Archive for the ‘Browser’ Category

Here in the United Kingdom we have the sweet irony of Microsoft advertising Internet Explorer 9 on our Independent Television services here currently the only company to do so here. It all made more ironic that it is always shipped with their Windows 7 operating system. Though here in Europe they do have to put on an alternative browser which is usually Google Chrome.

These adverts claim that Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 gives the user a smooth, fast and wonderful experience of the internet which is far from the truth when it is actually used. It has a really bad reputation among the web professionals and growing number of users simply because it sort of works but not for all web sites so it gives a far from smooth, fast or wonderful experience but a very frustrating experience of the internet.

This has not gone unnoticed by heavy users of the internet who have gravitated to more reliable and faster browsers which include Google Chrome and they have spread the word to those who still use Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 which has shown in it’s share of the browser use has fallen below that of Google Chrome and it is still falling.

My personal view is that Microsoft has lost battle of the internet browsers and even if they create a wonderful browser in Windows 8 I really do not see people flocking back as they have already done irreversible damage by producing sub-standard internet browsers since Internet Explorer 6 which were all slow and failed to follow the standards set for the internet.

Basically Microsoft’s lack real development of their Internet Explorer shows a real arrogance on their part believing that they would always have the browser share and a contempt for their users by producing sub-standard software.

In conclusion these adverts here show a real desperation on Microsoft’s part as they are slowly losing their total dominance here in United Kingdom and Europe!

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After over a year of really producing one of the fastest browsers for the internet Opera has finally shots itself in the foot again with it version 11 which has gone back to the old days of Opera!

Opera is back to being one of the slowest and least reliable browsers again which is such a shame after the sterling work they have done over the past years. But this is a common problem with browser writers in general, including those who write Firefox, they constantly tweak the browser and add new even better features which in the end quickly degrades their usefulness and performance.

I’ve had to go back to Google Chrome which is still fast but the current front end is like all Google software far from being elegant if anything very bland. Google may be good at what they do but any software they create always looks as if an amateur has written the software.

But at least with all these problems I was not forced back to use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer which dubiously still has the title of the slowest, most unusable and insecure web browser in the world!


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