The Internet Explorer 10 Experiment: Day 0
It’s been all over tech blogs: Internet Explorer 10 is the fastest Internet Explorer yet! Internet Explorer 10 is faster than browser x and y! Internet Explorer doesn’t suck goose eggs anymore! As much as I want to root for Internet Explorer…
I’ve used the browser before. My experiences with the browser have varied from the days of my ignorant contentedness in the days of Internet Explorer 6 (sorry for my language, there, web developers) to my "well, it almost works like it’s supposed to" reaction to Internet Explorer 9.
My plan is to give Internet Explorer another shot. Internet Explorer 10 is, apparently, a big deal. I’ve been a heavy Google Chrome user for the last three years—and, before that, was as close to the proselyting missionary stereotype as possible for Firefox, "converting" people to a better browser from the days of Firefox 1.
Just How Long Will I Be Enduring This?
To give Internet Explorer as fair a chance as possible, it will become my default browser on my desktop and laptop for two weeks—yes, a full fourteen days. Time permitting, I will post my thoughts and findings at the end of each day here on The Verge—both to get feedback for the things I need to relearn, to rant about IE, and to praise it where praise is due.
What I’ll Be Checking-Out
I’ll be using both the desktop version of Internet Explorer 10 and the Modern UI version of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8. Because I do not yet have a dedicated Windows 8 or RT touch-capable device, I’ll be using Splashtop remote on my Motorola Xoom to test out some of the touch-centric features of the Modern UI version of the browser.
Though initially I’ll use only built-in search providers, extensions, and addons, I’ll work my way into the Internet Explorer gallery to see what it has to offer.
So, now it’s your time to speak. What features of Internet Explorer 10 am I going to come to love, and what features will I desperately miss from Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox?
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