Saturday, April 12, 2008

that was close

I accidentally said "yes" to a new software update from Microsoft yesterday. Normally, I don't accept these things until I know what they are, because many automatic updates deal with DRM-oriented issues, and I don't like Microsoft's attitude that if it's their operating system I'm using that they get to tell me what I can and can't do with it even though I paid them for it already. Worst of all, this update was a browser update, something that usually incorporates those sorts of draconian music-industry-favoring DRM solutions that I hate. But, I clicked on the tab and the update started instead of giving me a list of what they were offering.

So, it was too late to cancel my download - Internet Explorer 7.

I am not a bigtime computer whiz, I use dedicated music hardware in my recording studio instead of Windows or Apple machines, and the times that I have been saddled with browser changes in the past were no fun and occasionally stressful. This time, at least so far, has been different.

IE7 does have a different "look" to it that bothered me a bit at first, but after a day of playing around with it, so far I'm really pleased with a lot of the modifications that have been made.

I'm hoping that some of them will correct the problems I've had from time to time with Blogger...


Blogger Ronni said...

IE 7, from the standpoint of a computer ignoramus, rocks.

Things work better, and it's faster. I like the tabs, once I got used to them, and I think it's a vast improvement.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Milo Johnson said...

So far I like it a lot better, but I still have to stop and find that tiny little "favorites" button with the star on it. The "zoom" feature is way cool, too. It's almost like my iPhone!

3:00 AM  

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