Sunday, May 07, 2006

IE destroyer

"You already want people to switch to Firefox.
Now's the time to get serious about it,"
according to the site. "Google is paying $1 for
each new Firefox user you refer. ... Now you can
advance your ideals, save people from popups and
spyware hell, and make some serious money."

I have a gut feeling that these folks ideals
beyond gutting IE are not my own. I don't
understand what "political ideals" have to do
with this.

Google did not return calls seeking comment for
this story, but the search giant offers a
standard $1 per user referral fee to websites
that generate new downloads of Firefox with the
Google Toolbar.

Other reasons the site offers for switching from
IE to Firefox include, "Reduce your weekly family
and friends tech support load to eight hours" - a
reason that pokes fun at various problems users
encounter when using IE - and "If we knew web
designers would hurl themselves off it, we
wouldn't have put the Golden Gate bridge so close
to San Francisco," which cites developer
difficulties in making websites IE-compatible.

But the explorerdestroyer people are as serious
as you want to be. The highest level allows you
to block IE users from your site.

Hmmmm. I wonder. Should I?

Full report.