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IE Hater Convinced IE "Sucks Less" in New Microsoft Video

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Are you convinced?

Over the years, Microsoft has gotten a lot of stick for Internet Explorer. Older versions of the browser have proved inferior to competitors in the web browser space. However, Internet Explorer isn't the same browser it was five years ago and Microsoft is eager to prove that IE can go toe-to-toe with the best of them.

In its latest commercial, the company hits out at those that constantly state, "IE sucks!" online. We're shown one particular guy who projects his dislike for Internet Explorer across several mediums, including reviews, Facebook posts, and Twitter. In the end, he is convinced (by the IE Twitter account, no less!) that Internet Explorer isn't so bad after all.

While Internet Explorer retains a large portion of the worldwide browser market (over 32 percent, according to StatCounter), the browser is slipping. It lost the top spot to Chrome in May of this year and has so far been unable to make up the ground it lost. In the United States, it remains top dog, with 41.44 percent, while Chrome is still a distant second at 23.82 percent. However, it's 41.44 percent in October 2012 is down from 50.66 percent in November last year. Redmond is obviously hoping this ad campaign will help make IE 'cool' again. The company has even registered browseryoulovedtohate.com, which is filled with pro-Internet Explorer 10 reviews, Tweets and links. 

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    spentshells , November 30, 2012 2:39 PM
    LOL sucks less nice call though
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    koga73 , November 30, 2012 3:06 PM
    The issue isnt whether the new version IE is better than older versions... of course it is.

    The issue is that Microsoft decided to use DirectX for hardware acceleration in IE. Then Microsoft decides its not going to make DX10 available in Windows XP. Since IE9 relies on DX10, Windows XP is stuck with IE8. IE8 doesn't support HTML5 or CSS3 therefore as long as Windows XP is around web developers like myself can't use new HTML5 and CSS3 features because we have to support IE8.

    It seems Microsoft is creating this same problem again by forcing users to upgrade to Wnidows 8 if they want the new version of Direct X... and consequently future versions of IE.

    Microsoft is actively slowing down the overall progress of web development and the internet.
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    pacomac , November 30, 2012 2:53 PM
    Nice self deprecating video! Still sucks!
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    ssd_pro , November 30, 2012 2:39 PM
    This is a really clever video and so true of many "haters" and their obsessive ignorant hate posts.
  • 22 Hide
    spentshells , November 30, 2012 2:39 PM
    LOL sucks less nice call though
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    Yuka , November 30, 2012 2:48 PM
    IE9 was a good thing, actually. Didn't break so many pages as I would normally expect ;D

    Still sucks though, MS. Abide by world standards and stop pushing your crappy APIs so it actually sucks less as your add shows.

    Cheers!

    EDIT: Typo
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    ie_sucks , November 30, 2012 2:50 PM
    IE SUCKS
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    pacomac , November 30, 2012 2:53 PM
    Nice self deprecating video! Still sucks!
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    fleeb , November 30, 2012 2:53 PM
    YukaIE was a good thing, actually. Didn't break so many pages as I would normally expect ;DStill sucks though, MS. Abide by world standards and stop pushing your crappy APIs so it actually sucks less as your add shows.Cheers!


    http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/11/microsoft-begs-web-devs-not-to-make-webkit-the-new-ie6/
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    bustapr , November 30, 2012 2:57 PM
    that actually a good ad. expected Microsoft to make an ass of themselves, but it was quite clever and true to alot of haters.

    adopting an island of kittens and giving them to children = WIN
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    koga73 , November 30, 2012 3:06 PM
    The issue isnt whether the new version IE is better than older versions... of course it is.

    The issue is that Microsoft decided to use DirectX for hardware acceleration in IE. Then Microsoft decides its not going to make DX10 available in Windows XP. Since IE9 relies on DX10, Windows XP is stuck with IE8. IE8 doesn't support HTML5 or CSS3 therefore as long as Windows XP is around web developers like myself can't use new HTML5 and CSS3 features because we have to support IE8.

    It seems Microsoft is creating this same problem again by forcing users to upgrade to Wnidows 8 if they want the new version of Direct X... and consequently future versions of IE.

    Microsoft is actively slowing down the overall progress of web development and the internet.
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    lpedraja2002 , November 30, 2012 3:08 PM
    Performance wise Internet explorer 10 is, as of this moment better than Mozilla and Chrome. The lack of add-ons when compared to Mozilla and Chrome kind of kills it though. I only use it for watching Netflix.
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    phate , November 30, 2012 3:10 PM
    Is IE[9|10] better than older IEs? Definitely yes.

    Is it better than other browsers? No.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firefox-15-safari-6-web-browser,3287-16.html
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    LuckyDucky7 , November 30, 2012 3:20 PM
    Quote:
    IE can go toe-to-toe with the best of them.


    Not without Adblock (and possibly some other extensions) it can't.

    Though it might beat FF occasionally in the Browser Grand Prix here, the browsers aren't moving to pages with ads on them. FF + ABP just gets faster and faster compared to IE as you increase the number of ads on the page; especially on sites with ads before their videos (YouTube is a prime example).

    Therefore, there's no reason to pick it because nearly everything else still works better and has more features than IE has. It's less about "hating IE" and more about "pointing out it's still behind the times".

    Of course, the definition of "hating" has for some reason been changed so that pointing out the fact that other browsers are better than it is seen as such.

    But IE, as much as Microsoft wishes it did, does not exist in a vacuum.
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    jerrspud , November 30, 2012 3:33 PM
    Quote:
    I.E Sux, i cant post here with I.E java error...


    Haters are gona hate (posted with IE9 and no errors) :D 
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    myromance123 , November 30, 2012 3:35 PM
    Didn't Internet Explorer cause a blue screen of death on the Surface?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zxDa3t0fg

    Yeah, I wouldn't say IE is anywhere near good.
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    friskiest , November 30, 2012 3:44 PM
    From a complete troll to somewhat less of it,. still LOL'ed at the slight cursor tremble @ the Tweet submit scene.
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    JMcEntegart , November 30, 2012 3:46 PM
    ie_sucksIE SUCKS


    I knew it wouldn't take long.
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    wannabepro , November 30, 2012 4:23 PM
    IE SUCKS...Less
    :D 
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    dgingeri , November 30, 2012 5:13 PM
    I was once partly convinced IE sucked less once, shortly after the system I was using was forced to upgrade to IE9, but then I tried to use it to open an iDRAC session with a Dell server. Nope, it pretty much sucks as much as it always has.
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    alidan , November 30, 2012 5:19 PM
    koga73The issue isnt whether the new version IE is better than older versions... of course it is.The issue is that Microsoft decided to use DirectX for hardware acceleration in IE. Then Microsoft decides its not going to make DX10 available in Windows XP. Since IE9 relies on DX10, Windows XP is stuck with IE8. IE8 doesn't support HTML5 or CSS3 therefore as long as Windows XP is around web developers like myself can't use new HTML5 and CSS3 features because we have to support IE8.It seems Microsoft is creating this same problem again by forcing users to upgrade to Wnidows 8 if they want the new version of Direct X... and consequently future versions of IE.Microsoft is actively slowing down the overall progress of web development and the internet.


    stop making crap for IE than?
    don't give me lines like you have to, cut all ties and stop it.

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    jackbling , November 30, 2012 5:22 PM
    koga73The issue isnt whether the new version IE is better than older versions... of course it is.The issue is that Microsoft decided to use DirectX for hardware acceleration in IE. Then Microsoft decides its not going to make DX10 available in Windows XP. Since IE9 relies on DX10, Windows XP is stuck with IE8. IE8 doesn't support HTML5 or CSS3 therefore as long as Windows XP is around web developers like myself can't use new HTML5 and CSS3 features because we have to support IE8.It seems Microsoft is creating this same problem again by forcing users to upgrade to Wnidows 8 if they want the new version of Direct X... and consequently future versions of IE.Microsoft is actively slowing down the overall progress of web development and the internet.


    I understand your frustration, but it should not be on Microsoft if companies refuse to upgrade to a modern OS; from a business standpoint, xp should have been out the door as soon as support ended.

    That being said, we are stuck on ie8 due a legacy webapp; all system are running windows 7.
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    jackbling , November 30, 2012 5:24 PM
    dgingeriI was once partly convinced IE sucked less once, shortly after the system I was using was forced to upgrade to IE9, but then I tried to use it to open an iDRAC session with a Dell server. Nope, it pretty much sucks as much as it always has.


    if you have any need for ilo/drac, you should be able to t/s that issue.

    from a forum post:
    "I had the same issue. It was because I was using a stored bookmark to the iDRAC like:

    https://ipaddress/index.html

    When I linked to this address it would redirect to login.html and cache it as index.html. So once I actually logged in, it would redirect me back to the cached version of index.html which was a login page. Once I changed my bookmarks to point to either https://ipaddress/ or https://ipaddress/login.html all was good. Just make sure you wipe your browser cache before trying this again. Also, in IE you can also enable the advanced security setting of "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" which also helps."
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