Gates announces stand-alone Internet Explorer release

Software giant Microsoft, in an apparent change in its previous policy, has announced that it will release a new version of its Internet browser separately from an updated version of its operating system.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates told delegates at the RSA Security conference in San Francisco that it would make trial version of its Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) available this summer.
The move highlights the growing concern within Microsoft over the number of users that have ditched its browser in favour of others regarded as more secure and with better features. Microsoft has seen its market share eroded over the last 12 months, dropping to below 90%.
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