Originally posted here by r8devil
[B]IE being the default browser in your system and coming instaled already when you purchase a new system is the problem. If it didnt come with new systems people will have a choice and there would be more variety in the browser used by regular people(not talking about techs here).
If I didn't have IE installed by default I couldn't download Mozilla ...ah the irony of using IE to download Mozilla which will take over it's job.

Good discussion and comments AOers... I especially like and agree with the comment about the only way IE will be safe is a complete rewrite -- hit nail on the head there.

Putting bandaids on this gushing dike ain't gonna work M$!!!