Microsoft, in a tongue in cheek web ad, says “comebacks come in many shapes and sizes” as it portrays an internet troll who comes to the conclusion that the software company’s new browser “sucks less.”

The 2 minute web ad features screenshots of articles praising the company’s Internet Explorer 10 browser, claiming that it better meets web standards and is faster than prior versions. Many Internet enthusiasts have urged computer users to shy away from Microsoft’s browser in recent years in favor of browsers from the Mozilla Foundation and Google.

Microsoft also launched a new website, “” that acknowledges prior criticism while pointing to improvements in the latest version. The site, in bold text, says “Curious?  It’s good now. No, Really.”

Microsoft is aggressively rolling out its new Windows 8 operating system, Surface tablet computers, and new mobile phones running Windows Phone 8 software. The company also parted ways with the executive who long managed its Windows division, Steven Sinofsky. Microsoft is trying to remake its corporate culture and product line to compete with Apple and Google who have made significant gains in the tablet and mobile space.

CTTechJunkie recently took a look at the new Windows 8 operating system. Read our review and watch some video of it in action by clicking here.

Connect with Lon:

Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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