Why I Hate Microsoft Internet Explorer
Although Microsoft Internet Explorer 3 is a massive improvement
over Internet Explorer 2 it has still drawbacks over Netscape Navigator
3 and with the launch of Netscape Communicator coming soon (a preview release
is now available free
for you to try out) Netscape is still keeping ahead of Microsoft even though
Microsoft is trying its best to drive Netscape out of business.
But it is not for technical reasons why I hate Internet Explorer
it is, once again, the underhand techniques of Microsoft towards its competitors.
Why else would Microsoft give Internet Explorer away free if it wasn't
to drive its competition out of business. Do you think Internet Explorer
will continue to be free if Microsoft drive Netscape out of business, NO.
They will almost certainly charge more than Netscape do at the moment and
with no competition who will stop them? As they would have no competition
people would have no choice Microsoft could stop the free download facility
and you may have to give your credit card number before you could download
Internet Explorer. If people don't take a stand against Microsoft before
it's too late I expect many of my worries to become a reality.
Microsoft are even developing a UNIX version of Internet
Explorer which is the most worrying development of all but proves my accusations
to be almost definitely true. Why would Microsoft develop Internet Explorer
for UNIX when they don't make any UNIX software? Yes, they are even going
to give this version away free too. Who also makes UNIX web browsers? Yes,
Netscape, more proof that Microsoft are trying to drive Netscape out of
business. So what happens to UNIX users if Netscape goes out of business?
Microsoft will probably coincidentally stop making UNIX browsers so if
UNIX users want to get the latest browsers the have to change to whatever
the latest version of Windows is. I'm having nightmares about this already.
Another problem being if Netscape go out of business Microsoft
will have no major competition and can decide the pace of development of
web technology at its own pace. This will be another area of computing
that you have to do the Microsoft way whether you like it or not. If you
find that you don't like Internet Explorer you'll have no choice to put
up with it.
Microsoft is a relative newcomer to the Internet market.
They never got involved until the Internet was a proven success and then
barged in using their massive financial resources to try and drive their
competitors out of business. Help make this the most expensive mistake
that Microsoft has ever made by NEVER using a Microsoft browser on the
Internet. If you do, and then find yourself having to pay for new versions
at a higher price because Netscape is out of business, you can blame yourself.
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