Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 17:03 UTC
Internet Explorer France has echoed calls by the German government for web users to find an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer to protect security. Certa, a government agency that oversees cyber threats, warned against using all versions of the web browser.
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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by nt_jerkface on Mon 18th Jan 2010 21:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
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MS encouraged developers to code to proprietary IE extensions rather than to the subset of standards supported by browsers of the day... They also encouraged users to totally ignore other browsers and code only for IE.

Which browsers would those be? The ones that collectively had ~5% share at the time? Maybe we should go back even farther and blame Netscape for getting complacent which allowed for the IE takeover.

Firefox 1.0 didn't come until late 2004. IE had already taken over which is why so many companies used it as an interface for quick and dirty internal apps.

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by Laurence on Tue 19th Jan 2010 01:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
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Firefox 1.0 didn't come until late 2004.

Whilst technically correct, that's also somewhat misleading.

Firefox existed for a couple of years before then as Phoenix then Firebird.
Same browser, same engine (albeit an earlier version of Gecko) - just a different name.

Edited 2010-01-19 01:01 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by Kroc
by Barnabyh on Tue 19th Jan 2010 14:33 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Kroc"
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Hmm yeah, I remember using something like 0.7 in 2003, think it was called Firebird then.

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