Re: IE - it's a question of trust
It is indeed ancient history, and judging a company based on the decisions made over a decade ago - often by people no longer working for Microsoft
I'm sorry, but those still in charge have been there for more than 10 years. You're a mug if you think Microsoft are changed, just like an abused partner "he said he'll change..." - and you think you'll be nothing without them, because that's how they've conditioned you into thinking.
Microsoft are the same company they've always been, no matter how much they try to look like they've changed... it runs through them like a stick of rock. Now that they're becoming irrelevant and competition is fierce, they'll be getting even more desperate over the coming years.
I'm wriggling out of their meat hooks as fast as I can, and the more of you idiots who are still stuck with them - the better for me!