Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Nov 2008 09:45 UTC, submitted by mlauzon
Internet Explorer Most of the popular browsers these days are based on one of the two open source rendering engines - khtml/WebKit and Gecko. The most popular browser, however, is based on proprietary technology: Internet Explorer. Even though IE made some progress during the past few years, it's no secret that it took Microsoft far too long to counter the success of Mozilla's Firefox. Currently, Microsoft is working (and thus, spending money) on Internet Explorer 8, and this prompted an audience member during a keynote by Steve Ballmer to ask an interesting question: is it worth spending money on IE, with so many open source engines readily available? Ballmer's reply may surprise you.
Thread beginning with comment 336586
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Or even Better ....
by searly on Fri 7th Nov 2008 10:19 UTC
searly
Member since:
2006-02-27

Microsoft Releasing it under an open source licence ... pigs may fly

Reply Score: 2

RE: Or even Better ....
by ebasconp on Fri 7th Nov 2008 16:11 in reply to "Or even Better .... "
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Actually Ballmer can say any thing ;)

Someone inside Microsoft just programs he says:

e.g.

for (int i = 0; i < 14; i++)
ballmer.say("Developers");

Edited 2008-11-07 16:12 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE: Or even Better ....
by lithium on Sat 8th Nov 2008 05:41 in reply to "Or even Better .... "
lithium Member since:
2005-06-29

"It" = what? The MSHTML enigne? Another open source html renderer, now, _that_ would be what we all really need ;)

Reply Parent Score: 1