With the IE 9 release being just around the corner as well as seeing the article “With less than 50% market share, IE is now losing the browser wars” at Mashable I decided to dig deeper into whether we should care about the release of IE 9.
Microsoft have probably realised that one day their browser will not be the top browser to use if they carry on moving away from standards as they have been. This is understandable and most likely the reason IE 9 boasts support for lots of HTML5 specification features, such as audo and video elements, SVG and the HTML 5 canvas bitmap.
While not as important as sticking to standards or increasing the performance of the application, its looks and feel seem to be a great deal more modern and almost Google Chrome like. I’m not certain I like the idea of using the simpleton design like that of Chrome but at the end of the day it’s an Org eat Org world out there and each company is fighting for their place at the top.
Recently Microsoft seems to have been making an effort with usability, stability and performance enhancements in their operating system (Windows 7), just maybe Microsoft have decided to enter the upscale market of products. If such a company can put the time and effort into making applications that suite our needs more so than lining their pockets then they have the thumbs up from me.