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Internet Explorer 10

There is a bit of a buzz going about upcoming IE 10’s claim to “native support” for HTML5. This is quite oxymoronic. The whole point of browser containment of HTML is that it is platform independent, in other words, NOT native. However, Microsoft continues to flaunt their ability to hook their browser directly into their OS modifying as needed. A luxury that other competitors on Windows are denied. Isn’t that what got them in the notorious anti-trust trouble back in the day? Well, they aren’t stopping it. They proclaim their superiority based on the fact that they hold all the keys, not based on actual demonstrated performance. It just makes Chrome all the cooler when it can mange to perform quickly without “native support” and cheers for Firefox also. Sure it gets slow with two dozen plugins but for some reason we don’t disable them. Nice.