Sunday, May 27, 2012

Internet Explorer 9

I was in Hotmail two days and i noticed that the ad they were playing said "A more beautiful web is 2.5X safer than Chrome 15"
The first thing I noticed wrong with that was, well, let the following screenshot explain itself:

I use chrome on a regular basis (all day everyday), it has an updater that runs a check when you start it up, and Chrome 20 is the Beta Chrome, it's current mainstream version is Version 19.0.1084.46.
Noting that, Chrome 15 is about a year out of date, and instead of releasing new versions of IE9, Microsoft just patches it, making it slow and bulky. Google stops releasing the old Chrome as soon as the new version is mainstreamed. Like I said, this is just wrong. IE 9 is about as old as Chrome 15, being released in the same year, only a few months apart. It's like saying that Windows 7 is "50 times sleeker, 100 times faster, and 40 times better than Commodore=64!"
And do you know what? I actually called microsoft to tell them about their error, they said they would forward it to the people who could handle this problem. I honestly don't think they're going to do anything, as the person didn't seem very concerned.
They should have checked on the version of Chrome before they published the ad.