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Microsoft's Internet Explorer Has a New Mascot


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In a very strange event, Microsoft's Internet Explorer has gained a new mascot. It's Inori Aizawa, a magical girl robot fighting anime character they made up that's now a new official mascot for IE. They even went so far as to make a 2 minute short about it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHTUlF7NA2o

(I don't know how to mae youtube videos appear as anything more than links anymore)

Thanks Arashikage for telling me how to do that.

 

They have an official Facebook page created for her, in which it gives an interesting little biography:

"When I was younger, I used to be a clumsy, slow and awkward girl.

However, just like the story of ugly duckling, people told me that I have really matured and changed over the years. I feel confident in my abilities now, and I'm eager to show you what I can do.

Why don't you get to know me a little better?"

 

It seems to be referring to IE and its bad reputation.

 

Source: http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2013/11/06/internet-explorers-new-official-mascot-inori-aizawa-cute-robot-fighting-anime-heroine/

 

 

Backstory: http://www.collateralds.com/news/random/the-story-of-aizawa-inori/

 

 

I don't know about you guys, but while weird, this actually has kinda won me over. I might actually start using IE because of this. xD

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That's kinda funny actually.  And as to your YouTube problem, all too have to do is type ["YouTube"] before and ["/YouTube"] after.  Without the quotes of course. 

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An anime girl isn't enough to make me break my comfortable routine of using a browser that is not IE.

 

If an anime girl is so convincing, maybe Nintendo should have put one in Command.

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I may be a Chrome boy, but I must admit, that's pretty awesome. 

 

Also; Did I hear the Wilhelm Scream at 1:21? :P

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American culture fad: Anime. Thustly: Make IE a posterchild to appeal to culture fad.

Is that going to change my browsing habits? No. I'm pretty stuck with Chrome and Opera. Seriously, if I want to tout that I use IE, I can set Opera to identify itself as IE!

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Yeah, I saw that last night and I fucking love it. I'm pretty sure anime girl personifications are actually pretty normal over in Asia. I think I heard stuff about Windows 7 and 8 both having them. No cool 2-minute videos to go with them that I'm aware of, but yeah. And this apparently came out of something for an anime event, so it's not all that surprising.

 

I've got Chrome as my main browser, but sometimes it has issues with certain sites and I don't like fiddling around trying to fix it, so I tend to use Firefox as a backup. Never got too attached to the Fox, though, so I suppose I'll download that themed IE version their Facebook page offers once it's available and use it as my backup. 

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I will still never use Internet Explorer.  However, the video is cool.  Shame it's IE.  

 

I find it funny, they're doing this kind of a thing, her story even makes reference to the fact that people hate Internet Explorer.

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The evil forces of Male-ware are no longer safe from justice. lol

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I was hoping to check out what people were saying on youtube....and then:

 

"Comments are disabled for this video." :troll: Just goes to show you really....

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I was hoping to check out what people were saying on youtube....and then:

 

"Comments are disabled for this video." :troll: Just goes to show you really....

 

In Soviet Russia, comments disable you.

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Haha, crazy but awesome. I still hate Microsoft but IE has gotten much better over the years. It's more than usable these days, but still not really in the same league as Chrome. It has pretty much everything you could want, and if it weren't for some of the really annoying aspects of Chrome, I'd be using it over Firefox, which I despise but am forced to use.

 

American culture fad: Anime. Thustly: Make IE a posterchild to appeal to culture fad.

Is that going to change my browsing habits? No. I'm pretty stuck with Chrome and Opera. Seriously, if I want to tout that I use IE, I can set Opera to identify itself as IE!

 

Man, I used to use Opera exclusively. Couldn't stand Firefox, didn't know about Chrome. Opera was just too incompatible with everything, though. Barely anything supported it properly, so eventually I was pretty much forced to switch over to Chrome after I discovered it.

 

Used Chrome for a long time, then its many problems eventually began to show themselves and I couldn't stand to use it anymore, either. I've been using Firefox for nearly a year now and I still can't stand it. FF is slow and clunky and always has been.

 

Anyway, to get to the point: Opera had a huge new release recently, completely changing the "engine" it was built on. Now it's basically Operachrome. I tried it and really liked it, but it didn't have any kind of bookmarks feature. (WHAT?) Couldn't use that, so I am still using FF.

 

I don't really know why I wrote all that, but Is Opera any better than how it was about 3-4 months ago? Any kinda bookmarks feature?

 

Maybe I'll try IE...

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Really? I thought I was able to get bookmarks...Maybe I'm imagining things. But I like the SpeedDial page in Opera, since it's way more customizable than Chrome's Most Viewed Page. (They've made it more ridgid over time, too.)

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Yeah, but you can get a Speed Dial addon for Chrome. I've been using it forever now because I fucking loved it during my short time using Opera.

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Well its better than Ultraman being their mascot. That tight spandex looks rather embarrassing.

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