So, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 9 sometime very recently, yesterday, today perhaps. I had tried the beta, it wasn’t very stable. That isn’t too surprising, beta’s sometimes are not stable at all.
I installed IE9 at work (32-bit) and it seemed to run ok, I didn’t visit a whole bunch of sites so who knows. I figured that I would try it at home under Windows 7 64-bit. Well, as soon as I tried to log into my blog and post something, it didn’t work. It also locked up a few times in other sites (Twitter, Facebook). Naturally, I decided to remove it.
I went into the Control Panel and selected “Uninstall a program” – low and behold, IE9 doesn’t appear in the list. It is under Windows Components along the left-hand side. So, I uncheck the box and IE9 starts uninstalling. I restart the laptop and when it comes back up there is no IE9 (good thing) BUT there is no IE8 either – it didn’t appear to roll-back. Nice job Microsoft.
So, I have no web browser on my laptop which is needed to download a web browser. I downloaded Firefox on another PC and copied it via USB stick to this laptop to install it. I think, because Microsoft pissed me off, that I am done, for the time being at least with IE (at home anyway).
So, that brings me today’s post:
The Auction – I received a flyer today about an auction this coming weekend at White Oaks. I was going to see if my sister wanted to go but then remembered that she works on Saturdays. I called Tracey who loves auctions and she is joining me – should be fun. I have never actually been to a “real” auction. They have furniture, appliances, computers, etc. I am looking forward to it – I am hoping to see some living room furniture, cheap would be great.
Anyway, that’s it for tonight. Have a good one.