[LINK] Microsoft Abandons Internet Explorer 8 Development for Firefox 3
rick at praxis.com.au
Wed Jun 18 01:04:52 AEST 2008
Microsoft Abandons Internet Explorer 8 Development for Firefox 3
"Steve Ballmer announced early Monday that Microsoft would be
halting development on Internet Explorer 8 and focusing the
company’s efforts on Firefox 3.
“I’m going to be downloading it myself, and I’ve told all
our employees to download Firefox 3 on Tuesday and instructed
our programming teams to start working on making the open
source browser better rather than stumble around with Internet
Explorer 8,” said Ballmer. “I mean, why bother? Firefox 3 has
the ‘AwesomeBar,’ you can’t seriously expect to compete with
that, can you?”
Ballmer said that Firefox 3.0 will be the standard browser
included with Windows 7 installations along and will replace
Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista SP2. “We’ve been looking
for something to try to salvage Vista, and this could be it,”
Finally Mickeysoft sees the light. This is great news for the open
source movement. With some reservations.
Won't Microsloth turn Firefox into a bloated insecure piece of
crap as they have done with so many other products?
Who will they compromise over at the Patents Office to gain
market superiority in the browser dept by yet again embracing
and skull-compromising FOSS?
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