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5 reasons why not to use Internet Explorer

Updated on July 13, 2016

Internet Explorer was a massive step-up. I will admit that. But to put my opinion on this into mathematical terms, it went from being 5% as good as Chrome, to 50%. So even at Internet Explorer 9, it still sucks. But hey, at least it doesn't run at the speed of my grandparents anymore.

To prove this isn't just my opinion, statistics show that the usage of Internet Explorer has dropped by 65.6% since 2002 - which has all been drained into Chrome, Firefox and Safari. So, now that we know Internet Explorer is only used 20% of the time, as opposed to the record of 85%, let's see why:

  1. Its unique ability to not let certain sections of website design code (HTML and CSS) work, while every other browser accepts it. This is a constant annoyance to website designers, and makes the job take a lot longer. Internet Explorer 9 fixed a lot of this, but not all of it. And not everyone upgrades their browser. So please, do every web developer a favour and move to Chrome.
  2. Its slow. If you couldn't multitask on a computer, i would rather throw my computer out of the top floor of the empire state building, instead of waiting for Internet Explorer to decide what to open. And i love my computer. It is not only slow up loading up the program to start with, but will also cause irritation when waiting for any media heavy sites to open.
  3. They have no strong point. Opera is great for multi-tasking, Chrome is fast, Safari looks great, and Firefox makes use of the task bar without slowing down too much. But Internet Explorer? Well, i suppose it integrates well with new editions of Windows, but this is so minor that I honestly don't think it counts for anything. Whatever fits you most, pick that browser - so for most people, pick up Chrome, and enjoy your newfound speed.
  4. Constant popup messages keep appearing in the newest version.The ironic part is that they are popups telling me how to speed up IE, when it's the popups slowing it down. I'm sure I don't need to tell you why popups are annoying, but I can tell you that they harm performance, they get in the way, and they shouldn't be there every time you load your browser.
  5. Its boring. I'm not asking for an adrenaline rush, but i have seen more imagination in a blank piece of paper. Every hover effect, navigation graphic, and popup is just bland, and has nothing unique about it whatsoever. In an era of beautiful user interface design, Internet Explorer looks like a relic from the past.

I hope this helped you out, and persuaded you to change browser. My opinion is that you should change to Chrome, and here is my article on why:

http://hubpages.com/technology/5-reasons-why-you-should-convert-to-Chrome

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    • Angela Brummer profile image

      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      So You are suggestion chrome then? I am from that generation that needs you advice? LOL Great hub!

    • JohnGreasyGamer profile image

      John Roberts 

      6 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      Opera it is me then hehe - while I wait for videos to buffer I tend to go on HubPages, Facebook, etc. So I'll be sure to try it out. If you do a review on Firefox VS Opera, or some other combination, I'd be more than glad to read it and I'm sure others would be too ^^

    • dannyhodge profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniel Hodge 

      6 years ago from Britain

      In my opinion, for general browsing and maybe watching videos, going on Facebook etc, it is Chrome. However, i would say Opera is better if you are wanting to be multitasking with different things.

    • theinfoplanet profile image

      theinfoplanet 

      6 years ago from The Planet of Information

      I have to admite IE is pretty slow,but I alway find myself using it anyways lol. Do you know what is the best browser?

    • iiimusicfreak27 profile image

      Stephanie Rivera-Rios 

      6 years ago

      And this is why I don't use Internet Explorer, haha. Good hub:)

    • Island Tropical profile image

      Island Tropical 

      6 years ago

      I do believe that chrome is better

    • Island Tropical profile image

      Island Tropical 

      6 years ago

      I have used all of them :)

    • dannyhodge profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniel Hodge 

      6 years ago from Britain

      Hahaa, i suppose i seem a bit one sided right now - but im doing one of these for Opera too, so it will even out a bit :)

      Also, for the browsers i have mentioned, i don't think there are any OS requirements... They all seem to work on Windows, Macs and even Linux (I haven't tried Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera on Linux though).

      And as for tags, i always seem to not put enough in - does it not work as less tags = more emphasis on the ones you do have?

    • JohnGreasyGamer profile image

      John Roberts 

      6 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      Some more reasons why to go to Chrome ^^. Constructive criticism? Use a few more tags to get more people to see this stuff - it's great! I'd also say what OS requirements you need for Opera, Firefox, Chrome, etc - and that's it ^^

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