I’m taking part in a Qt class this week at work, and the only web browser installed on each computer in the classroom is Internet Explorer. And the more I use IE, the more I realize why I switched to the best little browser in the world. While browsing through my web statistics before class, I clicked on a strange referral link (some sort of poker site), and was immediately drowned in a sea of pop-ups. I had forgotten that IE doesn’t support pop-up blocking natively (although it may very well do so in Windows XP – we’re running 2000 here in class). I had quite a difficult time getting out of the site without a million more pop-ups appearing. And the site didn’t even have a link back to my website (so how did that referral string appear in my stats?).
And oh how I miss tabbed browsing! I must have tried to open a new tab at least a hundred times or more. Why anyone still uses the hunk of junk browser out of Redmond is a mystery to me. If you haven’t switched to Firefox yet, please do so today. Won’t you think of the children?