A couple of months ago, Microsoft announced the Browser for the Better program in association with Feeding America. The deal was that everytime someone downloaded Internet Explorer 8 Microsoft would donate the financial equivalent of eight meals to Feeding America’s network of 206 local food banks.
However, in the hopes of having more people upgrade from IE6, Microsoft says it will donate double for upgrades from IE6 to IE8. Microsoft representative Kate Blackmore also told us that the company would be continuing the campaign throughout September, which is Hunger Action Month.
Microsoft stipulates in its press release that it will donate $1.15 for each download, which in actuality doesn't seem like a lot, but given the current financial climate and the stress its putting on a lot of families in America, we're of the opinion that 'every little helps.'
Click through to browserforthebetter.com and download IE8 from there. Just as a side note, it doesn't say anywhere that you have to keep/use IE8 once the download is complete so you can still be charitable even if you're not too keen on using IE8 as your browser of choice.
My thoughts exactly! Let's just download again and again and again!
That said, the only computers I use still running IE6 are at work, and they're only on IE6 cause IT is too afraid to allow people to upgrade, so I guess 16 people go hungry tonight.
We just want to make sure enough people get a few meals. And we want to laugh at M$ for forgetting to put duplicate prevention in their system. But if I download it 10x, I help 10x as many people, my connection can download it 10x without a problem, am I a bad person to want to help more people?