“Modern Internet Explorer”

This made me laugh out loud when I saw it.

Running Windows 8 via Parallels on my Mac the caption for Internet Explorer is shown as “Modern Internet Explorer” presumably as opposed to that old, out-dated version that they previously shipped! This text would normally appear on the title bar of a Windows application but with the new Metro style app you don’t get to see the title bar.

I have to admit that I do like the clean look of the new version of IE but at the same time it is hugely frustrating as I have yet been able to find the Options panel and I have also struggled to get out of the view that shows thumbnails of the open tabs.

So in summary it looks good but isn’t very intuitive to use, pretty much Windows 8 in a nutshell and beautifully encapsulated in this video as someone with one too many tequilas attempts to use it for the first time.

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