Internet Explorer Makes Fun Of Itself Again In The New Ad

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer marketing team posted an ad that targets IE haters last month. That ad was focused on the IE haters who generally have a bad impression on IE however good it is. Now, IE pokes fun of itself saying that the sign of Mayans apocalypse is here because Internet Explorer 10 is actually good now.

Will these kind of marketing change people’s minds?

via: Gizmodo

  • clay113

    I admit when I used Win 7 I was a Chrome user more than IE 9. Since I’ve updated to Win 8 and bought my Surface tablet I have not missed Chrome at all. I don’t have another browser on my desktop pc for the first time in a long time.

    • Robert Johnson

      I use IE10 a lot more these days too. I really like it.

  • Streetnerd

    They should fire the marketing team…. looks hell ugly

  • rdubmu

    I hate how you guys post over on WMPoweruser with a link… you should just post the whole thing or nothing at all.

  • macs bac

    I don’t understand what Microsoft r trying to do here. Software developers especially hate ie because of the lack of standards compliance(much improved in IE 10 but still not good enough) & a need to support not just chrome, Firefox etc but multiple versions of ie each with multiple modes. Its a nitemare.

    What about a decent extension system. However the real reason I use chrome is the cross platform syncing.

    IE isn’t just not as good as chrome. Its not as good as Firefox, safari or even opera.

    • arrow2010

      Agreed, they need to go over to WebKit and have a robust extension mechanism.

      • macs bac

        They problem Microsoft has is how do they move to an open standards compliant browser while supporting legacy IE web 2.0 apps. It would affect share point and many businesses who have developed apps based in IE. That’s what this disastrous compatibility and other modes is about. Its a tough problem with major impact. Microsoft need to drive the open web standards like Google & Apple instead of competing with them. Chrome has so many nice but obvious features. For example a spell checker built in. This is vital for business use.

  • Vladimir Byazrov Photographer

    who needs Chrome when there’s an Opera.
    Though I don’t see difference
    between Chrome and IE10
    – they are kinda the same.

    • Kool Shah

      i only use opera and some pages dont open due to ads blocks then i use ie 10