Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Mar 2011 18:17 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Internet Explorer Yes, yes, yes - that's what you get for releasing Internet Explorer 9 in the middle of the night, Microsoft! A post on OSNews that's late! I'm sure that'll teach you. Anywho, as you may have noticed, Microsoft is back in the browser game - Internet Explorer 9 has been released.
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Not going back
by systyrant on Tue 15th Mar 2011 19:38 UTC
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I use Linux and Mac OS mostly these days, but I do have a Windows XP that has IE 8 on it. Even if IE 9 was available on XP I still wouldn't use it over Chrome, Opera, or Firefox unless I was just forced to.

As for IE 9 not being available on XP. It just hurts their market share for IE 9. Eventually people will move Windows 7 as they buy new PC's, but many of them will familiarize themselves with some other browsers.

My parents both use Chrome. Most of my friends use either Chrome or Firefox. My main browser is Opera these days. When I help someone out with their computer I generally switch them over to Chrome if they are still using IE and I haven't had a single person go back.

And I still remember what happened when Microsoft gained browser dominance. They let IE stagnate, which was already sub par, and allowed websites to be created that only work in their browser. I, for one, have no desire to ever hand back that kind of powers to Microsoft.

Even if IE became the best and most standard compliant browser in the whole wide world I still wouldn't use it. I commend them for creating better and safer software, but it was only after real competition came around. Take away that competition and they will do exactly the same thing.

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