It’s been three years since a significant update to IE. Has Microsoft abandoned IE?
Microsoft’s last major browser release was in August 2001. The company in the summer of 2003 discontinued its browser for the Macintosh and said it would issue no more standalone versions of IE. Last month, the company released new IE security features in its Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the Windows XP operating system, but said only XP users would get those improvements.
Rumors are now that the next version of IE will only be for those that upgrade to the next version of Windows (who says the two are not a bundled together?) but no one knows for certain. In the software business, a foggy roadmap for your developer community is as good as a kiss of death.