Things I would like to see in Windows 8 – Part 7 – Can we get a decent browser?

OK Microsoft, can we talk?

Just between us, this is getting really embarrassing now.

Every version of Internet Explorer that gets released seems to be

  • Worse than the last one
  • Much worse than the competition

For the love of pete, do what American car manufacturers should have done years ago..COPY the competition!

Everywhere I look I see benchmark stats about how Chrome is the fastest, no it’s Firefox, oh I’m sorry I mean Opera.

The major browsers continue to innovate and compete.

Internet Explorer continues to render pages slowly, have css problems, need a compatibility mode etc etc

Google the phrase “IE problems” or “IE bugs” and you might as well not make any plans for a few hours. Tons and tons of issues.

This is MICROSOFT. You guys can make a good browser!

Start from Scratch or just acquire Opera, throw it into Windows 8 and start from there.

For once, It would be nice to install a copy of Windows and not have the first URL I go to be www.getfirefox.com

Just for once…

  • jack

    i agree execpt that this first url i hit is http://www.google.com/chrome lol

  • ANYMOUS

    SHUT YOUR ASS UP AND STOP BEING SO BIASED. i WOULD WANT BETTER PERFORMANCE, SECUIRTY, AND DREAMSCENE

    • Skandranon2k5

      Interesting responses. Indeed IE has its issues, and as an IT Professional I know of many of its down falls. But as IE has its issues so do the other browsers as well, each browser from what I have seen has a use. For example FF is a good round about browser, with decent abilities all around. Chrome has its advantage on speed and slim structure. Opera has its advantage of being cozy and easy for non-technical users to use as a lot of its features are either automatic or geared towards a simpleton. Internet Explorer even has its advantages of being able to implement certain technologies better, while again lacking in a lot of other areas.

      This finally brings me to another point, to each their own when it comes to software, what works for one may not be the best choice for another. Also the flaming comments are not in any way useful and reflect only childish nature. The gentelman above has his point to make and a view and in a way he is correct. Microsoft could indeed if it desired build a browser that far exceeds any other but what is the point? they offer this software for free to all users, there fore it is of little to no incentive to place more then what is required into the browser. If they wanted to charge for the product then maybe they would indeed focus greater time and man power to this but with as many other browsers are out there for free this would be an unwisee move business wise.

      So when you think of these features you want built into IE remember you get what you get and you get it for free, so either be happy with what is given to you or find another product that better suits your desires and needs.

  • Coolio

    actually,google chrome has faster startup and loading page time+optional themes.

  • http://twitter.com/David_Bergeron David Bergeron

    Internet Explorer 9 seems to be coming out now and I read it received a much better score than ie8. I would still like to see an option to choose what browser you want. Like:

    http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2010/02/19/microsoft-presents-european-web-browser-choice-screen

  • Jerks

    idiots abound, about 6 billion of them it seems

    opera is a disaster but who gives a rip?

    and besides how savvy are you
    to even know a good browser from a bad one

    compared to what? a desktop application?

    yes then all browsers are bad.

    sounds like you like to complain rather
    than do anything useful for society
    or say anything positive about what you
    already have?

    lazy thinking on your part is really the issue here.
    is this how you get through your days?

    and instead of worrying about a browser all your life,
    you should be more concerned with the sites you visit
    ins’t that really the problem with the internet?

    when you come up with something better than microsoft
    then you can criticise, until then, shut it
    and quit wasting bandwidth with your whining…

  • Sonic98

    For some reason I’ve never really liked Opera or Chrome that much. When I did switch from IE to FF for a while, it was mainly because of minor reasons. So far I like IE9 expect for a few small things

  • Alex

    Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate is a very good browser, by Microsoft. It improves heavily on previous versions of IE – it is much more secure, much faster, looks nicer and is all around better.

    • Randall Lemke

      I tried IE9 on my Vista and Windows7 machines and it would not work properly, full of bugs. I had to go back to IE 8! Any suggestions?? email [email protected]
      Thanx
      Randy

  • xinu

    😀 I have to agree here. IE is a little embarrassing to Microsoft, although IE 9 is starting to look a little more promising with hardware acceleration.

    Edit: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/features