Website Buys Customers New Computers To Avoid Dealing With IE7

Have you been mocking Grandma for holding fast to a clunky, barely functional copy of Internet Explorer 7? Get ready to eat your words. A nurse and patient-pairing website has decided that, rather than put up with customers trying to run IE 7, it's just going to buy them a whole new computer, goddammit—fancy new… » 1/31/14 12:00pm 1/31/14 12:00pm

Australian Electronics Retailer Shame-Taxes Customers Who Use Internet…

An Australian consumer electronics e-retailer, Kogan.com, has some strong ideas about socially acceptable web browser use. So strong, in fact, that customers who use Internet Explorer 7 to navigate the page are charged a tax of 6.8% of their total order—that's 0.1% for each month since the browser was first… » 6/14/12 9:40pm 6/14/12 9:40pm

Now Even the PS3 Surfs Faster than Explorer

It's a sad day, Microsoft, when Sony goes on record that their PS3 browser is faster than IE7. Firmware 2.5 is not only bringing the PlayStation 3 internet browser Flash 9, but its Javascript update promises to speed up the browser by an impressive 2.8X. Sony admits that they're still slower than Google Chrome, but as… » 10/28/08 8:23am 10/28/08 8:23am

Internet Explorer 7 Marketshare Lagging, WGA Check Going Away

Despite the fact that IE7 ships with every copy of Vista and is a free download for every Windows XP user, the browser only has a marketshare of 20-27 percent. Contrast that with Firefox's 17% share, according to one site, and things are looking dour for Microsoft. So what do they do? No, not improve the browser. They… » 10/05/07 6:40pm 10/05/07 6:40pm