Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2012 22:12 UTC
Internet Explorer "In Windows 8, we reimagined the browser with IE10. We designed and built IE10 to be the best way to experience the Web on Windows. With the IE10 Release Preview for Windows 7 consumers can now enjoy a fast and fluid Web with the updated IE10 engine on their Windows 7 devices. The release preview of IE10 on Windows 7 is available for download today."
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RE[4]: IE10 still disappointing
by lemur2 on Thu 15th Nov 2012 11:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: IE10 still disappointing"
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If Web Developers want IE to have better standards support, they should use the platform previews and give feedback to Microsoft (via bug reports).

Bug reports and other requests for standards support are ignored for years by IE developers. There have been incessant requests for support for SVG and PNG that were ignored by the IE team for over a decade, and bug reports which alluded to the lack of support for standards were simply marked as "will not fix" or "will not implement". Vorbis format was standardised in 2003 and in 2006 it was proposed as a web standard for audio, yet it is still not implemented in IE to this very day. IE is no less than six years behind the times.

Instead, Microsoft pushed proprietary methods such as WMV and WMA, ActiveX and Silverlight, in a transparent attempt to make it all-but-mandatory to use IE (and hence Windows) as the only way to access the "full, rich-content" web. "Rich content" is Microsoft's own term, BTW. Such attempts should rightly be vehemently opposed by all fair-minded people.

The very saddest thing in all this is that you apparently think I am trolling in this. Let me assure you I am not. Microsoft's attempts to make the web a walled garden for access only by using Microsoft products as clients is amongst the very worst of their monopolistic anti-trust behaviour, and it has been so for decades. Even a simple-minded fool knows this to be so.

Edited 2012-11-15 11:59 UTC

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