Bye bye security & ease of use!
I actually use IE9 from time to time, most of all to browse Microsoft related websites which I either need for work / study (TechNet, MSDN) or personally (Windows Live). Yes, I actually enjoy the experience too at times, but obviously SeaMonkey is what I like best and use most.
Still, lets take a look at some its "Invoegtoepassingen" (plugins) shall we ?
- Java plugin.
- Spybot-SD IE Protection
- Spybot - Search and Destroy configuration
- Adobe PDF Link Helper
Even Microsoft distributed pdf files and why do they want me to browse the Net without extra malware protection ? (Granted; Avast runs in the background too, but still...).
Now here is where it gets really stupid:
- Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper.
- Office Document Cache handler.
- Send to OneNote.
- Linked OneNote notitions.
- Include in blog using Windows Live writer.
I actually /rely/ on those OneNote plugins. In short: OneNote is an Office program allowing me to collect lots of information. From photo's to (voice) recordings and even text it can get from pictures through means of OCR (IMO really impressive feature). Needless to say you can also easily sort all this info to find it all back again :-)
Like last evening; I go over the TechNet Win8 dev. preview forum and notice some interesting comments. I mark those, right click and can immediately use "Send to OneNote". Done. I don't have to worry about where it goes, saving work if the power fails, I'm immediately done.
And later I can easily, at my own pase, go over all of those snippets again and sort 'm out. Some I save as reference, others I'll simply remove after having checked them out further (also applies to programming examples).
Sure; it works in SeaMonkey too (and I heavily use it there as well) but not as easily as "click -> send". More like "copy, start OneNote, paste".
And the best for last:
- Translate with Bing.
This is actually quite an interesting plugin (accelerator). Don't use it that often but whenever I do I think it does a fairly good job.
You don't really expect me to believe that missing out on all of that functionality would actually be an advantage for me? Microsoft; maybe you think some of your end-users are stupid (and yes, some of them really are) but not THAT stupid.