__/ [ Grug ] on Friday 31 March 2006 20:02 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Why is anyone still using Internet Explorer?
Article's title, not my comment.
> It just works I guess... I've never had any problems with it. I know
> others have downloaded programs and clicked 'OK' to run them and get
> viruses, but I just don't do that...
> I've tried FF and while it's OK, it just didn't offer me anything that
> IE doesn't... plus I need IE for certain sites and also need ActiveX...
> so FF just isn't really an option for me.
> It's also easy to use, and performs pretty well.
> I doubt I'll even upgrade to IE7 unless it's an auto-update...
>> <=snip motive="unimportant" />
Unwillingness to explore is a very dangerous ("self-destructive" rather)
behaviour. Allow me to illustrate using a timely peroneal story. I have
recently become active in the newsreaders forum only to discover what I
had been missing. I made the right choice. Not the right the choice of a
client, but a good choice by questioning its use. As of yesterday, I have
some regex-based filters to manage scoring in KNode and I have realised
that many features would definitely improve my life. It is easy to cling
on to what you have. I know people who still use Netscape 4 to deal with
Grug, I was a bit presumptuous in my last post to you, so I apologise.
However, I will tell you as a friend that you are missing a helluva lot.
The loss can never be realised because your conceptions are fixed on what
you /already/ know. I can tell you that I use around 20 Firefox extensions
and nearly 10 in Thunderbird. The Web browser is not something you would
easily recognise, but it is a powerful tool that enables me to deliver
news to this group very effectively, among other things.
To me, the use of IE has become torture. I am sometimes forced to use it,
roughly once a month. The issue of tabbed browsing (or lack thereof) prob-
ably accounts for 20% of all trouble. Internet Explorer, ironically
enough, prevents you from exploring. It is so rudimentary and I find it
unstable too. It is very buggy when you invade sites that were designed
using Web standards. Certain pages of mine cannot even be used by IR due
to its bugs.
Take my advice: download Firefox, learn about extensions, read about ex-
tensions recommendations and browsing techniques. To many, the browser is
the most commonly use application. Use it wisely, then prosper. If you
refuse to move to Opera/Firefox/others, you may end up like the above: a
Netscape 4 user.
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