Thanks for the overwhelming amount of feedback and discussion. After work yesterday, I spent some of my time reading through the comments to my post (instead of reading the 9/11 Commission report). It looks the comments have grown some since I pulled this together last night.
Here is my basic breakdown of what I am seeing in the response to my post. I list them in no particular order; most are improvement requests while some are data points. I have to say my favorite is the comparison of IE to Courtney Love. I love a good analogy.
- Tabbed browsing
- Better Standards support (improved CSS, Transparent PNG support, XHTML, etc)
- IEv6x is the Courtney Love browser in a world of Kirsten Dunst browsers
- Better pop-up blocking
- People want people to download Mozilla Firefox
- Release an IE7/down-level release
- Fix the security problems
- Better performance
- Faster update turnaround
- Integrating browsing into any OS is a bad idea
- Developer tools are goodness for web devs
- A Windows Service Pack is not the same size as a Mozilla Firefox or Opera install
- Did I mention standards support already?
- I shouldn’t take this personally, people have been waiting for a while to vent on somebody
- People want to understand the roadmap for IE
Thanks again for all the comments, I also get the general sense that people want more “content”. We are just getting started, so look for more of that coming up.