Dear Internet Explorer: I’m leaving

Dear Internet Explorer:

It’s over. Our relationship just hasn’t been working for a while, and now, this is it. I’m leaving you for another browser.

I know this isn’t a good time — you’re down with yet another virus. I do hope you feel better soon — really, I do — but I, too, have to move on with my life. Fact is, in the entire time I’ve known you, you seem to always have a virus or an occasional worm. You should really see a doctor.

That said, I just can’t continue with this relationship any longer. I know you say you’ll fix things, that next time it’ll go better — but that’s what you said the last time — and the time before that. Each time I believed you.

Well, not any longer.

You cheat, you lie and you’re unwilling to change. Well, I’ve finally had enough and there’s nothing you can say that will make me change my mind

I know, I’ve tried breaking up before, and I’ve always come back, but that’s because I couldn’t find the right browser to move on with. I want an independent browser, one that stands on its own without a co-dependent operating system. What I want is a browser that’s strong and secure, one that handles the latest content and won’t crash. I want transparency. I want code that actually means something.

I have found just that.

With Mozilla Firefox, at least I know where I stand. The code is open source, built from the ground up, clean — not recycled. No more hidden agendas. At least when there’s a flaw in Firefox, this browser alerts me on its toolbar. It doesn’t try to hide its mistakes, waiting until the second Tuesday of the month to offer me a patch for some flaw that’s been out there for six months already.

So this is it: Good-bye. I know you’ll do fine without me; you always have. I’m sure there’ll be someone who’ll find you to be cute and interesting. It just won’t be me.

  • http://nonstandardized.com/pao2/ pao

    oh, i broke up with my IE too. it wasn’t a very messy breakup. my new browser and i are getting along splendidly! ^_^

  • http://nonstandardized.com/pao2/ pao

    oh, i broke up with my IE too. it wasn’t a very messy breakup. my new browser and i are getting along splendidly! ^_^

  • riz

    di ba po pag mozilla may mga css/html tags na hindi nirerecognize? hehe. lalang.

    wawa naman si IE ni-break mo. hehe

  • riz

    di ba po pag mozilla may mga css/html tags na hindi nirerecognize? hehe. lalang.

    wawa naman si IE ni-break mo. hehe

  • http://graceplace.ph Arnold

    Hi Riz. As far as IE is concerned, yes. May mga CSS/html tags na hindi narerecognize. Kasi naman ang IE may sariling web standards. Ang Firefox/MOzilla and other small players follow the standards.

  • http://graceplace.ph Arnold

    Hi Riz. As far as IE is concerned, yes. May mga CSS/html tags na hindi narerecognize. Kasi naman ang IE may sariling web standards. Ang Firefox/MOzilla and other small players follow the standards.

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