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    News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    In a humorous new advertising video.
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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    LOL does it really suck less now? I don't have any problem about IE since I'm not using it XD

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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    yeah it still sucks it a bloated joke

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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    I don't mind it, IE has problems just as much as other's... It shows the Internet & thats what I want it too !

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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    Quote Originally Posted by cazman View Post
    yeah it still sucks it a bloated joke
    Doubt you've used it. 10 is considerably leaner and faster than FireFox. Sadly I just hate the UI. I want a full URL bar damnit.
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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    Microsoft going for the 'Sorry, it's a Skoda' form of advertising, I see.

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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    I want a full URL bar damnit.
    Your wish is Microsoft's command.

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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    Quote Originally Posted by xeryus View Post
    Your wish is Microsoft's command.
    Or just use chrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cazman View Post
    yeah it still sucks it a bloated joke
    You clearly haven't used IE9 or IE10. You're that person in the advert.
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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Or just use chrome.
    Or IE10. They all have their own advantages.
    The fact that Flash in Chrome is not always stable despite being built-in being an example where that browser falls short but on the flip side, it can recover nicely by simply hitting F5.
    IE has the benefit of being suitable for corporate environments whereas Chrome is problematic at best - Firefox is better than Chrome in this regards but far behind IE.

    I use all three to fulfil various needs so I'm able to avoid being the kind of "fanboy" shown in the advert and like some of the posters here - not pointing fingers.

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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    Such a cringeworthy video. IE does suck. It vulnerable, slow and featureless when compared to Chrome. Fact.

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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    Quote Originally Posted by mondayriot View Post
    Such a cringeworthy video. IE does suck. It vulnerable, slow and featureless when compared to Chrome. Fact.
    Your statement is still a matter of opinion. I can agree with the first and last but slow it is not.
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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    Ooooh handbags... it's just a browser you know ;-)

    I like Chrome and it's my main browser, but it's not like I'd refuse the internet without it! IE9+ is actually pretty good, IE8- was fairly annoying though.

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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    Since I've update Mozilla Firefox on v.17 I can't open any, literally any page, so for me mozilla sucks more than IE :/

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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    Still on Win 7 so IE9 is all I can try. Use Chrome (main), Firefox and IE for different purposes.

    Can someone tell me if IE10 can be setup to remember your last open tabs from last time you shut it down?
    Single biggest failing of IE9 IMO...

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    Re: News - Microsoft says that Internet Explorer sucks... less

    Internet Explorer has a chequered history, early in the history of the popular internet Microsoft tried to re-invent (or extend MS style) web standards so that IE was necessary to view many popular pages.
    From a developer perspective, this mentioned in the article, on top of not properly supporting a plethora of industry standards that all other major browsers do for years now, is what's dragging IE into the binary abyss. I didn't find the ad not the least bit amusing, especially with that 'karaoke web standard' joke that, if anything, just proves they're well aware of its limitations and still didn't do much about it (or they would've mentioned it, I'm sure). While I'm still forced to tell IE to repaint displayed contents just to update internal references to dimensions of objects it already painted with an incredibly lame workaround ([any_displayed_element_id].className = [any_displayed_element_id].className) on DOM load, I won't have reasons to believe they know what they're doing. A company that introduced most of us to object programming has obviously forgotten how to reference their own object models. It's not even all that complex and they already have all the graphics APIs they need for a good decade to do it properly. Triggering internal 'onPaint' even when nothing changes (like my workaround proves) won't make IE any faster, will it? In fact, it's still by far the slowest of them all, and if someone would sum up all the unnecessary electrical power used to process page display in all versions of IE and all users around the world using it, I'm pretty sure it would sum up to a lot more than an output of an average nuclear plant. This is IE's legacy and IE 10 changes nothing. For those that need this 'workaround' to be finally able to reference real DOM dimensions in IE, use the code below:
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    <!--[if IE]>
      <script type="text/javascript" defer>
        window.onresize = function() {
          document.getElementById('some_element_id').className = document.getElementById('some_element_id').className;  
        }
      </script>
    <![endif]-->
    It will work, but will also slow down IE great deal on any resize event that seems to trigger on ANY other event. I can not stress enough how unnecessarily so!
    Last edited by howdee; 01-12-2012 at 04:54 PM.

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