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(BBSpot)   Microsoft abandons IE8 in favor of Firefox 3. "Could be the only way we salvage Vista," says Ballmer   (bbspot.com) divider line 77
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2008-06-16 09:16:38 AM  
The Mozilla Foundation said it welcomed any contributors to the project, even from its arch rival Microsoft except "we don't want any of the people responsible for Internet Explorer 6. They could set back Firefox decades."

BWAHAHAHA!
 
2008-06-16 09:22:23 AM  
so much awesome.

/loves me some firefox
 
2008-06-16 09:30:25 AM  
You're seriously greenlighting this bbspot shiat?
 
2008-06-16 09:30:57 AM  
You folks DO know that BBSpot is a satire site, right?

I mean, NOTHING can save Vista. Sheesh.
 
2008-06-16 09:31:00 AM  
Rynnakat: so much awesome.

/loves me some firefox


you loves you some FF because its not MSFF. Once they sell out, you'll be complaing about how it's MSFfarkd up
 
2008-06-16 09:31:35 AM  
This: You're seriously greenlighting this bbspot shiat?

Well it seems to have fooled the first two commentors.
 
2008-06-16 09:34:08 AM  
Welcome to 2006. (new window)
-1
 
2008-06-16 09:35:18 AM  
That's hilarious.

/+1
 
2008-06-16 09:35:32 AM  
Pocket Ninja: Well it seems to have fooled the first two commentors.

I figured it was shenanigans, based on the improbability of it all, but found the quote hilarious nonetheless.
 
2008-06-16 09:36:44 AM  
Pocket Ninja: This: You're seriously greenlighting this bbspot shiat?

Well it seems to have fooled the first two commentors.


And the fifth...
 
2008-06-16 09:38:04 AM  
GoDeep: Pocket Ninja: Well it seems to have fooled the first two commentors.

I figured it was shenanigans, based on the improbability of it all, but found the quote hilarious nonetheless.



Oh no... You can't weasel out of it that easy.

It's the walk of shame for you, trout boy.
 
2008-06-16 09:51:12 AM  
Giblet: It's the walk of shame for you, trout boy.

I'm used to it, and would gladly run the gauntlet if I deserved it.
 
2008-06-16 10:13:42 AM  
FF2 > FF3 > IE7.

I just want a simple tabbing browser, not a desktop suite.
 
2008-06-16 10:18:11 AM  
Pocket Ninja: This: You're seriously greenlighting this bbspot shiat?

Well it seems to have fooled the first two commentors.


Haha. Satire or not, I'm sure we'll be seeing that Firefox-Eating-Explorer logo again around here...
 
2008-06-16 10:46:43 AM  
Pocket Ninja: Well it seems to have fooled the first two commentors.

I feel pretty sorry for them.
 
2008-06-16 11:22:47 AM  
GoDeep: Giblet: It's the walk of shame for you, trout boy.

I'm used to it, and would gladly run the gauntlet if I deserved it.



Sewer horse saw what you did and knows what you deserve...
www.boners.com
 
2008-06-16 11:55:40 AM  
GoDeep: Pocket Ninja: Well it seems to have fooled the first two commentors.

I figured it was shenanigans, based on the improbability of it all, but found the quote hilarious nonetheless.


BPS Chilidogger
thought it was real until I told him BBSpot was satire.

/he still hasn't registered
 
2008-06-16 12:11:58 PM  
I thought it was real until the "Awesome Bar" line. I guess that says something about how plausible it is that IE is just no longer worth Microsoft's time and money.
 
2008-06-16 12:18:18 PM  
in all seriousness, firefox has always been a bit clunky to me and ie7 actually does pretty well for me. but webbrowsers have always been a your mileage may vary type thing.. there really is no best, just what is useful to "you"
 
2008-06-16 12:20:41 PM  
robbiedo: No ActiveX means fails for an awful lot of internal corporate applications.

ActiveX = the new COBOL?
 
2008-06-16 12:22:48 PM  
The only thing I use IE for is Myspace since Firefox seems to choke way too easily loading images, etc, while IE does it lightning fast.

However, IE's revised GUI makes it a lot more frustrating to use than previous versions. I can't even drag & drop a tab into the favorites section like I can easily do in FF.
 
2008-06-16 12:26:29 PM  
bhcompy: in all seriousness, firefox has always been a bit clunky to me and ie7 actually does pretty well for me. but webbrowsers have always been a your mileage may vary type thing.. there really is no best, just what is useful to "you"

Firefox's strength is in the addons and extensions. Until IE has Adblock, Noscript, and Farky, Firefox is the way to go.
 
2008-06-16 12:28:34 PM  
There are reasons to use any web browser. I use Firefox primarily because of the awesome extensions. It blocks ads better than any other browser if you have the right stuff running on it. And the way I have it set up, I never see a single application or application related request on facebook. So nice...

Also, funny article. Satire done well.
 
2008-06-16 12:29:38 PM  
there's a satire tag for a farking reason
 
2008-06-16 12:30:43 PM  
I'm inserting IE conditional comments into code so I'm really getting a kick out of wishing this was true.
 
2008-06-16 12:40:27 PM  
Satire tag with sweat and dead man's balls.
 
2008-06-16 12:42:57 PM  
tomlennon: you loves you some FF because its not MSFF. Once they sell out, you'll be complaing about how it's MSFfarkd up

Once they sell out, I'll move on to whatever community takes Firefox's open-source code and forks it.

It's in Mozilla's best interested to stay open. If I'm not mistaken, anyone who contributes code shares in that code' copyright, so it would be impossible for Mozilla to not be open source without the consent of EVERY copyright holder.
 
2008-06-16 12:53:46 PM  
Hm. Moderately amusing.
 
2008-06-16 12:54:33 PM  
The only thing I use IE for is a single website here at work that I have to use IE for. Other than that, Firefox.

/Tabbed browsing FTW
//No, I'm not getting IE7. Doesn't work with a different website needed for work.
///Plus I can't install software on the work computer.
////Firefox Portable FTW
//Think I have enough slashies?
 
2008-06-16 12:56:47 PM  
i still dont really see any reason to use firefox. There's an adblock addon for ie, and if you really wanted to you could mess with pg2 lists enough to get it to block all of your ads. FF2 sucked at loading images, and i really dont see any reason to use ff3. It's nothing special.
 
2008-06-16 01:08:50 PM  
bmxfelon420: i still dont really see any reason to use firefox. There's an adblock addon for ie, and if you really wanted to you could mess with pg2 lists enough to get it to block all of your ads. FF2 sucked at loading images, and i really dont see any reason to use ff3. It's nothing special.

It's called being on the cutting edge, rather than constantly catching up to it. IE7 is nowhere near standards compliance and the UI is plain garbage.
 
2008-06-16 01:11:49 PM  
BBSpot: It's like SuperDeluxe for people who know where the
'any' key is.....
 
2008-06-16 01:19:06 PM  
moothemagiccow: there's a satire tag for a farking reason

You are just bitter that you fell for it.
 
2008-06-16 01:19:21 PM  
I love Firefox 3 and am looking forwarded to the official release tomorrow.
 
2008-06-16 01:24:05 PM  
Try Safari 3.1 for XP. I've run it since the beta and I like it better than IE and FF.

Not trolling, for me it's extremely fast once it finally loads (slow load time)
 
2008-06-16 01:25:07 PM  
I'll be contributing about 70 downloads of FF3 tomorrow. Have to keep my staff busy. :)
 
2008-06-16 01:30:23 PM  
I haven't had a lot of luck with Firefox 3. I used it for about 2 weeks, and it keep dropping videos, and freezing up my computer. I finally went back to FF 2.

What a great story!

/Still no cure for Internet Explorer
//I love my Firefox.
 
2008-06-16 01:30:37 PM  
The programmers working on Internet Explorer 8 were excited. "I can't wait to stop working on IE8, farking thing sucks. Most people around here already use Firefox anyway and are sick of doing it Live," said browser programming team leader William Reily.

That was a stretch.
4/10
 
2008-06-16 01:31:31 PM  
bmxfelon420: i still dont really see any reason to use firefox. There's an adblock addon for ie, and if you really wanted to you could mess with pg2 lists enough to get it to block all of your ads. FF2 sucked at loading images, and i really dont see any reason to use ff3. It's nothing special.

in what way is the ui garbage? Do i need to do anything but type in the url box? open the favorites window? Click "stop" or "refresh" Not really. I dont use tabs, there's a reason that there's a taskbar, and that is for buttons to be on it, not in a stupid tab.
 
2008-06-16 01:35:37 PM  
In my own experience, for the things I like to do, Opera performs noticably better. The features that I use are virtually the same on both Firefox and Opera.

If mockrosoft are going to use Firefox, fair enough but if they are actually going to develop plug-ins for it, who would be stupid enough to use them?

I'm looking forward to giving Firefox 3 a fair go anyway.
 
2008-06-16 01:36:16 PM  
Farker4Life2: Try Safari 3.1 for XP. I've run it since the beta and I like it better than IE and FF.

Wait till Safari 4. The Javascript engine is insanely fast. Twice as fast as Safari 3 which is already faster than everything else.

bmxfelon420: i still dont really see any reason to use firefox.

Because Microsoft doesn't make a browser for any operating system worth using.

Broz_Tito: FF2 > FF3 > IE7.

Really? I adore FF3. It finally has reasonable performance (although it still uses only one thread for all Javascript execution), a far superior UI and the new address bar is the most awesome thing since tabbed browsing.
 
2008-06-16 01:36:45 PM  
theurge14: robbiedo: No ActiveX means fails for an awful lot of internal corporate applications.

ActiveX = the new COBOL?


BBSpot posts = the new sure-fire FAIL thread?
 
2008-06-16 01:39:00 PM  
I continue to use Firefox even though my Firefox crashes more than Andy Dick and eats up too much memory when it does run well.
 
2008-06-16 01:43:27 PM  
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2008-06-16 01:58:52 PM  
In spite of the farce, I have this to say about Firefox...that movie was okay when I was a kid.


Firefox runs like complete and utter crap on my linux system. I'll never bother to use any other browser other than IE on a windows system(most of my systems are XP Pro-64) unless it offers me a feature that I really want to use. I have had zero virus and malware infections in the past 5 years using IE and XP, so I see no reason to stop using IE. I really don't like tabs on my browser. I like separate windows and I don't really see any benefit to using tabs other than a slight overhead reduction.

I despise Vista with all of my being.
I like XP very much thank you.
My small business will not be switching to Vista unless we are forced to do so by customers.


As a software engineer, I can assure you that the only way to make a computer secure is to disconnect it from everything. Whatever the dominant browser or OS in the world is will be under constant assault and will be found to have flaws.
 
2008-06-16 02:03:05 PM  
Explodo: I like separate windows and I don't really see any benefit to using tabs other than a slight overhead reduction.

There's no overhead reduction. The benefit is being able to group related pages together into a single window. Me? I'm a one-window-browser sorta guy.

Explodo: Whatever the dominant browser or OS

Market share doesn't matter as much as you think it does. One can make architectural and design decisions that promote security. Just because "there will always be flaws" doesn't mean that you can't compare the architectural choices between systems and evaluate their design in a completely abstract fashion.
 
2008-06-16 02:04:20 PM  
Vista arrgghh.. Microsoft Webmail does not work in IE on Vista, whereas we are always able to get it working on Firefox??
 
2008-06-16 02:06:09 PM  
barneyfifesbullet: I continue to use Firefox even though my Firefox crashes more than Andy Dick and eats up too much memory when it does run well.


This.
 
2008-06-16 02:10:06 PM  
BBSpot makes baby Jesus cry.
 
2008-06-16 02:21:09 PM  
BBSpot is the Gary Busey to The Onion's Nick Notle
 
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