Germany advices citizens to avoid Internet Explorer

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  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    linky to article

    I wonder what will Microsoft do with this. It's a big deal if an entire government shuns down IE.
     
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    Pretty interesting

    I guess Firefox and Chrome will benefit and Safari to a lesser extent

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    The government can't and won't shut down IE. However, it isn't wrong for them stating what they stated. IE is using an old platform, it needs an upgrade.
     
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    I am not saying shutting it down... no, no, no... simply I am saying they are shunning it (in other words throwing IE in a negative light) down.
     
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    I was trying to tell this to a non techie friend, and they just didn't get it. Microsoft has by far the biggest market share in the world with their OS, and IE is huge, but also besides the vulnerabilities, it's also a large target. This shouldn't be too hard to explain, but for some people, Microsoft is just another company no bigger or different than Apple.

    Judging from all the product placements in the movies and TV, it does look like Apple has a bigger market share than they really do. :)

    Safari is so-so, but I like Firefox and Opera.
     
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    I look to Chrome as a Safari 2.0, with many of the things that need fixing, actually fixed.
     
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