Essentially, Richter wants IE to either get with the program or get out of the way.
"Everything that is currently introduced by both Chrome and Firefox becomes de facto standard, and Microsoft is just standing in the way by their slow implementation," Richter said.
But his campaign to ditch IE8 was quixotic at best, if browser management developer Browsium is to be believed. According to Browsium, enterprises are standardizing on the four-year-old browser. "They're doing that in part because they'll have XP and Windows 7 side by side," said Gary Schare, president and chief operating officer of Browsium, in an earlier interview.
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