good points all.
but there should be an acceptable alternative that the user controls.
i have been through an Me/ie6 nightmare, so this is not a good time to tell me how wonderful billy boy is. the file manager program i use to design web sites is called arachnophilia…here is what they posted on their site this week:
Until recently I wrote programs only for Windows, but like many, I have noticed that Microsoft’s originally positive behavior and attitude toward its customers has gradually evaporated, replaced by an increasingly fascist policy – greater profit, less time wasted improving its products. Over time, Microsoft’s programs have gotten worse – more and more features, less and less internal coherence. But this all pales compared to an apparent Microsoft corporate goal: complete control of the end user’s computer. It has recently been discovered that Windows XP users may have parts of their operating system replaced by Microsoft while they are on line, without any overt notification or permission. This change of policy is official – it is in very small print, but Microsoft is not trying to conceal their plans.