Thursday, February 17, 2005

IE7 Says Where Listening

Over on the IE blog there is a follow up to Bill Gates's comments on IE7 at the RSA. As far as I am concerned thou I will not go back to IE, Microsoft has pushed me away.

Not with the security issues of IE but with the way they have behaved over FireFox and Hotmail and MSN messenger compatibility.

Have you every checked your Hotmail with FireFox?

Noticed all the tools are missing, well nether had I at 1st, I new something was missing but could not put my finger on it. Until I accidentally used IE to write an email then I noticed all the tools for adding in links and pictures and stuff are missing when you use FireFox create a new email or reply to one when logged into Hotmail.

Now there is only one reason for this that MS went out of their way to disable the code so that it would not work with FireFox, after all the tools that Hotmail has are the same one's I use to wright this site with Blogger and they work fine.

Then there is the fact that there is no way to change the browser that MSN messenger opens email with. Even thou FireFox is set as the default browser and IE has been set to NEVER check again, Messenger still defaults to IE.

By trying to force me to use Microsoft products all you do is force me away. There is no way I would give up my TAB's in FireFox now any way, Life is so much simpler having 20 tabs rather than 20 copies of IE.

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