Wishing Internet Explorer would finally be a real browser

As I play with browsers, I’ve fallen for Internet Explorer 9.  It isn’t as much of a hassle to develop for anymore, finally choosing standards that seem to be close to what the other browsers use.  They’ve finally got tabbed browsing with removable tabs that can be re-added back in, much like Google Chrome.  As Internet Explorer grows up, I’m thrilled with the features that are getting added.  It’s slowly maturing into a real browser.

While I can browse the internet with Internet Explorer, it’s still not something I can completely uninstall and reinstall.  It’s still baked into the operating system.  

Screenshot of "Uninstall or change a program" with a search for "internet explorer" and no matches.

Until I can truly uninstall it and reinstall it and see it on the “Uninstall a program” page, it’s just a great operating system feature in my book and not a full-fledged browser.

So please, Internet Explorer team, show the world how awesome your product can be without baking it in the operating system!

By sadukie

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