Internet Explorer (IE) has long been looked upon as the punchline of a bad joke in the world of web browsers. It’s slow, clunky, and an all around pain to work with. Nobody who knows better willingly subjects themselves to using IE, right?
Well, Microsoft is aware of the status of Windows’ default browser and is trying to win back users with the IE’s latest iteration. IE 10 is apparently faster than the competition (beating out Chrome and Firefox, according to PC Mag) and has been well received since its release. There’s one major problem with it, though: it’s Internet Explorer.
Users feel compelled to stay away from Microsoft’s browser due to it being nearly unusable in past iterations–Microsoft wants these users to rethink their predispositions. Apologizing for years of subjecting Windows users to terrible browsers, Microsoft offered the world this charming advertisement that ends with letting us all know that just as we all have grown up, so has IE:
While I am comfortable using Chrome, I may give IE 10 a look in the future to see how the browser has improved over the years. It’s highly unlikely that it will replace Chrome as my default browser, but I’m willing to give it a chance to impress me.