This got buried in the stream a while ago, but I thought I would at least defend myself.
Anonymous coward commented:
Steve, why bash Microsoft for a piece of software they spend millions on to only give away and install for your convenience. You need to stick to politics and don't pose as someone who knows something about technology. Your Microsoft bashing. You know nothing about software development post is simply the pop culture of or vulnerabilities. But you do know better than believing everything you read from the drive-by's though???
Well Anonymous, I'm going to tell you something you already knew, or at least should know. You are a dumbass.
First, I'm not posing as someone who knows something about technology. If you weren't such a dipstick and knew how to use your browser, you would be able to read my profile. I have been in the computer and technology business for 35 years, you moron. I've worked with this technology for over 20 of those years, long before you or Microsoft knew the Internet and the world wide web even existed.
Second, you Mickeysoft fanboys (or is it employees?) all sound alike. You make Billy's Boys sound so altruistic. M$ doesn't do anything for our convenience. Everything they do is motivated by their chomp-and-gobble mentality. And don't give me any of that crap about Microsoft being a champion of capitalism. Microsoft is nothing but a champion of greed and unethical business practices. If Microsoft spent millions on IE, it was money wasted. IE has been crap since it was invented. It is crap, always has been crap, and since Microsoft doesn't show any signs of improving their business model, it will continue to be crap. IE is the browser built for dummies, making it perfect for you, Anonymous. I'll bet you love Vista too, hmmmm?