What Horrible Web Browsers Do Your Parents Use?

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Google is doing something interesting at Best Buy stores that seems positively ass backwards: they're giving away copies of their Chrome browser on CD. What is this?! 1998?! But when you think about it, it makes sense; they're trying to get less tech savvy users—like our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles—to switch over to a proper browser that won't load their computers with as many trojans and malware.

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But alas, we still all have horror stories of friends and family members using archaic browsers on their Compaq Presarios. So what are the worst web browsers you've found on other people's computers? [via HackerNews]

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My mom refuses to use Firefox, because my Step-dad loaded NoScript, and it inconveniences her.

Also the way IE colors tabs is pretty.

I might EVENTUALLY be able to convince her to switch to Chrome, if nothing else I got her to update to the latest IE, she understands security is important, just that convenience as colored tabs are more important.