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Microsoft has figured out how to get websites to stop treating Internet Explorer like a second-class web browser: it’s going to disguise itself as Firefox. A simple tweak to the Internet Explorer 11 user agent string has been spotted, thanks to an early build of Windows Blue leaking to the web over the weekend.

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That's pretty pathetic lol. Also OP you may want to fix your title tongue.gif

That said it's probably a good thing MS doesn't want websites to be like "oh, jeez, IE." Now they can be like "oh hey, something different and maybe better."
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They're just evening out the playing field. IE10 is a great browser, but it still gets a bad rap because of previous versions.
    
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I'm not sure I ever saw what was wrong with IE9 and certainty not IE10.
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I'm not sure I ever saw what was wrong with IE9 and certainty not IE10.
They aren't Firefox, that's what tongue.gif
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I'm not sure I ever saw what was wrong with IE9 and certainty not IE10.

There really is nothing wrong with IE 10. The only thing I never liked was the html coding issue.
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Microsoft is on the fail path really hard, if they don't get focused quickly, it's not going to end well for them.. rolleyes.gif
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post #8 of 81
Would be saying the same thing if Firefox for some reason was trying to spoof itself as IE? Or maybe it does already. I don't know, just saying.
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Sad though. Firefox is no longer the top dog, so IE is trying to be like the 3rd place candidate. Thats what the shame is......
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IE 10 is very decent, I think it's better than Safari even. MS deserved a second chance here. If it requires them to do this ok. Although I wonder, does that mean, we'll be seeing Firefox marketshare going up ? tongue.gif
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