It was bound to happen. Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer finally just broke. Nothing fancy, no bells, whistles or fireworks. It just died. For some unknown reason, cookies are no longer working. There are a handful that are set, and more are accepted because they keep piling up. But the ones I want to work (Observer login, Bloglines login) don’t.
So I’m done. I had installed Mozilla‘s Firefox 0.8, and with a simple “set as default” click, Internet Explorer is no more. Sure, it’s there and all. But it’s not the default, and if I can help it, I’m not even going to fire it up. So far, I’m pleased. The browsing speed is much faster than IE as far as I can tell, and I’m supporting an app that deserves the support.
There are some small problems. I’m composing this entry in Movable Type, and the little buttons that allow me to easily add italic or bold text, or define a URL, are missing. Not a big price to pay, but it would be nice if they were there. If anyone knows how to make them work, please let me know.
Update: The Movable Type buttons are easily fixed. Check the comments for the details. Thanks to Jennifer and Mark for the information on how to get there.