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Firefox Passes IE6 In Browser Share

sabinm Re:Hoping for Windows 7's success... (350 comments)

Um, you're completely off base here. First of all ie6 browser share is at 18-19%. The subsequent releases (ie7-8) make up the other part of that 62%. Even if we can take it as fact that in 2001 ie6 was 95% of browser share (which we cannot--it was probably ie5 or some sort), then what you're talking about that internet explorer usage has declined 72% in the past eight years, and I would submit that this is significant evidence of the preference of the vast majority of people to Firefox. Considering that a great number of corporations, including the United States federal government still are using ie6, considering that IExplore is the default install on 95% of personal computers, and considering that in order to use firefox you have to 1. connect to the internet 2. know the name of the browser 3. "google" or "get firefox" it and 4. keep changing it back to the default browser every time IEx changes the user back to defaulting to its own, I'd say that firefox isn't the browser that should be worried. Trending at this rate, IE will be a niche browser in the next decade. Although I do tend to like ie8 more than 7 or 6, for me Firefox is MORE compatible with the majority of my websites, including my online banking. Plus I can't stand the fact that they bother me with their "accelerators" crap. I prefer to install my "accelerators" when I needed, not all your pre-loaded crap when I first start up my browser--and I'd wager that most average users feel the same way.

Sir, I do believe you're trolling.

more than 4 years ago
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FOIA Request For Pending Copyright Treaty Denied

sabinm Re:national security (364 comments)

14th Amendment Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Yeah- States are far less restricted than the Federal government . . .

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Apologizes for XBL Downtime With Undertow

sabinm Re:Well that's just dandy. (85 comments)

Yes, you're right. As a symbolic gesture, they should offer the free download in a window that closely approximates the time that the service was unavailable for Live's users.

Are you listening, Major Nelson?

more than 6 years ago

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Guides to reduced stress while posting/viewing slashdo

sabinm sabinm writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Just a thought I had while reading some comments today.

Guidelines to Reduced Stress on Slashdot

1. If user #xxxxxxx calls you an idiot, don't curl into fetal position and suck your thumb. Be an adult and ignore the idiot, idiot!

2. Idiot.

3. Question : if someone calls you a troll and you are not a troll, does that make you a troll?

4. Remember the context of posters : most likely tabbing frantically between the web and a legitimate work application--this reduces time for spelling checks, grammar, coherent thought and courtesy

5. Most posters on Slashdot have NO idea what they are talking about.

6. Those who do have an Idea what they are talking about most likely have inferiority complexes for being ignored and only give you information to insult your intelligence. Ignore them.

7. Moderation is not money, love, or computer parts (or karma, for that matter). Screw it.

8. If you use your sig to advertise, don't post stupid, non marketable comments.

9. The Slashdot Gang cares about your opinions in a very Godlike (distant and noncommunicative) way. Don't take it personal if God drops a bus on you or if the Slashdot editors tell you to get a life. Sheesh. Get a life

10. You are most likely the one that people will be afraid to offend in public. Deal with being offended anonymously.

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