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+#include '../template.wml'
+<subject "Stop Using Internet Explorer!" />
+
+<p>
+You should stop using Microsoft Internet Explorer for surfing the web. This is
+because:
+</p>
+
+<ol>
+<li>It is insecure. Many exploits were discovered in it so far, and more
+are constantly discovered.
+</li>
+<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.
+</li>
+<li>
+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.
+</li>
+<li>
+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
+month or what)
+</li>
+</ol>
+
+<p>
+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:
+</p>
+
+<ol>
+    <li>
+    <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.
+    </li>
+    <li>
+    <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.
+    </li>
+    <li>
+    <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).
+    </li>
+    <li>
+    <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. 
+    </li>
+    <li>
+    <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 -
+    all for free.
+    </li>
+</ol>
+
+<p>
+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.
+</p>