Can't believe I just got tech news from the Daily Mail.
It shocked me to xD
Thought I was looking at football transfer gossip.
I wish they would go with Webkit and contribute to the browser dev community as a whole. It's a good move for Microsoft's brand, but it puts even more weight on the browser support train. :/
Hopefully it really is just a new shell around Trident, if anything.
This is the worst thing ever. Now we need to test in IE and another trash microsoft browser. This might seem harsh, but honestly I wish microsoft would just go out of business and not make anything anymore. Having to deal with windows and IE when making software and websites is such a huge pain, they are both so horrible, there are significantly cheaper and better alternatives to both, and they just cost me (and many others) time and money that is totally going down the drain for no reason.
I can understand you were having issues with anything below IE7, but quite frankly, if IE8+ is still bothering you so much, you might need to review all the code you're writing for it.
I'm taking a wait and see attitude. I work in a corporate environment and we struggle with major systems never coded to run on anything other than IE7 or IE8.
I look forward to being able to run IE10/11 in house, but this new, rumored, browser is supposed to still run Trident, just with the capability of extensions and removing "cruft." I fear that "cruft" is backwards compatibility functions that enterprises are more likely to need.
I'd prefer to not have a monolithic browser engine. I fear that would just be a repeat of the IE6 era with little innovation or incentive to improve de jeure standards.
In any event, the mobile realm is where we're headed and I wonder how much of this 'new' browser is made with a mobile environment in mind. saw no mention of that in the article.