Monday, March 14, 2011
Internet Explorer 9 Released Today. Rejoice!
There has been a recent trend in this blog to criticize Microsoft (see recent articles on innovation and the CEO profile). However, we do not hate Microsoft. Bryan wrote glowing articles about the Xbox customer service and the Xbox Kinect. We just call them like we see them and hopefully that does not mean we are shooting from the hip.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) has ruled web browser sector for far too long considering it has sucked. We can blame the Information Technology (IT) community for forcing us to Internet Explorer at work. Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 were far slower than the offerings from Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. In addition, the previous Internet Explorer offerings have been plagued by security flaws.
After two years of not getting "it", Microsoft finally gets it with Internet Explorer 9. IE9 is fast and clean. Now if only our beloved IT departments can install IE9 on our work computers, but they will probably lag.
Try it out now, I got a feeling you'll like it, Internet Explorer 9.