Internet Explorer is:
"A simple Windows XP tool which allows the user to browse to Mozilla.com and download Firefox, a web browser." - Definition from Urban Dictionary.
So IE turned out to be useful in the end...
Every time a friend brings me a brand new laptop to take a look at, I say:
"Ok, start Firefox and go to youtube and see if you got the Flash player addons".
"Wait, where's Firefox? Damn, man, how do you browse with this thing?"
"Dammit, now I have to go home, start MY Firefox, and download Firefox off it!"
"Dude, this thing, like... has Internet Explorer..."
"Oh yeah, I forgot it does!"
<run Internet Explorer>
<wait 10-15 minutes for IE to load>
<page not found>
"What the hell, doesn't this thing have that adressbar thing that know what you're talking about?"
<pane not found>
"GOD DOMMOT FROOONK!"
Whenever i see people using IE I get the sudden urge to slap them in the back of the head. But seriously Firefox is always the first thing i download after i install an OS.
The only thing we should thank Microsoft for is the XboX 360. They birthed the horrible abomination known as Windows...Which I happily use today ^.^