Another reason to switch to Firefox and dump Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer has to be the worst piece of bloated crap for a browser ever. Period. On a Microsoft Windows Vista machine, 64 bit chip and 6 gig memory I can bake a cake faster than IE can load a simple page like google search. And that is with high speed internet.

Just out of curiosity I decided to check this blog using the latest version of IE. Holy Crap!! The site looked gawd darn awful. I did a quick Print Screen dump of IE’s version of my site, then did the same using the browser I’ve been using since it first came out many years ago. That browser is Firefox.

Here is my blog site according to IE:

Internet Explorer version of my blog

Internet Explorer version of my blog

You may notice that on the right side of the picture just below the RSS icon is a bunch of vertical text. This is IE screwing up. Maybe Microsoft should change their browser from Internet Explorer to Internet Exploder.

Not only did I have wait f-o-r-e-v-e-r and f-o-r-e-v-e-r and f-o-r-e-v-e-r for IE to load my page (what takes the goshdarn thing so long???) but it screwed up the page when it finally did reload.

Well, I’m not the kind of man who gives up easily. So I hit the old refresh icon on IE in the hopes that it just did one of Microsoft’s usually screw-ups and had a “duh” moment.

So I waited f-o-r-e-v-e-r and f-o-r-e-v-e-r and f-o-r-e-v-e-r for IE to reload my page and ended getting the same garbage. Oh crap.

Want a really fast, really good, really reliable browser? Try Firefox. Here’s a screen shot of my blog with Firefox, which loaded very quickly after I clicked on a link to it from google.

Firefox version of my blog looks right

Firefox version of my blog looks right

I also tried two other browsers to see how fast they loaded my blog and if they suffered any problems like Internet Explorer. They didn’t. Both browsers loaded much faster than Internet Explorer and displayed my blog properly.

So, out of 5 browsers only Internet Explorer screwed up my blog and took much longer to load the page than the other four browsers. The other two browsers I tried were Opera and Apples browser Safari.