Shocking! IE8 Is Just a Rebranded Version of Firefox
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While running Windows Update, I noticed that Internet Explorer version 8 is out. Apparently, IE8 is just a rebranded version Firefox 3! Who would'da known...

Internet Exploror 8 is the latest
version of the familiar Web browser that you are mot comfortable using

My reaction to their “these are not the droids you're looking for” attempt was to bypass it. Heck, I haven't even installed IE7.... but then again, why should I?.... I never use the IE6 that I do have.

All 5 comments so far, oldest first...

Yeah, I just installed it 2 days ago on the Laptop & the PC. IE6 was so horrible that IE7 which was average seemed amazing. (Maybe that is there marketing strategy).

The scary thing is this: CSS3.0 and HTML 5.0 are starting to creep into existence and browser hell will begin all over again.

My only issue with firefox is this: Sometimes you are so used to the busted way of coding webpages for IE… that what appears to be a workaround for a Firefox bug is actually the proper way to code and IE just allows busted code to work. Its almost like the feeling some people might get when you tell them, ” ‘Ain’t‘ isn’t a word.” “Do you mean to tell me that the proper way is: ‘I am not going to use IE.’ or ‘IE isn’t a good browser’

In any case, even though I updated to IE8, I ain’t givin’ up Firefox 3, either.

— comment by Ron Evans on May 30th, 2009 at 12:21am JST (14 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

As long as you don’t use IE 6 at all. If you do you are part of the problem. 🙂

— comment by Matthew M. on May 30th, 2009 at 7:09am JST (14 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

I’m so sick of having to modify my webpages to look acceptable in IE6 even though they already looked great everywhere else. The only reason I bother now is because my employer still uses IE6. As soon as they switch, I’m done with it! But I’m in no hurry to “upgrade” from IE7 to IE8 at home either. Firefox is so much more useful…

— comment by Sean Phillips on May 30th, 2009 at 1:47pm JST (14 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Apparently, IE8 now has a plugin system just like Firefox. While a good step towards a proper browser, it feels like a copycat. Hopefully, standards will be respected this time so I don’t have to maintain X versions of my HTML/CSS pages. Too bad people will still be using IE6 in 10 years. Makes it all useless.

— comment by Nibar on May 31st, 2009 at 8:25am JST (14 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Mozilla won’t load/ save in MHT format, unless you search, try unusal, rare add-ins. IE will sometimes do this … very slowly.

That’s why I use Opera Browser. If IE, then a use an Opera-type shell: Maxthon, Green Browser, or Avant Browser.

Am I the only person on this planet who loads / saves MHT files?

— comment by Greg Zeng on June 1st, 2009 at 9:59pm JST (14 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink
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