[Wine] Re: Wine 1.2 IE8

rem wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Dec 30 03:31:46 CST 2010

Gear-actua wrote:
> I'm not able to help but I would like to pose a question to you. Why IE at all? It has been my experience that IE sucks. Mind you that is my experience and one that mainly comprises of how laggy and crashy and security comprimised IE can be.
> Why would you want it then? Page functionality checking? Personal preference? Sheer ego?
> Feel free not to answer, this is just a question of why and Nunya is a valid (if annoying) answer.

this question has been asked on many related forums so i will try answer for you: you are 100% right. IE is nothing but a pain and at least i, would be glad to get rid of it forever but unfortunately that's not possible yet.

i am a web developer and i need to make sure that certain websites or web applications that i am working on are properly displayed cross browsers. everybody knows IE still is the browser of choice for most of the internet users today so it is important that i have at hand at least the latest version available of IE (and / or the most popular) so I can do my testing without running to a windows machine, dual booting or installing windows on a virtual machine.

i bet there are other reasons out there for people to use IE but i just wanted to point out one of them and in my case, the only one.

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