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Windows 7: Internet Explorer Users are More Stupid Than Others: Study

30 Jul 2011   #1

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Internet Explorer Users are More Stupid Than Others: Study

Internet Explorer Users Are Dumber, Study Shows - FoxNews.com

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30 Jul 2011   #2

 
 

I don't think it's so funny. As the article itself says, "These results aren't surprising because browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Opera are generally used by professionals and other assorted "geeks," while Internet Explorer is the default option on Windows computers and is mostly used by the inexperienced and those who don't even know there are other options."

People who are "inexperienced" just aren't experienced YET! That doesn't make them less intelligent. So what's so funny?

Somehow this doesn't surprise me that it comes from Fox news. . .
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31 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

That article doesn't originate from Foxnews. They just happened to be reporting it as well. Inexperience and intelligence are separate things. One doesn't necessarily lead to the other. Isn't that how intelligence is measured amongst toddlers or animals? You can have all the experience in the world and still be stupid. And there are people that have no experience doing something and yet achieve success the 1st time. I found the article funny and amusing because of the context. I know not using IE doesn't automatically make you smart. My brother and parents are using Firefox because I put it on their PC's. The fact that you took a jab at Foxnews tells me all I need to know about your attitude. I don't drink the foxnews kool aid ,but your jab seems to say you're drinking the lib kookaid. But I don't want to turn a tech forum into a political argument. It was just an amusing article to me and probably many others. It's a provocative headline.
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31 Jul 2011   #4

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 
Internet Explorer Users are More Stupid Than Others: Study

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31 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What a load of codswallop and stuff issuing from the rear of a bull.

After that report, it doesn't surprise me that they are now under the threat of a lawsuit: AptiQuant Threatened With A Lawsuit By Loyal Internet Explorer Users. | AptiQuant
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31 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
"These results aren't surprising because browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Opera are generally used by professionals and other assorted "geeks," while Internet Explorer is the default option on Windows computers and is mostly used by the inexperienced and those who don't even know there are other options."
It is pretty funny they would say that, I myself use IE9.. but have firefox as well incase I run into a compatibility error and I just stick with Safari when I'm on OS X. For the most part I have to say this is true, I wouldn't say the people are stupid, but inexperienced is for sure a proper term.
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31 Jul 2011   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
That article doesn't originate from Foxnews. They just happened to be reporting it as well. Inexperience and intelligence are separate things. One doesn't necessarily lead to the other. Isn't that how intelligence is measured amongst toddlers or animals? You can have all the experience in the world and still be stupid. And there are people that have no experience doing something and yet achieve success the 1st time. I found the article funny and amusing because of the context. I know not using IE doesn't automatically make you smart. My brother and parents are using Firefox because I put it on their PC's. The fact that you took a jab at Foxnews tells me all I need to know about your attitude. I don't drink the foxnews kool aid ,but your jab seems to say you're drinking the lib kookaid. But I don't want to turn a tech forum into a political argument. It was just an amusing article to me and probably many others. It's a provocative headline.
Well, my name is Imperfect1, isn't it?
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31 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

According to the Aptiquant report released, there was a small cohort of users who used Internet Explorer but was intelligent enough to add the Google Chrome plug-in. As the graph showed, the higher the IQ, the less IE was used with the exception of IE+Chrome. Statistically significant.

As far as the conclusion reached, Aptiquant's underlying motivation may have colored it. Trying to build a webpage that must still meet requirements set by antiquated browsers which are still used by a sizable market must be frustrating, incapacitating and costly.

IBN's counter-arguments were whiningly childish. That is, they never addressed the points Aptiquant raised. They just addressed the IE-low IQ correlation and the pain that must have caused.
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31 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What about those poor people who are unfortunate enough to actually have Stupid as a surname?
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31 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
What a load of codswallop and stuff issuing from the rear of a bull.

After that report, it doesn't surprise me that they are now under the threat of a lawsuit: AptiQuant Threatened With A Lawsuit By Loyal Internet Explorer Users. | AptiQuant

Gotta be pretty dumb to sue a company just because you don't like the results of a survey.
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