Last week Microsoft announced the release of Internet Explorer 8. This updated edition of the browser is very good indeed. I have used and recommend using it as your primary browser. It has some great intuitive functions. Search is simpler that it has ever been. Tabs finally work the way I think they should. While I don’t speak a lot of languages I love the translations components that allow me to see web pages in multiple languages side by side.
Along with the release of IE8 comes a marketing piece that I am still suffering from. It is without question the worst 5 minutes and 13 seconds of insulting attempts at comedy I have watched since Ishtar. I hope Microsoft did not actually pay to have that made! Maybe I just don’t get it, and frankly if that is supposed to be funny, I really don’t want to get it. Watch it for yourself and let me know what you think.