On September 2, 2010, I asked the readers of the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog this poll question:
Shortly after posting this poll question, Microsoft released a beta version of Internet Explorer 9. I have it loaded on my test machine, and the interface is very "chrome-like." And while it seems to be mostly OK, there are still several bugs that will have to be cleaned up before it is ready for release.
The answers to the poll question were predictable. As IT professionals, TechRepublic members are naturally at least somewhat interested in Internet Explorer 9, but there does not seem to be an extraordinary amount of excitement about it. Have we come so far? Can we really say there is no more browser war?
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.