+<subject "Stop Using Internet Explorer!" />
+You should stop using Microsoft Internet Explorer for surfing the web. This is
+<li>It is insecure. Many exploits were discovered in it so far, and more
+are constantly discovered.
+<li>It lags behind other browsers in standards-compliance and so prevents web
+designers from using some very nice tricks in their pages. Some of this is
+caused by the many bugs it has.
+It does not have many of the usability features that more modern browsers
+like <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/">Mozilla</a>,
+<a href="http://www.opera.com/">Opera</a>, or
+<a href="http://www.konqueror.org/">Konqueror</a> have. Use a different browser
+for a while and you wouldn't want to come back.
+You'll need to upgrade the OS, to update it, as it won't be updated
+separately. (is buying a new OS just to update the browser the joke of the
+I hereby testify that my pages will remain fully clean and standards
+compliant, but not necessarily viewable correctly with Explorer. This is
+in fact, different than web-sites that function perfectly in MSIE, but not
+in other browser. All of this is because:
+ <b>MSIE 5.5 and above are specific to a certain operating system and
+ architecture. Mozilla and similar browsers are truly cross-platform.</b>
+ - as such MSIE may not be available on the development platform of the
+ web designer. I design all my sites and have tested them on MSIE by
+ using the laptop. Now, I'm not going to bother.
+ <b>MSIE is not open source. Mozilla is</b> - I cannot fix the bugs there
+ even if I wanted to. If bugs exist in an open source project I can either
+ fix them myself, hire someone else to do it, or blame myself for not doing
+ either. With MSIE, I have every right to blame Microsoft for their
+ incompetence. And I can have them eat their own arrogance.
+ <b>Users can always switch to Mozilla or whatever</b> - I can always tell
+ them to do so. On the other hand, I cannot switch to Internet Explorer if
+ I'd like to use Linux (which I do).
+ <b>MSIE is not standards compliant while other browsers are</b> - in
+ fact, a prominent Microsoft engineer said standards-compliance is not
+ a high priority for the MSIE team. Since I design according to web
+ standards, I don't want the new Netscape Navigator 4 to be in my way.
+ <b>MSIE is not going to be maintained independently</b> - the only
+ prospect of getting a browser upgrade for MSIE is to buy a new OS. Buy
+ a new OS just to get a new version of the browser? That's the joke of the
+ month. Other browsers come with periodic upgrades with many improvements -
+So expect to see more and more non-MSIE-compatible embellishments on my
+sites, or otherwise pages that were not tested there. Please use a different
+browser to browse my sites, trust me - you'll like it.