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Ed Bott: It’s time to stop using IE6

The idea that anyone doesn’t know what this guy is saying makes me wonder why the US financial system doesn’t collapse more often due to the fucking insane IT systems in place at it’s major corporations.

In other words: I hear next week he’s going to say it’s time to stop using floppy disks.

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Google Chrome Frame

A plugin for Internet Explorer on Windows that aims to bring modern HTML5 capabilities to IE. I’m not sure exactly how much this will help web developers: One of the major sticking points that makes IE still so widely-used is that users in large organizations aren’t allowed to install things. Not even plugins.

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Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension

Installing addons to non-Microsoft software without meaningful notification. Anyone who thinks the Zune HD or Windows 7 will be better, remember that this is where their instincts lie.

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Windows 7 Starter Edition Only Runs 3 Applications At Once

This seems like a joke, but it is legitimate. Microsoft is not only pushing this incredibly anti-user “functionality”, but they’re selling it specifically to poor, developing nations.

I guess their hope is once they need more than 3 applications open, the poor fucks will pony up for Windows 7 Pro Starter Extreme Edition or whatever.