Microsoft must be feeling the pressure from competing browsers as they are putting a lot of thought into how to improve Internet Explorer. However, they probably won't have a new version ready until Longhorn goes gold planned for 2006. Eweek is carrying more on this story .
In other news , Bill Gates' trip to Turkey only proved that Linux is cutting into his profits more and more as well. The newer Turkix  was found to be quite popular there and is picking up speed as other European nations begin to show interest.
UPDATE: More  Passing the Buck from M$.
Seems M$ is now trying to blame Core Security Technologies and Finjan Software for publishing proof of concept code that exploits some of the many security holes in it's code. Yeah, he's sweating folks!