According to Microsoft, “Google stinks, Chrome stinks, Chrome OS WILL stink!” Yeah, right! All you are showing is that you fear the Google! But, Microsoft does appear to be taking HTML5 and the new IE 10 development very seriously!
“The wait is over. Microsoft’s MIX11 conference kicked off today in Las Vegas, with Dean Hachamovitch’s opening keynote. Hachamovitch is a Microsoft corporate vice president and the man with a plan when it comes to Internet Explorer.
During MIX10, Hachamovitch debuted the IE9 platform, which got its official release last month. Today, along with Windows divisional president Steven Sinofksy, he debuted IE10 platform. ‘We’re about three weeks into development of IE10,’ Hachamovitch said. Hachamovitch’s clothing foreshadowed what was coming, about half-way through the keynote. He wore a T-Shirt with ‘Ten,’ where the Internet Explorer logo replaced the ‘e.’ In another surprise move, Hachamovitch announced that an IE10 preview is available now at the Internet Explorer Test Drive website.”
Here’s a link, for the adventurous: Internet Explorer Test Drive
“The IE10 demo compared to Chrome, too. Considering Firefox has considerably more usage share than Chrome, the Google whacking says something about which is the greater competitor from Microsoft’s perspective. Google launched Chrome 1.0 in December 2008. Version 11 already is beta testing. Meanwhile Microsoft revved two IE versions, which will soon be confronted not just with a Google browser but Chrome OS.”