Comments on: Microsoft to All Internet Explorer Haters: Stop Trolling and Give Us Another Shot http://techgage.com/news/microsoft-to-all-internet-explorer-haters-stop-trolling-and-give-us-another-shot/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Silver Moon http://techgage.com/news/microsoft-to-all-internet-explorer-haters-stop-trolling-and-give-us-another-shot/#comment-342 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 01:00:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17860#comment-342 IE is confusing. The others are user friendly. Thus IE sucks.

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By: Stetson Smith http://techgage.com/news/microsoft-to-all-internet-explorer-haters-stop-trolling-and-give-us-another-shot/#comment-248 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 01:36:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17860#comment-248 http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/11/27/microsoft-releases-a-pathetic-excuse-for-an-outlook-app-into-the-play-store-no-point-in-even-installing-it/

Another example of them releasing a quality product that people should stop trolling… Right?

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/news/microsoft-to-all-internet-explorer-haters-stop-trolling-and-give-us-another-shot/#comment-247 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:52:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17860#comment-247 I couldn’t have said it any better. That’s why I asked you to say it for me :p

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By: John Derek Paulin http://techgage.com/news/microsoft-to-all-internet-explorer-haters-stop-trolling-and-give-us-another-shot/#comment-245 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:41:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17860#comment-245 Okay regardless of IE’s quality. pretty good video

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By: Brett Thomas http://techgage.com/news/microsoft-to-all-internet-explorer-haters-stop-trolling-and-give-us-another-shot/#comment-241 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:13:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17860#comment-241 IE has not, STILL, come into standards. Once again with HTML5, there are “hacks” that one has to do for an IE browser.

I don’t care how big you are (or think you are). You will get slammed by the power users when you refuse to adopt standards simply because you’re so big. You will be laughed at by the technorati when you decide that you’ll make a “bold move” like ditch Flash three years after your competition made it obsolete, when the only reason it stayed so popular was to make your product functional. You will not be lauded for finally taking security seriously ten years too late and going overboard on your facelift.

It’s not being a hater, it’s reality. IE has a long road ahead if it’s going to prove itself worthy of any person “in the know,” and to act like the only reason it’s badmouthed is because we’re all trolls is adding insult to it. People didn’t just start trolling IE for something to whine about, the trolls bitched because the geeks bitched, the geeks bitched cause the programmers AND end users bitched (about totally different reasons).

MS, get your act together, and understand you won’t get a ticker-tape parade just for releasing one FUNCTIONAL piece after a whole line of utter garbage. You have to earn back trust, you don’t do that by calling everyone who knows well enough not to trust you an idiot or a troll.

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By: madmatTG http://techgage.com/news/microsoft-to-all-internet-explorer-haters-stop-trolling-and-give-us-another-shot/#comment-240 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:11:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17860#comment-240 Sorry but if I have to stop to think about what I’m doing when I use a computer then I feel it’s failing me. If I wanted to do it “the hard way” by actually using the stuff between my ears, I wouldn’t NEED the computer to do it for me in the first place. It’s kind of why the GUI was invented in the first place, so that the tedium and time required by entering commands was taken out of the equation. You no longer had to bring anything to the table to use a PC aside from the need to accomplish a task.

30 years with the chip… when I first got acquainted with computers they were still using punch cards. That’s an age I hope we don’t regress to.

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/news/microsoft-to-all-internet-explorer-haters-stop-trolling-and-give-us-another-shot/#comment-239 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:39:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17860#comment-239 Alternatively, aren’t computers meant to increase technology literacy, instead of building an idiocracy?

Easy of use? I don’t know. Don’t like the sound of that. Never did. In my 30 years of personal experience with the chip, easy-of-use has been the excuse for some of the most outrageous decisions.

That said, I don’t think it has become “vogue to strip bells and whistles”. I argue, quite the opposite! Besides, Chrome has perfectly visible back and forward buttons, as well as refresh and Home. I also have my links visible.

Truth the matter is we all have reasons for our preferences. Or they wouldn’t be our preferences. I just think as this video illustrates, we really often don’t make an effort to actually rationalize them and prefer instead to go with the irrational taste or distaste for something. Often making a fool our ourselves in the process.

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By: madmatTG http://techgage.com/news/microsoft-to-all-internet-explorer-haters-stop-trolling-and-give-us-another-shot/#comment-238 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:10:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17860#comment-238 I just like how FF serves my needs. That and it looks better than IE and isn’t as spartan and utilitarian as Chrome. I actually want buttons for forward, stop, back, DL’s, history, bookmarks and other stuff that I use. I don’t want to have to hunt for stuff. Isn’t it the point of having more and more powerful PC’s to be able to do more and be easier to deal with? If so then why has it suddenly become vogue to strip bells and whistles out of applications? It’s counter intuitive. You may as well go back to IE 6 on windows ’95. At least that’s my take.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/microsoft-to-all-internet-explorer-haters-stop-trolling-and-give-us-another-shot/#comment-236 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:57:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17860#comment-236 The comments were closed from the start.

I agree on the alternative browsers, though I admit that not a single one impresses me too much. I use Chrome because it’s the best of the bunch (for me), but it wouldn’t take much for me to move to another one if there was a compelling enough reason. I have problems with them all.

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By: madmatTG http://techgage.com/news/microsoft-to-all-internet-explorer-haters-stop-trolling-and-give-us-another-shot/#comment-235 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:51:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17860#comment-235 I don’t like IE simply because it was too full of holes and exploits. It was less secure than alternative browsers. Granted, that has changed but along the way I got to like my alternative browser. In fact, I actually love it, a bit. IE was too slow to the party with tabs, pop-up blocking and built in spell check. I’d been using the FF browser for a good while when IE got tabs and other features as standard. I can’t see me changing back now, unless Mozilla goes under and Firefox goes completely away.

Just looked at the video on youtube and the comments are closed… I wonder why that is.

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