Click to viewMicrosoft has apparently decided that a good way to promote Internet Explorer 8 is by attacking Chrome over privacy concerns. Like, say, right here in this video. But something doesn't add up.
Internet Explorer 8 is the best browser Microsoft's ever shipped. It actually sorta tries to be compliant with modern web standards, or at least more so than its predecessors, so it's a huge leap forward, even if it's nowhere near WebKit-based browsers like Safari or Chrome on that front. So, I'm glad to see it's now…
Microsoft's latest History of the Internet promotion is a pretty lame, VH1esque mashup of various b-list comedians cracking jokes—until those comedians talk about Internet Explorer 8's new In Private Mode.
Microsoft seems like the last one to the new browser party that's dragged out over the last month, but they are the first to make their entrance final with Internet Explorer 8.
Microsoft's "compatibility list" of sites that don't render correctly in Internet Exploder 8 RC1—requiring some non-standards mojo from the browser to look right—numbers some 2,400. They're off-the-beaten-path sites like Amazon, Google, Microsoft and YouTube.
Here at CES 2009 in Las Vegas, Steve Ballmer has kicked off his speech wearing Bill Gates' old shoes. Was TechCrunch right about the speech's contents? Update: Here's video of the keynote: