Linked by Matt Brewer on Fri 12th Dec 2003 20:43 UTC
Internet Explorer The new version of Internet Explorer in Longhorn 4051 is version 6.05.4051.0.  Even though Longhorn is many years away (if ever!) the folks at Microsoft have realized that people want more from their browser, due to popularity of the competition, ex. Mozilla. UPDATE: Longhorn 4051 review.
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RE: Another reason to use Microsoft Software
by josh on Fri 12th Dec 2003 21:23 UTC

Lack of competition is never a good reason to use anything. I'm not bashing Microsoft but what you are talking about is an obvious monopoly. That isn't good for prices or innovation. And I wouldn't say IE is the best browser. My personal favorite is Firebird, but the fact that MS is emulating the alternative browsers with integrated pop-up blocking, download manager, and other things, proves that they AREN'T the best. Maybe they will be in some day, but the fact that they have to put these features into future versions of IE while the alternatives have them already shows that they are playing catch-up, and are actually inferior. It's just a pain to go and download something else and install it, then have to deal with changing it to your default, etc. etc. that most people stay with IE.