Internet Explorer 7

It seems that the endless stream of security problems combined with Firefox’s growing market share have finally had an effect: Bill Gates has announced plans for IE 7. There aren’t that many details yet but it seems the focus will be improved security and better protection from phishing; there’s no news at all on better support for CSS, PNGs and other improvements so for the moment it’s safe to assume the rendering engine will remain mostly unchanged.

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There has already been plenty of reaction to the news. Here are a few of the most notable posts I’ve come across: