Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 13:55 UTC
Internet Explorer Yesterday, Microsoft dropped a bomb by announcing that all versions of Windows 7 released in Europe would ship without Internet Explorer pre-installed. This was in answer to the EU antitrust investigation currently under way regarding possible illegal bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows. The first reactions to this news are coming in, with Opera and the EU both lamenting the move.
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RE: IE is doomed
by Kroc on Fri 12th Jun 2009 14:41 UTC in reply to "IE is doomed"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

Micrsoft have been doing business the old way for a long time -- we want you to do everything the 'Microsoft way' -- rather than the new way -- we will give you the (interoperable) standards to do want you want to do.

Internet Explorer has to change from trying to dictate the way developers should code, to supporting the way developers want to code.

Apple realised a long time ago that it's better to be defining standards people want to use, then dictating them. That's why they're very active in contributing to standards. HTML5 and OpenCL to name two.

If Micrsoft want IE to have a future, they need to get in the standards game and realise that it's no longer 'my way or the highway', because we developers have decided to take the highway and do things on our terms now.

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