Electronics Retailer Charging 6.8% Tax To Customers Who Shop Using Internet Explorer 7

Electronics Retailer Charging 6.8% Tax To Customers Who Shop Using Internet Explorer 7

While most of you are surely using the latest customized version of Firefox or Chrome to read this post, there are still a handful of people who not only continue to browse the Internet with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, but with outdated versions of IE. Thus, one Australian electronics retailer Kogan has decided to impose a tax on customers who apparently refuse to upgrade their browsers. [More]

‘Do Not Track’ Browser Option Will Remain Opt-In Only

‘Do Not Track’ Browser Option Will Remain Opt-In Only

Last week, Microsoft got some deserved praise from privacy advocates — and much “harumph”-ing from online advertisers — when it announced that its next iteration of Internet Explorer would go out with Do Not Track as the default privacy setting. Unfortunately, that plan appears to have been scuttled, not by Microsoft, but by the authors of the Do Not Track specifications draft. [More]

Microsoft: One Out of 14 Net Downloads Could Be Bad For You

Microsoft: One Out of 14 Net Downloads Could Be Bad For You

The Net is just rife with hackers and malcontents just waiting to pounce on unsuspecting Web surfers, right? So, of course, the brainiacs at Microsoft are saying its Internet Explorer 9 web browser can be your online guardian against the rising threat. [More]

New Firefox, Internet Explorer Browsers Compete For Your Love

New Firefox, Internet Explorer Browsers Compete For Your Love

Stepping up to compete with the latest version of Google Chrome, new versions of Firefox and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer are poised to continue the arms race to get you to see the internet through their distinctive sets of eyes. [More]

Security Patching For XP Service Pack 2 Ends Today

Security Patching For XP Service Pack 2 Ends Today

If you’re still using Windows XP SP2, you’re about to be on your own. Today Microsoft releases its final security update for Service Pack 2 (the 32-bit version, at least). [More]

Walmart Hates Firefox And Safari

Walmart Hates Firefox And Safari

Our website requires the browser Internet Explorer version 6 or higher. It appears that you are using Firefox, Safari, or another browser that Wal-Mart Video Downloads doesn’t currently support. Click here to get Internet Explorer for free from Microsoft.

Kit: Protect Your PC From Viruses for Cheap

And there you go: that’s how easy it is to completely brick your newly bought PC. Luckily, it’s just as easy to prevent that from happening. So here’s one for the Consumerist Kit: how to protect your computer from viral scumbags without paying a dime. This is only valid for Windows users, the suckers.

Firefox: More Errors Than Internet Explorer, But Faster Solutions

Firefox: More Errors Than Internet Explorer, But Faster Solutions

The Firefox vs. Internet Explorer debates are much like the Mac vs. PC wars. Everyone seems to choose sides, and the Firefox crew proselytizes much like Mac owners do.

Best Buy Hates Firefox

Best Buy Hates Firefox

Loyal Consumerist Danilo slowly accrued Best Buy points, only to be foiled by retarded web design.