It's especially bad when people like you constantly ignore the facts that MS has used dirty strategies to monopolise the market.
I perfectly got your analogy, no need to repeat it all over. Obviously I need to explain, though, that I was making fun of you, "haters" and "freedom fighters" (I guess I need to put a disclaimer that sarcasm is being used). The pain from the perception that something bad was done to your favourite cause (Linux) in the days of your childhood still lingers, and prevents you from seeing basic facts - that the world has moved on - people outside the geek circles don't care what OS is being used, as long the work gets done, Windows is much better than you think (reading most of the complaints here just makes me laugh), and Linux is for servers.
People like you who constantly ignore certain facts are of course going to switch to IE. On the other hand, I tried Silverlight on many different sites with Chrome and have never ever had any issue or glitch. So, what qualifies MS to pop up such an annoying message window? Note that this is not a dialog window where the user can acknowledge it and make it go away in any further occurence (even that is still bad tactics to me). The window pops up every time you initiate Silverlight on a web site and there's no way to disable further pop up in Chrome.
Oh, the pain. All right, guilty as charged - I have never seen this problem, because I just don't have the uncontrolable urge to look for alternatives of IE, so I haven't even tried Chrome (but I promise that as soon as I encounter even the slightest need for that or at least one problem with IE or Firefox I will try it
). I also have gripes of my own, like why there's no flash player for iPhone and the 64-bit IE8 browser, but try to keep the pain inside instead of burning Adobe's (or Apple's or Microsoft's) flags - maybe because I realize that the problem seems big only in my own eyes, and the world, and the above mentioned corporations don't not give much of a damn about that. If I were in your shoes, I'd rather use another browser (non-Microsoft, of course
), that doesn't give me annoying messsages. But I guess, you are too young, and still imagine a perfect world, where everything goes exactly according to the ideas of justice inside your head, and have the energy to fight for it.