Javik, on 18 November 2012 - 20:55, said:
And btw, that's not IE10.. that's IE all versions in existence combined.
One of the major problems why other browsers and Webkit especially are all better than IE is the speed of updates.
For example.. Chrome and Firefox and pretty much every major browsers today (minus IE) updates the browser automatically and transparently. This means that over 90% of the users will always have the latest version of the browser at any time. They don't have to worry about updates.. Chrome and Firefox, upgrade themselves transparently and next time you click that browser icon to start it you will be running the latest version.
This is HUGE for moving the web forward as all of these browsers innovate and add features much faster than Microsoft and that's one of the biggest reasons why IE will always break the web. Next year, every webkit and other browsers will support the very latest HTML5 spec as they are officially added and IE users will have to wait for Microsoft to release IE11 and in the meantime you will have a certain amount of people still using IE 10. This si why Microsoft was and will be toxic for moving the web forward.. aside from their tendency to completely tie IE and everything they do to their own business interests and platform.
duddit2, on 18 November 2012 - 21:01, said:
Like it or not, MS has the corporate world to think about where controlling versions is paramount to the IT staff.
Who cares? I don't care if they have corporate world to think about.. They have ruined the web and because of their approach they are unable to quickly upgrade and innovate. Who's fault is that? This is why they are being steamrolled by everyone. Nobody is going to wait for them anymore.
Hopefully more and more enterprises switch to webkit powered browsers and dump IE once and for all, especially now when they are adopting iOS and Android tablets and other stuff across Fortune 500 companies.