Thursday, March 19, 2009

Internet Explorer 8

Windows users (aka losers)! Listen up!

I just read over at the Wired News that Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer 6, which still owns approx 20% share of the browser market, is the absolute bane of my existence. Nothing renders properly. Javascript has to be written twice. If I ever meet any of the IE6 developers, I'm going to punch them in the face. When I catch people using IE6, I get verbally abusive with them. My blood is boiling just writing this.

Please, think of me. If you are among the 20% that still use the crappiest browser ever (EVER!!!!), and for some reason you still haven't upgraded to IE7, please head over to and help reduce my blood pressure. IE8 does a much better job with standards compliance, even though it's still not as fast as Google Chrome or Apple Safari, or as good for development as Mozilla Firefox. Now that I think about it ... fuck Internet Explorer! Get a real browser, idiots!


Rubex Cube said...

URGG tell me about it! We are still using IE 6 at work ha

I heart Firefox!

Lena! said...

PLEASE don't kill me... but I just can't get into Google Chrome. Mike uses it exclusively, but I always find myself going back to good ol' IE (we have 7, so I guess I get a few brownie points?)

I like it! Sorry!

Lil Lex said...

If you're using IE7 or IE8, then I won't hate you.

But you should know that there plenty of browsers out there that render pages faster, offer cooler plugins, and protect you from hackers and phishers better than IE. If you don't like Chrome, try Firefox, that's what I use at home.

chinwhat said...

Win2k only allows up to ie6. i have no problems using that at work, so i keep using it. fraction of seconds at work don't matter to me.

Lil Lex said...

I don't care about fractions of seconds. I care about hours of frustration and banging my head against the monitor!

OhPunk! said...

Mozilla 1.2

Great stuff.