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Joe Wilcox on the IE 7 announcement

Joe Wilcox: Get a Life. There’s no IE-Windows Divorce.

I’d like to encourage the news media not to get too carried away with crazy reporting about today’s Internet Explorer 7 pre-announcement. That’s exactly what CNET News.com has done with the story, "Reversal: Next IE Update Divorced from Windows." The story leads with, "Reversing its longstanding policy, Microsoft said on Tuesday that it will ship an update to its browser separately from the next version of Windows."

The headline and lead-in are both misleading. Microsoft hasn’t divorced IE from Windows, nor is it shipping a browser separate from Windows Longhorn based on some policy reversal. Oh, please. Get a life.

Perhaps a little strong there, Joe, but broadly correct :)

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