Time and time again, Microsoft and their idiocy ways have proven that their software, especially their Internet Explorer (IE) web browser, can’t be relied upon to provide a safe and pleasant experience for those who still insist on using their software. It surprises me, that anyone at Microsoft can still hold their head up in public because I personally would be embarrassed over the fact that there are open source companies such as Mozilla and Canonical, who are able to release a more superior product than that of the software giant Microsoft.
On Monday, 17 September 2012, Microsoft confirmed the report regarding their Internet Explorer (IE) web browser having a critical bug, which hackers have been using to infect and take control of their victim’s computer. This vulnerability in IE was initially reported by Eric Romang, who is an European security researcher, last Friday. On Tuesday, the German government publicly requested for everyone to stop using the IE web browser until the issue has been fixed.
As a web professional, what bothers me most about Microsoft is their blatant disrespect for any sort of collaboration and standardization (i.e. working with the W3C and other web browser companies), as well as their disregard for their users safety and experience in using their software. Microsoft by far releases the most updates for a product and releases the most versions of a product than any other company. Now, I am no software developer, but I am an extensive user of software, and if other companies, especially those who are open source, are able to release a solid product that enables the end user to have a safe and enjoyable experience, then there is no reason why a company such as Microsoft can’t do the same.
With there being an abundant of other web browsers for users to choose from, there is no reason why anyone should hate or be afraid to browse the web. However, I realize that a lot of people are not informed of the options available to them, so below you will find links to some of the most popular web browsers available to you. Let’s not forget that knowledge is power and fortunately for us it is at our fingertips.
Have a safe and pleasant experience browsing the web. As always, feel free to Contact AMMO here at 2 Drops with any questions or comments that you might have.