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MS States IE 8 Security Is Great

Microsoft should be happy that millions of people are using IE 6 instead of Chrome or Firefox. But that's just not enough for the IE product team. They want you on the latest and what they believe is the greatest. There's a big push to move users up to IE 8 to take advantage of vastly improved security.

I myself made the move from Firefox to IE 8 and despite a few weird behaviors (from the browser, not me), I'm basically satisfied.

Many users have little choice but to upgrade as Microsoft update services forces the upgrade upon them. But others have no admin rights and can't make the swap, and still others have older apps that may not work in the new browser. Microsoft is hoping to help third parties and corporations adapt these old apps to IE 8 -- but in this tough economy, I'm not sure if this is a top priority.

Do you use an older browser, and if so, why and which one? Share your thoughts in an e-mail to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/17/2009 at 1:17 PM


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