Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Aug 2009 22:06 UTC
Internet Explorer Let's continue the browser talk for a while. Let's move from the pinnacle of browsing, all the way down to the very drainage pit: Internet Explorer 6. To me, Internet Explorer 6 is that annoying zombie that just won't die that chops off 80 of your health in a grueling midnight Left 4 Dead expert session. Microsoft may not say so outright, but they seem to be implying they agree with me.
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RE[2]: Ahead of its time?
by Eddyspeeder on Fri 14th Aug 2009 22:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Ahead of its time?"
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Indeed, I even recall that with IE6.0, you were able to upgrade to 128-bit encryption, though you had to do that yourself somewhere.

Despite all my hassles with Windows XP in the pre-SP1 days (the very days that made me turn my back on Windows altogether), I actually found IE6 to be "better" than IE4.x or IE5. Sure, it had a slow loading time, but so did every other application. Sure it had leaks, but Windows Update was adequate at that time.

Of course, Microsoft has moved on after IE6, but I agree with the above author that IE6 was not "bad" or "evil". It was just another Microsoft product, that (just as Vista) is bashed and trampled in retrospect. Get over it and update your browser. Or switch.

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