This Post

The fact that this article no longer appears on the Daily Mail's website does not mean that this assertion is incorrect.

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What if you have to use IE for work because it's the only browser that's allowed/compatible with their software? Does that mean you get dumber every time you use it? (Pretty sure it does.)

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@major disaster: It means it's time to change jobs. (Here too.)

@dntsqzthchrmn Oh no question about that. That is like, reason no. 246 on the list.

lbf (#2,343)

@major disaster Same here. Those banners on various websites berating me for being an internet Neanderthal are pretty hurtful. I gotta say, if you're not constrained by your work IT systems, you gotta be pretty retarded to still be on IE6.

Pretty sure the post is referring specifically to IE 6. Which, if you are still using IE 6, they may have a point?

lbf (#2,343)

@Clarence Rosario Dude I know! Tell that to the head of IT at [insert large French corporation here]!

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@Clarence Rosario: Yes. And the point applies to the IT departments at our various employers.

Carl Hess@twitter (#11,024)

@dntsqzthchrmn I know. Problem is a lot of those IT departments built intranet programs that are designed to only run on IE6 or earlier and have never bothered to update them. The bastards. (Thankfully I didn't need admin access to load Chrome on my computer and I can emulate IE when needed).

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

I'm sticking with Erwise, thank you.

Listicle without Commentary: Text-Based Browsers.

3. Line Mode Browser
2. Emacs/W3
1. Lynx

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

@armagnacforbreakfast I remember when I first started seeing links that started with "http://www…" and I thought, "I want no part of that complicated nonsense. I'll stick with UUNet, thanks."

riotnrrd (#840)

@SidAndFinancy Up until recently, I still had bookmarks that referred to "gopher://"

Sabin Hinton (#8,850)

I stopped using IE many years ago, on principle more than usability. After a while it became clear that it was inferior to any other browser out there, including some of the text-based ones mentioned (by the way, Emacs is a browser the way that the Awl is the Internet). HOWEVER, IE 8 and 9 are very good. I find when I use my windows computer at home, that it served me better in several situations than firefox or chrome. Opera is fun, but its a bit too much work? I almost feel like I have to study it just to browse the web well. As for Camino? I remember this name from my youth? A mozilla/mosaic based browser for Gnome? Why not put out Konqueror? I heard once that Apple's Safari was based on it? ALSO- it could be that those who are lower in IQ might not have the wherewithal to browse to and download the other ones so the default is what the slower ones are stuck with?

Tulletilsynet (#333)

My IQ changes every time I change browsers.

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