It’s almost as if Microsoft knows how bad Internet Explorer is. This must be a ham-handed attempt at (1) making people hate it less and (2) slowing the trend of people abandoning it in favor of better browsers like Safari and Firefox. Heck, even Opera. My translation: “Hey, look. We know IE sucks. So how about this deal. You download a copy and we’ll feed a hungry person. Sound good? See, we’re not evil! We’re all kinds of philanthropic!”

Now, don’t get me wrong. I think corporate (and private) America should be doing far more than the status quo to help people in need. But making someone download IE8? Weird.

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