After downloading ActiveState Perl 5.8.7 I had problems displaying the html Perl documentation. Turns out (http://bugs.activestate.com/show_bug.cgi?id=39240) that the Internet Explorer patches with XP SP2 "locks-down" some features, like actually displaying web pages. Sorry, what did you say a browser is for?
I'm all for security, but preventing access to web pages on the local machine, even when it is not connected to the web? Give me a break!
So, hello Firefox! I used it months ago, but never got around to installing it on my nice new machine. Wel now I had a real need, and it works a treat! I am just ashamed I took so long.
So Mister Microsoft, if you want to know why I am not using your product, it is simply because it does not work - nothing personal ;-)