Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Mar 2011 18:17 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Internet Explorer Yes, yes, yes - that's what you get for releasing Internet Explorer 9 in the middle of the night, Microsoft! A post on OSNews that's late! I'm sure that'll teach you. Anywho, as you may have noticed, Microsoft is back in the browser game - Internet Explorer 9 has been released.
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RE[4]: Not going back
by systyrant on Wed 16th Mar 2011 00:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not going back"
systyrant
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I think what most people forget is that Microsoft include IE with Windows for free when everybody else was charging for their software which effectively killed the browser market. In fairness standards didn't really mean much back then in the original browser war, but once Microsoft dominated the field it meant even less.

My problem with Microsoft is that when they owned the market they just stopped developing IE. By then websites were being designed around IE and not any real kind of web standards so I find it rather hard to say all other browsers sucked when websites were geared toward IE.

Flash forward to Firefox. They rekindled the browser war, but that didn't jump start redevelopment of IE. It wasn't till Firefox started gaining ground and taking points away from Microsoft that the 800-pound gorilla started working hard on IE 7 and 8 and now 9.

All that aside I don't care what browser people chose. Actually I would love to see the browser market split at least five ways with no one browser having a significant market share.

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