Posted by jonathan at 9:54am EST on 06/22/2009
So I’ve been writing a lot about how Internet Explorer 8 is making Microsoft look worse and worse, saying that they need to spend more time on actually making a better product.
Let’s go head to head and see how they line up.
IE8 looks a lot like Chrome, with a few other options. Which came first? Chrome did. IE8 was released in mid-March 2009 while Google Chrome launched back in September 2008. Was Microsoft being intuitive and being the first to the game? No. Again, we see that Microsoft is still playing catch-up in hopes that their second-to-market product will be successful.
Com’n Microsoft, be first with something and do it right, please.
Under the hood?
Let’s see how they match up for “advanced” options.
Same ole’ options with Internet Explorer. Nothing new, nothing shiny, nothing special. Google Chrome? Oh, Google Chrome. We get all sorts of goodies! DNS pre-fetching to speed up browsing around the web, yummy anti-phishing options, and nifty suggestions for navigation errors.
Thanks Google! You’ve created an awesome browser!
Eminem said it the best, so I want to quote him on this one. Microsoft, “Go home, write some s***, make it suspenseful, And don`t come back until something dope hits you. F*** it! You can take the mic home with you!”
In short, Microsoft, go back to the drawing board and don’t come back until “something dope hits you,” because that’s what you need to save Internet Explorer. I hate to be so critical, but releasing the same old thing that copies every other great browser just isn’t going to cut it anymore. You need to come up with something real, creative, unique, and something that shouts “wow, Microsoft did something awesome!”