Sticking up for MGs
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: United Kingdom
To be fair, IE used to be horrible compared to many other browsers. I think it would be a little unfair on MS to go IE bashing too much merely because it's a Microsoft product, I think they have upped thier game a lot since the Windows XP versions. I think a lot of the time is that websites and not the browsers tend to be at fault. Inefficient HTML coding and as mentioned before, people taking liberties with Shockwave combined with silly amounts of advertising (which is nearly ALWAYS prioritied over the page content) tends to cause a lot of issues.
To be fair to IE, Firefox and Chrome; when you are having to constantly upgrade to defend your software against the sad people hacking thier way though the Internet, they will get clogged up with all kinds of crap for defensive purposes too.