It’s just getting worse.

Some time ago we’ve complained about Internet Explorer’s start page being not very user-friendly. Later, the situation improved somewhat for IE7, but looks like it got much worse for IE6:

So you didn't like our old page, huh?

So you didn't like our old page, huh?

OMG we’re so influential!

Less than a month ago we’ve complained about how unfriendly the Internet Explorer start page was. And behold:

Much better, but still no cigar.

Much better, but still no cigar.

This one is somewhat better, at least it give me an obvious direction what to do. It doesn’t address the most important problem, however: why on Earth I even have to think about a choice. Just gimme the search box, dammit!

Internet ain’t easy.

IE 6 default start page

ie6 default start page

This is the default home page for Internet Explorer 6, otherwise known as “Internet” (that’s what the shortcut says, anyway). So the first thing I’m supposed to do is to login somewhere – but where do I search for naked ladies, WTF?

What about version 7, did they fix it? Well, not quite:

IE 7 default start page

IE 7 start page

Note that the page name is “runonce3.aspx” – but it keeps coming up every.single.f*cking.time, not just once, or 3 times – always. And saying “Welcome back” on a runonce page is oxy-damned-moronic. Well at least this one comes with a little searchbox in the corner, I can lookup boobies right away.

That’s why more and more people use firefox:

firefox start page

firefox start page

But if you’re in customer support, IE will probably give you less problems because people would just look at the start page and say, “Boy, this Internet schtick ain’t easy. Better call my grandson some time to figure it all out”, turn the computer off and go back to barbecuing. Computer off=happy support!