why would anyone choose to use IE?
My answer is simple. Because it's integrated seamlessly into my Operating System and Office Suite, that's why.
Ask yourself why would anyone use a third party browser that you have to plug in god knows how many ways to make it work correctly with your operating system?
"Oh my gosh, why did my operating system crash?"
I started testing IE during the Windows 95 beta period back in 1992, went through 9 test builds before it shipped public August 24 1995 and have been using it since. I have never had a single problem with IE. I can accomplish everything on the internet that these other browsers claim to do just as fast and safe.
In the early 90's people swore by Netscape as the best browser in the world, and guess what, it died, same with Opera, AOL, Yahoo, Mozilla and now there's the FireFox fad. IE is still here!
I say to each his own, what ever works for you is all personal. But that doesn't mean that everyone who chooses to stick with IE is any less knowledgeable than let's say a FireFox user!
FireFox may be here forever, or it may not. But remember this much, as long as Microsoft makes Windows, there will be a Microsoft browser built in with it. Call it dominant, monopoly, greedy, or what you want, but it works just fine for some people.
People who bitch about IE sounds a bit crazy to someone like me that's never had a lick of problems with it after 15 smooth years. I mean what's the debate here? I use FireFox, IE is incorrect?
I'm currently running IE7 and it's my usual summary, it works just fine for me!
For the one's who choose third party browsers and all that you have to plug in, more power to you.