Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Internet Explorer 7

2:36 PM 4/26/2006
Vidhyut Kargutkar

In the latest attempt by Microsoft to revamp IE so that it isnt vulnerable to viruses and hackers (a big claim!); Microsoft will soon come out with the latest ver 7 of IE.

Facing stiff competition from Firefox, Netscape and Opera, the company has now made a test version available.

The new version is set for release by the end of the year.

Read about it here:

It remains to be seen however if Microsoft can now match its claims by its performance. Otherwise this could soon be just another "no show" in a long list of past failures and more updates to fix never ending problems.

Part of the problem also stems from Microsoft's need for domination and hegemony of the browser market as with other softwares including Operating Systems.

With a greater share of the market and vast numbers of users relying on IE, it becomes all the more vulnerable to mass attacks by viruses that now spread faster than anti-virus updates!

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