IE9 – Bad to the bone

This morning I read that IE9 is better than other browsers because they “‘dilute’ their energies on other operating systems” with a whole lot of baloney hurrah about how IE9 will work with the operating system and the GPU. It’s all garbage, because as Robert O’Clallahan at Mozilla says – IE9 does nothing differently (unless you call shameful marketing ‘something different’).

All that aside I decided to try and download a copy and see how it ran. My quest was cut short – because it turns out I can’t download IE9. Microsoft said IE9 is optimized to work with your operating system – and they’re doing a right crap job of that from the start. When I visit the download page I get this:

The problem? I am running Windows 7! I can’t even download their damn software because their operating system detection is non-functioning. Well done Microsoft, this holds great promise for your latest and greatest steaming pile of internet sh*t!

I can’t say I look forward to fiddling with CSS/markup in yet-another-version of their spiteful browser until, as Ringo* once said, ‘I’ve got BLISTERS on my fingers’.

*Edit: I should have consulted my Beatles representative before posting. It was Ringo not Paul who said this. Thanks Matt … although I’m still not sure how drummers can get finger blisters. Too much twirling.

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  • Y_care

    Yep, For the life of me I can.t understand why all the sheepeople keep buying MS products. Even MS has a disturbing ring to it. I left MS a LLLOOOONNNNGGGGG time ago for Ubuntu and other linuix based solutions . MS is , and always has benn, CRAP..Keep buying America ,you have proven that crap sells!