I'm no programmer, so most this Active X & Java stuff is well out my depth to talk about, but I did have one thought...
With all this debate over different browser's for the forthcoming XP-do you honestly expect all these different ones' are going to necessarily be improved on XP??
After all, just because MS might've been forced to allow other browser's onto the OS, I wouldn't think they will do anyone any of them any favours?
After all if MS were content to just sit on their laurels why did they enter gaming console market with the X-box?
I'm sure the thought that Sony would be making million's of sales with a potential broadband accessing multimedia machine with a NON-MS operating system never crossed their minds!!