When there were only a handful of browsers around, one proprietary to the competition and a text only browser or three,  the default winner was Internet Explorer.  Years later there are many browsers out there snatching market share from IE and even the coding standard are moving away from IE’s interpretation and now favour the ones who stick to a generally accepted standard.  IE9 is looming on the horizon, which will support CSS 3, but it will also use the new Direct2D and DirectWrite found in Windows 7 only.  Of course, there will also be improvements to Javascript.  Read more at Ars Technica.

“At PDC, Microsoft talked about what the next version of its browser will bring to the world. IE9 will contain a new emphasis on performance and graphics, and should make the browser far more competitive with its competitors.”

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