Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Boycott IE 7.0!

More geek stuff - "IE 7.0 Technical Changes Leave Web Developers, Users in the Lurch" according to the columnist at Windows IT Pro. Get that? Not some Apple or Linux whacko, but someone whose gig is Windoze!

My advice is simple: Boycott IE. It's a cancer on the Web that must be stopped. IE isn't secure and isn't standards-compliant, which makes it unworkable both for end users and Web content creators. Because of their user bases, however, Web developers are hamstrung into developing for IE at the expense of established standards that work well in all other browsers. You can turn the tide by demanding more from Microsoft and by using a better alternative Web browser. I recommend and use Mozilla Firefox, but Apple Safari (Macintosh only) and Opera 8 are both worth considering as well.

I use Firefox at work and on my laptop, but for some reason it runs like ass on my desktop. Extremely slow performance, taking 10 seconds to save a picture, unable to DL extentions and themes. Weak whack whomp.

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