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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Whats changed ?
by akumaX on Fri 12th Dec 2003 21:46 UTC

"IE is the best web browser there is, and if Microsoft has its, way will ever be. I used to use Netscape back in the browser war days, but now I clearly see that a mixture of good OS and good browser make my computing experience that much better. With Windows XP sp2 and Longhorn on the way, Office XP and future office products, XBOX and Microsoft possibly buying up AMD you canít help but see that Microsoft just will continue to dominate PCs, Office environments, console games, home media, PDA's, and coming soon processors. I can't help but wonder how soon it will be until I see cars with the "Designed for Windows (Insert newest Microsoft OS here)""

No IE is far from the best browser out there, if anything it's near the worst browsers on my list. IE seems to be one of the slowest browsers out there, why do you think they dropped IE on the Mac? MS claimed they couldn't compete with Safari because Apple has integrated it into the OS even though there isn't one bit of Safari integrated into Mac OS X. MS really dropped IE for Mac because they realized IE sucked in comparison to Safari,Camino & Mozilla Firebird and the only reason alot of people used it was because it came with OS X. As soon as Apple began including Safari with OS X Microsoft realized they lost the only good way to keep people using IE. As soon as more and more Windows users try Firebird and other alternative browsers IE will lose more and more users. If it wasn't for Windows update site I wouldn't ever use IE on Windows.

Also whats changed on that IE Longhorn screenshot? IE still has a bad interface & no tabbed browsing and supposive pop-up blocking. In comparison Mozilla browsers have had pop-up blocking & tabbed-browsing for a while and Safari has had it since it was created. Microsoft would have to make major improvments to IE to impress me even a little.