I know I should have listened to the pundents, but I didn't. I down load Internet Explorer 7. So far it gets a C- grade for simple things:
- Why didn't they (MSFT) check out how IE7 worked with common sites, say Amazon. My IE7 installation crashes on the check package delivery on Amazon. You'd think they would have run testing on a site they can probably see from their offices.
- The tool bars that come with IE7 are real cool. Except of course when they crash the browser. You'd think they would have tested all the stuff they include in the download to make sure it actually works.
- You would have thought that both IE6 and IE7 could run on the same machine. Seems when you install IE7, IE6 goes away.
I've switched to Monzilla for a few weeks here. If things don't improve, I'll switch back to IE6.
Same happened with the MSFT Live installed that was recommended by a colleague. Big mistake. CPU hog, crashing pages, no visible value.
Maybe the predictions of MSFT loosing touch with the user community is actually true. I can't imagine any desktop manager wanting to install IE7. If they can't get this right, what else is wrong with MSFT?