So, yes, the version after IE7 is IE8. We looked at a lot of options for the product name. Among the names we considered and ruled out:
Of course, some people care about other aspects of IE8 much more than they care about the name. As I’ve walked different people through the plan, I’ve gotten “Does it have feature X?” “When is the beta?” “When does it release” and even the more thoughtful “What are you trying to accomplish with this release?”
You will hear a lot more from us soon on this blog and in other places. In the meantime, please don’t mistake silence for inaction.
Dear Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager Internet Explorer Team.
Fuck you for thinking a browser with some tabs and RSS support somehow warrants praise
Fuck you for Notepad as "View Source"
Fuck you for the CSS hacks I shouldn't have to do
Fuck you for your phony adoption rate and security comparison reports
Fuck you for winning the web browser wars and then stagnating innovation
Fuck you for 6 years of inaction and silence
Fuck you for telling the world how the web is going to be
Fuck you for your utter contempt of web developers and web standards
Fuck you Dean Hachamovitch and fuck the team you lead. You are hurting us far more than you are helping us
This shit has got to end
Fuck you Dean Hachamovitch