> This IE6 thing is not a rumour --- Microsoft have announced it.
MS really hasn't announced this officially, someone at MS just sort of mentioned it.
Before MS IE6.0 came out as a beta, people at MS also "mentioned" that there would not be an IE6.
> I don't believe Microsoft "fought so hard" to gain dominance
Their lawyers seem to have fought hard! ;)
> It's not out of their goodness in their hearts, it's cause they lost the lawsuit
The lawsuit is probably why MS is burying the browser in the operating system.
According to someone at MS, the browser will be eliminated and the browsing funtions will be taken over by the operating system.
Why would you install some third party software to browse the web when these functions are native to the OS?
How could you un-bundle the browser if it is an integral part of the OS?
Trust me, MS will not be out of the browser business. :)