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Microsoft bribes you to use Internet Explorer this holiday season

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.


  • Chrome phones home and has no option to turn javascript off and is missing spell check and other options. Firefox is slow and bloated, it used to be good when it wasn’t bloatware. Opera phones home and isn’t trustworthy.

    Nope, there aren’t any good browsers anymore. They all suck!

  • IE has a 64 bit version. others dont have 64 bit release versions.

  • I don’t even understand how I finished up here, but I thought this publish was great. I do not recognise who you’re but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger in case you are not already. Cheers!

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