news.com reported (yeah, I know, but I was on vacation) that Microsoft is discontinuing the standalone version of Internet Explorer. Not just spewing vapor, Brian Countryman, IE Program Manager is quoted as saying, “IE6 SP1 is the final standalone installation.” Ack! That’s horrible news! Another gem: “Further improvements to IE will require enhancements to the underlying OS.” Isn’t this this company that was tried for antitrust violations, and found GUILTY? I don’t get it.