Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 16:39 UTC
Microsoft With the end of the year in sight, the great list-making time has come upon us. Newsweek makes ten predictions for 2010, and at number 9, they predict the end of the road for Steve Ballmer at Microsoft. I never really thought about it that much, but if you line up Microsoft's failures over the past years, it's actually a miracle his head hasn't rolled yet.
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Internet Explorer Genuinely Better??
by looncraz on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 16:51 UTC
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Hah!! Internet Explorer was NEVER better than Netscape!!

The only time that came about was AFTER the demise of Netscape due to Microsoft integration of Internet Explorer.

I was on Windows 3.1/OS/2 using Netscape 3 or earlier and tried Internet Explorer without any kind of prejudice. I absolutely hated it then, and I've hated every version released since then.

I don't like the interface, the error messages, the rendering behavior, UI responsiveness, performance, nothing.

And it only got worse. IE7 takes an abnormally long time to load a new, empty, tab, and renders in much the same old ugly way as in the old days.

That and "smooth scrolling," AGH!! Just scroll like every other program, thank you! If you want to permit additional behavior, it should be an OPTION that is DISABLED BY DEFAULT.


I hate Internet Explorer. I don't dislike it, I hate it.

I have used almost nothing as my primary browser but Netscape, then NetPositive(BeOS), then Mozilla(BeOS), then Firefox(BeOS), then Firefox(Ubuntu), then Firefox(Windows).

Opera's interface is better than it was in the old days, but then they adopted the same hard-to-describe rendering behavior I dislike so much, so now I can't use that...

Oh well, me move on now, it is breakfast time here, and I have a steak waiting for me... the lady's at the restaurants in these parts know when I'll be in...

--The loon

--The loon -- again, for good measure, in case you missed me the first time.

EDIT: silly dyslexia...

Edited 2009-12-22 16:52 UTC

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