Of course, I had already said that in my last post, but Here is another voice with the same opinion. Actually, with Scoble and recently an article on MSN/Slate news service suggesting the use of Mozilla or Firefox, that cat’s out of the bag. A nudge from the office of Homeland Security was less than subtle. Whereas I have focused a lot on the idea of locking down your normal account, that lockgnome article focuses on the wide open, “come on baby and get me”, “I’m yours forever”, and especially “just beat me” version of web browser called Internet Explorer. I can’t count the hours I have spent in the last year fixing problems that would not have been there had my friends and family not been using Internet Explorer. This list includes many non-technical but nevertheless competent people with good computer skills who have for one reason or another been mailiciously attacked by exploits unique to IE or because IE makes it so dang simple to say yes and install something else that will set your productivity back weeks as you wade through the daily dose of symptom of the day.
Apologies in advance if I have already mentioned this, but I really, really, positively can’t see why MS doesn’t cut the ties to IE. Here is a dream I want to wake to sometime in say the next month. MS reports:
OK, I can wake up now.