Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 21:14 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has confirmed that IE7 will be released as an optional download later this month. The long-awaited next version of Microsoft's browser software will be pushed out as an automatic update a "few weeks" later, probably as part of Microsoft's regular Patch Tuesday update cycle in either November or December. Firms not ready to install IE7 will be able to temporarily block the update.
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Amazingly slow.
by Caspian on Wed 11th Oct 2006 04:04 UTC
Caspian
Member since:
2006-01-01

Wow, can Microsoft be any slower? In the time it took them to announce IE7, Firefox has released a new version, opera has released a new version, safari has gone up in a version, and firefox might even release two new versions. (1.5 and 2.0)

Seriously, how can Microsoft be so slow with all the money they have?

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RE: Amazingly slow.
by dsmogor on Wed 11th Oct 2006 10:43 in reply to "Amazingly slow."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

IE played it's role for MS during 5.5/6 times: hook the web to Windows. After that they moved on, the more inconsitencies with starndards it exchibited the better for MS (i.e. worse for rest of the world).

Only after alternative browsers gained some media coverage, tech crowd switched (incl. most important: web devs. hooked by firefox's nice free developement extensions lineup), high profile sites had to start supporting web standards again (10% is not easy to ignore). Outcry from web devs surged.
This release has been virtually dragged out of MS throat and only on the premise that XAML will replace MSHTML as next defacto standard they control.

The most ironic part of this story is that MS fscked up the web as a byproduct of their fight for intranets domination.

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