UPDATE: Microsoft's own tests find IE8 faster than Firefox. See links to pdfs here. Independent reports treat the company's tests somewhat skeptically. See here and here.
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I have not tested Internet Explorer 8 -- the new version of Microsoft's (MSFT) industry-leading Web browser, which was released here on Thursday. And since Microsoft has made it clear that it has no intention of writing a version for the Apple (AAPL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 19, 2009 11:47 AM ET
On March 18, along with the latest version of iTunes and QuickTime, Apple slipped a copy of Safari 3.1 into the Software Update it sent to millions of Windows users -- even though strictly speaking the first non-beta version of Safari for Windows was a new program and not an "update."
Critics, among them longtime Apple supporters, excoriated the company for what was widely viewed as an uncharacteristic sleight of hand. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 1, 2008 8:39 AM ET
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