On the IE subject: My Dad's email account somehow got hacked and it's the main account that controls everything for the phone and internet. My email address is also linked. So I was on the phone with tech support because I had reset passwords and whatnot as they said. Everything was fine but it really wasn't. They had no reason to believe that the account was hacked. The 2nd tech guy that I was talking to made the fatal mistake of telling me that I should use IE and not Chrome, to which I got really angry and kept telling him that I haven't used IE in years (I don't develop anymore) and will never use it again, especially on my work computer because it's so damn old that IE would be way too slow on that computer. So I almost got to the point of telling him to get his supervisor.
He didn't solve the problem but the next guy did and he even said it wasn't right of the other guy to even say that. I think I've had that 1 particular guy or someone like him in the past for whatever reason because I remember another tech guy at my cable company who told me that I should be using IE. Sure, they needed IE to set my DigiDo software for my Netgear router but I think the tech that came to reinstall the cable just had an IE preference.
Next time that happens and I have to call them for something internet related, which is extremely rare. It's usually something like the internet has been down and it's something to do with their end of things. I don't think a tech should force their opinion on someone like that. Boo!