Posted by: Megg_Ellis on Aug 03, 2011
Well, for a long time I've thought it is silly to use Internet Explorer - it's slower, less aesthetically pleasing and just plain worse than other browsers (in my view at least).
I used Internet Explorer for years before I discovered the wonders of Firefox. More recently however I've moved to Chrome. I have Windows Vista - RAM is a precious resource which is already overused just by my operating system. Therefore, I always figured any browser other than Internet Explorer was the smarter choice.
However, now there's a study to back this idea. IE users have been ranked with the lowest IQ's, whilst Opera and Camino users had the highest IQ's.
Doubt has been raised over the validity of these claims, since IE users were given an average IQ of 80 - a bit on the Forrest Gump side.
Also a concern in my mind is: who was the study funded by? Surely, anyone not secure in the intellectuality will now change their browser?
While in my opinion IE is a dumb choice, maybe there are some good points to it? (As doubtful as that is)
So dear users, I ask you for your opinion. What is the best internet browser, and why do you think it's the smart choice?
Tata for now.
EDIT: It turns out that the study was a hoax, which fooled the likes of BBC, CNN and other major news broadcasters. I'm annoyed with the hoaxers (is that a word?), but at the same time, I want to kind of high five them.
Nevertheless, the whole thing does bring into question which browser is best? And is there significant improvement needed with even the one you consider best?
Still want to hear your thoughts :)