World governments want you to stop using IE6. Microsoft does too. But the software giant claims its hands are tied -- it's like a drug. Why Microsoft can't stop supporting IE6.
on 02/05/2010 – Made popular on 02/05/2010
As Microsoft prepares Windows 8 and Office 2013, the software giant keeps comparing today’s upgrade opportunities to those from 1995, when Windows 95 and Office 95 reshaped the software market. Then Windows NT Server 4.0′s arrival in 1996 created an even bigger Microsoft revenue wave.
Microsoft might want to exorcise Windows XP and Vista from the world’s PCs (because if you’re running old software, you’ve not given Microsoft any cash in a while), but the company’s own attitudes to how consumers get their hands on operating systems is a big part of the reason why people are running old operating systems.
Microsoft is hard at work on its Internet Explorer 9 browser, following a period in which open source browsers such as Firefox and Chrome have steadily been eating IE's lunch. Judging from this blog post from Microsoft, there is some serious work going on under the hood of Internet Explorer 9 to make it competitive...
Wikipedia image modified for humourous purposes (this Wikipedia article about Miguel de Icaza says that “[i]“n summer of 1997, he was interviewed by Microsoft for a job in the Internet Explorer Unix team”)
Summary: Miguel de Icaza, who is at Microsoft right now (Microsoft MVP Summit), is attacking Ubuntu/Canonical along with his Microsoft-funded colleagues
Microsoft MVP Miguel