Microsoft Cripples Internet Explorer

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Now that I’m done catching up, I can talk about today’s news.

One of Microsoft’s security updates for this month has been causing problems for Internet Explorer users, of both versions (6 and 7). Users have been reporting that IE either won’t start or crashes when trying to load certain sites. Microsoft is reportedly looking into the issue.

It doesn’t happen on all machines. My computer’s perfectly fine. Admittedly, I use Firefox for everything but my school website, but at least I don’t have trouble starting the browser.

As long as Microsoft is only messing up their own browser, I’m happy. If one of their security updates destroys Firefox’s functionality and leaves IE smelling like roses, though, I’ll be really mad.


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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