Internet Explorer 6 only in Whistler?
It appears that Internet Explorer 6 will only be shipped with Windows Whistler, the successor to Windows Me and Windows 2000 currently in beta, and not available as a separate download.
This extremely contradicts Microsoft's previous company policy to distribute Internet Explorer free of charge and freely accessible. This could be due to the possibly coming split of Microsoft, since Internet Explorer is really a component of Windows. The integration of Internet Explorer 4 in Windows 98 was the reason for the proceedings against Microsoft, in which Microsoft lost in the first instance. In addition, the current Whistler version of MSN Explorer, an MSN-based browser tailored for newbies, is integrated.