- March 16, 2009
- Posted by: admin
- Categories: Blog, Search Marketing
Could the eighth edition of Microsoft Internet Explorer really be the last of its breed?
There were several such reports circulating on the virtual grapevine in recent days, including Randall Kennedy’s post at InfoWorld, Scott Fulton’s post at Beta News, iAurora’s post at JCXP and others.
It’s not yet clear what Microsoft’s replacement for IE will be — Microsoft’s apparently not talking, one way or the other — but WebKit and a brand-new engine dubbed “Gazelle” are said to be the top contenders.
Getting back to the question – will this be the final nail in the coffin for IE (which has been losing internet ground with each subsequent version to Firefox)? Or will Microsoft’s next explorer substitute prove to be their savior in the battle against Open Source?
Please state your opinions with rationale. Also, comment on how this will in turn effect web development platforms and technologies.