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UPDATE (Dec 10th): It seams more an more people are complaining about IE 7. Take a look at the increase in people finding this page:
I know Microsoft’s release of IE 7.0 is in beta, but I still didn’t expect it to be such a big piece of crap and cause hours of misery.
After the initial install, things seemed to be ok. I liked the new “tab” option (the staple of Mozilla browsers) and I liked some of the new features. However, what I didn’t like was that at least 20% of the web sites I viewed were not compatible with IE 7.0. In addition, 7.0 appeared to add the “ClearType” (horrible, horrible) font to everything!!! Not just web content but everything on my computer…it looked horrendous.
Deciding to uninstall 7.0 was virtually impossible. No quick and easy uninstall. The Windows restore feature didn’t work either. In the end, I had to use the “Add & Remove” feature to remove the 7.0 update. Problem solved? Oh noooo.
Switching back to IE 6 left me with a totally unstable browser. Bugs? I’ve got them coming out of the…..some examples include a new browser launched everytime I click the “home” button; or how about having 30 blank browser sessions open for no good reason.
Microsoft offers no easy way to re-install IE 6. Reading the FAQ it appears my only option is to re-install it from Windows XP – oh what fun.
Yo – Robert Scoble – this is a piece of crap! Google may get ridiculed for leaving their products in beta for years, but at least they work out the gate. I hope you’re firing the idiots who thought this was ready to go to any kind of beta.
Suffice to say, I’ve now made the full switch to Firefox and I’m even considering a move to a Mac. What Microsoft hoped would help it win back Firefox “switchers” has done nothing but add one more to their growing ranks.