Internet Explorer 10 ready for departure, but no one is boarding

Internet Explorer 10 will be available as a preview release for Windows 7 in mid-November, and then as a stable release for the general public… at, uh, some point later.

As we approach general availability of Windows 8, we want to provide an update on IE10 for Windows 7. We will release a preview of IE10 on Windows 7 in mid-November, with final availability to follow as we collect developer and customer feedback.

Honestly, it doesn’t matter that they can do a browser that is pretty good and pretty fast every two years when it is not used by anyone.

Microsoft needs to get on with the program (as did Google, Mozilla, and Opera). This stuff is just pathetic, and their recent changes to the update program don’t seem to be working. Even if the browser is good, how good will it be in 5 years? Because, by then, we’ll still be dealing with it.