And the same goes for me, I posted my scenario where Internet Explorer will do just fine.
Like I said many here act as if their "power user" needs apply to the vast majority which isn't the case, which makes it relevant.
Just brings me back to my original reply really: Yeah but I'm not talking for everyone. I'm talking for myself giving my reasons as to why I won't use Internet Explorer. We aren't market watchers here we aren't analysts giving advice to the new york times. I'm just giving my opinion on this post in this forum, I'm not trying to sway people.I'm happy for you to say you don't use or need extensions or don't care about them. I just think it didn't need to be said that most don't care about them when replying to me saying I use them because it makes it sound like you're saying I think everyone needs extensions which wasn't the case. I was just saying I need them and that's just one reason (of the three I mentioned) why IE is not a good fit for me personally.
Being upgraded every week, not a positive thing, it's an annoying thing, especially in a work environment. "OMG I have to upgrade now again !" Also the problem isn't with not being upgraded int he IE6 comparison, it's with getting to big and starting to impose "standards" of their own that aren't part of the web , which they have already started doing. That's why they're being blamed for being the new IE6 by all the web technologists.
I don't think you've ever used Chrome because Chrome never prompts the user to upgrade anything. It just does it. One day you open it and it's just upgraded. No dialog boxes, no loading boxes, no download prompts. It downloads new versions in the background patches the binary, backs up your old binary and then the next time you open it, you're on the latest version. Instantly, no fuss.
And about them imposing standards. They are integrating standards in to their browser, anyone can implement the same standards and if they don't like those standards they don't have to use them. Google has not however decided to not implement other web standards. H.264 competes directly with Googles own WebM. And yet H.264 is in. Flash also competes with WebM and HTML5 which Google use a lot. And yet Google will soon be the only avenue Linux users have to get Flash on Linux once Adobe end support for their own product. Why? Because the web needs it and Google is a web company. The browser is simply a window in to an ecosystem and Google thrive off that ecosystem and for that to succeed they need to give people the best window on the planet.
And I agree that the iOS version of Chrome isn't as good as the Android version in rendering. Because of Apple crippling them and making them use WebUIView. But even with this issue Google (unlike Mozilla) still brought Chrome to iOS. Yes it uses the phones built in WebKit renderer and not Googles but at-least the wrapper around that, the interface, the bookmark syncing etc all works. That is what I really wanted, having the Google renderer would be nice don't get me wrong but it isn't a deal breaker for me by any means.