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Questions about the authenticity of the story were raised by readers of the BBC website who established that the company which put out the research - ApTiquant - appeared to have only set up its website in the past month. Thumbnail images of the firm's staff on the website also matched those on the site of French research company Central Test, although many of the names had been changed.
Originally posted by SubPop79
Even it the study was a hoax, it is still essentially true. There is no reason for someone with an adequate amount of computer knowledge to use IE. It is ugly, slow, fulls of security holes, and keeps your computer very vulnerable to attack. Because it is built directly into the OS, your entire computer to bite the dust from something like a browser hijacker, which are more common than most people realize, and especially more common with IE.
People with enough computer knowledge to maintain a computer almost always choose Firefox or the newer Chrome. They are many times more aesthetically customizable, faster, they have more options, and are more secure.edit on 3-8-2011 by SubPop79 because: (no reason given)