It's so bad, it makes my hair bleed. Which, now that I think about it, is kind of cool, and something to remember for next Halloween.
But I'm a bored kitsune, so I thought I'd tell you all how to download a far superior browser without once having to touch that god-awful joke, Internet Explorer. After all, it's the main reason people use IE - to download something better. That, or to piss off their room-mates.
Also, I recently cracked a joke about using IE to install Firefox on my new computer, so I thought I'd just toss this out here while it's still somewhat relevant.
Open Windows PowerShell (this is presuming you use Windows, obviously). Don't have it as a shortcut for some reason? Hit the Start button and type "powershell" - or, if you recently installed the vicious malware known as Windows 8, hit your crotch with a hammer and move to the side of the screen for the Search function and do the same. Assuming it doesn't bug out and crash like the train-wreck it is.
Then stretch those typing fingers out! This really only takes as long as it takes for you to type (and might take less than actually firing up a browser and navigating to the Mozilla page, etc, etc). Typey-type the following.
PS> $DLPATH = "C:\Firefox_Installer.exe"
( You just created a variable called "DLPATH", which must be the full path to where you want the file downloaded; it has to be a specific file, not just a directory, or you'll cop an error. Variables can be named almost anything, and they can be in upper or lower case; it doesn't matter, just don't forget the dollar-sign.)
( OK, that's the hard part, because that URL is just so long. Note that the URL is meant to be all one word, I just put a space between the first two "/"s in "http://" to stop Inkbunny truncating it.)
PS> $WC = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
PS> $WC.DownloadFile($DLFILE, $DLPATH)
Pow. Powershell invokes the .NET Web Client and snags the file stored in the "$DLFILE" variable. To do this with another file, simply set $DLFILE and $DLPATH to something else.
Too lazy to go click on the file? Good!
PS> Invoke-Item C:\Firefox*
Yes, that's right, you're too lazy to type the full path. Woo! Note: it takes significantly less effort to download files using a Unix terminal. Kind of embarrassing, really...
And yes, guys, I'm still writing and I have actually started writing several serious journals over the last week, and I keep erasing them before I commit to posting. I don't know, I just can't think of anything I really want to commit to posting here. I get about half-way through writing about a good topic before I throw my paws up and bail out.
I'm sure I'll get over it. For now, enjoy being safe in the knowledge you almost never will need to touch IE again.