Microsoft Nails it with Tongue-in-Cheek Internet Explorer Video

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Do you know this guy? Does he live in your mirror, perhaps?

Years ago, Internet Explorer became the Nickelback of web browsers, the one everyone loved to hate (and for good reason). There was a time when stellar alternatives to IE sprung up in the form of Firefox and Google’s Chome browser, and anyone still using Microsoft’s crummy old browser was considered a luddite or worse.

Wisecracking haters took every opportunity to take a shot at IE in forums, comments sections, and so on.

To Microsoft’s credit, the company hasn’t been afraid to admit past mistakes while working hard to rebuild trust in its products, and this video is a perfect illustration that at least they understand there's a bit of catching up to do.



You got us, Internet Explorer team; nice one.
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acarzt replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 1:50 PM

lol that's pretty funny.... I've never given up on internet explorer. I've been working in IT for a long time now and have taken tons of ridicule for using IE lol But I still like IE and refuse to give it up.

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lipe123 replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 2:55 PM

haha @ the "ie is only good for downloading other browsers" thats all i've been using it for =P

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MCaddick replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 4:28 PM

If only all PR videos were as well done.

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 5:05 PM

I noticed that the kid's browser is pretty damned fast. I wonder which one he's using?

You know it's a PR video when all they do is virtual name-calling of people that dislike IE.  They don't mention any real facts, such as that it has a consistent track record for the most security vulnerabilities, performs the worst, and is the least HTML5 compliant of all the browsers.  Check it out for yourself:  http://html5test.com/results/desktop.html

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RiCoFrost replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 5:57 PM

Nicely done i like it hehehe.

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IE Sucks...

But, this did make me laugh. :D

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Dorkstar replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 4:12 PM

Haha, I liked how his facebook/twitter account was him holding a cat.  

 

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eunoia replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 4:12 AM

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...pending.

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3vi1 replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 12:40 PM

>> maybe they'll come around to unsucking

Not likely. VUPEN's aready come up with an IE10/Win8 exploit, and sold it to god only knows who.

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