Gates announces Internet Explorer 7

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Gates announces Internet Explorer 7

Today February 15th, at his RSA Conference 2005 keynote address, Bill Gates officially announced the coming of a new version of Internet Explorer.

Ok, I don’t want to be a major critic against Microsoft (we all know there are enough of those).  But when it comes to the integrity of protecting myself from ID theft, my privacy, my credit card number, etc.  I have little room for tolerance.  The bottom line – I think Microsoft should be embarassed at where it has arrived with regards to its current web browser Internet Explorer 6.  At the time of its release, this browser was fantastic.  It was feature rich and worked seemlessly with Windows (no surprise).  But now it is nothing more than a threat to users, opening up vulnerabilities and exposing our personal information to the world.

Enter Firefox 1.0.  This new FREE browser was created by a 19-year-old kid.  This 19-year-old has essentially kicked Microsoft’s ass and made a mockery of IE’s security holes.  Firefox is quickly becoming a replacement browser to Windows users who are sick of worrying about data loss, spyware, privacy or worse.  To get right down to the point, will this new IE 7 really make an impact on an already soured audience?  The beta is planned for release this summer. 


Okay Microsoft.  Let’s see if it is:

1.  On time

2.  Worth anything to consumers.

Check out the keynote webcast on demand at:

http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/events/series/mikenash.mspx


Any comments from our readers are welcome!

 

Barry

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