That's just MS styled FUD.Agreed they must be hating it, however all browsers have security flaws. It just so happens that this particular security flaw is with IE, next time it could be with Safari or Firefox.
Im not going to argue with you over sources of stats. If I had the time Im sure I could find legitimate sources. I was just demonstrating that IE has a much bigger user base than you thought.Anyone can write anything on wiki.
It's getting better. We at least have Firefox as an installable option on our standard Vista image now. Up until a couple of years ago, Firefox was completely banned. Now, if we could just convince our users that the Big Blue E does not equal the internet.It's nice that they're encouraging "users" to find alternatives to IE, but in places where IE is firmly entrenched (for example, the US Government) it's not an option. Props to France and Germany for having that flexibility, though.
No kidding. I'm a big fan of Firefox, and have used it since 1.something, but I am getting fed up with it.Not to mention FF is a bloated single-process pig. Chrome & IE8 are already superior to it.
Everyone should abandon IE, period. Not just IE6. All of it. It's not standards compliant, it's got a horrible security track record, and for some retarded reason it doesn't use Gecko or Webkit. It's total garbage.
Oh, so because Google decided to make a multi-process browser, that is the only way to write good software ? Come on.Not to mention FF is a bloated single-process pig. Chrome & IE8 are already superior to it.
aint that right!! lolthis world would just be a better place without IE
It would for me. I develop for my university's website and few other small ones and IE gives me the largest problems hands down by not being fully standards compliant. I wish all of IEs would go away or that MS would make something worth using.this world would just be a better place without IE
It's probably because of all the publicity that Google generated. The massive attack that hit Google and others recently was due to a zero-day exploit in IE. Yeah, there have been other flaws before, but none have gotten quite so much publicity.It's odd that this is all happening so suddenly. This isn't the first time IE has had a serious flaw.
Might be a watershed moment, though.
zero-day exploit ? Not really :It's probably because of all the publicity that Google generated. The massive attack that hit Google and others recently was due to a zero-day exploit in IE. Yeah, there have been other flaws before, but none have gotten quite so much publicity.
Typical Microsoft.Microsoft has admitted that it has known about the vulnerability since "since early September" 2009 and had planned to patch it in February.