Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:21 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet Explorer "With the latest releases of Opera, Google Chrome and Firefox continuing to push the boundaries of the web, the once-dominant Internet Explorer is looking less and less relevant every day. But we should expect Microsoft to go on the offensive at its upcoming MIX 2010 developer conference in Las Vegas, where, it has been speculated, the company will demonstrate the first beta builds of Internet Explorer 9 and possibly offer a preview release of the browser to developers. Several clues point to the possibility that the next version of IE will include broad support for HTML5 elements, vector graphics and emerging CSS standards. If Microsoft plays its cards right in Vegas, IE 9 could be the release that helps IE get its groove back in the web browser game."
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by flanque on Thu 4th Mar 2010 03:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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I was talking about the company as a whole and yes I still believe it's not an issue for them to fix the problems and catch up - they just have to want to.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by r_a_trip on Thu 4th Mar 2010 11:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
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...they just have to want to.

Which they won't. HTML5 is designed to make a standard webpage much more conducive to offer RIA capabilities. HTML5 is a level playing field standard and it could be a direct threat to MS's fat client computing model.

MS wants the world locked in to Silverlight, tied to the win32 API. Windows is the millstone around MS's neck.

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