Microsoft - don't upgrade your OS, just upgrade your browser
This is a curiosity rather than a slagging-off, Microsoft fans - but why is Microsoft choosing to promote Internet Explorer 8 in a mailshot to customers, instead of Internet Explorer 9? That's the question avid Bitterwallet reader Scott would like an answer to.
Presumably it's because 8 can run on Windows XP while 9 requires Windows 7. It just seems a little odd that Microsoft are actively encouraging users to upgrade to an older version of their browser instead of their new OS and new browser. You can't imagine Apple wasting an opportunity to sell users up to Lion to instead talk through a revised version of Safari.
See? Curious rather than... well, interesting. Over to you, Microsoft fans.