Just How Stupid Are Internet Explorer Users?
Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:59 PM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:48 PM
Anyway, as someone that has extensive experience with IE-6, IE-7 and Firefox, I have to say that I think the whole subject is stupid and has nothing to do with IQ or intelligence >>> it's usually just not worth the minor effort required to install a new browser. I mean that this is on the same parallel for the quest of the ultimate stereo system 0 A $200 system provides 98% of of the capability & response of a $1000 system, so is that added very few percent worth the effort (money)?
This site is seriously on it decline to SUCH of the year:
Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:06 PM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:40 PM
I'll admit I am stupid to reply to such a click bait article by some virtual pseudonym
But what do you expect from a WinTard? At least I am sincere.
Now who is paying you to write such FUD?
Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible.
~ Dr. Karl Menninger, 1893-1990
It's better to be honest now than sorry later.
~ Rick Levine
Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:24 AM
Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:41 PM
Your average consumer doesn't know the difference between the browser and the actual OS... to them it's all one and the same. They don't even begin to 'get' it.
Does the fact that I use Thunderbird and Uniserve make me smarter than someone who uses Hotmail and whatever their default mail client is? No, it just means they are not interested enough (or don't even know they have choices)in tech to dig any deeper than what apps are defaulted on their particular systems.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:50 AM
Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:12 PM
Well, if they're XP users (still a majority of Windows users), they would also have to update their OS, and probably their computer, too, since IE9 only runs on Vista/7.
Expensive, time consuming, and well above the technical capabilities of many people (without help).
There are still quite a lot of people who are completely helpless when they have a brand new computer sitting directly next to the 'old' one, facing the task of transferring their files (the ones they never backed up even once). Let alone their internet shortcuts, email accounts and other preference, or all the passwords they allowed their browser to remember, then promptly forgot, or the software licences that they paid for, but can't find, and can't log in because they don't know what their account credentials used to be.
They're not (necessarily) 'stupid'. They just don't know how to do anything with that magic box, beyond simple rote tasks.