Originally Posted by NoseKi||s
The computer market is changing. There's more and more people using computers that don't care or don't know how to find out what the version number actually stands for (changelogs etc.)
That's why the version number is becoming a "marketing asset" for the less knowledgeable people.
"I need a browser. I probably should pick the most advanced one, so i'll take IE8 over FF4"
Yea I get that but still people the majority of people don't know the difference between Internet explorer and firefox. I beg them to switch to Firefox or chrome and they never bother to. And the funny thing is it's free. So I secretly download one and switch their default browser to one and I even have the decently to copy over the data (like their bookmarks, and saved passwords) and they will come back to me and like say "*** did you do that for." Me: "Chrome has a lot better security and faster then IE8. And they say "I don't see a difference put it back to Internet explorer I don't know how to operate this thing." And then me: "Just give it a try and if you don't like it I'll take it off."
3 days later... Yea that program you put on my computer is crap can I have my internet explorer back. Yea sure but do me a favor and please let me update it to version 9.
The problem is most people have problem adapting to new things they like for stuff to stay static most people don't care to learn new things. That's where people like us come in and we don't understand because we thrive on learning new stuff. Well at least most of the people I've met at these forums. Anyways I'm getting off topic
p.s. usually I do this about 5 or 6 times and they finally realize "This program is actually cooler". I'm a persistent bastard I know.Edited by roberts91 - 2/8/11 at 5:04am