Doing our best to forgive and forget the beastly browser creations that Microsoft has foisted upon us in the past, we thought we’d give their shiny new Internet Explorer 9 a spin.
Shut down your workspace, IE is coming to town
So we clicked ‘download’ and hit the install button, only to be told by the idiots at Microsoft that we have to close no less than TWENTY programs before the browser would deign to install itself on our system.
The selection of programs it insisted must be closed included Firefox and Google Chrome (what?!), Google desktop, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and even the control panel for our ATI graphics card.
As a bonus option, Microsoft offer to let you ignore any open programs for the installation, on the proviso that you’ll probably have to reboot your system instead and waste even more time.
New browser, same old crap
The days of having to reboot machines just to install a piddling browser should have vanished a long, long time ago and we’re certainly not inclined to disrupt our work schedule and start closing down programs we’re working on just to fit with Microsoft’s whims.
Crap start, Microsoft. Really crap.