It isTime to Dump Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by bigc73542, Jun 25, 2004.

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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    link to source story

     
  2. Pigman

    Pigman Registered Member

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    I think that sums up the situation exactly.

    Btw, what's with the IE/Windows integration business? Isn't it already bad enough to have an OS come with a lamo browser without you being unable to get rid of the bloody thing?
     
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    one of ms's better ideas an embeded browser in principal works really well but in the real world it just makes it real hard for the os it is embeded in to be secure. Another good idea that went to crud. :(
     
  4. ronjor

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    I think they embedded IE to kill Netscape and it worked. But wait, there's more,
    up jumped Firefox! :D
    Microsoft spent some time and money explaining in court, as to why they embedded IE. I saw what they were doing from the first minute I heard about it.

    By the way, Mozilla is providing us an ad free browser for no price. You can donate to the folks that are doing this good work.

    Link to Mozilla
     
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    Indeed, that's the whole problem: one hole in IE is a hole in the OS.

    An operating system should be just an operating system. Not for users.
     
  6. nadirah

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    IE is a bit lame with so many problems.
     
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