Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Translation, Were loosing market share too fast for comfort!

From the mouth of Bill Gates: IE7.

First, some basics: we're committing to deliver a new version of Internet Explorer for Windows XP customers. Betas of IE7 will be available this summer. This new release will build on the work we did in Windows XP SP2 and (among other things) go further to defend users from phishing as well as deceptive or malicious software.

Why? Because we listened to customers, analysts, and business partners. We heard a clear message: "Yes, XP SP2 makes the situation better. We want more, sooner. We want security on top of the compatibility and extensibility IE gives us, and we want it on XP. Microsoft, show us your commitment."

I think of today's announcement as a clear statement back to our customers: "Hey, Microsoft heard you. We're committing."

Let's see... a beta this Summer, and a final version probably in the Fall. By then IE market share will be at about 30%.

(via Scobleizer)

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