For many years I’ve said that Internet Explorer is good for one thing, and one thing only: To download a better browser. With it generally lagging behind other browsers such as Chrome and Firefox in the areas of speed, security and features, there aren’t a lot of reasons why a tech-savvy person would want to use it. Well, Microsoft has given us at least one reason to use the browser for more than downloading a replacement. They’re offering up free stuff.
That’s right, Microsoft has decided to start bribing users to install IE9 onto their computers. Now these aren’t exactly top-dollar prizes, but they include free subscriptions to popular streaming sites, discounts on tickets, and more. Since I do have at least one work-related reason for using Internet Explorer, I keep it updated. So I’ll pop over and claim my gifts as they become available, but cheesy marketing gimmicks won’t get me to change my browser.