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  Reply # 501664 3-Aug-2011 22:01
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To me it is a demographic issue, this is why the survey is inherently inaccurate. The survey may be accurate, but its implication is faulty, in that an IE user = lower IQ.

Take IE6, = old PC = non PC literate user = the general public that is also not that interested in computing. So you have a wide gamut of the population.

Take Opera, new, modern, not the standard browser, so its adopted by computer literate and computer interested people. This far narrower demographic will have a higher average IQ.

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  Reply # 501666 3-Aug-2011 22:05
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wreck90: I only use IE if a site is incompatible in chrome.

eg, rabobank NZ do not support internet banking via chrome (why????) 




Why dont you use IE?

I use IE as it is compatible. More to the point, I don't use a browser that has compatibility issues.

I am wondering how long it will be before I read "I don't use IE because I hate Microsoft"      

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One time after fixing a locals pc apart from their IE swamped in tool bars and what nots the mother rang up a few days later, thanking me for the game I put on for her son. But we have one problem everytime he clicks on the icon it loads up to the internet, how do we get the game running? What game I never install a game on your pc? Oh you know the one with the icon that looks like a planet with fire going round it. That ain't a game that's Firefox its a browser like IE!




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  Reply # 501681 3-Aug-2011 22:52
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  Reply # 501690 3-Aug-2011 23:30
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Internet Explorer story was bogus

A story which suggested that users of Internet Explorer have a lower IQ that people who chose other browsers appears to have been an elaborate hoax...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14370878


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tdgeek:
wreck90: I only use IE if a site is incompatible in chrome.

eg, rabobank NZ do not support internet banking via chrome (why????) 




Why dont you use IE?

I use IE as it is compatible. More to the point, I don't use a browser that has compatibility issues.

I am wondering how long it will be before I read "I don't use IE because I hate Microsoft"      


 
IE is slower than chrome.

It is rare to find incompatible websites with chrome. When I do, i just switch to the yawningly slow IE. 

 

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  Reply # 501756 4-Aug-2011 09:03
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IE9 is not slow for me, you should reset it or try Opera or FF

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  Reply # 501759 4-Aug-2011 09:14
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I can tell you nothing out there performs anywhere like Chrome. We are developing an application which is massively demanding on browsers (IE massive lag if your system isn't up to spec.) and IE9 falls to its knees. FF is OK but Chrome wins on performance hands down.

IE9 also has limited CSS3 support.





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  Reply # 501763 4-Aug-2011 09:22
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Chrome is fast, but not 100% compatible, thats ok. Use another browser when you need to I guess

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  Reply # 501766 4-Aug-2011 09:25
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alexx: Internet Explorer story was bogus

A story which suggested that users of Internet Explorer have a lower IQ that people who chose other browsers appears to have been an elaborate hoax...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14370878


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  Reply # 501767 4-Aug-2011 09:35
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For some strange reason I could not post another link with my last reply????

Here is another attempt - silly browser Undecided or low IQ.

http://techland.time.com/2011/08/03/that-internet-explorer-users-are-dumber-study-bogus/#ixzz1TyiK8XOl

 

 

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"Dumb people gets influenced by dumb study" says researcher from the Institute of Obvious...




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  Reply # 501790 4-Aug-2011 10:06
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ROFL at any of you who believed in the "study"... 

"That Internet Explorer IQ test was a hoax



AptiQuant, the fake research company that posted this bizarre study,admits it was indeed a hoax, calling it a “lighthearted joke” that got out of hand. In a follow-up post, they also have some unsparing criticisms for the sloppy journalists that fell for this gag: Tell-Tale signs that should have uncovered the hoax in less than 5 minutes!

The list notes that the press release had a phony address and that the phone number listed as a press contact is also listed on the site owner’s other properties, including the shopping site (AtCheap.com) that it was designed to promote, and which is linked in the site’s footer.

 






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  Reply # 501872 4-Aug-2011 12:50
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ROFL - Thats hilarious. I wonder how many updated their browser because of the "study"... I betcha more than a few reconsidered updating at least.





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  Reply # 501883 4-Aug-2011 13:03
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I bet nobody on here thought it may have been fake, why would we?

Hee, but to change browsers, well that would be funny.

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