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What? I can’t download your browser unless I what? Can’t Download Internet Explorer 9 Without Upgrade

Internet Explorer: Cannot download unless I upgrade? (Image from windows.microsoft.com)

(Image from windows.microsoft.com)

I am not sure why I ended up seeing this, but let me tell you my story (it may actually have to do with actually using a Microsoft product).

On occasion I get a friend’s computer; they have a virus, I know how to fix that. Well, one of the main problems was that they were using Internet Explorer 7 with a kazillion toolbars and who knows what else. So, I opted to update their browser…to what you say? Internet Explorer! I thought to myself, “They’ve really done a good job with Internet Explorer 9. Now is finally the time I am okay with installing Internet Explorer as a default browser on a Windows machine.”

But, I guess Microsoft and the Internet Explorer folks still are up to their, “We’ll do it our way, thanks” ways. I downloaded Firefox.

Hackers Anthem

If you’re hacker you will understand these (without clicking on links!). I call it the Hackers Anthem, and I wrote it today just thinking about what it means to be a ‘hacker’ nower-days. I want to start a project and GPL this and allow others to add to it.

  • I can make money by using tubes that get hit on all day.
  • I blog that Haiti and mail is not hexed and mail, and that si` es yes is not in Spanish, but in English.
  • Many will benefit once they reddit.
  • I build stand hard tables, and it’s helped me to spread my handle throughout the Twitterverse.
  • I live out of backpacks and drink java and my office is always open.
  • I only get charged low payments, under two dollars, to work at Pikes Peak!
  • I press word with.each(key).chain.
  • I know the only function(‘of a function(is to be a function(){for (i<3; to style selectors on a dark canvas && a bespin theme; plus plus) I know Code is Poetry;})’){that returns nothing sometimes.}
  • I’ll Google php.net all day determined to make my F5 fade away, because that’s the life (of a) hacker.
  • Let me take command and I’ll have a shell of a good time!
  • I’ll samba and share the good vi -b before I | exit.
  • I make cookies that taste like wowsers, that I virtually tested until I’m, finally refreshed.
  • I’ll do 6-8 which are not that great. But, I’ll do 9, but not 10, and never have to do it again.
  • I’ll get a little foxy and shine my chrome while I’m on Safari.
  • You are in hell when you try and navigate for seven points though.
  • I’ll get people who hate this.style love this.style.
  • I have faced the books have a pro for a while.
  • In word, hackers unyte when I hit enter there, but I’m never 🙂 when I copy from there.

Browser War Continues

So, the browser wars continue. I have talked about the ‘itch‘ before, and I got it today. But, rather than being about Ubuntu or OS’s, it was with my browsers. For the last few months, possibly since my last post, Firefox has held the crown. But, upon getting the itch, I started using Chrome again. I think it was because of my recent failure to get Firefox Mobile on my Android LG phone. Then, I loaded up IE9, which consequently crashed once I went to Hulu.

I also have Firefox 4 beta on my machine, which I have loaded from time to time, yet I have not used it due to lack of compatibility with some of my favorite addons. Addons were what won me over to Firefox before, especially Firebug. It still remains on my taskbar as a ‘development’ browser in my mind, currently. Firebug is just something Chrome users are burning for, I assume that because I am. I know, I know, there are developer tools in Chrome; but, they’re clunky and slow. I’ve been doing some comparing this morning, loading up the new Facebook infinite scrolling photos to see which browser would have the hardest time. IE9 won, Chrome and Firefox really had no difference, although I did notice Chrome had a hard time opening up a tab after all that, while Firefox did not.

It’s interesting the guilt I have for having Chrome on right now. I am an avid open source supporter, and even though Chrome is open, Firefox has been around for so long. I would hate to see Firefox die because of Chrome (think Netscape Navigator). But Firefox 4, it just seems too much. Firefox 3.6 is nice, and really competes with Chrome. But, Firefox 4 is just too clunky, even more clunky than IE9. I like the idea of organizing tabs, but sometimes too many options are just no options. I think Firefox should leave the advanced eye candy stuff to the addon people, where it belongs. Chrome, is simple, that’s really why I like it.

I think, if Chrome integrated Firebug as a developer tool, I would probably uninstall Firefox…