honesty by microsoft


If Microsoft were honest. Just saying.

Note: Useful factoid of the day: Saying “If Microsoft were honest” is the definition of an oxymoron. You wanted to know that, right?

A joke for the Daily Prompt (and everyone else). Or is it a joke, really?

Categories: Computers, Daily Prompt, Humor, Software, Technology, Windows

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25 replies

  1. Geez, I quit using IE to browse the internet…. I believe in 2006. It was too prone to picking up nasty viruses. I’ve rode Firefox all the way since then… with the lone exception being my message board’s chat template, which for some reason bogged down in any browser other than IE. And with that now history, I never,ever click on that little blue “e” anymore…


    • Every time I get a new PC, I use I.E. once … to download a different browser. After that, I let it sleep. It’s good to have a back up in case Chrome or Firefox goes weird or you have to access a government site that ONLY recognizes I.E. Otherwise? Waste of space on the hard drive!


  2. Good one :- I work with Google Chrome, but have to keep the Internet Explorer because one program only works with it -don’t ask me why. However, I installed Opera on my laptop and I am impressed.


    • I need to take a look at Opera. I’ve never tried it. I like Chrome because it’s so simple, but there are things it doesn’t do well and there are bugs. There’s a new version of it out. Not sure about installing it yet. I want to hear some chatter about it first. But I’m going to look at Opera. I like the name 🙂


      • Honestly, Google starts to scare me, I feel like I am being monitored and even though I assume we all are, it bugs me when they give me all kind of suggestions, base on my last search result. It got better when I got ABP blocker. I created my own webpage and host it myself…what was a nightmare with Google, certain things didn’t work. I think you might like Opera


  3. Heh heh.
    I heard recently that MS are threatening to bring out yet another version of IE. Great, we’ll just spend the next 6 months reprogramming all our websites yet again to cope with IE, shall we?

    When IE 11 came out, all the JS buttons on all our websites stopped working. Because MS had failed to ensure that code running under their own programming framework running on their own server OS would recognise their own browser. Brilliant.


  4. There was a time when I believed that if you didn’t use Internet Explorer you would be doomed to a life of ignorance. It then happened that my Zynga games in Facebook (yes I was once a gamer) were working in slow motion. I changed to Firefox and my farms, restaurants and cities were exploding with life. I then progressed to Google Chrome which I actually still have as a browlser. I asked Mr. Swiss “does Explorer still exist” “Oh yes, it is standard in the computer, you cannot remove it”. I do not use it, it can be there, but I do not need it. Basically I am happy with a browser that works. On my online finance computer I have Firefox, on my Windows computer I have Google Chrome, On my Apple I have Safari for my mails.


    • There are some applications that ONLY recognize I.E. … but I too use Chrome, almost exclusively otherwise. I haven’t tried Firefox in a long time and I’ve been thinking of taking a look at it. It’s hard to believe that anything as bad as I.E. could be foisted off as a real product. Hard to believe, but true.


  5. Unless you work for the government or one of its contractors, then you have to suffer through Explorer. Even if you don’t work for them, but need to access a website? If it is some kind of official site, there’s a good chance they didn’t program it to run well on Chrome (what I use). Even in 2015 when everyone should know you program sites to be used by a multiple of operating systems, some how Washington and its cronies hasn’t figured that one out yet. I worked at Healthcare.gov and we weren’t allowed to say it, but some of the original, early problems were due to the stupid site only really being set up for Explorer (of course that site had so many problems, you can’t just point to one).

    When I saw “MS and tell the truth” I thought you were going to be writing some Science-fictiony flash fiction or sumpin.


  6. Yes, pretty much all I use it for.


  7. There was a time when Internet Explorer was relevant, when they invented it to stomp Netscape into oblivion. “What goes around comes around” the old saying goes. Chrome has wiped the smile off of Microsoft’s face. I fear sooner or later they will go the way of IBM and Kodak. So be it. All my devices will always use Chrome.


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