Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 22:27 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet Explorer "It's common knowledge that almost every single geek hates Internet Explorer with a passion, but have you ever wondered why? Let's take a fair look at the history and where it all began... For posterity, if nothing else. Contrary to what you might think, this article is not meant to be a hate-fest on Internet Explorer - in fact, we're pretty impressed with the hardware acceleration and new features in Internet Explorer 9 - but keep reading for the whole story."
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Right on the money
by _Nine_ on Thu 21st Oct 2010 04:19 UTC
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That pretty much follows my usage pattern. The initial releases definitely were immature in many respects, but quickly surpassed NetScape. Then Firefox came along and made us all realize how crappy IE had become after beating out NetScape. IE 8 was the only version since those early ones that I didn't go out of my way to avoid. It wasn't my go-to browser, but often was my default one that other apps would open links with since compatibility was less of an issue with IE versus the others. IE 9 sounds like it could move past tolerable and actually be a daily browser...

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