The Future Of Internet Explorer: IE8
Bill Gates made a shocking announcement during the Microsoft's Mix 'n Mash event in Redmond: the next version of Internet Explorer will be known as... IE8. Apparently, the name is the result of a strong debate inside the company.
December 6, 2007
Several of them are mentioned in a recent blog posting over at the official Internet Explorer blog. According to Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch, these are some of the alternatives:
- IE 7+1
- IE VIII
- IE 1000 (think binary)
- IE Eight!
- IE for Web 2.0 (Service Pack 2)
- IE Desktop Online Web Browser Live Professional Ultimate Edition for the Internet (the marketing team really pushed for this one ;-)
- Ie2.079 (we might still use this for the Math Major Edition)
On the other hand, everyone was interested on what new features would be added to the new version. Unfortunately, this chapter was still kept in the X-Files cabinet in Redmond and no information has been made available. Microsoft reps promised that more details on the new browser will be made available next March during the MIX conference.
In the mean time, Hachamovitch adds, “please don’t mistake silence for inaction.”