An anonymous reader writes: Spoon.net was the one thing that made web development for IE bearable. With a small browser plugin it allowed the user to launch each version of IE in under a minute without the need to install them. Microsoft's solution is to install a whole new operating system running on a VM for each version of IE you want to test. Microsoft has asked Spoon to remove IE from its website. This free service did no harm to Microsoft it simply helped web developers create sites that worked in their quirky old browsers. I was starting to like Microsoft for their good work on IE9 but with a site deadline this week and browser testing still to do they are still alienating developers.