The default web browser (which is often running when you see a computer) on Windows-based personal computers is Internet Explorer (IE). At some point, to promote MSN, Microsoft set the default home page for Internet Explorer to MSN. Since most people are too lazy or ignorant to change their default web browser or home page, it will often be MSN on IE.
- ↑ Yes, people are either too lazy or ignorant. IE6 is the default web browser on Windows XP and is known to be one of the worst browsers in terms of compatibility, features and security, but most people continue to use it out of laziness and ignorance.