Bill Gates and Internet Explorer 7
Bill Gates at RSA 2005 Keynote announced that this summer we would see a beta version of a new completely rewritten Internet Explorer. What made Bill and whole Microsoft family to decide to build a new version of IE before Longhorn? What features and security improvements are we going to see you may ask. Below I outline some of new things I know of today that will be available in IE7.
Does Microsoft have a vision of having world’s most popular browser still? Yes and so that’s why we are seeing a new version even before Longhorn is to be released. This new version will be on top of Firefox 1.0 and will be better then Firefox if Mozilla Foundation does not stay ahead of features and what not
So what kind of new features are we seeing in this new version of Internet Explorer? • Full CSS2 Support • Tabbed Browsing • Anti-Fishing Technologies • Full PNG24 Support including Alpha Transparency • Improved security on top of Windows XP SP2 Security Improvements
Bill said we are not releasing IE7 until Longhorn comes out
Yep he did say that but when you look at IE’s market share Bill said “Oh My IE is dropping more then I thought”. At RSA 2005 Keynote Bill thought he would change his policy on Internet Explorer because like we all know IE6 is old, buggy, US Government even said not to use IE and all complaining on IE Team blog made Bill under pressure so that’s most likely why Bill said “We are changing our plans for IE7”.