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Desktop dictatorship: Corporate Australia still prefers Internet Explorer

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"What you won't find, however, when you ask this question in Australia's technology sector, is many people who profess to love Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.

"It was long-term criticism of Internet Explorer's non-standards-compliant features, bugs and lack of development, after all, that led to the explosion in the popularity of alternatives throughout the past half-decade. And despite rapid improvements in the browser's capabilities since that time, many technology enthusiasts still maintain bad memories of the software.

"And yet there is one place in Australia that Internet Explorer remains firmly entrenched, with barely any rivals to challenge its virtual monopoly: On the desktops of the nation's large business and government entities."

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