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IE 10 Previews Flex HTML 5 Muscle

We used to just have alpha and beta software. Then Microsoft came along with a complicated new nomenclature with pre-release, CTPs, RCs, RTMs, TPs and (finally) GA. This is more complicated than the code itself!

And when it comes to IE, we also have a platform preview (PP), which means the interface is really there, but developers can test the engine and core functions.

IE 10 is on its second PP, and the main item of interest is HTML 5, whose graphics will likely turn SilverLight and maybe even Flash into flashes in the pan.

The browser wars have certainly given up a ton of new features, but I don't think they have fundamentally changed the way we surf. I used Netscape and the first rev of IE, and now have IE 9 and Firefox 5 -- I see little difference between the two pairs. Am I a browsing dufus or have browsers really not advanced much over the years? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/06/2011 at 1:18 PM


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