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Why the f*** do most businesses and coporations still use Internet Explorer?

#1MrMonkhousePosted 8/18/2013 12:21:53 PM
Whats wrong with Google Chrome or Firefox? IE is complete s*** and yet companies say only IE will work if you want to access their website properly.
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#2HydroCannabinolPosted 8/18/2013 12:23:50 PM
IE is fine and is supported by default by Microsoft. Why do most companies use windows?
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#3kyler45Posted 8/18/2013 12:29:57 PM
HydroCannabinol posted...
IE is fine and is supported by default by Microsoft. Why do most companies use windows?


Most companies use horribly outdated versions of IE, so a lot of websites aren't supported.
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#4_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 8/18/2013 12:32:04 PM
The newer versions of Internet Explorer are fine.
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#5MI2DragonPosted 8/18/2013 12:52:49 PM
Because it has the word "Internet" in it's title.
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#6Digital StormPosted 8/18/2013 12:59:39 PM
Because it saves them money.
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#7PhilOnDezPosted 8/18/2013 1:05:20 PM
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
The newer versions of Internet Explorer are fine.


I really liked 9, never had a problem with it until I let a friend use my computer unsupervised for a few hours. After that, it would crash and have to recover literally every time you tried to navigate to a new page. I still haven't figured out what he did so I moved on to chrome and haven't had any real problems with it outside of having to figure out how to do certain things again. I can see why folks with a level of computer literacy comparable to my friend's (he still has xp and dial-up, all he uses it for is iTunes so he may as well not have a computer) wouldn't like it though.
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#8snkboiPosted 8/18/2013 1:14:16 PM
if companies are caught using windows os without a license they can get fined, this is why companies get audited and pay a license fee to use windows and office

internet explorer is included with the windows license so that's why almost every company uses it..plus it's also a part of their warranty package on each computer

most business servers are also programed with internet explorer
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#9MonkeymagePosted 8/18/2013 1:15:53 PM
Trying to access my company's internal website with anything other than IE = no bueno
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#10johnny_payPosted 8/18/2013 1:19:45 PM
i believe its because its still the "most popular" internet browser in the world. mainly in china where alot of people use ie6.