LogicalApex, on 21 October 2012 - 21:32, said:
This could have been developed in parallel as it is everywhere else, like Google; Mozilla; and Opera. It is just mind numbing to me that Microsoft still practices the backward focus on Internet Explorer being tied to a Windows release. They need to revert back to how it was in the early days where Internet Explorer was developed and released as a standalone application. They really need to iterate as fast as the competition.
I used to be an avid IE user, but can't see the point anymore. They release a new version every year or more and never update it mid-cycle unless it is a security patch.
When you dominate over 85% of the market you can do as you wish, the corporate world is still tied to the Internet Explorer, many legacy applications are forever IE6
every site on the planet is shipped ie-compatible and will keep going that until Windows crash and burn as may just happen with Windows 8, meanwhile they just can and will keep doing that, forcing you to update Windows and everything any couple of years.