Yesterday my new machine running Windows Vista declared it had an important update – so I let it go ahead and install Internet Explorer 8.
Big mistake.I mostly use Firefox, but my computer does have Internet Explorer and I do use it for some stuff (mostly because my Firefox is always overloaded with 200+ open tabs of stuff I’m working on).
I carefully closed Explorer checking the “open these tabs next time” and let it upgrade. The first bothersome thing was that the new Internet Explorer (though it seems to have a open my tabs from last time feature) forgot all the tabs I had open.
But then it didn’t matter – because any task was suffiecient to lock up Internet Explorer 8 — and make my whole computer act weird. I couldn’t even open a single web page with gmail without having it freeze.
I fail to see why it was important to do that to me.
Finally a friend suggested I just do a System Restore and back up to before the update. That worked! Yay, back to having a functional computer and only one day wasted thanks to Microsoft.
Other than trying to force all the Windows machines to run Internet Explorer and thus “gain browser market share” — what was the point of this?