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Despite Security Flaws, Internet Explorer Resists Decline and Fall

Microsoft is still top dog in a newly invigorated brawl over the browser space, despite some security flaws and a somewhat sluggish development schedule. Although alternative browsers may offer more secure portals to the Web, many IT managers in corporate America are reluctant to move away from IE — preferring, instead, to gamble on Microsoft’s release of Internet Explorer 6 for XP Service Pack 2, which is slated to become available in the first half of this year. “I’m happy for the most part with Microsoft’s current products, but I’m waiting for them to get further along in their Trustworthy Computing work before I can say that I’m completely happy with them,” Dennis Barr, manager of information technology at the Larkin Group, a Kansas City, Missouri-based civil engineering consulting firm, told the E-Commerce Times. “IE needs work, but they seem to be seeing that fact with the upcoming Windows XP SP2 release.” Full Story

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