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Heh, I'm guessing a mistake? It wouldn't make much sense to do this since first off, it would decrease IE's popularity in stats (FF would increase), and most sites probably use compatibility tests instead of the user agent to, well, determine whether it is compatible with the page. Anyway, I hope they release it for W7, too.
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On the one hand Microsoft is still seeing the results of years of not complying with standards, first with IE 6, then with IE 7 and IE 8, they only made a major effort with IE 9, and now IE 10, so in a way they deserve this.

On the other hand, this is absolutely the wrong way to handle the situation, they should just work with the major sites in order to have them comply, you know be nice guys, offer help, etc. This is actually detrimental to the brand image of IE as it may lower its perceived marketshare given how it identifies itself as Firefox.
 
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Why can't people actually contribute to the discussion? Some one said they saw nothing wrong with IE10 and the response was "it's not firefox"?! That was enlightening.
well there's not much to say unless you have some knowledge about something. And people are just talking to say something.


I remember a few years ago, I used to switch to Internet explorer when a website wouldn't work. this was before Chrome was out i think.
But now, even if I use chrome, I always try out a website with Firefox to see if it works. And websites always work with Firefox. Websites don't always work with Internet explorer like they used to. Maybe if Microsoft changes the user agent like this there won't be this problem anymore.
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well there's not much to say unless you have some knowledge about something. And people are just talking to say something.


I remember a few years ago, I used to switch to Internet explorer when a website wouldn't work. this was before Chrome was out i think.
But now, even if I use chrome, I always try out a website with Firefox to see if it works. And websites always work with Firefox. Websites don't always work with Internet explorer like they used to. Maybe if Microsoft changes the user agent like this there won't be this problem anymore.

No browser is perfect... I just switched from Firefox (and ive been using Firefox since 0.7) to Chrome, and ruTorrent GUI font scaling does not work with page zoom frown.gif

Chrome because I have an Android device, and I find chrome the most seamless (Bookmarks / tab sharing / android UI).
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I use Chrome (Comodo Dragon) and Firefox/Iceweasel. Used Opera before as well.

firefox has the best plugin support: adblock plus, noscript, betterprivacy, etc

Internet explorer tends to be the slowest and chrome tends to be lightest/fastest
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Uhm, people. Every single browser pretends to be another. Chrome are doing it, Firefox are doing it, everybody's doing it. IE has pretended to be Firefox/Mozilla prolly since the 90s.

Read this on why user-agents pretend to be other browsers http://webaim.org/blog/user-agent-string-history/
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Nothing wrong with IE.
    
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Uhm, people. Every single browser pretends to be another. Chrome are doing it, Firefox are doing it, everybody's doing it. IE has pretended to be Firefox/Mozilla prolly since the 90s.

http://webaim.org/blog/user-agent-string-history/
well that was a cool story. Now I remember reading something like that before. Probably as I as younger, I was too lazy to read the whole thing. Or I wasn't in the bathroom. tongue.gif
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post #30 of 81
Frankly, I think its only masking as Firefox so that IE 11 wasn't immediately known to the public from the first alpha build... nothing to do with getting websites to show it the "proper" site.
Edited by jrocks84 - 3/26/13 at 5:05pm
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