Internet Explorer 8 is by far the best browser Microsoft’s ever released, but most of our readers are happily using a better alternative like Firefox or Chrome. Microsoft’s not happy about this, so they’ve created an absurd piece of propaganda to win you back.
This browser comparison chart pits IE8 against Firefox and Chrome and puts IE8 on top time after time, but in very dubious categories. Each row comes with its own ridiculous set of comments justifying the seemingly meaningless checkmarks, like this note on customisability:
Sure, Firefox may win in sheer number of add-ons, but many of the customisations you’d want to download for Firefox are already a part of Internet Explorer 8 – right out of the box.
Interesting, since none of the Firefox extensions I install add any IE8 functionality. We’ve given Microsoft props for significantly improving Internet Explorer in the latest release, but this chart feels like dirty pool to us. Let’s hear what you think of this insane (to us, at least) chart in the comments.
Browser comparison chart [Microsoft]