Internet Explorer Assassin!

Internet Explorer, one of the most widely used...
Internet Explorer, one of the most widely used web browsers “Browser Market Share”. Net Applications . . Retrieved 29 July 2011 . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Internet Explorer Assassin!

Before I name the culprit, let me explain the crime. Every morning barring the most unusual circumstances, I read through business, business ethics, economics, and justice related web sites. It takes about an hour. It happens every day. Usually, I set a few aside for later use as blog posts.

A few weeks ago, Internet Explorer would crash while I was reading. I thought nothing about it. Browsers do crash on occasion. I have six different browsers on my computer just in case.

But after a while, a pattern emerged and Internet Explorer began dying every morning about the same time.

It was Salon killing my browser, actually it just locks it up so it’s frozen and useless.

The internet site, Salon.com has been crashing Internet Explorer. It usually does it after I have put up several tabs of articles to read. It seems to coincide with one of their new advertisement pop-ups.

I haven’t solved the problem but I use a separate browser to view Salon, so when the browser crashes, I don’t lose much but it is inconvenient.

I guess the business ethics problem here is having a product which doesn’t work all the time. And before I learned to use a separate browser, it regularly ate my research for blogging.

So, maybe in the future, they might temper the clutter so that access to their site would be better. I’d like that and I’m sure there are others who would appreciate it.

James Pilant

From around the web.

From the web site, Kenny1948’s Soapbox.

http://open.salon.com/blog/kenny1948/2012/04/29/goodbye_salon

Well, today was the last straw.  I unsubscribed from the Salon main
page.  It is totally impossible to read anything on Salon, or to even
try and contact them!  Every time I go there, my browser crashes and I
have to restart my computer.  Don’t they understand about advertising,
and how it slows down things?  What idiots constructed this website?
Well they lost one reader, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

From the web site,

 

For My Students – Alternative Browsers

These are alternative browsers to Internet Explorer. Changing to one of these will go a long way toward protecting your computer.

 

http://www.flock.com/

Flock claims to be the fastest browser on the web. I’ve never seen anything that would suggest otherwise. I’ve used it for several years. It is, however, no longer supported.

http://www.opera.com/

Opera is considered one of the easiest to operate.

http://www.seamonkey-project.org/

Seamonkey is full featured.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/upgrade.html

Firefox is the second most popular browser. It has a huge set of add-ons. I’ve got a typing tutor and an Arabic language translator.

http://www.google.com/chrome

Chrome has a bunch of features. It’s overly complicated but a lot of people like it.

http://getsongbird.com/

This is a browser purely for music downloading. It has every kind of feature for playing music.

 

James Pilant

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