Worst kept secret: Upgrade to IE on the way

Summary:Although I'm at LinuxWorld this week and doing some late nite editing of the audio interviews that were recorded earlier today (for publication as podcasts), I couldn't help but notice some news coming out of Microsoft today -- namely that a beta or test version of Internet Explorer will make its appearance this summer as a separate piece of software from any forthcoming version of Windows.

Although I'm at LinuxWorld this week and doing some late nite editing of the audio interviews that were recorded earlier today (for publication as podcasts), I couldn't help but notice some news coming out of Microsoft today -- namely that a beta or test version of Internet Explorer will make its appearance this summer as a separate piece of software from any forthcoming version of Windows. Prior to this reversal in position, Microsoft said there would be no significant updates to IE outside of that which might appear in a new version of the operating system. One month ago, it became pretty obvious that Microsoft would have no choice but to do this. Here's what I said at the time about that inevitability.

Topics: Microsoft

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David Berlind was fomerly the executive editor of ZDNet. David holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Prior to becoming a tech journalist in 1991, David was an IT manager.

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