In Windows 8, IE 10 is available as a Metro style app and as a desktop app. The desktop app continues to fully support all plug-ins and extensions.
The project started in 1993 and shot to fame six years later, largely as a result of three Slashdot articles (two of which brought the Counter to its knees)
Here's to keeping the tradition alive!
"When the going gets tough, the tough get empirical." -- Jon Carroll