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...but this guy takes the prize.

Neil Parks writes on the IE Blog in regards to the IE7 announcement:

“BIG FLAMING YAWN!!!!“

“I refuse to downgrade from Win ME to Win XP. So I guess I'll just have to keep using FireFox as my favorite browser.“

Downgrade from Win Me?!?  He's got to be kidding.  I don't know of a single person that doesn't regret installing that aberration.  I'm pretty sure that even MS wants to forget that they released it.  Just for a laugh, go to windows update with Win ME installed. 

The IE7 announcement sure did generate a LOT of comments.  Nine-hundred and fifty-four of them last I looked.  Wow.  A lot of the comments were the same old tired zealots chanting about how much more secure FireFox is so don't even bother trying.  Some guys that are converting their all of their corporate desktops over to FireFox because they feel that IE is not secure.  The problem is that's all it is right now; a feeling.  FireFox has browser security “MindShare“ right now.  They are more secure because people “think“ they are.  Don't for a moment think that there are not those that wish to prove those people wrong. 

To wit, the vulnerabilities that were just discovered.  To be clear:

(FireFox != Microsoft Product) != (FireFox == Inherently Safe)

Dig?

Dave
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posted on Sunday, March 6, 2005 3:41 PM

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# re: I Knew Some FireFox Proponents Were Delusional... 3/6/2005 8:17 PM Mike Flasko
Dave,

Thank you. It is about time somebody said it. I have been fighting a loosing verbal battle with many religous FireFox followers. I say, "Ok, why is it more secure?". They reply with "uh umm uh it just is" - MINDSHARE indeed, well said!!!

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