Over ten years after the “Midnight Madness” launch of Internet Explorer 5, Microsoft is set for yet another launch of another odd number release. The circumstances are similar – Microsoft is bringing little to nothing new to the table, playing catchup and building on the (in)security record worse than nearly any other Internet-aware application. Personally, I do not intend to upgrade until Vista cycle when Microsoft will try to force it down my throat… which interestingly enough is how they managed to position themselves with IE5 and eliminate Netscape in the first place.
So, history repeating itself or a revolutionary new step for Microsoft security? Click here to find out. Personally I’m going to bed, the browser wars may no longer be relevant and I feel IE7 proves that with a me-too-er they just put up for download. Good luck boys.