Answers to the reasons Big-J found:
1. It is EVIL!!!!!!!!
A. Don't be a twit
2: It wastes over 100 megs of hard drive space
B. You download 5 Porn Videos; that wastes 100Mb of Space - Internet Explorer is fully deintergratable in Windows XP and is in no way a waste of space.
3: Despite what Bill claims, it's not really free. Each installed copy of IE costs exactly one soul.
C. Don't be a twit
4: IE has more bugs than a bait store!
D. At least once in this explanation I hope to see a well put together argument?
5: Installing it automatically signs you up for the security hole of the week club.
E. Please; just one good one would be great
6: It can send your personal information to Microsoft.
F. It can; but it doesn't because that is illegal - what it can do is send what you're doing to Microsoft to tell them how to improve it. It does this because you have agreed to it in the disclaimer you didn't read.
7: It's been known to bite people's heads off.
G. Now I'm just going to delet the stupid ones.
8: Its installation process overwrites system DLLs with newer version that are not always 100% compatible.
H. Internet Explorer is built into Windows; if you delete it then its your fault as to what happens when you need it back again.
9: The majority of people still use Netscape.
I. That is the first truely funny things I've seen on here!
10: Microsoft wrote it. Do you really need another reason?
J. Don't be a twit
13: It's proprietary; they don't want you to know what's in it.Mozilla's source code can be downloaded for free.
K. They don't want you to know whats in it because then it can be copied. Mozilla is not copied because its not worth it.
14: IE is "integrated" in to Windows. Netscape is a well behaved application. When IE crashes it can hose the system. Netscape won't do that.
L. Netscape is a useless application; its your fault if Internet Explorer Crashes and what happens afterwards is never irreprebal
15: The DOJ isn't after Netscape.
M. What the devil is DOJ?
16: ActiveX allows hackers to do ANYTHING with your system. That's not true with Java.
N. SP2 Internet Explorer blocks ActiveX Controls unless specifically allowed or has a certificate for using it.
17: Microsoft's Java is not compatible with standard Java and vice versa.
O. Which is now the most used Java?
19: If the install fails it can leave your system unusable.
P. You don't install Internet Explorer.
24: Yes, we all want advertising on our desktops don't we? Nuke the channel bar.
Q. The channel Bar doesn't exist; and was easy to switch off.
25: You will just love the oversized tool bars if you have a 640*480 screen.
R. You deserve oversized Toolbars if you use 640 by 480.
26: IE 4 on Windows 95 is basically Windows 98. And you know what a mess Windows 98 is right?
S. You know what; I don't.
28: Both the installer and the uninstaller are about as stable as nitroglycerin.
T. They don't let ideots near Nitroglycerin; so how does whoever wrote this even know?
29: Need to use IE 3 AND IE 4? Forget it, you would have to dual boot between browsers... because IE is part of Bills OS.
U. Nobody wants to use IE 3 anyway; and yes it is.
30: Remember that RAM upgrade you did a few months ago? Well, you will need more.
V. You can never have too much RAM anyway.
35: ActiveX is limited to IE on Windows95/98/NT. It won't work on Mac, Linux, DOS, Windows 3.1, etc. or with other browsers.
W. It won't because they're useless - especially Mac. It does; try it yourself.
37: Do you really understand the IE license in legal terms? You are now Bill's towel boy.
X. Rather that than be a twit.
39: Most web content is still developed for Netscape Navigator.
Y. The very idea is laughable.
43: Microsoft forces people to install and use it through bundling and unnecessary integration. If it were really any good do you think they would have to do that?
Z. They do that to make it easier to use and startup from Windows. If Windows didn't have Internet Explorer on it how would people get a new Brower?
44: AOL uses IE.
AA. That is because it is the best; they can't use Mozilla because its not.
49: Because management thinks IE is good.
AB. What the hell does that mean?
52: Netscape Navigator / Communicator is STILL better than IE.
AC. The very idea is laughable.
53: Netscape has a cool mascot, Mozilla. Microsoft has Evie the Evil "e".
54: IE changes the way your Windows 95 desktop works even if you don't install the "enhanced" desktop.
AE. The advances in technology between Windows 3.11 and Windows 95 has been said to confuse the more ignorant amung us.
55: At various points IE identifies itself as being "Mozilla" compatible. Why use a bad clone when you can use the real thing instead?
AF. It doesn't now does it?
56: Compaq ships business computers with Windows 95 (or NTWS 4), not 98 because many companies don't want 98 and it's mandatory browser.
AG. Don't know about you; but that doesn't happen that much now.
57: When Compaq ships IE 4.01 on Windows 95, they include a nice little leaflet titled in big letters "Problem with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 for Windows 95 - Computer Non-responsive on Shutdown"
AH. Nor does that.