Internet Explorer basher

Historically I have not been an IE basher.  It did what I wanted, well mostly.  Then along came a browser called Chrome.  I can't remember when I started using Chrome full time, but I've been using it exclusively for at least the last 3 years, if not more.
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And almost everyday I am shocked at how badly IE handles and performs almost anything I try to do with it, compared to Chrome.  Being the dominant browser in the business market we have to support it.
The reason for the post is that I have a fairly simple graph I display to users and firstly it didn't work in IE8.  Turns out IE8 didn't like a piece of javascript that runs absolutely fine in IE10 and all other browsers.  Once that was fixed the performance under IE (all versions 7+, even 10) is shocking.  Chrome takes <200ms to render the graph.  IE takes over 10 seconds.  With Chrome I can interact with the graph in real time.  IE, it is a matter of click, then wait, click, then wait.  
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Just had to get that off my chest.
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