No, no- not me. Wilson Rothman of Time Magazine (no relation I’m aware of). I try to avoid behaviors like speaking of myself in the third person…or being wrong. Anyway.
Wilson Rothman wrote an article for Time:
Why Two Browsers are Better than One
The just released Mozilla Firefox 2 may be better than Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 7, but you’ll probably want to use both
There’s still an advantage to having IE7 handy, mainly because, as the dominant browser, programmers occasionally build sites that work better or exclusively with IE. The best example is Kodak EasyShare Gallery (kodakgallery.com). You can do everything you want to do on the site with any browser you want to use, but if you have 120 pictures from your 5-megapixel camera, the easiest way to upload photos is with the blatantly named “Easy Upload for Internet Explorer.” I doubt it’s a case of collusion—there are other examples of this kind of bias around the Web—but it is a valid reason to keep IE7 handy, even if you plan on using Firefox 2 most of the time.
Wilson is wrong. Except to write a post about IE7 yesterday, I haven’t used it at home (and haven’t NEEDED to use it) in over year.
Sure, there’s the occassional site built by a doofus to work only in Internet Explorer, but there’s a good work-around Firefox users can take advantage of to solve the problem without ever opening Internet Explorer. It’s a Firefox extension called IE Tab. IE Tab will let you open a page in a Firefox tab using the IE rendering engine. You can set it to always open certain pages with IE’s engione, or you can switch back and forth on the fly with a single click as needed.
The only valid reason I have to keep IE around is so I can help others use it effectively.