Guy 2: "I use internet explorer."
Guy 3: "That shit is CANCER get that shit out of your computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1"
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Installing: Internet Explorer
Progress: Destroying your system! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Internet user 2: "Do I look like a bag of used tampons to you?"
Internet User 1: "Uh.. no...?"
Internet User 2: "There's you're answer. Now get back on your knees, I still have 20 more minutes."
Competitors include Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome, but they all take up way too much memory, and have a bunch of useless "add-ons" that you have to install just to do basic stuff such as block popups. These addons frequently cause browser crashes, and become outdated whenever the browser updates. IE8 comes with all of these features from the start, and the addons it has never cause problems. Internet Explorer can also view 99% of all websites with no problem, while these other guys are incompatible with half of the websites out there.
Some douches out there will dis Internet Explorer, but usually these guys are just butthurt Mac fans who are jealous of Microsoft's popularity - so don't listen to them, Internet Explorer is the best.
Smart IE8 user: Wow, grow a brain idiot. Don't be jealous just 'cause you got suckered into buying a Mac and got stuck with Firefux as your default browser. Internet Explorer kicks ass.
These zealots often seem ignorant of basic computer security, believing that Firefox will prevent viruses and spyware from infecting their computers, when in fact, Firefox is merely a browser and is not a universal panacea. If Internet Explorer is coupled with the freely-available security updates, it becomes as secure and more stable than Firefox.
Although it may lack the bells and whistles of other browsers, as an internet browser, Internet Explorer performs its job adequately.