C|Net has an article about the future of Internet Explorer. Much of the article is speculation fueled by vague quotes from various Microsoft employees about how wonderful web browsing in Longhorn, the next version of Windows, will be.
Wade through the fluff, though, and there’s a pretty good history of the browser wars and a reasonably accurate description of the state of the market today. Most significantly, the article makes the point that Microsoft isn’t so interested in the web as a publishing medium; they’ve got their sights set on the web as an application platform. Exactly right, and that’s where the action will be over the next few years.
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