Hogwash Served Fresh Daily

I recently discovered through “The Inquirer”:http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17382 that the IE development team has started a new “IE Blog”:http://blogs.msdn.com/ie.

Is this some kind of horrible joke? Do these guys actually believe that “IE is the best browser in the world”:http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2004/07/21/190747.aspx? I’m having trouble deciding which is more funny: the serious (but totally off-base) posts by the developers themselves, or the comments left by readers. The comments section is basically one big ad for Firefox!

5 thoughts on “Hogwash Served Fresh Daily

  1. Wow. In less than four days and with only seven posts, the dude has 638 comments.

    I love the one where he summarizes the “Overwhelming Response”.

    He basically just lists the features of Firefox. And Kirsten Dunst.


  2. Ugh. I hate people like that. Microsoft employees can be such idiots sometimes.

    I seriously believe that Longhorn will make people wake up and start noticing the (supperior) alternatives. I havent seen anything new in the Longhorn screenshots to make it better from XP. Most of it looks like a combo of OS X and a seriously wacked out Linux window manager.

  3. I don’t think that you can (or should) judge an operating system by screenshots alone. I haven’t read much about Longhorn, but I would be very surpised if all they change is the look and feel of it.

    To be honest, I wouldn’t mind much if it stayed the same (looking) as xp. At least that way I don’t need to go about learning a new backwards file structure. (oh you mean that file is in both “my docs” and “documents and settings” and its own folder…)

  4. But they HAVE changed the operating system. big time. your gonna need like 512mb of ram & a 1GHz processor just to run the operating system! :P
    I don’t even wanna know how deep they will integrate IE this time…

  5. Longhorn definitely has some compelling features in the works, like its XUL ripoff and its new database-style filesystem. But they’ve already dropping features in order to keep up with their release date, and I think that’s just going to get worse. In the end I can’t help but wonder if it’ll be too little, too late.

    Heck, I’ve even started to look at OS X lately, and would probably be doing so very seriously if it werent for the fact that it would lock me into a proprietary hardware platform.

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