What happened to Internet Explorer?

Do you know him ? - The picture shows a deformed icon of the internet explorer. This indicates the sorrow of the internet explorer. Have a word with it.
India
January 25, 2010 4:46am CST
Once there was a time when the world of Internet started with the Internet Explorer. The icon of Internet explore was once an emblem for the Internet. But over the years with the introduction of several new web browsers the internet explorer has lost its dignity to some extent. I am not saying that no on uses it. But when you compare it with the others browsers you will find the situation. Although it is one of the safest web browser available. But peoples are just running after these newly featured browsers. I am not the brand ambassador of internet explorer but I am just telling how the one which was used in the early days is being neglected today.
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@Theresaaiza (9443)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
I barely use explorer anymore. I have gotten used to Firefox. I guess because firefox is simpler. I do know people who still use Int. Ex.
@MrKennedy (1996)
25 Jan 10
Ever since I started experimenting with all the free internet explorers available, I've never even considered going back to Internet Explorer. I find it slower than all the alternative explorers, and it just looks so ugly compared to Opera or Safari
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
26 Jan 10
Opera is free ? Btw, IE is also free .. including last version ...
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
16 Jun 10
When I first starting using the internet, every computer came with Netscape - which is now totally obsolete. For the longest time, everyone used Internet Explorer. But what has happened is that most of the virus creators can easily penetrate Internet Explorer so people have migrated to other (safer) browsers. Although there are still plenty of applications that are not compatible with the other browsers, they are gaining in popularity. I use Firefox.
@K46620 (1999)
• United States
26 Jan 10
It fell behind the faster, more secure browsers
@bystander (2259)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
apparently, it's not the brand that's pushing a lot of surfers to veer away from the internet explorer as their browsers. there are new browsers that offer faster results and a lot of convenient features. probably, that's one of the reasons why the internet explorer has lost some ground as the preferred browser.
@Amigone (44)
• United States
26 Jan 10
In the past IE had a lot of securtiy issues that other browsers bypassed and made priority before the IE people got on top of things. Also people found that they could easliy customize other browsers in ways that IE did not allow at the time. Many people still use IE in homes and more often than not in businesses (I'm at work on IE right now!). And some publishers of games and software only allow usage with IE. so it's still pretty well used :)
@jainy25 (78)
• India
26 Jan 10
There used to be a time when I liked IE the most...that was when I was just an 8 year old. Things have changed a lot since then. Certainly, IE is becoming more like a joke.
@gusto84 (237)
• Italy
26 Jan 10
What?!?!?! IE one of the safest browsers? Nice joke ... OK let my tell you a story of the black box ... Onets upon a time there was a box called computer , but the only thing you could do with it was to turn it on and off (Quite lame as for an invention). Than came the Binary language with the first OS called DOS , and that's where the computer evolved and took 2 different paths ... and that's how the Windows and the Unix ways of samurai was created .... Now the main and mowst important difference between these two browsers (IE and FF) starts from the OS. Windows created a Local OperatingSystem designed to work on one machine and i repeat in LOCAL and than adapted the explorer (the schell used to interface the OS to the user) to connect with other computers creating the NET, The UNIX on the other hand created their OS to allredy work with other computers connected to the NET. So right now to make you understand my frustration , you r saying that a browser wich is not only created to connect you online but to adapt the os aswell to Internet connection wich means that this browser will always have a serious security lack's and prowides the intruder a fine tool with a vast list of comands wich comunicates with the OS .... The conclusion : The IE is NOT one of the safest but the one most used browsers , and have to admit mowst userfriendly but that's it .
@poingly (606)
• United States
25 Jan 10
I remember using Netscape for early browsing pleasure, then Netscape got all slow and buggy, so I switched to Internet Explorer. Then Internet Explorer got all slow and buggy, so I switched to Firefox and Opera. In theory, a browser shouldn't be both slow and buggy. Here's what happens. Let's say we have a simple line break. Many people won't close that line break tag anymore in their coding, but this is okay because a browser understands to automatically do that at this point. All these little auto-correct things slow it down. Furthermore, the bugs come in because it tries to auto-correct an already properly closed line break (because it just assumes it is wrong), which confuses the browser when reading the page, causing an error. So then there is another part of the browser running that corrects this auto-correction, slowing it down further. I am oversimplifying, of course, and no browser has ever gotten slow and buggy on line breaks, but this sort of thing continues as you get thousands and thousands of auto corrected tags.
@randy2611 (130)
• United States
25 Jan 10
the last time I actively used internet explorer was about 2yrs ago, I hadn't even heard of any other browsers ha ha ha, But I realized that my internet explorer browser was allowing viruses to attack my computer, I'm not placing the whole blame on it but I was fully subscribed and protected, yet visiting a website allowed malware to place crud on my comp and that ultimately crashed it twice during that year. I started using opera and then Firefox soon after and haven't had problems since on 3 different computers. I don't think that internet explorer is a villain just a easy target for web savvy hackers looking for some prey. :-( Either way I love the customizing abilities of Firefox :-)
• India
25 Jan 10
With time our requirement also change and the one thing which is constant is the change and same is applicable to this also. Today the software which we are using are not available earlier now we need speed with different feature added to it. Still the internet explorer is the basic thich regarding which every body is aware about it.
25 Jan 10
I understand where you are coming from, I used to only use internet explorer. Now I use Firefox. Since doing so, I have had less viruses, less popups, and my internet runs faster!
@slovenc1 (2092)
• Slovenia
25 Jan 10
It probably hast to do with some older versions like 6 not being up to date and user friendly. So firefox took over and now when ie is once again modern and useful it'll be hard to get people to use it. For a long time i wanted to delete explorer because it just came with windows and wasn't very useful and even now i don't want to use it because i think it's slower than firefox but recently i started having problems with firefox eating my cpu resources so i installed chrome and also used explorer again. Who knows I might start using it again. It sure is a classic.
@Java09 (3086)
• United States
25 Jan 10
I always use internet explorer,and don't see why I would change it.I do not like that firefox browser.That one had everything screwed up on my computer.IE is simple and it doesn't screw up my computer.