Gates admits IE failings, looks to an AJAX future

Everything we do now, we have to be user-centric,’ says Microsoft’s chairman

Microsoft has long viewed the software world through Windows. Now, it’s hoping to prove that it understands the growing popularity of Web technologies beyond its own operating system.

The Microsoft chairman said, in essence, that the development world has changed with the advent of new Web technologies that give people any-time, any-place access to their data — a far cry from the PC-centric world of the past. “Everything we do now, we have to be user-centric, not device-centric,” he said.

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