As I told you a while ago in this other post, one of the most frequent topics of discussion in my workplace is that of Web browsers.
Today I was just commenting with one of my best friends (and co-worker) that one of the things I hate about my PC is the fact that, generally, when I have to do tests I have to use the Internet Explorer instead of other better browsers («more left-handedI know how you like them»He told me) as the Safari or my last spoiled the Google Chrome.
Of course I kept arguing and ranting against him. IE, to which my friend told me «the day one of your browsers starts faster than Explorer, it haswe blame… And he was right. I spent the day opening browsers all the time while I was working and I have to say that IE really starts up the fastest, followed by Chrome :).
I also started to think and realized that my first little step towards software non-Microsoft i did when i downloaded and installed the Mozilla Firefox. Quite a step forward, taking into account that, for many people, even today, the Internet is precisely the Internet Explorer. I don't think I should even mention that it was a resounding change, I fell in love with the Firefox, and I wanted to blow that hideous browser off my PC.
But let's hope: How did Internet Explorer become synonymous with the Internet?
Let's see what Wikipedia tells us about it:
Windows Internet Explorer (Formally Microsoft Internet Explorer, abbreviated MSIE) generally abbreviated IE is a web browser produced by Microsoft for the Windows operating system and later for Solaris Unix and Apple Macintosh, the latter two discontinued in 2002 and 2006 respectively. Microsoft spent more than $ 100 million (USD) a year in the 1990s, with more than 1000 people working at IE in 1999.
There it is explained perfectly. Internet Explorer is Microsoft's browser made for Windows. It is logical that, when we start using the Windows PC, we associate browsing the web with Explorer, it makes perfect sense.
It was created in 1995 after Microsoft's acquisition of the source code for Mosaic, a browser developed by Spyglass, and was then renamed as Internet Explorer.
Look at you, gosh, they didn't do it ...
It is currently the most popular and widely used Internet browser in the world, greatly surpassing existing competitions, even though some of these have increased in popularity in recent years. Its popularity is due to the fact that Internet Explorer is the official Windows browser, and it is included from the factory in said operating system. Being related to the Windows File Browser, it is not possible to uninstall this application in a standard way.
What are these good people trying to tell me? Internet Explorer is not included because they are adorable in the windows package, it is heart fiber Windows. It is the web version of the File Browser Windows. When browsing the web, the interface differs (especially the menu bar and tools, obviously) but it is very similar. Hence, its use is so friendly.
We can say then that Internet Explorer is "tied" to Windows. There is no one without the other. Or at least, there is no Windows that works properly without associated Internet Explorer. And making a simple deduction: if IE is tied to Windows, and we are tied to Windows ... Sounds pretty restrictive, right?
Don't use it, don't look at it, don't recommend it, but do not delete it. They're going to kick Windows in the stomach if they do, yes ... but they're going to have to put up with it while kicking too: razz:
Unless they have the Windows installation cd to restore the system, like me.
LINKS: Internet Explorer on Wikipedia (very interesting, I recommend it).
Author's comment: this writing is 100% free from Internet Explorer, written purely and exclusively using Google Chrome: D.