"Bill Gates is not anti-christ . . ."
You've got a point there. That would suggest he's the SON of the devil!
"Steve Ballmer is not an evil henchman . . ."
Considering Ballmer is the CEO of MS, that would make HIM the anti-christ!
"IE is a browser and a good one at that"
Yes, IE is a browser, that's true. But a good one it is not. Any browser that
contains 21 unpatched security holes, whilst being an integral component
of the operating system, that effectively makes it anything BUT good. IMO,
if Microsoft stripped out support for such insecure proprietary technologies
like Visual Basic Scripting and Active X, then at least half of the unpatched
security holes would literally disappear, and therefore no longer pose the
threat of exploiting and comprosing people's computers. Once they've
done that, they need to update IE's near obsolete rendering engine,
that has barely been updated since IE4.0 was released.
Once VBS and ActiveX support has been removed, and the rendering
engine has been brought right up to date, only then would IE be a good
browser, worthy of the 90+% of market share that Microsoft has unfairly
stolen from Netscape over the last 5 years. You may think that Microsoft
has won the browser war, but the fact is that neither NS or MS have won
until one of them throws in the towel and decides to not make browsers
anymore. IMO, if Microsoft won the war, they did so by cheating, and as
far as I'm concerned, NOBODY but NOBODY likes a cheat, now do they?
James, I strongly recommend you read all the following articles . . .
Microsoft's Really Hidden Files
What's So Bad About Microsoft?
If, after reading my comments here, and the aforementioned articles,
that I've linked to, you still think Microsoft is the better browser maker,
then why are you even here, on a very pro-Netscape message board?
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